SUE DIRKSEN

 

 

M.A. (Fine Arts-Painting) University of California, Los Angeles, CA

B.A. (Art) University of California, Berkeley, California

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2011              “New Paintings” Lora Schlesinger Gallery, Santa Monica, CA.

2009               “Meditations” Carl Cherry Center for the Arts, Carmel, CA.

2005               Takada Gallery, San Francisco, CA.

2004               Obsessive Meditation, Takada, San Francisco, CA.

1998               Grey Gear Modern, Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, CA.

1995               “Meditations” University of Judaism, L.A., CA>

1993              Dorothy Goldeen Gallery, Santa Monica, CA.

1991               Lone Pine Gallery, Irvine, CA.

1990               Laden Fur Nichts, West Berlin, Germany
                       Im Dreieck Gallery, East Berlin, Germany

1984               Stella Polaris Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.

1982               Mount St. Mary's, Fine Arts Gallery, Los Angeles, CA. (Catalogue)
                       Stella Polaris Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.                 

1980               Conejo Valley Art Museum, Thousand Oaks, CA.

1979               Pepperdine University Art Gallery, Malibu, CA.

1978               ARTSPACE, Los Angeles, CA.                                                     

1966               Dixon Art Center, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA.

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2010              “Role of the Dice” Cabrillo College, Aptos, CA.

2009              “INSIGHT/INSIDE LA” Mt. St. Mary’s College,  L.A. (catalogue)

2008               "Oscillations" Michelangelo Gallery, Santa Cruz, CA.
                       "Oscillations" Cabrillo Gallery, Aptos, CA.

2007               "Winter Show" Takada Gallery, San Francisco, CA.

2006               Orange County Museum of Art, Orange, CA.
                       "Gallery Artists" Takada Gallery, San Francisco, CA.
                       "Summer Show" Takada Gallery, San Francisco, CA.

2005               "Gallery Artists" Takada Gallery, San Francisco, CA.
                       "Multiple Personalities" Cabrillo Gallery, Aptos, CA.
                       "Winter Show"  Takada Gallery, San Francisco, CA.

2004               "Shakespeare As Muse" Schneider Museum of Art, Ashland, Oregon
                                                                       

2003               "5th Annual Exhibition" Grey McGear Modern, Santa Monica, CA.
                       Cabrillo Gallery, Aptos, CA.

2002               "Distant Memory" Grey  McGear Modern, Santa Monica, CA.

2001               "Space Odyssey" UC Santa Cruz, Eloise Pickard Smith Gallery, CA.
                       "Gallery Artists" Grey McGear Modern, Santa Monica, CA.

2000               "To the Point of Abstraction" Grey McGear Modern, Santa Monica, CA.
                       "Third Anniversary Exhibition" Grey McGear Modern, Santa Monica, CA.

1999               "Earth, Fire, Air and Water" Grey McGear Modern, Santa Monica, CA.

1998               "Paradise Lost: Abstraction After Modernism" Grey McGear Modern
                       "Revolver" Grey McGear Modern Gallery, Santa Monica, CA.

1997               "Surfacing: New Abstract Works" Gail Harvey Gallery, Santa Monica, CA.

1996               "L.A. Current: The Female Perspective" UCLA Armand Hammer Museum
                       of Art and Cultural Center, Los Angeles, CA.

1995               "Primarily Small Works" Hunsaker/Schlesinger Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

1994               "Take 2, LAX'94" Fisher Gallery, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA. (catalogue)
                       
                       "KARESANSUI: Art of Peaceful Contemplation" Riverside Art Museum, CA.

1993              "The Elegant, the Irreverent, and the Obsessive: Drawing in Southern California"Dorothy Goldeen Gallery, Santa Monica, CA.
                                                     
                       "The Elegant, the Irreverent, and the Obsessive: Drawing in Southern California" Cal State University- Fullerton, CA. (Catalogue)

1992              "Breaking Barriers" Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, CA.
                      "Black and White" Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, CA.

1991               "On Paper" Space Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.
                      "An Opening and a Closing," Artspace Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.

1990               "Monotypes" Lone Pine Gallery, Irvine, CA.

1989               LewAllen-Butler Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico

1988               "The Art of Function" Space Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.

1985               "North Region Art Sampler" Los Angeles County Center Gallery, Sylmar, CA
                      "Artists One/Art in the Valle," L.A. Valley College, Van Nuys, CA

1982               "Water Images" Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Hollywood, CA.
                      "Aguarelles" Santa Ana College Art Gallery, Santa Ana, CA.
                       "Selections from the Security Pacific Collection" L.A. Municipal Art Gallery, Hollywood, CA.

1977               "California Suite" L.A. County Museum of Art, Rental Gallery, L.A. CA.

1975               "Landscape '75" Triad Gallery, North Hollywood, CA.

1972              Wichita State University Art Gallery, Wichita, Kansas

1967               Invitational Exhibition, Ateneo, La Laguna, Tenerfie, Spain                 

 

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

 

1997  Art Pick of the Week, Peter Frank, L.A.Weekly, Jan. 1997.

 

1995   "Take 2 at USC" Sanda Agolidi, ARTWEEK, Jan. 1995.

           "Take 2:Environments:Extending the Artist's Realm," Art Pick of the Week, Peter Frank, L.A.Weekly, Jan. 20, 1995.

 

1994   "Distilled Spirituality" Merle Schipper, VISIONS, Fall 1994.

           "Art Reviews" William Wilson, Los Angeles Times, Nov. 26, 1994.

           "Second Time Around: 'LAX: The Los Angeles Exhibition' is Back,"

            Calendar Art Notes, Suzanne Muchnic, Los Angeles Times, Nov. 13, 1994.

 

1993   "Thinned Out, Pared Down, Rescaled" ARTWEEK, Oct.7, 1993.

           "On Drawing: Get the Point?" Los Angeles Times, April 27, 1993.

 

1991  "Sue Dirksen" Gateway USA , Los Angeles, CA. Feb. 1, 1991.

          "What's Up, East Meets West" Anne Valdespino, Orange County Register,

           Santa Ana, CA., Feb. 4, 1991.

 

1990  "Monotypes from Black Mesa" Mendenhall L. Pelissero, WEST ART,

           Los Angeles, CA., Dec. 14, 1990.

           "What's Up, Artists Explore New Printmaking Possibilities" Anne                  

            Valdespino, Orange County Register, Santa Ana, CA., Dec.13 1990.

           "Irvine Gallery Exhibiting Monotypes" Irvine World News, Irvine, CA.

            Nov. 29, 1990.

            "Spray International: Berlin" JULIET, Vol. 48, Trieste, Italy, August 1990

            "California Artists Are Truly Renaissance" PORTFOLIO, Tokyo, Japan,

             August/Sept. 1990.

            "East Meets West" Tageszeittung/La Vie, Berlin, West Germany, April 27, 1990.

             KUNSTBLATT, Berlin, West Germany, #67, 1990.

             "Art from the Crack: California Artist Sue Dirksen on Both Sides of the

              City" Tageszeitung/TAZ, Berlin, West Germany, May 5, 1990.

 

1984   "Galleries" Suzanne Muchnic, Los Angeles Times; June 22, 1984.

 

1983   "Sue Dirksen" Isabel Anderson, Images and Issues; May/June 1983.

 

1982    "Galleries," Robert L. Pincus, Los Angeles Times; Dec. 10, 1982.

            "Water Images: Artful Meditation" Robert L. Pincus, Los Angeles Times;

            July 14, 1982.

 

1980   "Los Angeles" Melinda Wortz, Art News; Dec. 1980.

 

1979   “Sue Dirksen: VC Series” Kristina Lucas, ARTWEEK, June 30,1979

 

1978   "Art Walk" William Wilson, Los Angeles Times; April 21, 1978.

            Suzanne Muchnic, ARTWEEK; April 15, 1978.

 

 

 

PERMANENT COLLECTIONS (SELECTED)

 

Aero Jet Corporation, La Jolla, CA.

Bank of America, CA.

Cal State University, Fullerton, CA.

Century City Corporation, Century City, CA.

Columbia Savings, Beverly Hills, CA.

Penelope Cruz, Los Angeles, CA.

Christophe deMenil, New York, NY.

Gene Hackman, Los Angeles, CA.

Kokusai Kanko Co, Sapporo City, Japan

University of California, Los Angeles, CA.

Wichita State University, Wichita, KS.