Sue Lawton is an artist and writer from the Milwaukee area and considers her job a balance between “showing” and “telling”. Since receiving her BFA from Cardinal Stritch University in 2002, she has worked extensively with images and stories. With two published works and several residencies under her belt, she now works in a secret underground art laboratory deep in the bowels of Redline Milwaukee. There, she can be found hard at work manipulating fictional lives and attempting to reanimate the shed exoskeletons of various arthropods and mollusks.

Sue has intense obsessions with science fiction, fossils, social justice, vintage illustration, local history, fungi, lichen, and caves. All of these find their way into her art and writings. (And many of them also clutter the shelves and walls of her art bunker and her family’s home).

In conclusion, you are invited to join with Sue on her continuing mission: to explore the strangeness of this world, to seek out the origins of life and the history of civilization, and to boldly create art for the future of our communities and planet!

You can reach Sue by e-mail at or by phone at 414-418-7084.