Resume/Contact

San Jose, CA
408.472.1607
susan@susanbabbel.com
http://www.susanbabbel.com/

Born 1954, Minneapolis, MN
1957 moved to California

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Education
         
MA in Interdisciplinary Education, Santa Clara University - In progress
          BA in Creative Arts, San Jose State University - Spring 2012

Studio           
         
The Alameda ArtWorks
          1068 The Alameda
          San Jose, CA 95126

Curatorial
         
2010 1st Annual SCU Staff and Faculty Art Show, Santa Clara, CA

Solo Exhibition
         
2014 Silicon Valley Open Studios
         
2013 Silicon Valley Open Studios
         
2009 "WoMeN" Cafe Trieste, San Jose, CA

Group Exhibition
          2013 VITAL at The Usuals
          2009 Works Members Exhibition, San Jose, CA
          2007 "Wet Paint Event"  Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara, CA

Juried Exhibition
          2012 Los Gatos Art Association Annual Juried Show, Los Gatos, CA
          2010 Los Gatos Art Association Annual Juried Show, Los Gatos, CA
          2010 45th Annual Fine Arts Show, FAA, Fremont, CA
                  
Juried by George Rivera, Executive Director and Senior Curator, Triton Museum of Art
          2009 Coastal Arts League 25 Annual Juried Show, Half Moon Bay, CA
                   Juried by Alysanne McGaffey, nationally known member of the Bay Area Figurative  
                   Movement
          2007 Los Gatos Art Association Annual Juried Show, Los Gatos, CA

Awards
          2011 3rd Place, Los Gatos Annual Juried Show
          2009 Honorable Mention, Coastal Arts League 25th Annual Juried Show
          2007 1st Place,  Los Gatos Art Annual Juried Show

Publications
         Cover – Santa Clara Review
         Creativity3?s iBook

Reviews

           April 26, 2013 - Brad Sachs, Ph.D., Author and Psychologist
                     "Enormously compelling portraits, composed with a tender, insightful strength..."

           August 6, 2012 – George Riveira, Director, Triton Museum of Art
                     “Textured layering; quiet, reflective, private moments rarely viewed.  In themoment. 
                     Somber; emotional depth.  Honesty.”

            June 2011 - Kim Lordier, Artist and Juror
                      "Powerful in the petite.  The artist makes great use of darks and rich color to create
                      a strong design.  I want to know the story behind the eyes."

           November 10, 2010 - Santa Clara Weekly by Diane Andrews
                     “Her gouache portraits of women's faces, each named, have a Modigliani quality. Some
                     people see a certain sadness in them. I see questioning.

           November 18, 2009 – Preston Metcalf, Curator of Art, Triton Museum of Art
                     “I can tell you that I find your work to be quite strong and even challenging.  Your selection
                     of analmost 'art brut' style gives it an emotional impact that cannot be ignored.”