Suzan Woodruff, Artist Portrait by Eric Minh Swenson
Suzan Woodruff, a Los Angeles based artist, paints with a method of controlled chaos that creates works that depict natural occurrences, from the molecular to interstellar phenomena. While on an Indian residency many years ago, Woodruff began developing her signature style, what Hungarian mathematics professor Zoltan Subaida defined as “natural fractal pour paintings.” Using gravity, pigment, viscosity and evaporation, Woodruff re-creates nature and subliminal feminist iconography within her ethereal acrylic color explorations. The work draws from inspirations as diverse as the Hudson School to Abstract Expressionism, always influenced by the shifting color and atmosphere of the California sea and sky.
Woodruff is a recipient of numerous awards and residencies, and her work is included in numerous private and public collections around the world. Woodruff has been reviewed and featured in Art Ltd, Budapest Sun, Artweek, Huffington Post, Money Magazine, LA Weekly, LA Times, Delhi Today, Times of India and many other print and new media sites.