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Susan Krieg
Electric Whimsy

Project Area: North Hollywood
Project: Parkway Electric Façade Renovation
Project Location: 5767 Lankershim Boulevard
Project Type: CRA Initiated


Parkway Electric was an average small electrical shop, windows stuffed with supplies, before artist Susan Krieg was offered the chance to participate in an upgrade to its façade. To hide the stores stock, Susan painted four neon-enhanced 8'h x 6'w paintings on metal panels hung in the store's windows. Together they read as a large mural with the artist's interpretation of electrical components, bulbs, wires and sockets. On the rear of the building, she tied the project together with a very large trompe l'oeil mural of an electrical outlet and wire sneaking around the corner.
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Since 2000, Susan Krieg has been awarded numerous public art and mural commissions in and around Los Angeles including the CBS Studios Envisioning the Future – Judy Chicago Project and the Hollywood Walk of Fame Night Gallery where a team of 5 artists painted celebrity images on 40 security roll-up doors along Hollywood Blvd.  Krieg studied psychology at Ottawa University and painting at the California College of Arts and Crafts.  The artist currently lives and works in Coos Bay, Oregon.