Suvan Geer is a visual artist recognized for her poetic multi-media installations. Using the residue of natural substances and fragments of imagery she offers sensory invocations of the ephemeral and the immaterial processes of memory and time.
Born in Birmingham, Alabama, Suvan Geer received her MA in drawing and painting at Cal State University Fullerton in 1980. She has created on-site ephemeral installations in museums and galleries nationally and internationally including: Museo de Arte y Diseno Contemporaneo, (San José, Costa Rica); Honolulu Museum of Art (Honolulu, HI); the ecological art event, “Keepers of the Waters” (Lhasa, Tibet); LA Gallery, (New York City, NY); Long Beach Museum (Long Beach, CA); Laguna Art Museum (Laguna Beach, CA); Los Angeles Municipal Gallery, (Los Angeles, CA); Pasadena Museum of California Art (Pasadena, CA), Gwenda Jay Gallery, (Chicago, IL); Space Gallery, (Los Angeles, CA); The Women’s Building (Los Angeles, CA) and numerous university art galleries.
She is included in Lure of the Local: Senses of Place in a Multicentered Society, by Lucy Lippard; Expanding Circles: Women, Art & Community, by Betty Ann Brown; Searching for Sebald, editor Lise Patt; The Practical Handbook for the Emerging Artist, (1996 edition), by Margaret R. Lazzari; Speak For The Trees, editor Andria Friesen. Geer is a former art critic for the Los Angeles Times and has also written for publications including: Sculpture Magazine, Public Art Review, Artweek, ArtScene, and Art Nexus. Not surprisingly, words and texts are sometimes part of her work.
Having retired from teaching at various Southern California universities Suvan maintains her studio practice in Santa Ana, CA
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