Melding art, ecology and grassroots activism, California artist Susan Leibovitz Steinman engages multi-group collaborations to create street-front installations that revitalize blighted natural and cultural landscapes. Exhibited internationally, her sculptures, paintings and installations marry found and organic materials to comment on personal/political issues. Select awards: National Park Service Art & Community Landscapes residency; San Francisco Potrero Nuevo Fund Prize. She is editor/co-founder of WEAD, Women Environmental Artists Directory.
REMEDIATE / RE-VISION:
Public Artists Engaging the Environment
August 1 - November 28, 2010
presented by WAVE HILL & CAMBRIDGE ARTS COUNCIL
WAVE HILL Glendor Gallery, Bronx NY www.wavehill.org
ARTISTS GALLERY TALK: 3:30PM SUNDAY OCTOBER 10
Exhibit showcases 12+ artists' projects that raise awareness about watershed fragility, industrial and natural history, personal responsibility and ecological balance. Artists acting as instigators, collaborators, activists and designers. Brochure to come. Exhibit may travel.
"BENEATH LAND & WATER: A PROJECT FOR ELKHORN CITY KY"
2000-2006 collaboration by
Suzanne Lacy, Susan Leibovitz Steinman, Yutaka Kobayashi
6 year project to bring sustainable green tourist to an economically & environmentally ailing small riverfront town in the heart of Appalachia. Visitors follow a blue line (celebrating river & sky) past a series of murals connecting 'nature to culture' encircling the town and riverfront, highlights include a waterfront native plant habitat park that cleans stormwater runoff & a 15'x25' quilt-like mural of tiles painted by residents, The River Heritage Quilt Mural.
The Blue Line Trail 2000 - 2006 Elkhorn City KY
May 2009 - May 2010
Schuylkill Environmental Education Center, Philadelphia PA
WILD APPES FOR JO
permanent wild apple orchard honoring Jo Hanson, installed 2009
NORCAL Sanitary Fill Company, RECOLOGY PROGRAM, San Francisco CA