Susie McKay Krieser – Page 2

Susie McKay Krieser

Susie McKay Krieser – Page 2

Susie McKay Krieser

Born in Los Angeles, California




2013           New Works – The Met Gallery, Los Angeles, California

2012           Points of View – Historic Lofts Gallery, Los Angeles, California

2011           Your Villa or Mine – Reclaimed Gallery, Santa Monica, California

2010           Building a Story, TAG Gallery, Bergamot Station,

                   Santa Monica, California

2009           Finding Form – TAG Gallery, Bergamot Station,

                    Santa Monica, California

2008           Los Angeles County Museum of Art – Sales and Rental Gallery,

                   Los Angeles, California

2008           Shaping Color, TAG Gallery, Bergamot Station,

                    Santa Monica, California

2007           Edge of Form – TAG Gallery, Bergamot Station,

                   Santa Monica, California

2004-2007 Season’s Interiors, Incline Village, Nevada




2014              Art Monaco 2014, Monte-Carlo

2014              Downtown Chiado 14 – Meeting Art Gallery, Lisbon, Portugal

2014               Palm Springs Fine Art Fair, Convention Center, Izen Miller

                     Gallery, Palm Springs, California

2014              Globalization International Contemporary Art & Sculpture

2013              Globalization International Contemporary Art & Sculpture

2010              Best of TAG 2010 – TAG Gallery, Bergamot Station,

                     Santa Monica, California

2009             Works for Everyone – TAG Gallery, Bergamot Station,

                     Santa Monica, California

2008             Group Show – Affaire In The Garden – Beverly Hills, California

2008              Small Works, TAG Gallery, Bergamot Station,

                     Santa Monica, California

2008             Pasadena Art Walk, Pasadena, California

2008            Show on The Green, Pacific Palisades, California

2008             Best In Show for “Turkish Delights”, Juried Show by

                     Trent Reynolds, Pacific Palisades Art Association,

                     Pacific Palisades, California

2007           By The Running Foot, Orange County Center For

                     Contemporary Art, Santa Ana, CA

2007            Los Angeles Country Club, Los Angeles, California

2007            The Best of TAG, TAG Gallery, Bergamot Station,

                   Santa Monica, California

2006              The Art Studio, Santa Monica, California

2005              The Art Studio, Santa Monica, California

2005             Rustic Canyon Park, Santa Monica, California




2104                 Outdoor Building Wall Mural – LaLa Gallery, Los Angeles,



2008              Four Paintings – The Broad Stage, Santa Monica College

                     Performing Arts Center, Santa Monica, California




2013                Art & Beyond Magazine, Summer/ Fall Issue for Art Basel,

                       Miami, Florida

                   Art & Beyond Magazine, NUDE and FIGURATIVE ART

                        Special Issue




“The spatial ambiguity sets a lovely, innovative mood of light and shade, stillness and motion. The elegant definition of proximity between line and color fields is a lovely gestural play of tonalities. I like the implicit Gauguinesque-ness of form versus light and the public intimacy that results.”

Review of the painting “Locked In” by Renee Sigel

Professional Fine Art Critic

Zurich, Switzerland


“…All these details breath life into an anonymous face: a common face in which anyone can identify with it, and the painting results as a Polaroid photo frame.”

Review of the painting “Maude’s Hat” by Renata Panizzieri

Professional Fine Art Critic

Turin, Piedmont, Italy


“I enjoy the surrealism of the many viewpoints in your work of art!”

Review of the painting “Falling” by Laara WilliamSen

International Professional Painter and Author

Vancouver, B.C., Canada




Raised in Los Angeles, California and Mexico, her Bachelor of Arts Degree is from the University of Washington, where she studied graphic design, drawing, painting and photography. Alex Katz, David Hockney, Andy Warhol, Milton Avery and Matisse have influenced her work.


The human form fascinates her. Susie McKay Krieser’s work focuses on flat, bold, blocks of color, with interlocking shapes. The negative and the positive spaces, based upon values of light and dark, converge, much like a Milton Avery or a Matisse. She creates tension through the serene pose of her figures, being offset by her vibrant blocks of color, and her use of light and dark.


Her artworks are held in collections in across the United States, Mexico, England and France.





Masha Keating

Masha Keating Bio.

I was born in Moscow Russia and immigrated to America in 1990 at the age of 13. The collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 has caught my family by surprise and we considered ourselves very lucky not to be there for the aftermath of it all.

After coming to America, having a direction and a passion for Art has helped me to overcome those confusing first years as a young immigrant in a new country. Art has always been a strong part of my identity. My grandfather was my first introduction to it. He was a watercolor painter and well respected in Moscow. He ran a small art school there.

In the States, I went through a number of art programs and eventually earned my BFA at the OTIS College of Art and Design in Los Angeles, California.

A few years ago, I took up a disciplined study of art again with my former OTIS professor, Tom Wudl, an accomplished painter and scholar in Los Angeles. Tom’s mentorship has helped me reenter the daily practice and discipline of art after a long break that I had to take due to the demands of raising a family.

I am currently living and working in Sunny Santa Barbara with my husband and three sons.


2011           Kline Art Academy, Los Angeles CA

2006-          2012 Tom Wudl Studio, Los Angeles CA

1999           B.F.A. in Fine Arts, Otis College of Art and Design

1995-1999   Los Angeles County High School for the Arts



2014           Pulse of line, Karpeles Museum, Santa Barbara, CA

2013           ARC Gallery, Chicago, IL

2013           Pulse of Line, Karpeles Museum, Shreveport, LA

2012           Santa Barbara Municipal Airport, Santa Barbara, CA Permanent Display




2014           Nature vs. Nurture, Galerie102, Ojai, CA

2013-2014   100 Grand, Sullivan Goss Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA

2013-2014  A Bee’s World, Ca’Dario Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA

2013           Affordable Art Fair, Seattle Center, Seattle, WA                                                                                                 

2013           Encore Angel, Santa Barbara Tennis Club, Santa Barbara, CA Award of Merit

2013           2-D & 3-D Works Exhibition, LH Horton Jr Gallery, Stockton, CA

2013           National All Media Exhibition, Chico Art Center, Chico, CA

2013           In Her Minds Eye, Santa Barbara Tennis Club, Santa Barbara, CA

2013           12th Annual Juried Open, Topanga Canyon Gallery, Topanga, CA

2013           Paintings, Paintings, Paintings, Pacific Art League Gallery, Palo Alto, CA

2013           Affordable Art Fair, Metropolitan Pavilion, New York, NY

2012-2013  100 Grand, Sullivan Goss Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA

2012-2013  Birth of Color, Baldwin Park Arts and Rec. Center, Baldwin Park, CA

2012           Holiday Collectable Exhibition, Wall Space Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA

2012           In Tune, Palm Loft Gallery, Carpinteria, CA

2012           Timeless Meditations – Mandalas and Patterns in Nature: Nationally Juried

2012           Exhibition, Tubac Center of the Arts, Tubac, AZ, Award of Merit

2012           Peace, Love, Grace: Juried Show, Palm Loft Gallery, Carpentaria, CA

2012           Santa Barbara Studio Artists Show, Santa Barbara Frame Shop and Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA

2012           Standard Deviation: Temporary Pop Up Show of Alternative Art, Santa Barbara, CA

2012           New Growth: Two person show, Corridan Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA

2012           Collector’s Choice Show, Sylvia White Gallery, Ventura, CA

2011           Holiday Blue, Palm Loft Gallery, Carpentaria, CA

2001           Organic Aesthetics, Angels Gate Cultural Center, San Pedro, CA

1998           LA Countywide Arts Open House, Los Angeles, CA



2012           Art Student Lecture, Westmount College, Santa Barbara, CA



1999           Anomaly Factory II: Private Hollywood Hills Club, Sponsored by Entertec, Inc

                  Painted murals in 3 of 24 individually-themed rooms constructed by a collective of artists and craftsmen.



2013           Stories We Tell catalog for the Women’s Caucus for Art.

1995           Messenger Magazine: Weekly Cover Art. Los Angeles CA

Masha Keating Artist Statement


Masha Keating’s paintings are an exercise in both observation and exploration. Her early works were often representational reflections of floral and leaf-like forms. As Keating’s approach has moved more toward abstraction, her work has taken on a more inquisitive feel. Her focus has shifted, letting each form lead her down a path of discovery, rather than letting her preconditions guide her. This mindset has allowed her paintings to become more metaphysical in nature, the forms utilizing space more freely, with an emphasis on color and line.


The creation of Keating’s paintings begins with the interpretation of an organic form, whether it be a plant, landscape, or, more recently, a figure in motion. Although she starts with a fairly representational portrayal, the result is much more abstract in nature. Keating uses her initial sketches as “suggestions” for where the piece could go; each structure or line is used to inform another, a process that brings numerous layers and changes to each work. Passages and forms give birth to new directions, a ripple-like effect that occurs over and over until the composition is complete. Keating embraces the discovery and surprise that comes with the process, resulting in a lucid, free-flowing example of exploration. To her, the process is a metaphor for life; every element informing and influencing one another, each an integral part of the whole.


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