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Susan Singleton
About the artwork......

The Ziggurats are reflections of a search for order, simplicity, clarity and balance.

This work is made from Japanese WASHI paper stitched together, then dyed with acrylic stains and varnishes, stenciled with metallic, iridescence and subtle colors and finally, leafed with gold, copper or silver....referencing things ancient uncovered, discovered.

No two pieces are exactly alike, they evolve as connected leading into the next.

The colors seem to follow the seasonal northwest light, grasses and the sea that surround the Orcas Island Studio.

This work is minimal, primitive yet formal in its voice, definitely handmade-with irregular edges, handstitching and textural surfaces, bringing to the viewer a remembrance of...sail making, teepees, quilting...temples.

There is both the development of experimental work in the studio as well as the commissioned work that t meets site specific requirements. Sizes range from 12”x12” to beyond 12’x12’.

In this presentation you will see some installed projects as well as a variety of Ziggurat works.

Susan Singleton
Orcas, WA 7/00

Susan Singleton

My work is focused on the development of the Ziggurat paper work and collaboration on site-specific installations. My inspiration springs from the natural world with its intricate simplicity, balance, textures, scale and light.

E D U C A T I O N / T E A C H I N G
University of Washington BFA 1974 MFA 1976
University of Washington Faculty 1973-79
Bellevue Community College Faculty 1979-82


EDGESofANTIQUITY Parisi Sculpture Garden Del Mar, Ca 4/2003

NEW WORK Bruner Gallery, New Orleans, LA 10/2002

EUROPART Geneva, Switzgerland 4/2001

LIVINGWORK LivingRoom, Eastsound, WA 3/2000
DUO/TWO Henry Gallery 1999 Anniversary
PAPER Henry Gallery 1998 Anniversary


NEW ZIGGURATS Artsource, Indianapolis, ID 1999


PIECES of the PUZZLE, AZO STUDIO, Seattle, WA 1995

INTERSECTIONS Exhibit for the international conference of the Society for Environmental Graphic Design Seattle, WA 8/94

BUTOH SKIN BUTOH DANCE 5/93 Seattle, WA Bailey Boushay House

FLIGHT of SPIRIT Gango Gallery, 1991 Portland, OR

ELEMENTS + FRAGMENTS Gallery G Pittsburg, PA 1988

Smithsonian “Easter at the Whitehouse” Washington DC 1986

ICW Galleries, Los Angeles 1984

Cheney Cowles, Spokane, WA Invitational Exhibit 1984

Seattle Art Museum, Exhibit for Mrs. Mondale 1979

Evergreen College, Olympia, WA Invitational Exhibit 1979

State Capitol Museum, Olympia, WA invitational 1979

City of Seattle Selects, 1978

Henry Gallery, Seattle, WA Graduate Thesis Exhibition 1976

I N S T A L L A T I O N of Z I G G U R A T A R T W O R K S

Mitsubishi Shiodome, Tokyo, Japan 1/03
Michael Kreis House, San Diego, CA
Saks Store Windows, Naples, FL 2/01
Lucent Technology, MD 11/00
Sprint Federal Headquarters 3/00
Seattle University Law School 11/99
Parsi Hotel, La Jolla, CA 8/99
Nowlin Building, San Antonio, TX 8/99
Law Offices of Gassaway/Love Tulsa OK 5/99
Wilshire Grand Hotel, Los Angeles, CA 4/99
Law Offices of LeBoef, Lamb &Greene, Pittsburg,PA
University of Texas 10/98
Shell Oil Corporate Headquarters Houston, Texas
Hendricks Hospital, Indianapolis, ID
Bailey-Boushay House, Seattle, WA
U.C.L.A. Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA
University of Washington, Medical Center, Seattle, WA
Tobu Hotel, Sopporo Japan
Palace of the Golden Horses, Kuala Lumpur Malaysia
PanPacific Yokohama, Japan
Genesis Oil, Houston Texas
Sharp Technology, Portland, OR
Hyatt Regency, Muscat Oman
Senayan Project, Jakarta Indonesia
Sheraton Grand, Houston, TX, & Atlanta, GA
Westin Hotel, Seattle, WA & Ottawa, Canada
Compaq Computer, Houston, TX
Heart Technology, Redmond, WA
NIKKO Hotel, Beverly Hills, CA
Kelsey Seybold Hospital, Houlston, TX
KIRO Broadcasting, Seattle, WA
Watson Wyatt, Bellevue, WA
Nordstrom Stores Nationwide
Hunt Marketing Seattle, WA
US Embassy, Pretoria, South Africa

H O N O R S & P U B L I CA T I O N S

Board Member ARTIST TRUST 1998-2002
Pres. of the Contemporary Art Council SAM 1992-94
ARTIST Magazine, August 1999 Shell Oil Corp.Headquarters Installation
ART in Seattle’s Public Places, J. Rupp, 1992
Collaboration with Jun’ichi Arai; University of Washington Campus July1991
American Craft “Public Domain” article on public installation artwork July 1988
Surface Design Journal article Fall 1987
Designer’s West article on site installation in Vancouver, BC 1987
Boston Globe article 9/85 on the 130” sculpture installed in Boston
Architectural Crafts, a catalogue and handbook by B. McCarthy
Seattle Post Intelligencer article 3/81
Seattle Times Pictorial 7/79
Henry Gallery Catalogue 1976
“Upfront” featured artist on PBS Documentary 1976 “Arts Report” CBS Broadcast interview 1976

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