Brian Gross Fine Art
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Sue Dirksen
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Education
MA, University of California, Los Angeles, CA
BA, University of California, Berkeley, California
Solo Exhibitions
2018
Sue Dirksen: Now Or Never, SCAPE: Southern California Art Projects and Exhibitions, Corona del Mar, CA
2014
Sue Dirksen: Portals of a Changing Light, SCAPE: Southern California Art Projects and Exhibitions, Corona del Mar, CA
2013
Sue Dirksen: Yelapa Series, SCAPE: Southern California Art Projects and Exhibitions, Corona del Mar, CA
2011
Sue Dirksen-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, Los Angeles, 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
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
Group Exhibitions
2019
Summer Group, Brian Gross Fine Art, San Francisco, CA
2017
12 x 12, Cabrillo College, Aptos, CA
5 x 5 An Invitational, Westmont Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA
2016
Pale Harvest, SCAPE Gallery, Corona del Mar, CA
Into Her Own: Diane Nelson, Four Decades in the Art World, Frank Doyle Arts Pavilion, Orange Coast College, Costa Mesa, CA
Spring Show, SCAPE Gallery, Corona del Mar, CA
Rain Percussions, Radius Gallery, Santa Cruz, CA
2015
Summer Show, SCAPE Gallery, Corona del Mar, CA
12 x 12, Cabrillo College, Aptos, CA
2014
5 x 5 An Invitational, Westmont Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA
2011
5 x 5 An Invitational, Westmont Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA
2010
Roll of the Dice, Cabrillo College, Aptos, CA
2009
INSIGHT/INSIDE LA, Mt. St. Mary’s College, Los Angeles, CA
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, OR
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, Santa Monica, CA
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
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
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 Valley, 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
Residencies
1995
Ragdale, Lake Forest, IL
Selected Public & Private Collections
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, Santa Fe, NM.
Kokusai Kanko Co, Sapporo City, Japan
Nationwide Savings, CA.
Nikko Hotels, Japan
United Arab Emirate Embassy, Baltimore, Maryland.
University of California, Los Angeles, CA.
Wichita State University, Wichita, KS
Bibliography
2011
Coagula Art Journal Weekend Bender, August 10, 2011.
“Sue Dirksen – New Paintings,” Artweek LA, Vol. 37, August 1, 2011.
2010
“L.A. RISING: SoCal Artists Before 1980,” Lyn Kienholz, California International Arts Foundation.
2009
“Meditations Open in Carmel,” Erica Goss, San Jose Art Examiner.com, Aug.17/09.
“Reading light into color: a profile of Sue Dirksen,” Erica Goss, Examiner.com, July 29, 2009.
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.
1978
"Art Walk," William Wilson, Los Angeles Times; April 21, 1978.
Suzanne Muchnic, ARTWEEK; April 15, 1978.



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