Susan Maddux

About Susan

Susan Maddux is a Los Angeles based artist whose work combines painting and sculpture into unique forms evocative of the colors and warmth of her native Hawaii and influenced by the arts of Asia and the Pacific. She was born on the island of Oahu in Hawaii to a hapa Japanese-American family where she absorbed the influence of Japanese folk art traditions and Buddhist temples as well as the arts of Polynesia. Susan brings her early experiences in the lush valleys of Hawaii and thirty years of education and experience as an artist and designer to these painted sculptural works. Each piece is made of individual acrylic paintings on canvas folded to conceal, reveal and transform the materials. 

Private Collections

Arts and Letters Nu’uanu, 2021

Los Angeles Design Festival, 2020

Los Angeles Design Festival DTLA, 2019

Art Basel Miami, 2019

Pretty Smart Studio, 2019

Esqueleto, Los Feliz, 2019

The Common Thread Gallery, 2019

Los Angeles Design Festival, 2019

Awards / Scholarships

Bachelors of Fine Arts in painting, San Francisco Art Institute