Susan R. Kirshenbaum

art and life - both the cherries and the pits

“Pablo”, Feb. 2019. An original digital collage.

©2019 srkirshenbaum

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

Art Shows

MARCH - APRIL 2019

> “Graphic Nudes: The Poster Series” | My new series in the March Member’s Group Show | City Art Coop Gallery (SF) | Feb 27 - Mar 31

> WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH! “Celebrating Women” | March Member’s Group Juried Show | Reception Thurs, Mar 7, 5:30-8pm | SFWA (SF)

> “Textures & Patterns” | April Member’s Group Juried Show | Reception Thurs, Apr 4, 5:30-8pm | SFWA (SF)

BIG NEWS!

Spring 2019 Artists Residency! With Black and White Projects at Pacific Felt Factory (PFF) in the Mission (SF). Save the date! Work-in-progress Reception Sat, April 6 - look for updates about my project here.

AND MORE…

> Radian Gallery Sept. 2018 Show, Friendly Fire, VR Tour of show: 

https://www.vpix.net/753007

> Become my Art Patron! @ PATREON: www.patreon.com/srkirshenbaum

Art Net News: An Influential Female Artist’s Obit

Carolee Schneemann, Feminist Pioneer Who Redefined the Body as a Site for Art, Has Died at 79

“Graphic Nudes-The Poster Series” opens at City Art Coop March 1!

“Inside the Slip” is framed and ready to go at City Art Coop Gallery in March 2019. Stop by and see the whole series ““Graphic Nudes: Not What You Think” series now - if you’re in SF!

“Inside the Slip” is framed and ready to go at City Art Coop Gallery in March 2019. Stop by and see the whole series ““Graphic Nudes: Not What You Think” series now - if you’re in SF!

Check out my bio and process videos:

 http://bit.ly/2kAzpvS and http://bit.ly/2kANAAA

February 2019 at SFWA: Here’s a corner of my solo show, “Women in Silk: Not What You Think” with 9 large silk and chiffon scrolls plus “Life Squared” 14 small works on paper framed in shadowboxes - many sold but many are still for  sale!

February 2019 at SFWA: Here’s a corner of my solo show, “Women in Silk: Not What You Think” with 9 large silk and chiffon scrolls plus “Life Squared” 14 small works on paper framed in shadowboxes - many sold but many are still for sale!

Teaching in my 20s at Ivy - my family’s art school. This image was part of the slide show (see excerpt below) that I presented at SFWA at my February 2019 solo show.

Teaching in my 20s at Ivy - my family’s art school. This image was part of the slide show (see excerpt below) that I presented at SFWA at my February 2019 solo show.

SFWA ART TALK, FEB 23, 2019, My “Manifesto”: “WOMEN IN SILK: NOT WHAT YOU THINK” & “LIFE SQUARED”

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.

Not knowing better, I believed that political and social change are continuous and progressive. I thought with the women’s movement that our progress was leaping ahead and my generation would at last achieve equality - that the world would not judge us by our bodies and treat us like second-class citizens. I was wrong. Now I know this is not so. But I see now that the old cliché one step forward two steps back is apt for much of life and obvious in our political climate. This is why resilience is so important. The fight is still on and there is renewed energy. I continue to play my part through my art.

The work on these walls…

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