Susan Spangenberg

New York City 

“The power of art and the connection with others it affords me is priceless.”

 

Susan Spangenberg is an American born artist. She is a painter, writer and actor who performs under the stage name Shyla Idris.

As a self-taught artist she is a member of Fountain House Gallery and a former member of The Living Museum and Healing Arts Initiative. Susan believes in the power of transcendence through the Arts. Her themes range from the autobiographical, personal struggles in life to iconic heroes, mental health, women’s rights, animal welfare, race, and incarceration.

She writes of her experience: “My Art is honest and often times ugly, filled with pain and passion but Art is what I use to transform my experiences.” Susan embraces the struggle of creating as well as the joy of it, always honoring the process more than the presentation.  She works in acrylic and mixed media using drawing, collage, painting, photography, film, writing and found objects as self-expression, always expanding her range.

Susan always had a desire to create and she started painting at the age of three. Susan writes of her experience, “I could not talk or communicate effectively for much of my life and that left Art as the only healing tool in my very silent world. The Arts were not present or encouraged in my home.”

Her artwork has been sporadic until her more recent recovery and stabilization, which she credits to her analyst, Hubertus Raben. She now has an extensive body of work. She dedicates her artistic endeavors to her late twin brother Robbie and survivors everywhere.

 

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Prints by Susan Spangenberg

Black Sheep
Susan Spangenberg

From $ 75.00

Bombs Away
Susan Spangenberg

From $ 75.00

Cat on a Flag
Susan Spangenberg

From $ 75.00

Chicken Run
Susan Spangenberg

From $ 75.00

Childhood Memory
Susan Spangenberg

From $ 75.00

City Park
Susan Spangenberg

From $ 75.00

Cuckoo Bird
Susan Spangenberg

From $ 75.00

Don't Read the Labels
Susan Spangenberg

From $ 75.00

Fire and Rain
Susan Spangenberg

From $ 75.00

Gentrification
Susan Spangenberg

From $ 75.00

Keys to the Asylum
Susan Spangenberg

From $ 75.00

Life
Susan Spangenberg

From $ 75.00

Little Boy Lost
Susan Spangenberg

From $ 75.00

Make a Wish
Susan Spangenberg

From $ 75.00

Mother and Child
Susan Spangenberg

From $ 75.00

Mouse Trapped
Susan Spangenberg

From $ 75.00

Saving Vincent
Susan Spangenberg

From $ 75.00

Unicorn
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From $ 75.00

Originals by Susan Spangenberg

Bombs Away
Susan Spangenberg

$ 1,300.00

Chicken Run
Susan Spangenberg

$ 1,300.00

Childhood Memory
Susan Spangenberg

$ 1,250.00

City Park
Susan Spangenberg

$ 700.00

Don't Read the Labels
Susan Spangenberg

$ 400.00

Fire and Rain
Susan Spangenberg

$ 700.00

Gentrification
Susan Spangenberg

$ 2,000.00

Keys to the Asylum
Susan Spangenberg

$ 500.00

Little Boy Lost
Susan Spangenberg

$ 700.00

Make a Wish
Susan Spangenberg

$ 2,000.00

Mother and Child
Susan Spangenberg

$ 700.00

Mouse Trapped
Susan Spangenberg

$ 750.00

Saving Vincent
Susan Spangenberg

$ 1,250.00

Products by Susan Spangenberg

Life Tote Bag
Susan Spangenberg

$ 35.00

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