SUSAN R. GREENE, Ph.D.
1801 Bush Street #211, San Francisco, CA 94109, 415–271–0576 [email protected]
- Interdisciplinary artist, muralist, videomaker, researcher and director of international art/activism project, Art Forces, with numerous collaborations in the Bay Area, Central America and the Middle East.
- Innovative social activist, leader, and researcher with a record of starting and administering thriving community projects with underserved populations.
- Educator, project, outcome–oriented and student–centered: Taught community arts, interdisciplinary arts, mural painting, psychology, and humanities.
- Licensed clinical psychologist (License # PSY 19152), a research background in creativity, trauma and resilience, and expertise in art as a catalyst for community and individual transformation and expression.
Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology The Wright Institute, Berkeley, CA, License # PSY 19152 (2000)
Dissertation: The Haunted Housing Project, An Investigation of the Psycho–social Geography of a Community Art and Youth Development Program
M.A. Clinical Psychology, The Wright Institute, Berkeley, CA (1998)
M.A. Interdisciplinary Arts, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA (1992)
B.A. Studio Art Major, The State University of New York at Binghamton, NY (1981)
RESEARCH & PUBLICATIONS (SELECTED)
ART AS SOCIAL ACTION: An Introduction to the Principles &Practices of Teaching Social Practice Art
Edited by Gregory Sholette, Chloe Bass, & Social Practice Queens (SPQ)
Published by Allworth Press, NY, NY: http://www.allworth.com/
Publication featuring contributions from presenters at our 2014 biennial conference.
Lowry, S, and Douglas, S (Eds.), New York: Parsons Fine Arts, School of Art, Media and Technology, Parsons The New School for Design; Project Anywhere; and School of Creative Industries, University of Newcastle. Print and design by Conveyer Arts
Project Anywhere. Art and Research Peer reviewed on–line journal will host 2015 projects
Sabra–Shatila Commemorative Murals, in The Ethics of Representation in Literature, Art, and Journalism. Transnational Responses to the Siege of Beirut, Edited by Caroline Rooney, Rita Sakr, Routledge
Up Against the Wall, Susan Greene, In Shifting Sands: Jewish Women Confront the Israeli Occupation; Ed. Osie Gabriel Adelfang, http://www.osieonline.com/Writings.html
Up Against the Wall, Susan Greene, Talking Cure Quarterly, On Line and Download http://www.artpractical.com/index.php?/page/tcq
Mission Muralismo, Annice Jacoby (Ed), Abrams Press
Journal of Aesthetics and Protest, Issue 4, The Occupation of Art: an interview with Susan Greene. by Josh On
Bridges of Power, Women’s Multicultural Alliances. (co–wrote chapter entitled Break the Silence, American Jewish Women paint murals in Occupied Palestine) Lisa Albrecht & Rose Brewer, eds.New Society Publishers, Santa Cruz, CA
Bridges, A Journal for Jewish Feminists and Our Friends Vol. 1, No.1. Claire Kinberg, Adrienne Rich, Grace Paley, eds.
SELECTED ART PROJECTS
BAY AREA, CA, NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL
My Home is Not a Suitcase: MURALS with Wadi Hilweh Center, Silwan, East Jerusalem
Mourning and Action: Nahr El Bared Refugee Camp, with Al Jana Center, Lebanon.
Oakland Palestine Solidarity Mural; Interdisciplinary public art project and event series. Art Forces organized project with NorCal Sabeel and Estria Foundation; 12 artists collaborated; Greene was one of lead artists; 22 ft x 157 ft. 26th Street between Telegraph and Broadway, Oakland CA.
Maia Mural Brigade; Gaza Strip, Al Azhar University; 20ft x 72 feet; Mourning and Action, Bourj El Shemali Refugee Camp, community mural with Al–Jana Center, 750 sq feet, Tyre, Lebanon.
Mourning and Action; Commemorative Murals of Sabra–Shatila Massacres, community mural with Al–Jana Center, 1500 sq feet, Beirut Lebanon
Performing Community~Bending Over Backwards, permanent installation phase of SOMARTS exhibit, SF CA, Permanent installation: 8th and Harrison, SF CA
Maia Mural Brigade; Rafah Crossing Project. Gaza Strip, Palestine; in Progress
Bending Over Backwards: Installation on 16th Street and Mission, SFCA. Cutouts of two trapeze artists, Acrylic on plywood, 25 x 35 ft. These projects have media/audio component.
A Tale of Two Cities~The Olympia–Rafah Solidarity Mural Project, Olympia WA and Rafah Gaza, Palestine. Audio / Media Components www.olympiarafahmural.org
La Lucha Continua/The Struggle Continues: 23rd Street, between Mission and Capp, SFCA, 15x40ft
Remembering American Anarchism: Bound Together Bookstore, SFCA, 8×16 ft
Break the Silence MAP, Edward Said National Conservatory of Music, Bir’Zeit, Palestine
New Visions 2, w/ Creativity Explored of San Francisco, 21st and Mission, SFCA,11×54 ft.
Break the Silence MAP, Community murals in Rafah, Gaza Strip and Mas’ha, West Bank
Break the Silence MAP with Eric Drooker: three large scale community murals in West Bank and Gaza, Palestine.
In–Sights/Urban Spirituality Mural Garden: Corner of 16th St. and Market, SF. With USF and Upward Bound Youth Program, Digital photographs and acrylic paint. 6 x 245 ft.
PeaceMakers’ Mural Project with Glide Memorial Church: Mason Street between Eddy and Ellis Streets, SF. 6 x 80 ft.
Arab Cultural Center Mural: Consultant/co–director of community mural execution. Seventh St and Market, SF. Acrylic on concrete, 30 x 50 ft.
Banner Series with Palestinian young people in Beit Hanoun, Gaza Strip.
We Will Change the World, Break the Silence Dheisheh refugee camp, Bethlehem. Interior, four story stairwell. 8x200ft.
Contortionist #5: Clarion Alley, 17th Street and Valencia. Acrylic on plywood, 8 x 8 ft.
Washington High School Mural Project: SFCA, portable mural project about identity.
West Oakland Banner Project: Oakland, CA, see Project YIELD
Seek Peace: Oakland, CA, Total of 3,000 sq feet. See Project YIELD. Novacolor on wood
Trapeze Girls: Destroyed, 2001. Installation in Clarion Alley, which is covered with murals and installations by diverse artists. Novacolor on plywood. 8 x 8 ft.
Ophelia Rising: Larkin Street Youth Center and homeless youth. Two walls, 12 x 60 ft and 20 x 36 ft.
Emporium Strike: One of ten murals painted in honor of union history in the old Labor Temple. Creative Work Fund grant. Novacolor on plaster, 12 x 25 ft.
Hold Fast to Dreams: Alameda County Probation Department, Camp Sweeney, San Leandro. Directed collaboration of 30 incarcerated youth. Novacolor on plywood, 8 x 128ft.
Seven Rivers in Hiroshima: Collaboration with Ruby Neri. New Langton Arts, Novacolor on plaster, SFCA, 10 x 40ft.
Re–membering American Anarchism: Bound Together Anarchist Collective bookstore. Novacolor on plywood, 8 x 16ft.
California Arts Council, Artist in Residence, with Oakland Museum of Children’s Art. Bunche School, with SED youth, Burkhalter School, with hearing impaired youth. 16 x32ft.
Rise From the Flames, Kaiser Middle School, with Oakland Museum of Children’s Art. Worked with entire student body to process the trauma of devastating fire in Oakland hills. Acrylic on panels, 8x40ft.
To Ignore Evil Is To Become an Accomplice To It: 580 Underpass, Lakeshore Drive, Oakland, with Project YES, East Bay Conservation Corps. Mural with middle school students, honors Dr. Martin Luther King. Novacolor on concrete, 20 x 15 feet.
Our Roots Are Still Alive: 21st St, SFCA, co–director with Miranda Bergman and Break the Silence Mural Group,re: issues of home and exile for Arabs and Latinos. Novacolor.15x 30ft.
Four Seasons: Westside Lodge. Four collaborative mural projects at adult residential and day mental health treatment facility. Novacolor on plaster, Total of 5,224 sq ft.
Worlds Inside Worlds: with Creative Living Center, Berkeley Unified School District Acrylic on plywood, 8 x 48ft.
New Visions: with Creativity Explored of San Francisco. 20th St. and Folsom, SFCA, Restored, 1999, 24 x 44ft.
A Tree Grows in Oakland, Creative Growth Art Center and Alice Arts Center, Oakland. California Arts Council, Artist in Residence. 16 x 8 ft.
VOTO! Community Mural with Arts for a New Nicaragua: Leon, Nicaragua. 20 x 35 ft.
Landlord Arson at the Gartland Pit. Corner of 16th Street and Valencia, SF. With Urban Rats. Mixed Media, 400 sq ft.
SELECTED EXHIBITIONS, Documentary Photography, Video, Installations, Painting
Off the Wall; Curated and produced series of monthly exhibits and events at Uptown Gallery, Oakland CA.
From Oakland to Gaza; Curated and produced exhibit and event series at Uptown Gallery, in conjunction with Oakland Palestine Solidarity Mural; 26th St and Broadway, Oakland CA
Resurfacing ~Mapping Environmental Injustice, Mission Cultural Center, Curator, SF CA
Undefeated Despair, Break the Silence exhibit of documentary photographs, Jerusalem Fund Gallery, Palestine Center, DC
Performing Community, Group Show; SOMARTS Gallery, SF CA, curators: Kara Q. Smith and Laura Poppoti
Three Cities Against the Wall, Group show, artists from Ramallah, Palestine; Tel Aviv, Israel; and New York City. The show will be held simultaneously in Ramallah, Tel Aviv, and New York in Fall 2005.
Tricks for Tricia, installation, group show, Rooms for the Dead, South of Market Cultural Center, SF
Inside of Inside: group show, The LAB Art Gallery, SF. Mixed media installation of house demolition in the West Bank of occupied Palestine.
Cable station airings of Break the Silence, Jewish American Muralists in Palestine.
Installation, In Honor of Mazen Dana, 18th Journalist Killed by American Forces in Iraq, Rooms for the Dead exhibit. South of Market Cultural Center, SF
Installation, South of Market Cultural Center, SF.
Condundrum, three–person show at the LAB, SF.
Art of Midnight Editing, group show at the LAB, SF.
I Can’t Put My Finger On It, group show at Luggage Store Gallery, SF.
Solo show, Red Bearded Lady Café, SF.
Pacific Film Archive, Judah Magnes Museum Jewish Film Festival with Turn Around
Mill Valley Film Festival with Turn Around
The Family, with Turn Around, group show at ATA Gallery, SF
Traveling group show, with Turn Around, the LAB, SF and Houston, TX
San Francisco Cinematheque; International Women in Media Show, Austin, TX; California State University Film and Video Festival, SF; with Break the Silence
Group show, Upaya Gallery, SF, Group Show at Studio Four, SF
Muros, group show at South of Market Cultural Center, SF
It’s Possible Traveling group show.
Occupation and Resistance, American Impressions of the Intifada, Alternative Museum, New York City, NY.
LECTURES & INTERVIEWS (selected)
Public Art and Activism; Howard Zinn Bookfair, SFCA
Public Art, Trauma and Resilience in Occupied Palestine; Palestine Center, In conjunction with Undefeated Despair, DC
Murals, Anarchism & Carlo Tresca; with F.S. Rosa; Labor Festival, Modern Times, SF CA
Public Art, Trauma and Resilience in Occupied Palestine, Paper Presentation, PeaceWorks Conference, Olympia WA
Public Art, Trauma and Resilience in Occupied Palestine, Gaza City, Palestine; Paper Presentation, Bridges Not Walls Conference, Gaza Community Mental Health Program & World Health Organization.
Art Under Occupation ,PeaceWorks Conference, Olympia WA.
Public Art, Trauma and Resilience– Up Against the Wall Paper Presentation on the A. Family, Journal of Psychoanalysis, Culture and Society, Rutgers University, NJ
Public Art, Trauma and Resistance in Occupied Palestine, Multi–media slide, video and audio presentation, at Made In Palestine exhibit NYC, NY
Break the Silence, Creativity, Trauma and Resistance Multi–media slide, video and audio, University of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA; ABC No Rio, NYC, Interviews: KPFA Radio, Berkeley, CA
Break the Silence, Creativity, Trauma and Resistance:, Multi–media slide, video and audio presentation, with Eric Drooker. Camera Obscura Art School, Tel Aviv, Israel & Center for Popular Arts, El Bireh, West Bank,
Images of Hope and Resilience in Beit Hanoun, Gaza Strip, Multi–media slide, video and audio presentation. Mission Neighborhood Center, San Francisco, CA
Radio interviews on Public Art, Social Change, and Activism: The Morning Show, Hardknock Radio & Full Circle, KPFA, Berkeley, CA
Cross Cultural Mural Projects, Trauma and Resilience among Palestinian Refugee Youth, Lecture and Slide presentations at NAFSA (Key note address); Association of International Educators Regional Conference, Nashville TN; Student Association Speaker Series, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN; The Farm, Sommerville, TN, Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley, CA; The LAB, San Francisco, CA; Precita Eyes Mural Arts Center, San Francisco, CA; Bellarmine Preparatory School, San Jose, CA; Radio Interview, Flashpoints, KPFA, Berkeley, CA.
Trauma and Resilience Among Palestinian Refugee Youth, with a focus on Art Education, Lecture and Slide Presentation, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
On Public Art and Social Change, Lecture and Slide Presentation, San Francisco State University; University of San Francisco; San Francisco Art Institute; Radio Interview, Flashpoints, KPFA
On Murals, Public Art and Social Change, Guest Lecturer at San Francisco Art Institute and San Francisco State University, Inter–Arts Center, San Francisco, CA
National and international guest lectures on public art, murals and community activism. SFAI, SFSU,California College of Arts and Crafts; Ohio State University; World College West; Ramallah Club, San Francisco, CA; Arab Cultural Center, Queens, NY; Brecht Forum, NY; WBAI, NY
PROFESSIONAL HONORS & GRANTS
Grants: Left Tilt; MECA
Grants: Left Til, People’s Life Fund, MECA, Jerusalem Fund, Sparkplug
Grants: Left Tilt, Al Jana, MECA
Grants: LeftTilt, Hoping Foundation
Grants: Left Tilt, Jerusalem Fund, Hoping Foundation, Puffin Foundation, People’s Life Fund, MECA
Grants: Peace Development Fund, Left Tilt Foundation, , Zellerbach Family Fund, Peace Development Fund– Donors
Grants: Rachel Corrie Foundation; Scott Handelman, Middle East Children’s Alliance
10 Women Campaign, SF CA honors “Bridge Builders,”For Break the Silence Mural http://www.flyawayproductions.com/10women.html
Grant: Middle East Children’s Alliance
Grant: San Francisco Arts Commission, Individual Cultural Equity Grant.
Grants: Zellerbach Family Fund; Creative Work Fund
Grants: LEF Foundation Grant, Rainbow Grocery, Palestinian–American Research Center
Grants: Zellerbach Family Fund, Columbia Foundation (also 1998, 1989, 1987)
Precita Eyes Award for best international mural, San Francisco
City of Oakland Award for Project YEILD Banner Project
Grants: Noetics Foundation
Grants:Mayor’s Office of San Francisco, Community Block Grants (also 1991, 1990, 1987)
Precita Eyes Award for best youth mural, San Francisco
Third place in Judah Magnes Museum Jewish Film Festival
Bronze Apple Award, National Educational Film and Video Festival
Finalist, California State University Film and Video Festival
Grant: Lambda Foundation
Public Art Review, Winter 2010, Citation and photo of A Tale of Two Cities~ Olympia–Rafah Solidarity Mural Project
Street Art San Francisco: Mission Muralismo, Edited: Annice Jacoby, Abrams Press
Progressive Magazine Madison, WI. Photos of Break the Silence Mural Project
Mission Street mural endures — and evolves. Kathleen Sullivan, SF Chronicle
Painting The Town, Murals Of California, (artwork featured). Dunitz and Prigoff, RJD Enterprises, Los Angeles, CA
The Lure of the Local, Senses of Place in a Multicentered Society (artwork featured) Lucy R. Lippard, The New Press, New York, NY
San Francisco Murals, Community Creates Its Muse, 1914–1990 (artwork featured). Timothy Drescher, Pogo Press, Inc. St. Paul, MN
Yesterday and Tomorrow: California Women Artists, (artwork cited). Ed. by Sylvia Moore, Midmarch Arts Press. New York, NY
Sandinista Art, Eva Cockcroft, (work cited, photo). Old Westbury Review, Vol.1 No. 1, State University of New York/College at Old Westbury, NY
Numerous reviews, Oakland Tribune, San Francisco Examiner, and San Francisco Bay Guardian.
PRIVATE PSYCHOTHERAPY PRACTICE – Psychodynamic therapy with adults and adolescents
ART FORCES – Public Artist/Director
Director of extensive, international, multi–disciplined public art project, dealing with issues of globalism, refugees, trauma, memory and resilience. Incorporates murals, video, web platforms, new media, exhibitions and writing.
SAN FRANCISCO ART INSTITUTE – Visiting Faculty, Humanities, Interdisciplinary Studies
Courses: Creativity, Trauma and Resilience, Graduate Activism and Social Movements, Undergraduate Psychology, Perception and Creativity, Undergraduate Research Colloquium, Undergraduate
SAN FRANCISCO ART INSTITUTE (SFAI), Center for Individual Learning (CIL) – Director, Trainer, Psychologist, Administrator. Provide psychological consultation, psychodynamic, brief therapy and case management for SFAI students with academic and learning disability issues. Developed programs and infrastructure for Learning Center from inception. Conducted outreach and education to school body, tripling the number of students who make use of individual tutoring.
SAN FRANCISCO COUNTY JAIL, San Francisco, CA – Instructor, Bookmaking. Worked with incarcerated women to make books that were sent to their children – Often with a recording of mother reading to encourage literacy.
PROJECT YIELD, (YOUTH IN EDUCATION & LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT), MUSEUM OF CHILDREN’S ART, OAKLAND, CA – Director, After–School Youth Development Program. Founding director of youth and community development program in housing project in West Oakland. Worked with Resident’s Council to design, implement and assess program– which included dance, music, art, pre–school, leadership development, capacity building, academic support and a competitive karate program. Created large scale neighborhood festivals; provided referrals, counseling, free food pantry, advocacy and collaborative public art projects including murals and hand-made public banner project.