Susan R. Kirshenbaum

art and life - both the cherries and the pits

Welcome to Susan R. Kirshenbaum's art website, aka Cherry Pits Art!

“Mixed Bag” was awarded Juror’s Choice by Matt McKinley for the November show at SFWA. Show opens on November 7.

EXHIBITIONS FALL & WINTER 2019

> SFWA Gallery | Nov | "Curves & Shapes" Juried Group Show, Juror's Awardee | Juror: Matt McKinley | Reception: Nov 7

> SFWA Gallery | Dec | "Spirit of San Francisco" Juried Group Show | Juror: Cynthia Tom |

Reception: Dec 5

> Rite Spot Cafe | Sept-Jan 2020 (Extended!) | "Poster Series - Graphic Nudes" | (SF)

> The Mosser Hotel | Sept-Feb 2020 | "Word Series" (SF)

> City Art Coop Gallery | "Life Squared Series" | Receptions: Dec 6 & Jan 3 | Dec-Jan 2020

PS: I'm looking for an art studio in SF! Let me know if you hear of a good place in SF. Thanks!


On-Going

> Radian Gallery Sept. 2018 Show, Friendly Fire, VR Tour: https://www.vpix.net/753007

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2018 Open Studios Exhibition (my work is on the bottom right).

My Most Recent Art Residency

BWP/AiRX: Susan R. Kirshenbaum, April 2019
(Black & White Projects)

Hosted twice a year, BWP’s Live Residency offers the opportunity for artists to create new work within the gallery during open hours. The residency’s goal is to create a space for artists to complete works that go beyond their past scale or scope, and to provide the public with a venue to interact with the artist, ask questions, and see the process of making. Each residency concludes in a solo exhibition that includes work created during their time in the space.

“Barbie on the Cusp” is a multi-disciplinary project created during my Art Residency with Black & White Projects. See more here: portfolio page.

Here’s an image from my first edition zine, which was part of the show “Barbie on the Cusp” at my BWP Art Residency at PFF in SF.

Here’s an image from my first edition zine, which was part of the show “Barbie on the Cusp” at my BWP Art Residency at PFF in SF.

“Barbie on the Cusp” Phase 2: Started with Barbie in Spain this summer and a photo documentary of her travels. Here she is on the balcony in Girona. More photos of Barbie will be available at my Open Studio Show Oct. 26-27, Pacific Felt Factory (SF).

SEE MY NEW BLOG POST - SEPTEMBER REBOOT

See more of this post at cherrypits.net/blog

Summertime Barbie with me and tiger lilies in Girona, Catalonia, Spain.

“What Were We Afraid Of?” will be one of the featured Barbie on the Cusp pieces at Open Studios. It’s a 24” square face-mounted acrylic print of the illustrated page from the zine.

At the Happy Hour Reception at The Rite Spot with author Marta Acosta, Sept 2019.

Wall of Language and Letters at SFWA Sept 2019.

My two pieces in “Hot Color” at SFWA also in Sept 2019.

“Women in Silk: Not What You Think” & “Life Squared” (It’s a Manifesto)

Reception at SFWA. Photo by DeWitt Cheng 2019, SF

Here’s a corner of my solo show, “Women in Silk: Not What You Think” with nine large silk and chiffon scrolls plus “Life Squared” consisting of 14 small shadowboxes. I’m updating and hanging this shadowbox show again at City Art Coop (SF) in December 2019.

Here’s a corner of my solo show, “Women in Silk: Not What You Think” with nine large silk and chiffon scrolls plus “Life Squared” consisting of 14 small shadowboxes. I’m updating and hanging this shadowbox show again at City Art Coop (SF) in December 2019.

Art Talk at SFWA (Feb 23, 2019)

What drives me to create this work? When I was younger, I thought the world was progressive, moving forward, never backward. Now I’m both astonished and delighted that at long last there is another wave of increased awareness about the ongoing exclusion and mistreatment of women. As a young person growing up in the 60s through the 80s I watched and participated in a wave of progress in human rights.

The work on these walls… See the rest on my blog: WWW.CHERRYPITS.NET/BLOG

Teaching (in my 20s) at my family’s art school, Ivy. This image was part of the slide show (see excerpt above) and talk I presented at my February 2019 solo show.

Teaching (in my 20s) at my family’s art school, Ivy. This image was part of the slide show (see excerpt above) and talk I presented at my February 2019 solo show.