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Suellen Rocca

Born in 1943, Chicago, United States

Died in 2020

Overview

One of the original members of Chicago Imagists, a group of artists active in Chicago in the 1960s, Suellen Rocca developed a system of signs, such as rings, palm trees and purposes, based on the visuals of advertising, as well as her sense of being a newlywed, young mother. Her paintings and drawings, at times, characterised as “picture writing”, often feature such signs in repetitive, hieroglyph-like patterns. Rocca exhibited her work as part of the Hairy Who and alongside artists Jim Falconer...Read more