Artist Resume

Suzanne Skaar

Multidisciplinary Artist/ Writer

Tacoma, Washington

Education

Master of Arts in International Studies: University of Washington – Seattle, WA
Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies,  Russian Eastern Europe Central Asian Studies (REECAS)

Bachelor of Arts: The Evergreen State College – Olympia, WA
•     Traditional and Literary Journalism, Photography, and Digital Media
•     Eastern European art, culture, and history, and the Russian language

Projects

Writer: “The Biopsy.”

Short work selectd for upcoming Creative Colloquy Print Anthology. Tacoma, Washington.

GeekGirlCon Panelist: “Chronic and Creative”

As a Certified Disability Management and artist, I have been invited two years in a row to participate on a panel which addresses maintaining creative practices for individuals with chronic conditions and disabilities. October 2018, November 2019

Jet City Comic Show Panelist Moderator: “Making SpaceAccessibility and Diversity in Geek Culture”

Panelists: Alease Frieson, Anna Nepomuceno, Naarah McDonald, and Stephanie Anne Johnson. Tacoma, Washington, October 26, 2019.

Writer/ Presenter: “Controlling the Narrative: Gatekeeping, Secret Societies, and Good Ol’ Boys Networks”

Portland Drunken Discourse, October 2019. (Set to air December 2019.)

Host/ Researcher: South End Neighborhood Council Neighborhood Moment

Tacoma City TV, May 2019

Writer/ Presenter: “Immigration and Tacoma: Past and Present”

Tripod Series, April 19. 2019

Writer/ Costumes/ Props/ Set Design: “Terrorium”

253 Film Festival 72 Hour Film Competition Entry, April 25-28, 2019.

Editor/ Design Consultation/ Slide Show Layout: Tacoma’s Drunk History

October 2018 – January 2019.

Co-Writer/ Researcher: “Cannabis Crime Resolution

I co-wrote the 2017 resolution to address racial and economic inequities in cannabis arrests and criminal records, endorsed by local Democratic LD’s including the 28th and 29th.

Host/ Producer: “Tacoma LNG” Episode

Amplify Tacoma, Radio Tacoma, 2016.

Visual Art Shows

Anacortes Arts Festival: Working Studios, Outdoor Installation

Anacortes, WA, August 1-3, 2014

No Mine! Studios Collective Art Show

Metro Coffee: Tacoma, WA, January – February 2014

Co-Founder/ Artistic Director/ Designer/ Live Projections: Grit City Fest

September 2009 – June 2010

Collective Member

Artist Spotlight: Me and My Pet Ulcer (2009)

Art/ Not Terminal Gallery, Seattle, WA 2008 – 2009

Live Painter: Mechanismus Industrial Shows
Re-Bar: Seattle, WA 2008

Co-Founder/ Artist: Equilibrium Collective Group Shows

  • Curator/ Artist: Sinsational Valentine (2008)

Mad Hat Tea: Tacoma, WA

  • Artist/ Organizer: Midsummer Soiree (2007)

The Warehouse, Ct. C: Tacoma, WA

  • Artist/ Organizer/ Performer: Eyefull (2006)

Opera Alley: Tacoma, WA

Solo: Paintings, Moped Guy Series

Metro Coffee: Tacoma, WA 2007

Solo: Paintings
Commencement Bay Coffee: Tacoma, WA 2007

RampArt Collective Member
Tacoma, WA, 2006

Artist: Panamonica’s Speakeasy
Tacoma, WA
Group Shows

  • Valentine’s Show (2006)
  • Artists Painting Artists (2006)
  • Artist Spotlight (2005)

Solo – Paintings
Kickstand Cafe, Tacoma, WA, 2004

Solo: Olympia ArtsWalk
Midnight Sun Theater, Olympia, WA, 2000

Group Show: Digital Media/ Black & White Photography

Capitol Theater: Olympia, WA, 2000

 

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