SUSAN HOFFMAN FISHMAN
is a public artist, painter and wrtier whose work has been exhibited in numerous museums and galleries throughout the U.S. Susan’s latest bodies of work focus on the threat of rising tides caused by climate change, the trillions of pieces of plastic in our oceans and the wars that are predicted to occur in the future over access to clean water. Her two earliest bodies of work, entitled, “Plumbing and Veneers” and “Waiting Rooms,” consist of large-scale (6’ x 8’) acrylic and mixed media drawings and paintings on paper layered with political and social commentary and executed with jarring perspectives.
Fishman is the author of an on-going blog, entitled, "On Water and Public Art," which highlights global water issues and innovative public art projects. She is a regular contributor to the blog, Artists and Climate Change that documents the work of visual artists, playwrights, novelists, poets, dancers, public artists, musicians and performers, etc. around the world who are focusing on the critical topic of climate change.
Fishman Is also the co-creator of two, large-scale, community-based, interactive public art projects: "The Wave," a national installation which addresses our mutual need for and interdependence on water and "Home," which calls attention to homelessness and the on-going need for affordable housing in our cities and states. "The Wave" has been installed in 24 museums, galleries, libraries, parks, schools and festivals. See The Wave website for more information on the project.