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Sue Danielson
Seattle, Washington


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Sue Danielson is self-developed painter and mixed-media artist whose work has explored concepts of home through form and color since 2007. A Western Washington native who has been based in Seattle for over twenty years, Danielson has also lived in Anchorage, Alaska and California's Bay Area. Currently represented by Core Gallery in Seattle, Danielson's work has exhibited at regional and national venues such as:  Coos Art Museum, the Denver Biennial, Gilmartin Gallery, Eastern Oregon University's Satellite Gallery, Farmington Museum, the Fine Art Museum at Florida State University, Seattle Art Museum Gallery, Sightline Institute and Arts Center of New Jersey where she was awarded an Honorable Mention by MOMA curator Susan Kismaric.

Danielson has crafted three collections centered around the psychology and emotion of home and the notion that once we move beyond the need for physical shelter, what remains is our desire for love, security and family. Through the use of out of place imagery within and without the house form, The Dislocations Series and its two offshoots, Home Symbols Series and Monolith Series, seek to represent our collective search, longings and possible feelings of displacement when a disparity between dreams and reality of home occurs.  

Recent work delves into dislocation from yet another aspect of contemporary life: the ever-expanding tentacles of the Internet. Danielson's newest body of work pushes the boundaries of abstraction through disassembling and reassembling the form. It will be featured in a solo exhibition entitled The Truth of What I See in February 2011 at Core Gallery in Seattle. For more information, please visit and


born: 1958, Everett, Washington

selected awards/honors

Honorable Mention, 24th Annual Int‚l Juried Exhibition, Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, 2009  (Juror: Susan Kismaric, Curator, MOMA)
urors' Top Pick in Acrylic, Greenwood Art Walk, 2008 and 2009

selected publications

Florida State University at Tallahassee, Museum of Fine Arts: The 26th Annual Tallahassee International Exhibition. Tallahassee, FL: Museum of Fine Art Press p. 7, 2010
Studio Visit Magazine: Vol. 14. Boston, MA: The Open Studio Press p. 48, 2010

selected solo or two-person exhibits

Core Gallery: Touching the Wall, Seattle, WA 2011
Seattle Art Museum Rental & Sales Gallery: Featured Artist, Seattle, WA 2011
Threshold Gallery: Further Dislocations, Seattle, WA 2010

selected group shows

Florida State University at Tallahassee Museum of Fine Art: Tallahassee 26th International Juried Exhibition, Tallahassee, FL, 2011
Turtle Bay Museum, West Coast Biennial, Redding, CA, 2011
Phinney Center Gallery: Northwest Fine Art Exhibition, Seattle, WA 2010
Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, 24th Annual International Juried Exhibition, Summit, N.J. 2010



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