Susana Arias was
born in Panama City, Panama.
She lives in Santa
Cruz, California where she is a sculptor and painter.
In 1987 she was the
recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Grant for her sculpture
In 1997 Susana won
the “Environs Enhancement Award?from Cal Trans
public art Sculpture
“Finding our Past?on the Bay Ave. / Porter St. Underpass
For this artwork
the California Archaeological Society honored her for
Achievement and Advancement of Archaeological Awareness?/font>
“Arch at the Polo Grounds?in Aptos, for the County of Santa Cruz.
In 2013 Susana was distinguished as
"Artist of the Year", selected
by the Santa Cruz County Arts Commission, with a proclamation by the
Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors.
Her work is in the
collections of the Museum of the OAS in Washington D.C.,
Museo de Arte
Contemporaneo in Panama, Rep. of Panama,
in Santa Marta, Colombia,
Museo de Arte
Moderno in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic,
Museo Casa de las
Americas in Habana, Cuba,
Museo del Barro in
Caracas, Venezuela, and
Museum of Art and
History in Santa Cruz, California.
Working with Santa
Cruz local youth she has created:
working sundial), a traffic circle on King St.
“Sentinel? a bas
relief architectural ceramics sculpture at Aptos Jr. High
“Our City, Our
Town? the bas-relief tiles around the Police department
“Spring and Fall?
two traffic islands on Swift St. and
“Small Creatures ?
a traffic island on Trescone St. and
numerous murals at
school sites: Westlake, De Laveaga, Vine Hill
Her work is in
private collections in the United States, Europe, Canada and Latin