Sue Kreitzman is an American-British outsider artist, curator, cookbook author, and television chef.[1]

Biography edit

Kreitzman was born in Washington Heights, New York.[2] She is married to Steve, a research director at the Howard Foundation.[3] They have one son. She lives in East London and New York.[4][5]

Career edit

She was a fourth-grade teacher, chef, and food writer before becoming an artist.[6] She worked in the Georgia public school system in the late 60s, during integration, and was the first white teacher in an all-black school.[7] While on maternity leave with her son, Kreitzman began cooking, ultimately choosing to leave her teaching career and become a cook. She wrote 27 cooking books and food articles for major publications.[8]

Kreitzman joined Britain’s Outsider Art scene when she was 58 years old,[9] painting with nail polish and using abandoned scraps and items to create her art. She is a member of the Colour Tribe at Spitafields Market, a group of East London artists.[10] Her own clothing is made from fabrics curated at flea markets and second-hand shops.[11]

Exhibits and public appearances edit

She showed at her first exhibit in 2005 at the Raw Arts Festival.[12] at the Candid Arts Trust in Central London.[13] In 2008, she curated and formed the Wild Old Woman (WOW) exhibit in Novas Gallery, bringing together 14 self-taught older female artists.[14]

In 2012, she curated the Dare to Wear exhibit in the Crypt of St Pancras Church in London.[7]

Kreitzman was featured in Fabulous Fashionistas[15][16] and the Bright Old Things campaign for Selfridges,[17] with an installation facing Regent’s Street and Oxford Street.[18] In 2019, she showed her art at the Voices of East London store in Bicester Village in King’s Cross.[19]

References edit

  1. ^ Sawyer, Miranda (3 January 2016). "Artist Sue Kreitzman on her colourful style: 'I am the art; the art is me – this is the inside of my head'". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 28 April 2020.
  2. ^ "My Spitalfields: Artist Sue Kreitzman Reveals Her True Colours". Old Spitalfields Market. Retrieved 28 April 2020.
  3. ^ Agnew, Interviews by Megan. "Relative Values: Sue Kreitzman, a TV personality and "outsider artist", and her husband, Steve, research director at the Howard Foundation". ISSN 0140-0460. Retrieved 28 April 2020.
  4. ^ Watts, Peter (5 November 2019). "Say no to Marie Kondo: inside the homes that are (stylishly) bursting with clutter". The Telegraph. ISSN 0307-1235. Retrieved 28 April 2020.
  5. ^ "Sue Kreitzman's Style Philosophy". Senior Planet. 18 September 2017. Retrieved 28 April 2020.
  6. ^ "Sue Kreitzman: Portrait of an Artist". SUITCASE Magazine. Retrieved 28 April 2020.
  7. ^ a b "Dare to Wear by WOW and Sue Kreitzman | The Womens Room". Retrieved 28 April 2020.
  8. ^ Pender, Danielle. "Changing Careers At 50 & Growing Old Fabulously With Artist Sue Kreitzman". Retrieved 28 April 2020.
  9. ^ "How to wear your art - A style interview with Sue Kreitzman". 40+ Style. 25 November 2015. Retrieved 28 April 2020.
  10. ^ "Interview with Outsider Artist and Bow local: Sue Kreitzman". Roman Road LDN. 19 June 2018. Retrieved 28 April 2020.
  11. ^ "Sue Kreitzman: 'My house is like entering another universe'". CNN. Retrieved 28 April 2020.
  12. ^ "Raw Arts Festival". Retrieved 13 April 2023.
  13. ^ WomenRockProject (5 February 2016). "Sue Kreitzman - Writer, Artist, Curator". Women Rock Project. Retrieved 28 April 2020.
  14. ^ "Sue Kreitzman at Selfridges | Raw Vision Magazine". Retrieved 28 April 2020.
  15. ^ "Sue Kreitzman, 74 –". Retrieved 28 April 2020.
  16. ^ Jermyn, Deborah; Holmes, Susan (11 August 2015). Women, Celebrity and Cultures of Ageing: Freeze Frame. Springer. ISBN 978-1-137-49512-9.
  17. ^ "Celebrating the 'retirement renaissance' with Selfridges' Bright Old Things". DisneyRollerGirl. 15 January 2015. Retrieved 28 April 2020.
  18. ^ "OUR COLLABORATION WITH SUE KREITZMAN FOR SELFRIDGES". Tatty Devine. Retrieved 28 April 2020.
  19. ^ Begum-Hossain, Momtaz (30 May 2019). "10 Style Commandments from Sue Kreitzman". Craft and Travel. Retrieved 28 April 2020.

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