Conceptual artist, social sculptor, and ecofeminist activist, Susan Leibovitz Steinman produces large-scale green “artscapes” involving diverse stakeholder participation. Exhibited globally, this art models public and personal ecological strategies: organic gardens, slow food, community revitalization, native plants, natural assets conservation and even, green tourism. Concurrently she produces museum and gallery work in multiple media, using salvage and organic materials.
Cofounder of WEAD—Women Environmental Artists Directory (www.weadartists.org), she created and edits its online Magazine. A prominent lecturer and writer, she has contributed to several books, including Suzanne Lacy’s Mapping the Terrain, New Genre Art.
- One of the first artists in residence at Recology San Francisco (aka the SF dump) where she created its 3-acre sculpture park.
- National Park Service, Rivers and Trails, Art & Community Landscapes artist in residence for the Pacific Northwest.
- San Francisco Potrero Nuevo Fund Prize.
- US Dept of Interior Museum, Washington DC, select exhibit.
- Northern CA WCA Lifetime Achievement Award (2011)
- Curator and co-curator of environmental art exhibits.
- Taught at CA State Universities at Monterey Bay and East Bay.
- MFA, cum laude, sculpture. CA College of Arts.