Susan Hamburger makes paintings and mixed media work that address contemporary social, economic and political issues by way of updated European design motifs. This urn pair, a composite of 19th and 20th century designs, features two street views of current day Bushwick, Brooklyn, raising the question of the role that artist communities play in the shifting gentrification of New York City neighborhoods.
Susan Hamburger is a visual artist living and working in Brooklyn, New York. She holds a BA in Studio Art from Brandeis University, an MFA in Visual Art from Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University and an MA in Art Education from The City College of New York, CUNY. She has received of a number of awards, including an Abbey Mural Workshop Fellowship and an Aljira Fellowship; residencies at Ucross Foundation, Jentel Foundation, Saltonstall Foundation and The Millay Colony; and studio space at PS122, Abrons Art Center and chashama. Her solo exhibitions include Schroeder Romero & Shredder, Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, Tomasulo Gallery at Union County College and Cheryl McGinnis Gallery. Recent group exhibitions venues include No Longer Empty, Mixed Greens and 601Artspace. Her work has been mentioned or reproduced in print and online by The New York Times, The Village Voice, The Cleveland Plain Dealer, Better Homes & Gardens, Apartment Therapy, James Kalm and Hyperallergic.