Susan Berkowitz is a Fine Artist whose artistic process focuses on alternative photography methods, assemblage and mixed media works on paper.
Berkowitz also focus’s on creating long lasting, highly scented soy candles made from recycled wine bottles she collects at the Brewery. She cuts, grinds,sands and pours each candle by hand and uses 100% soy wax, scents, additives and wicks. Her candles can be found at several stores throughout Los Angeles and sells them at wholesale prices in her studio each artwalk.
Originally from the East Coast, Berkowitz relocated to Los Angeles, California 8 years ago. Prior to her move to Los Angeles, Berkowitz resided in several states throughout the country as well as Florence, Italy. During her travels she completed her studies, explored other cultures, worked with children with special needs, and created and exhibited her art.
Berkowitz's degrees are the following: The Corcoran School of Art, Washington, DC Bachelor of Fine Arts/Photography- 1995, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond Virginia and Lorenzo Di' Medici School of Art, Florence, Italy: Master of Fine Art/ Photography-1999, Rio Salado College, Tempe, Arizona-2005 certification in special education-cross category.
Berkowitz has been the recipient of several fellowships, grants and awards both nationally and internationally such as, but not limited to: Arteles Creative Center, Hameenkyro, Finland (Grant and Residency January 2011 and this June, 2012, Art Inn Jaipur, (Residency and Fellowship)Jaipur, India , March 2013, The Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, Vermont (Full fellowship and residency), The Anderson Center for Interdisciplinary Studies, Red Wing, Minnesota (Full fellowship and residency) and The Mary Anderson Center for the Arts, Mount St. Francis, Indiana (Partial fellowship and residency).
Berkowitz's artwork has been and is in several publications and collections (public and private) both nationally and internationally).
Berkowitz is represented by ARTBARCS, Chicago, IL.