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SUSAN STAMM EVANS




Interwoven #7

22"h x 22"w x 5"d unique bronze
SOLD



Next Step Series: Stepping Out

6" x 6" x 2.25" bronze
$1800



Next Step Series: Stepping Off

6" x 6" x 2.25" bronze
$1800



Next Step Series: Standing Strong

6" x 6" x 2.25" bronze
$1800



Next Step Series: Reaching Higher

6" x 6" x 2.25" bronze
$1800



Next Step Series: A Step Closer

6" x 8" x 2.25" bronze #3/12
SOLD



Set of 5 Face Fragments

5.5" x 5" x 5" bronze (sold as set)
$14,000



Threads 3

Unique bronze
53”h x 24”w x 15”d
$36,000



Large Face Fragment IV

bronze, #7/12
26”h x 33”L x 24”w
$21,500



Head Fragment

13.5" x 12" x 17" bronze
#7/12
$7200



Sidelong Glace - front view

#7/12 , bronze on steel stand
68" x 11" x 11"
SOLD


"In all of my work I try to express small gestures and quiet emotions, for it is in those private moments of introspection that we are the most connected to ourselves and akin to others.

I have an ongoing fascination with fragmenting faces: paring them down. I like to keep the expressions to the quietest possible. The eyes are still, or unseen, only the mouth is open – a moment of a breath, or sigh, or anticipation. I often choose to omit the eyes, those “windows to the soul”. Without eyes the face is less personal, more universal. We all seem to have an attraction to partial faces: eyes hidden behind sunglasses or shadowed under a hat. There is intrigue in a face with no eyes. Information is withheld, and there is an engaging mystery in that.

The series of faces together came out of a time of personal loss. I was deeply moved by the importance of our connections to others and of tender kindnesses. The states of aloneness and togetherness fascinate me. This piece is about our interactions: our intimacies and the distance we keep between us, what we share and what we hold back, and the words spoken and unspoken."

EDUCATION

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee – MA, 1978
University of New Mexico – BA, 1975
Consortium of Colleges Abroad – Paris, France – 1973

GALLERY REPRESNTATION
Selby Fleetwood – Santa Fe, New Mexico
Whistler Village Art Gallery – Whistler, B.C Canada
Tory Folliard Gallery – Milwaukee, Wisconsin
James Gray Gallery – Santa Monica, CA
Smart Gallery – Shanghai, China

EXHIBITIONS (Selected)
2012 Group Show – Selby Fleetwood – Santa Fe, New Mexico
Group Show - James Gray – Santa Monica, California
2011 Group Show – Selby Fleetwood- Santa Fe, New Mexico
Group Show - James Gray – Santa Monica, California
2010 Solo Show – Tory Folliard – Milwaukee, Wisconsin
2 Person Show with Dick Evans – The Edge, Santa Fe, New Mexico
2009 Invitational Show – SculpturePark 09 – Arts Council of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Group Show – The EDGE Gallery – Santa Fe, New Mexico
2007 Solo Show – Joyce Robins Gallery – Santa Fe, New Mexico
Invitational Show – SculpturePark 07 – Arts Council of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
2006 Solo Show - Tory Folliard Gallery – Milwaukee, Wisconsin
2005 Solo Show – Joyce Robins Gallery – Santa Fe, New Mexico
2004 Group Show – Tory Folliard Gallery – Milwaukee, Wisconsin
2003 Solo Show – Joyce Robins Gallery _ Santa Fe, New Mexico
2002 Solo Show – Tory Folliard Gallery – Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Group Show – Museum of Albuquerque – Albuquerque, New Mexico
200l New Mexico Ceramic Invitational – The Governor’s Gallery, Santa Fe New Mexico
Invitational Show – Crossman Gallery - University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
2000 Solo Show – Joyce Robins Gallery – Santa Fe, New Mexico
Invitational show – Craft Alliance – St. Louis, Missouri
1999 “Nude in Clay” – Wustum Museum – Racine, Wisconsin
1998 Solo Show – Joyce Robins Gallery – Santa Fe, New Mexico
“Nude in Clay” – Perimeter Gallery – Chicago, Illinois
Wisconsin Perspective” – Delaware Center for the Contemporary Art, Wilmington, Delaware
1997 Solo Show – Robins Hyder Gallery – Santa Fe, New Mexico
Group Show – Chameleon Collection Gallery – Great Barrington, Massachusetts
1995 Group Show – Museum of Albuquerque – Albuquerque, NM
Solo Show – Tory Folliard Gallery – Milwaukee, Wisconsin
1993 Solo Show – Tory Folliard Gallery – Milwaukee, Wisconsins
Three Person Show – Artworks Gallery – Seattle, Washington
1988 Solo Show – Bradley Galleries - Milwaukee, Wisconsin
“Wisconsin Craft Masters” – Wustum Museum of Fine Arts – Racine, Wisconsin
1987 “25th Anniversary Exhibition” – Bradley Galleries – Milwaukee, Wisconsin
1987 “A Celebration of the Birthday Cake” – John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, Wisconsin
1986 Solo Show – Bradley Galleries – Milwaukee, Wisconsin
1985 Group Show – River Edge Galleries – Mishicot, Wisconsin
1982 “Illinois and Wisconsin Figurative Art” – Wustum Museum of Fine Arts and
A.M. Ward Gallery – University of Chicago – Chicago, Illinois
Two Person Show – Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery – University of Nebraska-Lincoln
1981 “Clay and Fiber Biennial” – Wright Art Center – Beloit College – Beloit, Wisconsin
“A Woman’s Place” – John Michael Kohler Arts Center – Sheboygan, Wisconsin
Two Person Show – Bradley Galleries - Milwaukee, Wisconsin
1980 “Two by Two” – Cudahy Gallery – Milwaukee Art Museum
Two Person Show – Mount Mary College – Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Invitational Ceramics Exhibition” – University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh
1979 Solo Show – Edgewood Orchard Galleries – Fish Creek, Wisconsin
“Wisconsin Sculpture” – Wustum Museum of Fine Arts – Racine, Wisconsin,
“Salisbury State College Invitational” – Salisbury, Maryland
1978 “Recent Acquisitions” – University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Group Show – Bradley Galleries - Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Wisconsin Directions II” – Milwaukee Art Museum
1977 “National Cone Box Show” – Lawrence, Kansas
Group Show – Paul Wagner Gallery – Chicago, Illinois

BIBLIOGRAPHY (SELECTED – EXAMPLES OF WORK REPRODUCED):

M.J. Van Deventer. “A Passion for Public Art” Edmond Monthly, (June 2007), p.83
Dottie Indyke. “The (Female) Thinker” Santa Fe/North, Albuquerque Journal, (August 5, 2005), P.S4
Kris Stewart. “Figuritive Sculpture” Niche, (Winter 2004), p. 59
Rose Mary Diez. “Susan Stamm Evans” Santa Fean, (September, 2003), p.61
“Gallery Watch- Santa Fe, NM” Art & Antiques, (September, 2003), p.87
Alice Herrin. “A Portfolio of Sculptors” SouthwestArt, (July, 2001), p.181
Manya Winstead, Santa Fe Living, “Santa Fe’s Artistic Heartbeat” (Vol.6,Issue 1) 33
Suzanne Deats. “All About Life” Focus / Santa Fe, (April/ May 2001), p.36
Gussie Fauntleroy. “Porcelain Sculptor Experiments with Bronze” The New Mexican, June 2, 2000, Pasatiempo Magazine, p. 26
William MacNeil. “Sculptor Prefers to ‘Mold it Up, Not Down” The New Mexican, June 26, 1998, Pasatiempo Magazine, p. 36
Kathleen McCloud. “A Paradoxical Blend of Vulnerability and Strength”
The New Mexican
, July 18 1997, Pasatiempo Magazine, p. 18
Liz Bensley. “Ambiguous Figures Invite Personal Points of View” The New Mexican, February 7, 1997, Pasatiempo Magazine, p. 10
Gerry Williams. “Wisconsin Potters”, The Studio Potter, (December, 1987), p. 75
James Auer. “Susan Evans’ Small Figures Make Strong Statement,” The Milwaukee Journal, August 3, 1986, p. 8E
“Wisconsin Sculpture 1979,” Ceramics Monthly, (February, 1980), p. 93
Dean Jensen. “Artists In Clay Cast In Different Molds,” Milwaukee Sentinel, January 18, 1980, p.14
Dean Jensen. “State Sculptors Carve Uncharted Paths,” Milwaukee Sentinel, August 31, 1979
James Auer. “For Some Artists It’s A Small World,” Milwaukee Journal, Aug. 1977

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS
Charles A. Wustum Museum of Fine Arts – Racine, Wisconsin
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Fine Arts Museum - Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Baylor University Hospitals (commission) – Dallas, Texas
State of New Mexico Art in Public Places Program 2004
Clovis Community College – Clovis, New Mexico
New Mexico Junior College – Hobbs, New Mexico
City of Edmond Art in Public Places Program (4 pieces) – Edmond, Oklahoma
Presbyterian Hospital – Albuquerque, New Mexico

Born and raised in Albuquerque, Susan is a third generation New Mexican. She graduated from Highland High in ’70 and did her undergraduate studies at the University of New Mexico. It was there she fell in love with sculpting in clay - and with her professor and future husband, Dick Evans. After she received her BA in ’75 they moved to Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Dick taught at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and Susan did her graduate work there, receiving her MA in ceramic sculpture in ‘78.

It was in Wisconsin that Susan began exhibiting. Her first solo exhibition was immediately after graduate school. She was known initially for small delicate porcelains figures in unassuming poses. The work then, as now, was quiet and introspective. Since then Susan has had 14 solo exhibits and been in over 30 group and invitation exhibitions. She has work in collections across the US, Europe, China, and Jordan.

Susan and Dick lived in Milwaukee for 15 years. In 1990 they returned to their beloved Southwest drawn back by the mountains, the light and family. Their home and studios are now in the foothills outside Santa Fe.

At the urging of Dick, in 1995 she began making sculptures to be cast in bronze. The medium quickly led to new opportunities for gestures and scale. The figures became larger and increasingly simplified. Instead of full figures, sometimes all that was necessary to express the desired feeling was the head, portion of the head, or small selection of the body. Later the focus was narrowed to only a fragment of a face – no eyes, revealing only a hint of emotion.

The scale, texture, and focus of the imagery has changed from series to series but the core of the Susan’s work is always an intimate glimpse into just being human, an expression of quiet emotions with subtle gestures. For it is in those moments of introspection that we are also the most connected to ourselves and to others.