Susan Armington

Art & Community Projects

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    Geography of Home
    Mythic Geography
    Map Portraits
Tent of Jacob Project
    Texts in Space
Art Explores Science
Talking Suitcases(TM)
Consulting & ESL
  Global Backyard
Art Residencies
  Map Boxes
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  Finalist for ArtPlace’s National Creative Placemaking Award!


Recipient of 2013 MN State Arts Board "Artist Initiative Grant"...

Youth Employment Exhibit at ILO (Geneva, Switzerland)


Talking Suitcases -
MN Women's Press...
Cited in book, Entering Cultural Communities...
Videos of Talking Suitcases workshops
  • Minnesota Veterans
  • Southwest High School
  • Hmong American Partnership
  • Hmong Mothers and Daughters

    Awarded by MN Women's Press -
    "Changemaker of 2008"...



    Susan Armington works in painting, mixed media, and imaginative map-making. Her art and community work deal with connecting across difference; and the role of words in bringing us together, as well as maintaining our separateness. Her art makes frequent use of text in various languages as material for constructing 2- and 3-dimensional images. 

    Armington, who holds degrees from Brown University and Cornell University, is a roster artist for the Minnesota State Arts Board and for COMPAS’ Writers and Artists in the Schools Program. She has led art workshops statewide, as well as at the Weisman Art Museum, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, the Minnesota History Center, and Walker Art Center. She directs
    Talking SuitcasesTM ...      
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    Last updated on July 2, 2020





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