The Fourth Wall

Susan Aulik

Susan Aulik's belief in the uplifting power of art has driven her involvement as an artist, volunteer and patron. Her own work has explored scale, from very large, abstract color field paintings to small single form collages. Her most recent paintings embrace the challenge of allowing a spontaneous flow of the paint to suggest a form and for that form, although simple, to exude personality and attitude despite the absence of identifiable marks. The process is a dance between control and surrender. She believes that paint has a life of its own; the artist’s job is to know when to analyze and take control and when to step aside.

Aulik has shown her work at Sloan Miyasato Fine Art Gallery in San Francisco, Temporary Contemporary Sacramento, Gearbox Gallery in Oakland, as well as shows juried by Nancy Lim (curator for SFMOMA), Carin Adams (curator of art, Oakland Museum of Calif.) and Donna Seager (owner of Seager Gray Gallery, Mill Valley.) She has a Master's degrees from Northwestern University (MSJ) and California State University, Sacramento (MA). She was the founder and owner of San Francisco based advertising agency, Aulik and Associates, Inc. as well as the President of the Board of Directors for the Center for Contemporary Art, Sacramento. Aulik is a member of the SF Auxiliary for the National Museum of Women in the Arts. She is owner and director of The Fourth Wall Gallery.