Susie Reiss

NEW YORK, NY

Susie Reiss
ARTIST STATEMENT

I consider myself a painter, but I find that I am usually working in media other than paint: primarily paintings and sculptures made with collaged fabric, watercolors and prints. Each of these processes informs the other and I use them to work through ideas. One thing they all have in common is the way that I use shapes and translucent color. In the paintings, the fabric is layered and frequently removed; the traces become integral building blocks of a new piece, and the elements removed are used in sculptures. I am interested in creating work that is about both form and subject matter. I am motivated by the desire to see something that vacillates between recognition of image and readability of form through color.

312 W 119 Street
Apt 4J
New York, NY 10026