The Wild Life: artwork by Susie Ghahremani showing at Giant Robot on 8/16/08
LATEST NEWS: Photos from "THE WILD LIFE" reception can be viewed HERE, and here is a link to the haikus from the haiku contest!. Artwork from The Wild Life is available for view here.

August 16 - Sept 17, 2008

Reception: Saturday, August 16th

*Artist will be in attendance.

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Wren House, 3x4" gouache on wood
Susie Ghahremani is proud to announce THE WILD LIFE, a solo exhibit of new works at Giant Robot's Los Angeles gallery beginning Saturday, August 16, 2008.

THE WILD LIFE, Susie Ghahremani's fifth solo art show, will feature an extensive collection of over 100 never-before-seen miniature paintings surrounded by a hand-crafted aerial installation. The three-dimensional aspect of the gallery installation will allow visitors to physically experience the world she creates in her paintings for the first time.

In this show, the subjects of Ghahremani's animal world take on human qualities, finding visible comfort in the homes they have built. The "home life" of a variety of species will be depicted in the collection, including a wide range of dogs, birds and her renowned owls. The theme of this exhibit is heavily inspired by Ghahremani's personal experience volunteering as a wildlife rehabilitator in San Diego, CA.

The exhibition is largely composed of gouache paintings on wood tile and wood blocks. As ever, her work reflects her signature craft-inspired sensibility with dotted lines that mimic stitching and backgrounds that evoke textiles and quilting.
Artwork from The Wild Life is available for view and purchase directly from Giant Robot here.
About Susie Ghahremani

Susie Ghahremani is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design. Her artwork has appeared in The New York Times, Nickelodeon Magazine, Martha Stewart Kids, and has most recently been featured in work for Chronicle Books, Bank of America and Target Corporation, and the highly acclaimed nature book I LOVE DIRT.

In addition to painting, Ghahremani also crafts her own line of products incorporating her original illustrations onto stationery, apparel, jewelry and other goodies. She has received art awards from American Illustration, the Alternative Pick, and Giant Robot.

Her website and blog are available at
for more information about Susie Ghahremani and Giant Robot

For more information about the artist and this collection of artwork, please contact:
Susie Ghahremani
For more information about Giant Robot's gallery & magazine, please contact:
Eric Nakamura
Giant Robot Owner / Publisher
(310) 479-7311
Images are hi-res JPG, 300 ppi. Click to download.

THE WILD LIFE postcard, Wren House, 3x4" gouache on wood tile.

Sit Here, 3x4", gouache on wood tile.

Red Bird, one component from the 100+ piece handmade installation.

Preparing for the installation, photo from Susie's studio.

The Wild Life - Press Release (.doc)

The Wild Life - Press Release (.pdf)

Susie Ghahremani & Press Kit (.pdf)

"THE WILD LIFE" runs from August 16 - September 17, 2008. The reception will kick off with a haiku contest where viewers are invited to write a haiku based on any painting in the show. The top three haikus selected by our judges will be awarded prize packages sponsored by Giant Robot.

Back of postcard; show info & logo.

Two mini paintings, 2x3" gouache on wood tile.

Hedgehouse, 2x3" gouache on wood tile.

Thirsty, 2x3" gouache on wood tile.
© 2008, Susie Ghahremani /