Sue Danielson is one-half of the two-artist brain trust that created the Duwamish Artist Residency. This comes as no surprise, since her art is intimately entwined with the idea of connections—between memory of the past and perception of the present, between the drafted line and the spatial field, between printed image and painted image. Her gallery shows feature open conversations among artists that explore the relationship of creativity to practice. Not only does she delight us every morning with coffee and donuts but her quiet strength, organizational prowess and charming determination help to keep this residency running.
Sue Danielson is a self-taught Western Washington-based maker of acrylic and mixed-media paintings. Her work has been described by Sharon Arnold as “a critical, devoted attention to accumulation of tangled line and amassed form, built from layers of paint and mixed media. Oftentimes, the work resembles a geographical or city map, thwarting our sense of scale; or cryptic visual cipher which we see to resolved into a recognizable object”. Her work has been shown both locally and nationally. Selected exhibitions include Bridge Productions (representation), Trestle Gallery, Brooklyn NY, Out of Sight Art Fair, Seattle Art Fair (2016), Fine Art Museum of Florida State University, and the West Coast Biennial. In addition to the Duwamish River Artist Residency she has attended residencies at Ucross Foundation, Jentel Foundation, Willapa Bay A.I.R. and Centrum.