Susan Boye’s work focuses on perception of interior space as shaped by light and shadow, specifically the tension between illusionary depth and the abstraction of the two-dimensional surface. In her recent oil pastels she explores the juxtaposition of interior and exterior features and envisions a nature intruding and colonizing buildings that previously held them at bay. The work captures in a whimsical way Susan’s concerns with a fast changing climate that affects all of us and literally reaches into our homes.
Susan has shown her work locally with solo exhibitions at Stone Press Gallery and Fountainhead Gallery in Seattle and group exhibitions at Tacoma Art Museum and Whatcom Museum of Art among others. Her prints have been shown in travelling exhibitions with stops in American and Canadian cities as well as Tashkent, Uzbekistan. Her work is included in the Seattle Portable Works Collection. In 2015 her oil pastel was awarded Special Recognition in the Women’s International Art Exhibition at Light Space & Time Online Gallery.
Susan has a background in lithography and has worked as a professional printmaker at Stone Press Editions in Seattle where she collaborated with Master Printer Kent Lovelace on editions by noted artists Jacob Lawrence, Robert Bateman and Dale Chihuly among others.
Her printed work includes thirty color illustrations for a children’s alphabet book published in her native Denmark and oil pastels for the book ”Fine Art Studio: Pastels” published in 2007. Her work has also appeared in catalogs and on the cover of Ithaca College Quarterly
Susan received her MFA from Washington State University with an emphasis on Drawing and Printmaking.