Featured Artist | Susan Spangenberg

Susan Spangenberg

Jackson Heights, NY
http://susanspangenberg.com
@straitjacketsusan

Coming from a severely dysfunctional family which led to group homes and institutionalization in her teenage years, Susan Spangenberg cut her outsider artist teeth at Creedmoor Psychiatric Center’s renown ‘Living Museum’ art rehabilitation program. She was on the vanguard of the ‘Girl Interrupted’ female asylum artist wave that has in twenty years become the new normal, yet Susan has maintained the raw essence of that genre imbued with a twenty-first century sensibility.

Girl In Restraints Looking Through The Seclusion Room Window<br>Girl In Restraints Looking Throughpsychiatric hospital gown, leather, pencil, marker, metal on canvas 2019 (hand sewn) <br>8" x 10"
Girl In Restraints Looking Through The Seclusion Room Window
Girl In Restraints Looking Throughpsychiatric hospital gown, leather, pencil, marker, metal on canvas 2019 (hand sewn)
8″ x 10″
Octochrist pencil, text, marker, psychiatric hospital gown, fabric, buttons (hand sewn) on canvas 12" x 16"
Octochrist
pencil, text, marker, psychiatric hospital gown, fabric, buttons (hand sewn) on canvas
12″ x 16″
Girl In Restraints Visits The Octopi <br>Girl In Restraiacrylic, marker, psychiatric hospital gown, fabric, buttons on unstretched canvas 2021 (hand sewn) <br>72" x 20"
Girl In Restraints Visits The Octopi
Girl In Restraiacrylic, marker, psychiatric hospital gown, fabric, buttons on unstretched canvas 2021 (hand sewn)
72″ x 20″
Girl In A Straitjacket pencil, marker, fabric on canvas (hand sewn) 8" x 10"
Girl In A Straitjacket
pencil, marker, fabric on canvas (hand sewn)
8″ x 10″
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