Susan Wilder was born and raised in a small town in upstate New York and then spent 25 years living and working in Los Angeles before returning to the northeast. She received her BFA in Drawing from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn and went on to study Surface Design (Textile) at UCLA and completed a certificate in Scientific Illustration from California State University, Long Beach.
Her practice embraces both abstract and representational styles, and includes a fascination for the regularity in pattern and ornamentation. Micro views of living forms, Islamic geometry and even the dovetailing repetition in old wooden boats all highlight a perceptual sensitively to pattern recognition in her work. Connections solve puzzles.