Susan Matthews


Museo Constantino Barrero Guerra, Perico, Matanzas, Cuba
Museo de los Orishas, Asociación Cultural Yoruba de Cuba, Havana, Cuba

2014  Mission Cultural Center, SF, CA: "Secrets Under the Skin" Collaborative Installation
2013  Nubuke Foundation, Accra, Ghana, "Secrets Under the Skin" Collaborative Installation
2013  Univ. of Cape Coast, Ghana, "Secrets Under the Skin" Collaborative Installation
2012  Arc Gallery, Univ. of AK Anchorage, "Secrets Under the Skin, The Manuscripts"
2012  Bonnafont Gallery, SF, "Connecting", Selections from Secrets Under the Skin
2012  Int'l Center of SF Public Library, "Afro-Cuba and Secrets Under the Skin"
2011  Kimura Gallery, University of Alaska, Anchorage, "Secrets Under the Skin"
2011  Bunnell Street Arts Center, Homer, Alaska, "Secrets Under the Skin"
2010  Ludwig Foundation, Havana, Cuba "Secretos Bajo la Piel"
2010  Museo Constantino Barrero Guerra, Perico, Cuba, "Secretos Bajo la Piel"
2010  City of Berkeley, 1947 Center Street, "Dances and Deities of Afro-Cuba
2010  Downtown Berkeley Assn: "Afro-Cuba, Alive and Well"
2008  Asociación Cultural Yoruba de Cuba, Havana, "Lo Que Yo He Visto"
2007  Merced Multicultural Art Center," Rhythm and Style, Africa and Afro-Cuba"
2006  EBMUD Gallery, Oakland, "Cuban Traditions: Rhythm and Dance"
2006  Pacifica Center for the Arts, "Susan Matthews, Paintings"
2005  Merced College Art Gallery, Merced, CA, "The Cuban Confection"
2004  Latham Square, Oakland, CA, "The Quarterly"
2004  Artship Foundation, Oakland, CA "Windows at the Waterfront"
2000  Left of Center Gallery, Las Vegas, NV, "Cut Time-The Essence of Cuba"

2013  Joyce Gordon Gallery
2012  Berkeley Art Center, "Shine"
2012  Expressions Gallery, Berkeley, "This Land is My Land"
2012  SOMARTS, SF, "Calling on the Spirits to Face the Future"
2012  Jazz Heritage Center, SF, "Cuba a Haiti"
2012  Galeria Tonantzin, San Juna Bautista, CA, "Images of the Virgin"
2011  SOMARTS SF, "Iluminaciones"
2012  Malonga Casquelourd Center for the Arts, "A Desire to Express"
2012  La Fiesta Cubana, Richmond-Regla Sister City project show and sale
2010  SOMARTS SF, "Honoring Revolution with Visions of Healing"
2010  San Mateo City Hall, CSM Faculty Exhibit
2010  Expressions Gallery Featured Artist, "The Beat of the Drum"
2010  Gallery 28, S.F., "First Anniversary Competition and Group Show"
2010  Joyce Gordon Gallery, Oakland, CA "For Colored Girls Only"
2010  Expressions Gallery at Citibank, Berkeley, CA
2009  Sanchez Art Center, Pacifica, "50/50 Show"
2009  Avenue 50 Studio, Los Angeles, "Ashe, Blessings, Energy, Power"
2009  GTU Library, Berkeley, "Distilled Spirits"
2009  Addison Street Windows Gallery, Berkeley, "Portraits From Far and Near"
2009  Counterpulse, SF, "Burning of the Ancient Library of Alexandria"
2008  Mission Cultural Center, SF, " Ilusion 8"
2008  SOMARTS, SF, "Day of the Dead in a Time of Change"
2008  Gallery Concord, Concord, CA, "Explosion of Color"
2008  Mission Cultural Center, SF, "Women on War"
2007  Berkeley Art Center 24th Annual National Juried Exhibition
2007  SOMARTS, SF, " Offerings for the Altar of Life"
2007  Gallery One, SF, Healing and D’a de los Muertos
2007  Mission Cultural Center, SF, "Almas y Corazones"
2007  Gallery One, SF, "Mothers of Creation"
2007  Craft and Cultural Arts Gallery, OaklandCivic Center, "Women by Women"
2007  ARTworks SF Gallery, San Francisco, "Breaking Ice"
2007  Mission Cultural Center, SF, Mapp Retrospective
2006  Berkeley Civic Center Art Exhibition
2006  De Young Museum, SF "Fuera del Barrio/Beyond our Block"
2006  Monterey Peninsula College, Monterey, "The Faces of Heros"
2006  SOMARTS Cultural Center, SF, Main Gallery, SF, "The Sea"
2006  SOMARTS, S.F., "La Luz del Coraz—n Para las Sombras del Alma"
2006  Latino Art Museum, Pomona, CA, "Women International"
2006  NoHo Gallery Los Angeles, "The Black Arts"
2006  NoHo Gallery Los Angeles, "New Beginnings"
2005  Los Angeles International Airport, (Cultural Affairs Dept) "How to Look at Art"
2005  San Francisco Art Institute, "Breakthrough"
2005  Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts, S.F., CA, "Mujeres Visionarias"
2005  Reynolds Gallery, University of the Pacific, Stockton, CA, "The Return to Africa"
2004  Flintrdige Foundation, Pasadena, Yassine Art Center, Dakar, "African Art"
2004  SomArtsCultural Center, S.F., CA, "Offerings of Passion, Miracles, and Peace"
2004  Teatro Arco Iris, S.F. CA, "Poeta Pan, 100 Anos de Neruda", Shadow Images
2004  Heritage Square, Emeryville, CA "Visual Poetry"
2004  Mission Cultural Center, S.F., CA, "The Map Show"
2004  Mexican Heritage Plaza, San Jose, CA, "The African Soul of Cuba"
2003  Back Street Gallery, Los Angeles, "Cuba: Rich in Spirit"
2003  William Grant Still Art Center, Los Angeles, "Bridges III, Three Women Artists"
2003  Mission Cultural Center, S.F., CA "Solo Mujeres"
2003  SOMARTS Cultural Center, S.F., CA, "Bringing Light to the Darkness"
2003  Porfilio Is, S.F., "Altars for the Wind"
2003  Mission Cultural Center, S.F., CA "Illusión"
2003  Pro Arts Gallery, Oakland, CA "Box Art"
2003  Pro Arts Gallery, Oakland, CA, "New Visions"
2002  SOMARTS, SF, "Entre La Luz y La Muerte"
2002  Pro Arts Gallery, Oakland, CA "Box Art"
2002  Mission Cultural Center, S.F., CA, "African Influences in Latin America"
2002  Asociación Cultural Yoruba de Cuba, Havana, Cuba, "Regla de Ocha"
2002  Oakland City Center, "Oakland 150th Birthday Mural"
2001  Oakland Art Gallery, "Reconstructing Reality"
2001  SOMARTS, S.F., CA "Ciudad de los Milagros"
2001  Craft and Cultural Arts Dept., Office of the Mayor, Oakland, CA, "Galleries of Oakland"
2000  Pro Arts, Oakland, CA "Juried Annual"
2000  Chi Gallery, Oakland, CA, "Alegres Cantos en Mi Ser"

2004-05  Shadow scenery designer and percussionist for "POETA PAN" premiered at San Francisco State University, toured Chile in 2005 and 2007

2012  Untapped Cities, 10/19/2012, Calling on the Spirits, SOMArts, SF (Online)
2011  Lisa Wagner, "Secrets Under the Skin Combines African, Cuban Cultures", The Northern Light, 1/25/11
2009  Peter Selz, "Images of the Buddha and of Nigerienne Men and Women", The Berkeley Daily Planet, August 13-19
2009  DeWitt Cheng, "Likenesses", East Bay Express, May 29-April 5
2007  Kelly Vance, "Women's World", East Bay Express 7/25/07
2007  Dhyana Levey, "Art Inspired by Travels", Merced Sun-Star 1/18/07
2006  Bonny Zanardi, "African Travels the Inspiration for Susan Matthews Exhibition", San Mateo County Times 1/12/06
2005  "New Beginnings" Begins,Valley News, Southwest Edition, Los Angeles, 12/ 21/ 05
2005  Paula Sheil, "Cultural Inspiration", The Record, Stockton, CA 2/20/05
2001  Rona Marech, "Artists Open Their Studios, East Bay", S.F. Chronicle, 6/1
2001  Joshunda Sanders, "Art Pays Tribute to Oakland's Dead", SF Chronicle, 10/18
2001  Michael Lando, "Day of the Dead's Livelihood", The Montclarion, 10/18


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