Artwork

Susan Stamm Evans

Threads series

Susan Stamm Evans

Threads series

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in studio

Interface

Susan Stamm Evans

Interface

bronze

20 x 38 x 9 in (50.80 x 96.52 x 22.86 cm)

$19,000

Interwoven11

Susan Stamm Evans

Interwoven11

bronze

24 x 32 x 9 in (60.96 x 81.28 x 22.86 cm)

$8,200

Large Face Fragment

Susan Stamm Evans

Large Face Fragment

bronze

30 x 28 x 33 in (76.20 x 71.12 x 83.82 cm)

$24,000

Large Face Fragment III ed 7/12

Susan Stamm Evans

Large Face Fragment III ed 7/12

bronze

25.50 x 28 x 32 in (64.77 x 71.12 x 81.28 cm)

$21,500

Quietude Series: Back to Back ed 12/12

Susan Stamm Evans

Quietude Series: Back to Back ed 12/12

bronze

16 x 41 x 8 in (40.64 x 104.14 x 20.32 cm)

$14,000

Quietude Series: Sitting, Knee Up ed 4/12

Susan Stamm Evans

Quietude Series: Sitting, Knee Up ed 4/12

62 x 16 x 16 in (157.48 x 40.64 x 40.64 cm)

$10,200

Quietude Series: Standing, Back to Back ed 1/12

Susan Stamm Evans

Quietude Series: Standing, Back to Back ed 1/12

bronze

75 x 16 x 16 in (190.50 x 40.64 x 40.64 cm)

$14,000

Quietude Series: Stepping Off ed 12/12

Susan Stamm Evans

Quietude Series: Stepping Off ed 12/12

bronze

70 x 16 x 16 in (177.80 x 40.64 x 40.64 cm)

$15,000

Small Face Fragments VII, VIII, IX

Susan Stamm Evans

Small Face Fragments VII, VIII, IX

bronze

6 x 5 x 5 in (15.24 x 12.70 x 12.70 cm)

$8,400

The Next Step Series: A Step Closer 7/12

Susan Stamm Evans

The Next Step Series: A Step Closer 7/12

bronze

6 x 8 x 2 in (15.24 x 20.32 x 5.08 cm)

$2,000

The Next Step Series: Reaching Higher 1/12

Susan Stamm Evans

The Next Step Series: Reaching Higher 1/12

bronze

6 x 6 x 2 in (15.24 x 15.24 x 5.08 cm)

$1,800

The Next Step Series: Standing Strong 1/12

Susan Stamm Evans

The Next Step Series: Standing Strong 1/12

bronze

6 x 6 x 2 in (15.24 x 15.24 x 5.08 cm)

$1,800

The Next Step Series: Stepping Out 2/12

Susan Stamm Evans

The Next Step Series: Stepping Out 2/12

bronze

6 x 6 x 2 in (15.24 x 15.24 x 5.08 cm)

$1,800

Threads 6

Susan Stamm Evans

Threads 6

bronze

54 x 40 x 16 in (137.16 x 101.60 x 40.64 cm)

$36,000

Together Series I ed 2/12

Susan Stamm Evans

Together Series I ed 2/12

bronze

12 x 12 x 12.50 in (30.48 x 30.48 x 31.75 cm)

$8,500

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Susan Stamm Evans
SUSAN STAMM EVANS BORN: August 26, 1952 – Albuquerque, New Mexico Bio: 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 expressed in small gestures and unclear emotions. 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 our quiet times. For it is in those moments of introspection that we are also the most connected to ourselves, and to others. Susan has had 14 solo exhibits and been in over 30 group and invitation exhibitions. She has work in collections across the US, Canada, Europe, China, Australia, Iceland and Jordan. In Santa Fe Susan is represented by GF Contemporary. Her work is also represented by Tory Folliard Gallery in Milwaukee, Whistler Village Art Gallery in Whistler B.C, Canada, and at Howell Gallery in Oklahoma City. Artist Statement: 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. This series came out of a time of personal loss. From that I became 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 EXHIBITIONS (Selected): 2019 “Represent: Exploring Portraits from RAM’s Collection” - Racine Art Museum, Racine, Wisconsin Two Person Show – “Selections from the Artist’s Studio” – Howell Gallery, Oklahoma City, OK 2018 Group Show – “30th Anniversary Exhibition” – Tory Folliard Gallery – Milwaukee, Wisconsin 2016 Group Show – “First Peek, Inaugural Exhibition” - Southern Utah Museum of Art– Cedar City, Utah Group Show – “The City” – Susquehanna Art Museum – Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 2015 Solo Show – Tory Folliard Gallery – Milwaukee, Wisconsin 2014 Group show – Howell Gallery – Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 2013 Two Person Show – “Dick and Susan Evans” - Howell Gallery – Oklahoma City, Oklahoma “Stark Contrasts: Black and White Ceramics from RAM’s Collection” – Racine Art Museum, Racine, Wisconsin 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 2001 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 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 Solo Show – Tory Folliard Gallery – Milwaukee, Wisconsin 1998 Wisconsin Perspective” – Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, Wilmington, Delaware 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 “A Celebration of the Birthday Cake” – John Michael Kohler Arts Center - Sheboygan, Wisconsin 1982 “Illinois and Wisconsin Figurative Art” Wustum Museum of Fine Arts and A.M. Ward Gallery - University of Chicago - Chicago, IL Two Person Show – Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery – University of Nebraska-Lincoln “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 “Two by Two” – Cudahy Gallery – Milwaukee Art Museum Two Person Show – Mount Mary College – Milwaukee, Wisconsin “Invitational Ceramics Exhibition” – University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh Solo Show – Edgewood Orchard Galleries – Fish Creek, Wisconsin “Wisconsin Sculpture” – Wustum Museum of Fine Arts – Racine, Wisconsin, “Salisbury State College Invitational” – Salisbury, Maryland “Recent Acquisitions” – University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Solo Show – Bradley Galleries - Milwaukee, Wisconsin “Wisconsin Directions II” – Milwaukee Art Museum “National Cone Box Show” – Lawrence, Kansas Group Show – Paul Wagner Gallery – Chicago, Illinois BIBLIOGRAPHY (SELECTED – EXAMPLES OF WORK REPRODUCED) Kansas City Voices a periodical of writing and art. Volume 14, (September 2017), p. 22 Vine Leaves Literary Journal. Special Issue #19, (May 2017) “Susan Stamm Evans” Art Reveal Magazine, (Fall 2016), p.47-50 “Human Faces” ITCH, Journal of Creative Expression of the School of Literature, Language and Media, University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa, VVID, Issue 17, (February 2016) “Susan Stamm Evans” Fredricksburg Literary and Art Review, (Spring 2016/Volume 4, Issue 1), p.60-62 Gussie Fauntleroy. “Paired” Trend Magazine, (Summer 2016 Vol.17 Issue 2), p.200-205 Stephanie Love. “Must-Know Artists” Santa Fean Magazine, (June/July 2016). P.6 Tim Bharthania. “Susan Stamm Evans, The Common Thread” ArtLA Magazine, (March 2015), p.8 Heidi Gray. “Two of a Kind” ArtLA Magazine, (September 2013), p.4 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 Doane University, College of Arts and Sciences – Crete, Nebraska Baylor University Hospitals (commission) – Dallas, Texas Presbyterian Hospital – Albuquerque, New Mexico 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 – Edmond, Oklahoma Face Fragment II, III, & IV, 6 North Broadway 2005 Quietude Series: Sitting Knee Up, 2505 S. Kelly Avenue 2013 Quietude Series: Seated, 701 S. Broadway, 2017
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