I consider myself a painter, but I usually work in media other than paint: primarily paintings and sculptures made with collaged fabric, watercolors and prints. Each of these processes informs the other and I use them to work through ideas. One thing they all have in common is the way that I use shapes and translucent color. In the paintings, the fabric is layered and frequently removed; the traces become integral building blocks of a new piece, and the elements removed are used in sculptures.
I am interested in creating work that is about both form and subject matter. I am motivated by the desire to see something that vacillates between recognition of image and readability of form through color
Susie Reiss was born in New York City and raised in Longmeadow, Massachusetts. She studied painting at Harvard (A.B. 1995) and Yale (M.F.A. 2000.) Her work is represented in both the White Columns Artists Registry (New York, NY) and the flatfile at Artspace (New Haven, CT). She lives and works in Harlem with her family.