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Susan Tabachnick never thought of herself as an artist. She can’t draw or paint. But in 2007 things changed. First she was diagnosed with a chronic illness. She sold her house and moved into a small apartment. Then she lost her job. Susan describes it as the best year ever.


Susan left behind a stressful job and the responsibilities of owning an historic home. Instead, she suddenly had the time to discover what she wanted to do and found herself collecting industrial objects that interested her, beginning the start of a rich period of creativity.


It all began when she found a round, metal object on the ground -- brought it home and put it on the windowsill above the kitchen sink. Next she acquired a copper toilet float which nestled perfectly on the other item. Susan had no idea what she was doing, yet the practice of collecting items and assembling them grew into the Lost and Found Circus, a 40-plus piece collection of small sculptures which was of interest to the historic Barnum Museum in Bridgeport, CT and shown there in 2014.


Susan is self-taught.


B.S. Southern Connecticut State College, New Haven, CT
Private lessons with master weaver Lucille Landis

Solo Exhibitions

2020: Artifacts, DaSilva Gallery, New Haven, CT

2019: A Pop of Color, Downtown Special Services District, Bridgeport, CT

2019: Artifacts, River Road Gallery, Wilton, CT

2015: Assemblages, Pious Bird of Good Omen, Bridgeport, CT

2015: Music - Art - Nature, Treetops Chamber Music Society, Stamford, CT

2014: The Lost & Found Circus: A Creative Balancing Act, The Barnum Museum, Bridgeport, CT

2012: Stuff, Pious Bird of Good Omen, Fairfield, CT

Group Exhibitions

2024: Object Memory, Crown Gallery, Metro Art Studios, Bridgeport, CT

2021: 77th Annual Connecticut Artists Juried Exhibition, Slater Memorial Museum, Norwich, CT

2020: USPS Art Project, InLiquid, Philadelphia, PA

2020: USPS Art Project, Eli Center for Contemporary Art, New Haven, CT

2020: Small is the New Big, Honorable Mention, Rene Soto Gallery, Norwalk, CT

2019: SAMESEX, City Lights Gallery, Bridgeport, CT

2017: 305: Revitalized, 305 Knowlton, Bridgeport, CT

2016: Lost + Found, 2016 Annual Exhibition, LAA, Stamford, CT. Juror: Larissa Bailiff, MOMA, NYC

2016: Parts is Parts: Assemblage & Collage, The Schelfhaudt Gallery, University of Bridgeport, CT

2015: On and Off the Wall, M.A.W. Fairfield Group Show, Fairfield Theatre Company, Fairfield, CT

2015: West Cove Gallery, West Haven, CT

2011: Grand Opening, City Lights West, Westport, CT

2010: Recycled, City Lights Gallery, Bridgeport, CT

2009: 4th Annual Members’ Show, City Lights Gallery, Bridgeport, CT

2009: This + That, Art of Collage, Assemblage & Found Objects, City Lights Gallery, Bridgeport, CT

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