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Susan Shipley

  • 500 Palm Dr, Novato, CA 94949, USA
  • 103

About The Artist

Artist Statement

In my work, I use the visual language of maps to highlight the ways in which economic opportunity is shaped by geography. I am drawn to the rich colors and patterns that emerge in these maps, which are based primarily on the Census Bureau’s Opportunity Atlas project. Ultimately, my hope is that my art will inspire viewers to consider the complex and often-invisible forces that shape economic opportunity in our society, and to think about what can be done to create more equitable and inclusive communities for all.


Susan has completed coursework at UC Berkeley Extension and College of Marin, and has studied with artists such as Donald Bradford, Christian Fagerlund, Tim Horn, Felicia Forte and Kay Carlson.  She holds a BA in Economics from Rollins College and an MBA in finance from the Wharton School.

Art Medium(s)

Oil Paint, Acrylic Paint

Studio Information

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Marin MOCA

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Exhibitions & Press

Group Exhibitions

Juried Exhibitions

2023 The DeYoung Open, Second Triennial Juried Community Art Exhibition

2023 “Altered Worlds” Marin MOCA Annual Members’ Show, Hon. Mention

2022 “Marin MOCA at the Mills Building”, curated by ArtSource

2020 “In Place” Two-person show, Marin MOCA

2019 “Open to Interpretation” Group show, Marin MOCA, 1st Prize

2017 “Altered Book” Group show, Marin MOCA, Honorable Mention

2016 “Artists of Marin MOCA” Group show, Marin MOCA
“Salon des Refuses” Group show, Gualala Arts Center

2015 “The Left Coast” Group show, Marin Society of Artists

2014 “Delicious” Group show, Studio Gallery, San Francisco
“Fresh Art” Group show, Marin Society of Artists
“tiny” Group show, Studio Gallery, San Francisco

2013 “Contemporary Woman” Group show, Chico Arts Center

2012 All-Media Group Show, Chico Arts Center, 3rd Prize
“Mother Lode”, Group show, Placervillle Art Association


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