Artist Statement

I birth stories. My hands pull out mythic tales of passion, fearlessness, strength, beauty, and surrender from clay. My work is all about the primal figures in our lives -- ancestors who guide us, goddesses who inspire us, dancers who liberate us. I aim to enthrall viewers with the complex stories that flourish beneath surface reality. I am currently creating ceramic musical instruments, in the shape of upside legs shaped like a harp with guitar strings.

Artist Bio

Susan Almazol is an Oakland, CA-based sculptor and writer, whose artistic life began at age three when a great aunt taught her to sew in the Philippines. Using clay, Susan creates sculptural forms that tell stories. These forms reflect the rich influences of the cultures and communities where she has lived and traveled.

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EXHIBITIONS 2014 Group Exhibit, Eating Cultures, SomArts Gallery, San Francisco CA 2014 Group Exhibit, Our American Stories by Asian American Artists, City College of San Francisco, San Francisco CA 2013 Solo Exhibit, St. Onge, Oakland CA 2012 Group Exhibit, It's Personal, Los Gatos Art Museum, Los Gatos CA

Categories

  • Visual Arts
  • San Francisco Bay Area
  • Pacific Islander/Native Hawaiian
  • Figurative
  • Sculpture