Susan R. Kirshenbaum

art and life - both the cherries and the pits

“Barbie on the Cusp” Phase 1 took place at Pacific Felt Factory (SF) where I just had an Art Residency with Black & White Projects. Look for more about this project on the new Portfolio page here. ©2019 srkirshenbaum

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

Current Exhibitions

MAY 2019

> “Celebrating Bay Area Culture” - Juried by Yasmin Lambie-Simpson | May Member’s Group Juried Show | SFWA (SF)

> “SFWA at Infinity” | Curated Show | Through July

> 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

What’s Coming Up: Open Studios

> Artspan Open Studios October 26-27 - See the latest edition of “Barbie on the Cusp” at Pacific Felt Factory (SF) , 2830 20th St, SF

Just Wrapped Up: Art Residency

BWP/AiRX: Susan R. Kirshenbaum
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 little book, which is part of the show “Barbie on the Cusp” at my BWP Art Residency at PFF in SF. See details above.

Here’s an image from my little book, which is part of the show “Barbie on the Cusp” at my BWP Art Residency at PFF in SF. See details above.

Here’s another page from my little book, part of the show, “Barbie on the Cusp” at my BWP Art Residency at PFF in SF. Come and see, read, and add your own Barbie stories!

Here’s another page from my little book, part of the show, “Barbie on the Cusp” at my BWP Art Residency at PFF in SF. Come and see, read, and add your own Barbie stories!

Here’s my piece (right) called “Emerging / Erupting” which sold at the opening! SFWA is showing at Infinity (condos in downtown SF) through July 2019. Left is Usha Shukla’s large abstract work.

“Graphic Nudes: The Poster Series” at City Art Coop Gallery March 2019.

“Inside the Slip” was one in a series I showed at City Art Coop Gallery in March 2019, “Graphic Nudes: The Poster Series”.

“Inside the Slip” was one in a series I showed at City Art Coop Gallery in March 2019, “Graphic Nudes: The Poster Series”.

Here I am in Oaxaca in March. Lots to see and read about from our recent trip to Mexico City and Oaxaca - check out my current  blog post . Look for a follow-up blog post, Part 2 + NYC!

Here I am in Oaxaca in March. Lots to see and read about from our recent trip to Mexico City and Oaxaca - check out my current blog post. Look for a follow-up blog post, Part 2 + NYC!

Check out my bio and process videos:

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

My Manifesto: “Women in Silk - Not What You Think & Life Squared”

An Art Talk at SFWA on Feb 23, 2019

February 2019 at SFWA: 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 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 nine large silk and chiffon scrolls plus “Life Squared” consisting of 14 small works on paper framed in shadowboxes - many sold but many are still for sale!

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