Susan R. Kirshenbaum

art and life - both the cherries and the pits

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

“Woman in Field of Sunflowers” is a recent collage (August 2019) from a photo I took in Spain merged with a model drawing in SF.

EXHIBITIONS FALL & WINTER 2019

> SFWA September | Two Juried Group Shows: "Language & Letters" & "Hot Colors" (4 pieces were selected)

> The Rite Spot Cafe | Sept-Nov | One-Person Show: “Graphic Nudes - The Poster Series” | Folsom Street @17th Street (SF) (see my 5 pieces)

> The Mosser Hotel | (SF) | Sept - Feb 2020 | Reception date TBD (see my 5 pieces)

> Artlaunch 2019 Open Studios Exhibition | Oct 12-Nov 3 | SOMArts | Reception Oct 10, 6:30-9pm | 934 Brannan St (SF)

> Artspan SF Open Studios (12 artists) | Weekend 3, Oct 26-27, 11-6pm | Mimosas Sunday, 11-1pm | Pacific Felt Factory, 20th St (btw Bryant & York, SF)

> City Art Coop Gallery (SF) | Dec-Jan 2020 | Receptions Dec 6 & Jan 3, 7-10pm | Valencia St (btw 19th-20th, SF)

Announcing an Open Call

> Bay Area artists can submit their work to the SFWA November Juried Group Show now. The theme is "ART & ACTIVISM”. All entries are due by Oct. 5. Submit here .

Fall 2019 Open Studio

> SF Open Studios October 26-27: ONE PERSON SHOW - See the new edition of my Barbie zines and enter into” Phase 2: Barbie on the Cusp” as the work continues to evolve. Plus other new work. Installation is in the main gallery (flex-space) of the Pacific Felt Factory at 2830 20th St. (Mission) btw York & Bryant (SF). See our PFF Group poster here. Don’t miss Mimosas on Sunday 11am-1pm.

On-Going

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

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

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 - AUGUST: PORTALS

SPAIN’S WINDOWS, WALLS, FLOORS, & DOORS

…I think I have become obsessed with doors, windows, hardware, floors, and painted surfaces. I’m crazy about them and over the last year I’ve been adding them as layers to my drawings to create collages. I like the way they add a back story with depth, mystery, and complexity to my figures. See more of this post at cherrypits.net/blog

Not only is this a lovely aged wooden door with an attractive metal keyhole, but the artist who drew this cat used the shape left by an old keyhole for the collar and a nailhead for a nose!

Opening reception of “Memories” at SFWA with my two pieces - “Melancholy” (left) and “Of the Garden” (right). Both are 2019 works printed as limited editions on aluminum.

Here I am with two new aluminum prints at the reception for “Celebrating the Bay Area” May 2019 show at SFWA.

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

Reception at SFWA. Photo by DeWitt Cheng 2019, SF

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 - many works sold but I stay have many more for  sale!

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 - many works sold but I stay have many more for sale!

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.