Susan is originally from Kansas City, MO, which is where her passion for art was originally nurtured. She studied art and art history at Creighton University and earned her B.F.A. with a focus in painting. Susan moved to Chicago in 2010 and has proudly called it home ever since.

Her work can be found in homes and businesses throughout Chicago. She has had over 15 pieces in Chicago public art displays over the last 4 years including Tartan on the Avenue, Horses of Honor, and K9’s for Cops. A couple of her favorite projects include the Painted Ladies installation at ACME Hotel Chicago and painting a guitar for Budweiser’s Made In America Tour.

Susan is currently working on a series of collages, exploring the variations of Koi fish. The hand torn pieces of paper create a unique texture while the magazine scraps add the element of surprise due to the hidden text and imagery that can often be found up close.

 

Curriculum Vitae

Susan M. Clausen

Education

2007 BFA, Creighton University, Omaha, NE

Selected Exhibitions

2015 Ultimate Painting, Genesis Art Supply, Chicago, IL

2015 Slanted Canvas, Windy City Riot, Chicago, IL

2015 Splendor, RAW Artist Showcase, Chicago, IL

2013 Night of Beauty, Baltimore Spa Gallery, Baltimore, MD

2012 Catzilla, Prop Theatre, Chicago, IL

2009 Members’ Show, Columbia Art League, Columbia, MO

2008 The Journey, Genevieve Flynn Studio, Kansas City, MO (solo)

2008 ArtCycle, Columbia Art League, Columbia, MO

2008 48th Annual Boone County Art Show, Boone County Bank, Columbia, MO 

2007 Tonality, Creighton University, Omaha, NE

2006 Colorful Expressions, Creighton University, Omaha, NE (solo)

2006 Emerging Artists, Hilton, Omaha, NE 

Selected Commissions

2018 K9s for Cops, Public art commissioned by Park Hyatt, IL

2018 A collection of murals at Lily Pad Montessori School, IL

2017 K9s for Cops, Public art commissioned by Cook County Sheriff, IL

2017 K9s for Cops, Public art commissioned by DePaul University, IL

2017 K9s for Cops, Public art commissioned by Kinfork Restaurant, IL

2017 K9s for Cops, Public art commissioned by Hilton, IL

2017 ESP Rocks ACME, Public art commissioned by ACME Hotel Chicago, IL

2015 Horses of Honor, Public art commissioned by Choose Chicago, IL

2015 Horses of Honor, Public art commissioned by Heritage Tile, IL

2015 Fox and the Grapes, Mural at Songbird Academy, IL

2014 Horses of Honor, Public art commissioned by Peoples Gas, IL

2013 Featured Artist at Budweiser Made in America Event, MD

2013 Fine Art, Commissioned by Baltimore Spa and Salon, MD

2013 Kids Quotes, Monthly illustrations for Screamin Mamas, Harmoni Productions, MD

2013 Painted Ladies, Installation at ACME Hotel, IL

2012 Race to the Winner’s Circle, Mural at Gartner’s Corporate office, IL

2012 Great Fighting Spirit, Tartan on the Avenue golf ball for the European Ryder Cup Team, IL

2012 The Numbers Train, Mural at Shortstuff early education centers, IL

2012 Dragonfly Dreams, Mural at private residence, MO

2012 Six Corners, Mural at Gallery Cafe, IL

2012 Sensory Room, Mural and installation at Shortstuff early education center, IL

2012 The Great Outdoors, A collection of 5 murals at Shortstuff early education center, IL

2011 The Boulder Room & The Pebble Room, A collection of 2 murals at Shortstuff early education centers, IL

2010 The Mission JC, Mural at The MIssion, MO

2010 Under the Sea, Mural at private residence, MO

Collections

Baltimore Spa and Salon, Baltimore, MD

The Hilton, Omaha, NE

Design Cloud, Chicago, IL

Creighton University, Omaha, NE

Curatorial Projects

2012 Culture Shocked, Design Cloud, Chicago, IL

Awards

2008 Second place prize at the 58th Annual Boone County Bank show

2007 Outstanding Excellence in Painting at Creighton University 

2006 Best in Show at Hilton of Omaha’s opening gala

2002 Scholarship to Creighton University based on artistic merit