Education

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

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

Major Exhibitions

2014 Sue Dirksen: Portals of a Changing Light, SCAPE: Southern California Art Projects and Exhibitions, Corona del Mar, CA
2013Sue Dirksen: Yelapa Series, SCAPE: Southern California Art Projects and Exhibitions, Corona del Mar, CA
2011Sue 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, 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

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
2015Summer Show, SCAPE Gallery, Corona del Mar, CA
 12 x 12, Cabrillo College, Aptos, CA
20145 x 5, An Invitational, Westmont Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA
20115 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, 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
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
1999"Third Anniversary Exhibition," Grey McGear Modern, Santa Monica, CA
1998"Earth, Fire, Air and Water," Grey McGear Modern, Santa Monica, CA
 "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
1989LewAllen-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
1982quot;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
1972Wichita State University Art Gallery, Wichita, Kansas
1967Invitational Exhibition, Ateneo, La Laguna, Tenerfie, Spain

Bibliography

2011"Coagula Art Journal" Weekend Bender, August 10, 2011
 Sue Dirksen – New Paintings, Artweek.LA, Volume 37, August 1, 2011
2010"L.A. RISING: SoCal Artists Before 1980" (Encyclopedia), Lyn Kienholz, California International Arts Foundation
2009 Sue Dirksen – Meditations, ARTslant – San Francisco, August 8, 2009
 Meditations Open in Carmel, Erica Goss, San Jose Art Examiner.com, Aug.17, 2009
 Reading light into color: a profile of Sue Dirksen, Erica Goss, San Jose Art Examiner.com, July 29, 2009
1997Art 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.

Earlier Work

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2015 Steamers II

2012 Cowell II

2011 Pogonip

2010 Mandala

2009 Out of Eden

2008 Passion

2006 Luz #3

2005 Infinitude

2004 The Source

1997 Cascade #1

1994 Baroque

1993 Chthonic