Suzanne Sbarge – Couture III
Dimensions: 10.5 x 11″ framed / 5.5 x 6″ unframed
Medium: collage on paper
Suzanne Sbarge was born in Hartford, Connecticut in 1965, and she has lived in New Mexico since 1989. Her mixed media collage paintings depict hybrid characters and creatures, exploring the place of animals in the human imagination during this time of rapid environmental change. Sbarge works with a wide range of current, extinct and/or imagined animals and fauna. Through her process, she explores the notion that we are not just interconnected with animals, we are animals. This involves trying to access the place of dreams, the nonlinear, open-ended, mysterious place, where the conscious mind is not in charge.
Sbarge received a B.A. degree in Art History and Studio Arts from Barnard College in New York City (1987) and an M.A. degree in Art Education from the University of New Mexico (1991). She also studied at L’Ecole des Beaux Arts in Toulouse, France; Syracuse University in Florence, Italy; The Art Students’ League in New York City;as well as Anderson Ranch in Colorado, Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina and Vermont Studio Center. Her work is in the collections of over 140 local, national and international collectors.