Susan Kiefer

  • bound
  • creve-couer
  • gateway
  • marquis
  • sideways


Attempts to create and present beauty has always been the driving force
of my art. I’m passionate about beauty of form and color; the beauty of
paint, or ink, or the surface of pastels; the beauty of idea. My most important
motivation is seeking to challenge and expand my conception of what
is beautiful, and to incorporate that into my work.

At this point I am focused primarily on painting, but drawing, printmaking
and artist books have also been important vehicles for my artwork.

Both my BFA and MFA are from the California College of the Arts in Oakland
and San Francisco. I’ve exhibited on the East and West coasts, and I
have work in the permanent collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum
in London.