Suzan Woodruff, a fourth generation native of the American west was born in Phoenix, Arizona where, from an early age, she was imbued with her love and awe of nature. She was tremendously influenced by the spirituality of her grandmother, who raised with philosophy of Self Realization, and the distinctly Bohemian lifestyle of her mother. Woodruff received a scholarship in art, and attended Arizona State University (ASU). She left Phoenix and lived in Los Angeles and New York before settling again in Los Angeles with her husband, the novelist Bruce Bauman.
Woodruff’s work has been exhibited in galleries and museums in the US, Canada, Europe and Asia. She most recently featured in a two-person exhibit of Flow Painting at the Art Factory in Budapest, Hungary. She is a recipient of an NEA grant and numerous artist residencies including the Sanskriti Center for the Arts, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and 18th Street Arts Center. Her work has been collected in scores of museum, corporate and private collections such as the House of Saud, Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith, Todd Wagner, Ibrahim Alkazi (The Sepia Collection), Martin and Norma Stevens, Michael Korie; The Scottsdale Center for the Arts, City of Mesa Cultural Center, The Sanskriti Foundation, AT&T, Sperry Rand, SONY, Warner Bothers and many more. Woodruff has been reviewed in Art Ltd. Magazine (cover article), Budapest Sun (cover), Los Angeles Times, LA Weekly, Artweek and Money magazine (article).