Evanston Art Center Presents “Susan Beiner: HIVE Expanded”
Date and Time:
Oct 1 2022 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Evanston Art Center
1717 Central Street, Evanston, IL 60201
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Evanston Art Center Presents “Susan Beiner: HIVE Expanded”

Community Event

September 2022
Evanston Art Center 2022 Exhibition


EXHIBITION DATES: October 1 – November 6, 2022
OPENING RECEPTION: October 1, 3:30–6:00pm
GALLERY HOURS: Monday–Friday, 9am–6pm; Saturday and Sunday, 9am–4pm


The Evanston Art Center (EAC) is proud to present a new exhibition, “HIVE Expanded”, featuring works by Susan Beiner.

Born in Newark, New Jersey, Susan Beiner received her MFA from The University of Michigan, and BFA from Rutgers University in New Jersey. Beiner’s ceramic work has been exhibited at The Mint Museum of Craft and Design, Limogues Foundation, Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, The Clayarch Gimhae Museum Korea, San Francisco Museum of Fine Arts, Princessehof Keramiekmuseum in the Netherlands as well as numerous galleries and museums.

Beiner has participated in many residencies including; the International Ceramics Studio, Hungary, Experimental Pottery Workshop, China, the European Ceramics WorkCentre, Netherlands, The Clay Studio, PA, the International Ceramic Center, Guldagergard, Denmark, The Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts, and the Kohler Co., Arts/Industry program.

Beiner’s work is included in numerous permanent and private collections including The Long Beach Museum of Art, The Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and National Museum of Ceramics in Leeuwarden, Netherlands, and the Yixing Ceramics Museum, China as well as other permanent and private collections.

Since 2006 Beiner has taught at Arizona State University and in 2015 she was named the Joan R. Lincoln Endowed Professor in Ceramics.


My current work displays a shift to ideas about installation, covering an expanse of space. Installation allows me to reassemble shapes, attributes, qualities and quantities on a much larger scale suggesting an essential connection to our physical space. My interest is fueled by elements of layering, Fragmentation, multiplication, juxtaposition and complication. Intense brilliant color reveals an obviously artificial manmade reality. Color is swirled together in rhythmic sequences mirroring the activities of a microscopic sample or aerial topography. The encrustations are abstracted from real plant life, allowing the viewer to proceed into the interior pattern of a stylized manufactured plastic plant life within our environment. So as a viewer we are challenged by our own perceptions of what is authentic and what is not.

“HIVE Expanded” will be on display in the Evanston Art Center’s Second Floor Gallery + Atrium from October 1 – November 6, 2022, with an opening reception on Saturday, October 1 from 3:30 – 6:00pm. The exhibition and opening reception are free and open to the public. This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency and EAC’s general membership.

Evanston Art Center, a nonprofit 501 (c)(3) organization, is dedicated to fostering the appreciation and expression of the arts among diverse audiences. The Art Center offers extensive and innovative instruction in broad areas of artistic endeavor through classes, exhibitions, interactive arts activities, and community outreach initiatives.

Evanston Art Center is located at 1717 Central Street, Evanston, IL. Evanston Art Center Gallery Hours: Monday– Friday, 9am–6pm; Saturday and Sunday, 9am–4pm. First and second floor gallery spaces are accessible. Limited free parking is available. Masks are optional but strongly recommended for students, visitors and staff.

For more information, please visit us online at www.evanstonartcenter.org or contact Audrey Avril, Manager of Exhibitions, at 847.475.5300 or aavril@evanstonartcenter.org. Visit the Evanston Art Center on Facebook: www.facebook.com/EvanstonArtCenter/, follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/#!/evartcenter, or on Instagram: @EvanstonArtCenter.