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  Susan Tibbon

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Born in New York City, and growing up in San Francisco, Susan Tibbon demonstrated a proclivity for drawing from a very early age. As a teenager, she was awarded a scholarship to attend the Rhode Island School of Design. She received her B.F.A. from the San Francisco Art Institute and holds a teaching credential from San Francisco State University.

Introduced to oil painting at the age of 15 by her father, a painter and actor, she has continued to expand the scope of her work to include paintings on silk, natural objects like the egg shells shown here, wood, and canvas. Her work conveys familiar flora, fauna and inanimate objects throught a refinement of imagery rather than alteration. Ms. Tibbon's work extends beyond the subconscious province of surrealism and approaches the visionary.

Ms. Tibbon's work is represented in the permanent collection at the University of California at Santa Cruz, as well as numerous private collections. She and her works have been featured in publications including Harper's Bazaar, The San Francisco Chronicle, and Computer Artist Magazine, as well as such national television shows as Hour Magazine and Evening Magazine. She has also created images for advertising and collateral pieces in the U.S. and Europe.

The U.S. Air Force Academy and Earth Watch hosted Ms. Tibbon's interdisciplinary lecture and demonstration series in 2000 and 2002.

In 2001 and 2005 Ms. Tibbon completed month long printmaking fellowships at the Centrum voor Grafick Frans Masereel in Belgium.

Ms Tibbon has shown at numerous venues throughout the world. Recent venues include The De Young Museum and the Palace of the Legion of Honor in San Francisco, Ca.

Ms. Tibbon's work is represented by Atelier Posey et Susan in San Francisco. Inquiries may be directed to the Atelier at (415) 776- 6367

Exhibitions and Displays

2009 - Eggs by Faberge, Lalique, Tibbon, Tiffany, Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco, Guest Exhibitor / Lecturer

2008 - Made in the Shade, Gumps Gallery SF
- Selected Works, Peju Winery, Napa, California

2007 - Cranes Aloft, Gainesville State College, University of Georgia
- Altars Exhibit / Artist in Residence, M. H. de Young Memorial Museum, SF

2006 - Nature Revealed, The Oakland Museum Collector's Gallery
- Back To Basics, Falkirk Cultural Center, San Rafael
- Etchings and Altars, Fort Mason Foundation of SF

2005 - Scents of Purpose, The Contemporary Jewish Museum, SF

2004 - Pacific Prints, 45 Artists from the Pacific States, Pacific Art League, Palo Alto

2003 - Jubileumtentoonstelling, International Selections, Frans Masereel Centrum, Belgium
- Etchings and Altars, Fort Mason Foundation of San Francisco

2002 - Etching, City College of San Francisco
2001 - Retrospective, San Francisco State University Club

2000 - Vegetables Under The Dome, City Hall, San Francisco
- New Works, University of California Alumni House, San Francisco
1999 - Society for Ecological Restoration International Conference, San Francisco Presidio
1998 - Etchings, Market Street Gallery, San Francisco
1997 - Temples, Enricos, San Francisco

1995 - New Works, University of California Alumni House, SF
- Literary Interpretations, SF Main Library Rotunda Gallery

1994 - 1996   Various Works, Christensen Heller Gallery, Oakland, CA
1994 - 1995   Eggs, Shreve & Company, San Francisco
1993 - 1996   Various Works, SF of Modern Art Rental Gallery
1992 - 1993   The Painted Egg As Sculpture and Metaphor, Gumps, SF

1994 - Prints and Paintings, UC Medical Center, San Francisco
1993 - Year of the American Craft, Syntex Corp., Palo Alto, CA
1992 - Creatures Of The Heart, The Griffon Hotel, San Francisco
1991 - Delicate Visions in Difficult Times, Villa Florence, SF

- Literary Interpretations, San Francisco Main Library Rotunda Gallery
- Artists Valentines, Emanuel Walter Gallery - SF Art Institute
- Twenty-Four Carats, Jewish Community Museum, SF
- Easter and Spring Exhibits, I Magnin and Co., SF

1986 - Gifts of Art, New Langton Arts, San Francisco
1985 - Gifts of Art, New Langton Arts, San Francisco

1984 - Artists Valentines, Emanuel Walter Gallery - SF Art Institute
- Christmas Exhibit, SF Art Commission Gallery
- Jeweled Eggs, Sidney Mobell Fine Jewelry, Fairmont Hotel, SF

1983 - Alumni Works, San Francisco Art Institute
- Table Settings with Eggs, Gumps, San Francisco

1981 - San Francisco Art Commission Show, Civic Center
- Windows with Egg Paintings, Tiffany and Co., San Francisco
- Easter and Spring Exhibits, I Magnin and Co., San Francisco

1980 - Paintings and Drawings, Wells Fargo Bank Headquarters, SF
1979 - Night on the Nile, San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA
1978 - Art for Whale's Sake, Greenpeace Foundation, Will Stone Gallery, SF
- Paintings and Drawings, Lloyds Bank, San Francisco

1977 - Christmas Show, SF Museum of Modern Art
- Whitney Counter Weight Show, James Yu Gallery, New York, N.Y.

1976 - The Egg, Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco
- Jeweled Eggs, Sidney Mobell Fine Jewelry, Fairmont Hotel, SF

1975 - SF Art Commission Show, Civic Center
- Rainbow Show, M.H. DeYoung Memorial Museum, SF
1974 - Paintings, Diego Rivera Gallery, SF Art Institute
1973 - Arts and Industry Exhibit, Rhode Island School of Design,
- Providence Rhode Island

1972 - Accreditation Show, Emanuel Walter Gallery, SF Art Institute

2003 - Present  California Society of Printmakers
2000 - Present  Art of the Alef - Bet, Various Exhibits, Jewish Community Library, SF

1990 - Present     Fort Mason Printmakers, San Francisco
1985 - Present     Open Studio, Annual Citywide Show, SF

Commercial Clients

- California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco, Catalog Illustration
- Baruch Ami: Bay Area Jewish Healing Center
- Biordi Art Imports, San Francisco, Holiday Cards
- California Egg Commission, Commemorative Piece for President Clinton
- Fairmont Hotels, Richard Swig, San Francisco, Commemorative Piece
- I. Magnin & Co., San Francisco, Special Events Poster
- Jeanne Marc, San Francisco, Commemorative Piece
- Jewish Community Center of San Francisco, Special Event Design
- Karl Largerfeld for the House of Chanel, Paris, Commemorative Piece
- Libres Press, San Diego, Book Illustration
- Pacific Telesis, San Francisco, Original Creative Design for Promotional Theme
- San Francisco Art Institute, Recruitment Poster
- San Francisco Art Institute Board of Trustees, Special Event Poster
- San Francisco SPCA, Coloring Book Illustration/School Curriculum Illustration
- San Francisco SPCA, Commemorative Certificate Illustration
- San Francisco Unified School District,Mural,Washington High School
- Sybase Inc., Product Launch Art
- Valhalla Productions, San Francisco, Icon and Prototype Design
- Walter Landor, Landor Associates, San Francisco, Commemorative Piece

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