Artist Portfolio Magazine – Q2 Art Competition
Susan Lizotte is an artist living and working in Los Angeles California. Her paintings blend figurative and abstract elements questioning all modes of power and have been exhibited in the United States and internationally. Susan has been a contributing writer for Figure/Ground Communication for their Artist Series interviews. Susan made her curatorial debut in January 2015 with “Traces of the Gesture” for the Torrance Art Museum. Susan curated “Within the Cave” in September 2015 and “Four Solo Shows” in May 2016, both for Durden and Ray in Los Angeles.
I’m exploring in paint the issues of abuse of power, control, image production, information, mercury and mythology. I am concerned with the abuses of the medical establishment and the government. The misuse of mercury, the element, began at the end of the 15th century. Its misuse continues to this day and is closely linked to the rise of Autism, although hotly debated. The paintings seek to address images created to further an agenda, used by those in power. The paintings are flawed or broken to show both seen and unseen, to evoke power as a symbol, where hidden decisions have the potential to inflict terror on society. With a range of stylistic approaches and methodologies I’m examining the nature of investigation, via painting, in relation to art history, as a reflection of the myriad journeys of the Mind.