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Susan Newmark is a mixed media artist who directs most of her attention into socially charged collage works. Her working process includes cutting, tearing, layering and sanding with added drawing and color parallels. She is fascinated with simultaneous levels of meaning as she explores her own emotional identity and reflects upon the many contradictions of being female. This additive process, with its cumulative layering of drawing, images and color creates a dense web of vision that incorporates intent, accident and improvisation.
Susan has exhibited at Figureworks in two one-person exhibitons and many group shows. Her collages and artists books have also been in one person exhibitons at the Brooklyn Public Library at Grand Army Plaza and the galleries of John Jay College, Long Island University, St. John's University, and Garrison Art Center. Her work has been included in group exhibitions at the Brooklyn Museum, Parrish Museum, Islip Museum, Cummings Foundation, Brooklyn College ,The Center for Book Arts and Rotunda Gallery. Susan has had residencies at the Lower East Side Printshop, Women's Studio Workshop and Byrdcliff Arts Center, She is in the collections of the Brooklyn Museum, Lower East Side Printshop and Medical Library of the University of Southern California.
Susan is a strong advocate for the arts. She was the Deputy Director for the Visual Arts and Arts-in-Education at Henry Street Settlement Abrons Arts Center for many years. She is currently a board member of the Center for Book Arts, on the advisory committee of Kentler International Drawing Space, and coordinator for Dialogues in the Visual Arts, a series of conversations with artists and art professionals at the Tribeca Performing Arts Center.