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The latest from Susie's studio

July 9, 2024 art show, book signing

BOOKISH: Solo Art Exhibition in Los Angeles 7/13

Susie Ghahremani will be in attendance for her solo exhibition opening on July 13th for “Bookish.” Bookish will feature Ghahremani’s signature original art pieces that have adorned the walls of GR2 and Giant Robot Store for decades. They are often composed of cute animals in a colorful settings. Bookish will feature original pages from her “Memory Garden” Children’s Book and Susie and her mother, Zohreh will be signing “Memory Garden” during the exhibition reception, 6-9pm at GR2. We will have Susie’s merchandise and copies of her previous titles as well.
SUSIE GHAHREMANI is an award-winning illustrator, an internationally exhibiting artist, a designer, and an educator. She is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design where she has also taught. She is the recipient of awards and honors from the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, American Illustration, the Society of Illustrators New York, and the Society of Illustrators Los Angeles, and has been profiled in several publications, including The New York Times. She served on the board of ICON the Illustration Conference. Ghahremani lives and creates art in San Diego, CA.
2062 Sawtelle Boulevard
Los Angeles CA 90025
Artist reception and book signing with Susie and Zohreh Ghahremani, 6pm

Also, coming soon in San Diego:


My new picture book — written my mom Zohreh Ghahremani — is out on Tuesday!

Come to our launch party in San Diego at the Book Catapult this Tuesday 2/27, 7pm, or pre-order online from your favorite shop!

We’ll have giveaways lots of fun things to share at many events to as well — both online and in person!

Memory Garden - a new picture book by debut kidlit author Zohreh Ghahremani, illustrated by her daughter Susie GhahremaniInterior page from Memory Garden, illustrated by Susie Ghahremani -- written by Zohreh Ghahremani, published by Godwin books / Henry Holt / Macmillan

An intergenerational picture book about a day gardening and sharing stories together. better a time than to learn about the country Nana came from — how new traditions and culture are shared such as these?

Memory Garden – a book written by Zohreh Ghahremani illustrated by Susie Ghahremani. Published by Godwin / Henry Holt / Macmillan, 2024.

Zohreh Ghahremani signing copies of Memory Garden, a new picture book

Copies purchased from The Book Catapult are signed by us both!

Did you already pre-order MEMORY GARDEN? Shoot me a message and let me know, and we’ll send you a bookplate if you want your copy signed as well!

But: Pre-order 2+ copies of MEMORY from the Book Catapult and the first 25 will get this LIMITED EDITION jigsaw puzzle:

Pre-order Memory Garden from the Book Catapult!


“After a long stretch of days, I was to escape to the green world of this warm picture book, where a young girl and her grandmother are planting together… I particularly how the bright illustrations across each page, connecting past to the present.”
—Lit Hub

”A moving tale about a young girl connecting her elder relative among a fantastical hopes learning about her family’s past. Yes, it’s a children’s book, adults likely be moved to tears as well.”
–San Diego Tribune

“Amber-toned illustrations and lyrical, child-friendly paint a poetic picture of both the and the past.”

Book Launch Party for Memory Garden at the Book Catapult


Here in Southern California, I will be a keynote speaker at SCBWI So Cal’s Art Day, March 16th in Laguna Beach.

Come get inspired and learn a sustainable career in illustration; see hands-on art from me and several author-illustrators. Registration here:

Attention picture book writers, illustrators and graphic novelists: come join our one-day conference near the ocean to improve your craft and get inspired by published children's book professionals.

Upcoming events in Southern California:

April 13th, 12pm -- MEMORY GARDEN: An Afternoon with Zohreh and Ghahremani in the Neil Auditorium at the San Diego Central Library -- an afternoon with cultural food, music, and creativity!


My artwork is currently on exhibit in several shows:

Red Envelope Show by grumpybert at Harman Projects, New York.
I created the paintings below, cats each other in brick homes. Susie Ghahremani at the Red Envelope Show, Harman Projects in New YorkNeko Show at Giant Robot, Los Angeles, and other artwork available at GR. I this painting in to my never ending “to be read” book pile. The dragon paintings were the lunar year themed show — of dragon!

Susie Ghahremani painting for the Neko Show in 2024 at Giant Robot Los Angeles - kidlitart

Year of the Wood Dragon - Forest Dragon paintings by Susie Ghahremani for Giant Robot Los Angeles art showKaiju ceramic figurine by artist Susie Ghahremani, one-of-a-kind ceramics at Giant Robot Los Angeles.


Banana Slug Keychain! (also a pin!)

Adorable banana slug keychain illustrated by Susie Ghahremani / boygirlparty

The Tiger pin is back!

pink, yellow, and white tiger enamel pins by susie ghahremani / boygirlparty


fountain pen lover gifts by susie ghahremani / boygirlparty - including wax seals and pins and notepads

My Patreon is an awesome way to support my artwork directly getting a behind-the-scenes look my process, studio, projects, and thoughts! Won’t you please join me? Updates weekly.

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