Best of Phoenix

Artist Sue Chenoweth Remembers Oleanders from Her Childhood in Phoenix

Best of Phoenix hits newsstands Sept. 26. In conjunction with this year's Vintage Phoenix theme, New Times is collaborating with R. Pela Contemporary Art to present "Hot Plate!" It's an exhibition of one-of-a-kind, Phoenix-inspired commemorative plates made by local artists. Leading up to the show's Oct. 4 opening, we're profiling each of the contributing artists and visiting their studios. Today: Sue Chenoweth.

Known for her complex, enigmatic paintings and drawings, multi-media artist Sue Chenoweth embraced art as a professional career later than most artists, attending and graduating from ASU at an age when most people would find it daunting, if not impossible. Her late start notwithstanding, Chenoweth has managed to gain national and international recognition for her work and in recent years has been honored with solo exhibitions at Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art and Largo das Artes in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, as well as inclusion in nationally curated group shows.

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Kathleen Vanesian