Biography

Suzie Buchholz is a Bay Area-based abstract painter with a playful yet rebellious approach to the tradition of Abstract Expressionism. Her process is highly physical, driven by an instinct for harmony of color and form. Inspired by the tangled and fragile moments of daily life, her work combines a gritty, street-wise sensibility with an uncanny, painterly tenderness.

Buchholz holds a B.A. from the San Francisco Art Institute and Certificat from the Aterlier du Soliel, Aix en Provence, France. She is the recipient of several residencies, including Djerassi Artists Program, the Bay Area Discovery Museum, and Sant’Anna in Camprena, Pienza, Italy. Her work has been exhibited throughout the US and Europe, including Galerie Ruban Vert in Aix-en-Provence, France, Colorida Gallery in Lisbon, Portugal,  Galerie Mani in Berlin, Germany and Galleria di Biblioteca in Pienza, Italy. A multimedia installation “Pills for Parents” was exhibited at Catharine Clark Gallery, San Francisco, and was part of the Zero1 Biennial. Her work is the collections of Presidio of San Francisco, Bay Area Discovery Museum, Djerassi and numerous corporate and private collections.