Sue Giger grew up in Mexico, Missouri and attended college at both Stephens College and Columbia College in Columbia, Missouri, obtaining a degree in Art from the latter. While in college she studied watercolor painting, oil painting, printmaking, drawing, photography, illustration, graphic design, ceramics, art history, and 2-D/3-D design. One summer was dedicated to exploring Italian Renaissance while attending the Florence Academy of Art in Florence, Italy.
Giger’s travels throughout Italy, Australia, United States, Canada, Mexico, Central America, Caribbean, as well as time spent living in Hawai’i provide ongoing inspiration and subject matter for her artwork.
Giger has studied under book artist Dolph Smith and costume artist Sha Sha Higby as well as continuing her education at Craft Alliance in St. Louis, Missouri and Penland School of Crafts in Penland, North Carolina. Favorite and most influential artists include Michelangelo, Marcel Duchamp, Pablo Picasso, Alex Grey and artists representing schools cubism and futurism. Polynesian, Mayan and Aboriginal art have increasingly played more of a role lately in her artistic endeavors.
Recent projects involve acrylic paintings and radial stencil designs – specifically in the form of 6 sided snowflakes. In future projects she hopes to include more tactile elements and 3-D designs. Currently Giger is dedicating art gusto to developing face painting and henna design skills as well as expanding upon craft projects. She currently lives and works in Lake Ozark, MO and travels the state for henna and jagua parties, events, private appointments, and festivals.