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2006 International House, Barcelona, English Language teaching to Adults
2005 San Francisco Art Institute, Summer Session
1995-2002 Escuela Nacional de Arte, Havana, Cuba: popular and folkloric percussion workshops
1990 M.F.A Painting, California State University, San Francisco
1979 B.F.A. Painting, University of California, Berkeley





2005 George Sugarman Foundation
2003 George Sugarman Foundation
1995 Creative Artist Fellowship, City of Oakland Creative Arts Division




2006 EBMUD Gallery, Oakland, “Cuban Traditions: Rhythm and Dance”
Pacifica Center for the Arts, “Susan Matthews, Paintings”
2005 Merced College Art Gallery, Merced, CA, “The Cuban Confection”
2004 Latham Square, Oakland, CA, "The Quarterly"
Artship Foundation, Oakland, CA “Windows at the Waterfront”
2000 Left of Center Gallery, Las Vegas, NV, "Cut Time-The Essence of Cuba"
1997 John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA "Susan Matthews, Recent Paintings"
1996 Merced College Art Gallery, Merced CA, "Narrative Portraits"
1995 East Bay Municipal Utilities District, Oakland, CA "Narrative Portraits"
1994 Bucheon Gallery, S. F., CA, "How Do You Figure"?








2006 Berkeley Civic Center Art Exhibition
De Young Museum, “Fuera del Barrio/Beyond our Block”
Monterey Peninsula College, “The Faces of Heros”
SOMARTS Cultural Center, Main Gallery, SF, “The Sea”
SOMARTS Cultural Center, “La Luz del Corazon Para las Sombras del Alma”
Latino Art Museum, Pomona, CA, “Women International”
NoHo Gallery Los Angeles, “The Black Arts”
NoHo Gallery Los Angeles, “New Beginnings”
2005 Los Angeles International Airport, “How to Look at Art” (Cultural Affairs Dept)
San Francisco Art Institute, “Breakthrough”
Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts, S.F., CA, “Solo Mujeres 2005: Mujeres Visionarias”
Reynolds Gallery, University of the Pacific, Stockton, CA, “The Return to Africa”
2004 Flintrdige Foundation, Pasadena, Yassine Art Center, Dakar,Senegal: “African Art”
SomArtsCultural Center, S.F., CA, “Offerings of Passion, Miracles, and Peace”
Teatro Arco Iris, S.F. CA, “Poeta Pan, 100 Anos de Neruda”, Shadow Images
Heritage Square, Emeryville, CA "Visual Poetry"
Mission Cultural Center, S.F., CA, "The Map Show"
Mexican Heritage Plaza, San Jose, CA, ”The African Soul of Cuba”
2003 Back Street Gallery, Los Angeles, "Cuba: Rich in Spirit"
William Grant Still Art Center, Los Angeles, "Bridges III, Three Women Artists"
Mission Cultural Center, S.F., CA "Solo Mujeres"
SOMARTS Cultural Center, S.F., CA, "Bringing Light to the Darkness"
Porfilio Is, S.F., "Altars for the Wind"
Mission Cultural Center, S.F., CA "Illusión"
Pro Arts Gallery, Oakland, CA "Box Art"
Pro Arts Gallery, Oakland, CA, "New Visions"
2002 SOMARTS, SF, "Entre La Luz y La Muerte"
Pro Arts Gallery, Oakland, CA "Box Art"
Mission Cultural Center, S.F., CA, "African Influences in Latin America"
Asociación Cultural Yoruba de Cuba, Havana, Cuba, "Regla de Ocha"
Oakland City Center, "Oakland 150th Birthday Mural"
2001 Oakland Art Gallery, "Reconstructing Reality"
SOMARTS, S.F., CA "Ciudad de los Milagros"
Craft and Cultural Arts Dept., Office of the Mayor, Oakland, CA, "Galleries of Oakland”
2000 Pro Arts, Oakland, CA "Juried Annual"
Chi Gallery, Oakland, CA, "Alegres Cantos en Mi Ser”
1999 Museo de La Revolución, Havana, Cuba "Jazz En Vivo y a Color"
GAMA, Grupo Taller Plástico, Havana, Cuba
SOMARTS, S.F., CA, "Casa de Espantos"
SOMARTS, S.F, CA, "New Paintings and Drawings: Susan Matthews, Jesus Romero, Phe Ruiz
Pro Arts Gallery, Oakland, CA, "Juried Annual"
1998 Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, S.F., CA, "Laberinth, a Day of the Dead Exhibition"
Art Commission Gallery, S.F., Art In City Hall, "Flights of Fancy"
The Carl Cherry Center for the Arts, Carmel, CA, "The Language of the Body"
Pro Arts, Oakland, CA, "1998 Juried Annual"
1996 Pro Arts Gallery, Oakland, CA, "1996 Regional Canvas"
US ART, San Francisco's International Art Expo, Fort Mason
1995 Bucheon Gallery, S.F., CA, "Transitional Spaces"
1994 Bucheon Gallery, S.F., CA, "In Pursuit of the Portrait"
Bucheon Gallery, S.F., CA, "Every Picture Tells a Story"
Museum of Modern Art Rental Gallery, "Katherine Dunlevie, John King, Susan Matthews
Festival at the Lake, Oakland, CA, "1000 Faces Exhibition"
1993 Buncheon Gallery, S.F., CA, "Opening Exhibition"
Pro Arts Gallery, "Pro Arts Annual", (Honored Artist)
Kaiser Center, Oakland, CA "Figurative Works by the Fovea Group"
1992 Mission Cultural Center, S.F., CA, "Rooms and Windows for the Dead"
Festival at the Lake, Oakland, CA, “1000 Faces”
1990 San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Rental Gallery, S.F., CA, "The Figure"
1988 Mission Cultural Center, S.F. CA, "Día de Los Muertos"
Berkeley Art Center, "Exhibition 1988",
Braunstein-Quay Gallery, S.F., CA, "The Dog Show"





























2004-05 Shadow scenery designer and percussionist for “POETA PAN” performed in San Francisco, toured Chile: Santiago, Valparaiso, Guaylandia, Isla Negra, El Tabo, DIRECTOR, Carlos Baron


2006 Bonny Zanardi, “African Travels the Inspiration for Susan Matthews Exhibition”,
San Mateo County Times 1/12/06
2005 ‘New Beginnings’ Begins,Valley News, Southwest Edition, Los Angeles, 12/ 21/ 05
Paula Sheil, “Cultural Inspiration”, The Record, Stockton, CA 2/20/05
2001 Rona Marech, "Artists Open Their Studios Throughout the East Bay", S.F. Chronicle, 6/1
Joshunda Sanders, "Art Pays Tribute to Oakland's Dead", SF Chronicle, 10/18
Michael Lando, "Exhibit Shows Day of the Dead's Livelihood", The Montclarion, 10/18
Robert Taylor, "Celebrating the Dead", Contra Costa Times, 10/30
2000 Marie Smith, "The Music is Gonna Getcha", Las Vegas Weekly, 3/28
Tiffanie Bond, "Exhibits Highlight Cultural History", Northern View, 2/9 (Las Vegas, NV)
"Cut Time, The Essence of Cuba" Los Vegas Weekly Scope, 2/3
Tammy D. McMahan "Exhibit Captures Cuba's Rhythm", , The Las Vegas Sentinel Voice, 2/3,
1997 Denise Sullivan, "Susan Matthews, An American Original", S.F. Bay Guardian, 9/10
"Natsoulas Gallery Hosts Colorful Artists", The Aggie, UC Davis, 1/15
Victoria Dalkey, "From Funk to Firmly Festive", Sacramento Bee, 1/19
1996 Portraits for Today", The Merced Sun Star, 1/5
1994 "Learn About 1000 Faces", The Montclarion, 5/13
"Masks Depict Oakland's Diversity" The Montclarion, 5/10
1993 Diane Dorans Saeks, "A Pro at the Arts", The San Francisco Chronicle, 9/8
1991 Frank Cebulski ,"Quirky Continuity, Pro Arts Annual", Artweek, 3/2
1988 Terri Cohn, " Exhibitions", Artweek, 8/2














2006 College of San Mateo, Instructor of Drawing
St. Giles International School, SF: English as a Foreign Language
1977- Present Maybeck High School, Berkeley, CA: Instructor of Drawing, Figure Drawing,
Painting, Methods and Materials, Mural Painting, Spanish, Percussion, Bay Area Multi-cultural vsual and Performing Arts Survey, travel programs in Spain, Mexico and the Southwestern United States
1998 Walnut Creek Civic Arts Education, W. C., CA: adult drawing class
1996 Studio One, Oakland, CA: Children's mask making classes
1991-95 Festival at the Lake, Oakland, CA: curriculum development, exhibition design and installation, taught mask making classes to children and adults in schools and recreation centers throughout Oakland,








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