Susan Davies

My paintings begin intuitively by reaching into my subconscious for inspiration. During the creative process, I am focused on cultivating a sense of play, engaging in a spontaneous  journey without a predetermined outcome. I received a BA in Art and Education from Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter, MN (1982) and a MA from St. Mary’s University of MN (1995).

My studies include Temple University’s Tyler School of Art, Rome, Italy (1981); the Women’s Art Institute, Minneapolis College of Art and Design (2004); and Sumi-e workshops with master painter Yuming Zhu (2014- 2019). My work has been displayed in galleries and museums throughout the US. I have served as a resident artist at Holden Village in Chelan, WA, MacPhail Center for the Arts, and Dorland Mountain Arts Colony in Temecula, CA. I have received several grants and awards from local and statewide arts organizations including the The McKnight Foundation's Individual Artist Award in 2011 and 2022 provided by the Central MN Arts Board.

Open Studio Hours:

Most Northrup King Building events and by appointment.