Susan Amorde is a Los Angeles-based sculptor and artist who also paints, draws, creates mixed media collages and more. She delights in combining materials and media in new ways, such as bronze, found objects and vintage suitcases. Her background is in figure sculpture and she almost always works with live models. Susan finds inspirations from strong women and champions environmental awareness and social justice. Her artistic influences include Malvina Hoffman, Lucien Freud, Artemisia Gentileschi, Frida Kahlo and Kathy Kollwitz. Furthering influencing her studio practice and professional worldview were her employment at the Getty Museum and Trust, The Frederick Weisman Company and with Artist Ed Ruscha.
She has been exhibiting her works in local and national exhibitions since 2000 at such venues as Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA; San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, San Luis Obispo, CA; The Commonwealth Club, San Francisco, CA; Mesa College, San Diego, CA; and Pink Dog Gallery, Ashville, NC.
Susan has a BFA from Long Beach State University, Long Beach, CA.