Susana Amundaraín is a Venezuelan-born American artist. After obtaining her Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Denver, she returned to her native city, Caracas, for a few years in the mid-1980s, becoming a prolific painter and a well-known female artist of her generation. Soon after, her interests would expand through an invitation to the Visiting Scholar program in Performance Studies at the Tisch School of the Arts in NYU. From here on she would engage in an in-depth inquiry into the field of performance art space and multidisciplinary art forms. Her visual language, always expressed in an abstract vocabulary, profoundly explores not only painting and drawing with mixed media, but scenic design, interactive installations, and the use of text, both as sound texture and narrative in the form of operatic librettos and lyrics.
Her paintings and mixed-media works on paper lie somewhere between abstraction and representation and her images have been described as poetic and compelling, many times identified as lyric abstractions.
Susana Amundaraín is represented in museums in South America and the USA, as well as in many private and corporate collections.
She has received grants from the Howard Heinz Endowment, and from The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, New York.
She was recently awarded an artist residency at Yaddo, which she completed during the summer of 2012. She currently lives and works with her family in the Greater Philadelphia area.
For more information, please visit www.susanaamundarain.com