SUSAN HOFFMAN FISHMAN
is a public artist, painter, writer and educator whose work has been exhibited in numerous museums and galleries throughout the U.S, including the Alternative Museum (NYC), Peabody Essex Museum (Salem, MA), the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art (Hartford, CT), the William Benton Museum of Art, (Storrs, CT), Allegra LaViola Gallery (NYC), the National Aquarium (Baltimore, MD) and numerous others. She has received grants, awards residencies and commissions from the Connecticut Office of the Arts, the Awesome Foundation, the City of Stamford, C, Invoking the Pause Foundation and others. Fishman's latest bodies of work focus on rising tides, plastic pollution and potential water wars caused by climate change.
With her monthly column, “Imagining Water,” Fishman 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. She is the founder/author of an on-going blog, entitled, "On Water and Public Art," which highlights global water issues and innovative public art projects.
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. To date "The Wave" has been installed in 24 museums, galleries, libraries, parks, schools and festivals. See The Wave website for more information on the project.