SUZanne LAURA Kammin


Suzanne Laura Kammin received her B.F.A. from the Rhode Island School of Design and her M.F.A. from San Francisco Art Institute. She has had numerous solo and group exhibitions in New York and elsewhere, and her work is represented by Kathryn Markel Fine Art, New York. Kammin is an Assistant Professor of Art at Parsons The New School for Design in New York, and lives and works in Newark, New Jersey.


In my paintings, using the vernacular of 1970’s era design and electronica, I explore ideas of home, belonging and connectedness.  Using a variety of processes, I juxtapose hard edges with more gestural passages, creating works that are both sleek and forgiving.  A mixture of the humane and technological, these abstract paintings can be read as blueprints of a longed-for utopian future.  

The materiality of the painted surface has always been a source of challenge and fascination for me.  In my recent paintings, I balance various painted elements - line, shape, color - and use additive and reductive painting techniques to create a sense of wholeness and harmony.  Using an array of tools and techniques, I contrast smooth, minimal shapes of pure color against distressed and improvisatory painted passages to create a sense of expansiveness, magic and mystery.