Suzi Davidoff is an artist based in the Chihuahuan desert of west Texas, creating drawings, paintings, prints and collaborative installations that explore themes of structure and perception in the natural world. A series of walks or hikes is the genesis for much of her work. In addition to charcoal, oil, gold leaf and ink, Davidoff uses found organic materials. Moss, clay, cochineal, earth, and lichen collected on her walks are rubbed into the surface of the paper and panels, creating a physical connection between personal experience and finished work.
Her work has been exhibited in galleries and museums across the United States. BEAUTY.CHAOS, a collaborative book project, was part of the 20th Anniversary Exhibition at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, DC in 2006. The Galveston Arts Center featured her work in a two-person exhibition, SECOND NATURE in 2007. Zane Bennett Contemporary Art, Santa Fe, NM presented solo exhibitions in August 2013, August 2008 and April 2010. Flatbed Press, Austin, TX, featured solo exhibitions of new monotypes in 2009 and 2012. In summer of 2009 she was awarded a Fiskars Artist’s Residency in Finland with metalsmith, Rachelle Thiewes. Their large-scale collaborative project COMMON LANGUAGE, involving works from Finland and the desert southwest, was featured at the El Paso Museum of Art in 2011 and at 516 Arts in Albuquerque, NM in 2012.
Davidoff’s work is in the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, National Museum of Women in the Arts, Hallmark Collection, Museum of Texas Tech University and the El Paso Museum of Art, among others. She has been the recipient of a Mid-America NEA Fellowship and a Ford Foundation/Pollack-Siquieros Binational Art Award.