Susan has her studio and home in the foothills outside Santa Fe, NM where she lives with her artist husband, Dick Evans. She has also lived in Milwaukee, Colorado and Paris but feels most at home in the high desert of New Mexico where she was born and raised.
She has been a full time artist since 1978 and has had 14 Solo exhibitions of her sculptures and has been in over 30 Group and Invitational shows throughout the country. Her work is represented in Public Collections in Wisconsin, New Mexico, Texas, and Oklahoma and in Private Collections in Switzerland, Germany, Iceland, China, Jordan and throughout the US.
Her work is known for its quiet introspective quality regardless if it is her small delicate porcelains or the large fragments of heads in bronze. The work is always figurative; it suggests a narrative, but one that is open for the viewers own interpretation. Each piece conveys a feeling of a singular familiar moment made universal.
Quotes from Reviews:
"...a major show - small painstakingly rendered female figures, at once wistful and tender, tentative and insightful, sturdy and vulnerable - that is likely to leave few viewers unmoved." James Auer, Art critic Milwaukee Journal reviewing Evan's '86 solo show
"Humans are most authentic in moments of introspection. That is the underlying philosophy that has guided Susan Stamm Evans' work for nearly three decades, and it's the principle apparent in her subtle, graceful sculptures of women." Dottie Indyke, reviewer for the Santa Fe New Mexican 2000
"Possessing no forehead, no eyebrows or eyes, they can be interpreted only through the expressions in their mouths, which are shown with parted lips that seem to have just inhaled a breath. Here, too, Evans conveys a quality of meditation." Dottie Indyke for the Journal Santa Fe 2005
I have always worked with the figure because it is such a universal image, and one that immediately involves the viewer. We can't help but relate in some way to a human form. My intention is not to depict any particular person, nor even to make a specific statement. I attempt to capture a single gesture or moment which will evoke a familiar personal emotional response in the viewer. I want to set a stage where the viewers are drawn in and create their own narrative. My work deals with the small, inward, everyday emotions because I feel it is those that we all are the most connected.