Since childhood, “making things” has always been my wellspring of happiness. Born and raised in Kansas City, I lived on the west coast for 30 years, but returned in 2013. I received my BFA and MFA in Printmaking from the California College of the Arts in San Francisco, and worked as a graphic designer while raising my two children.


My current work is primarily oil painting, as I love the immediacy and richness of color, but drawing, printmaking and artist books continue to be important. I’ve exhibited on the east and west coasts, and one of my artist books is in the permanent collection of the Victoria & Albert Museum in London.


My studio is at the Bunker Center for the Arts in Kansas City's East Crossroads. Studio visits are available by appointment or during First Friday Gallery walks. I show my work in several venues in Kansas City. In most cases, the original painting, drawing or hand-pulled limited edition print  is available directly from me or through Paper Birch Landing Gallery, but originals and pigmented archival prints are also available for purchase through

Copyright © 2018 Susan Kiefer.  All rights reserved.