Sue Crawford American, b. 1976


Drawing influence from the Minimalist and Light and Space movements early on, Sue Crawford’s paintings embody an ethereal space in which to give form to pattern and cause to texture. Her work expresses and examines interconnection by means of layered pathways of line, color and tone. With references such as geological strata or topographical maps, she creates vignettes of polymorphic terrains made from synergistic combinations of adjacent lines.Crawford’s artwork asserts the painted line as an interior, personal experience; each layer serving as a space for exploration and constant change. 


Crawford was born in Santa Barbara, California and grew up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Painting from Massachusetts College of Art in 1998 and lived between the US east and west coasts for years before moving to Baltimore in 2007 where she was introduced to the fields of painting restoration and conservation, processes that have informed her current art practice in technique, momentum, and material. 


Recent exhibitions include a solo show, Lines are Feelings Too, at Institute of Contemporary Art (Baltimore, MD), and group shows at Towson University (Towson, MD), Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design (Milwaukee, Wisconsin), and Institute of Contemporary Art (Baltimore, MD), Crawford is a two-time Sondheim Semifinalist.