My work is concerned with traditional painting genres as sites for conversations about contemporary visual culture, entertainment, personal projection and the free range of sentimentality. I am interested in the commingling of an image’s interior world with painting’s status as an object. By employing renaissance conventions, which are inherently theatrical, my aim is to explore an interior narrative that takes advantage of representation’s parameters of stillness and illusion
One and Two Person Exhibitions
2006, Π 37 Gallery, Athens, Greece
2002, New Work, Caren Golden Fine Art, New York, NY
Hyper Fictions, Hiestand Galleries, Miami University, Oxford, OH
New Work (Two Person Exhibition with Gretchen Bennett), PS 122, New York, NY
2001, Photographs, PCCA, Rochester, MI
2007, Modeling the Photographic, curated by Saul Ostrow, McDonough Museum of Art, Youngstown, OH
2006, Drawing Stage, curated by E. Carmen Ramos, cWOW, Newark, NJ
Stilled Life, curated by Daria Brit Shapiro, The Islip Art Museum, East Islip, NY
Hedonistic Imperative, curated by Graham Guerra, The Deborah Colton Gallery, Houston, TX (catalog)
2005, The Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant Recipients, The CUE Foundation, New York, NY (catalog)
Hedonistic Imperative, curated by Graham Guerra, Jack the Pelican Presents, Brooklyn, NY
2004, Super Salon, Samson Projects, Boston, MA
2003, New Lawn: Contemporary Nature in a Subdivision World, Jack the Pelican Presents, Brooklyn, NY
Dancing in the Dark Part II, curated by Calvin Reid, Aljira Contemporary Art Center, Newark, NJ (catalog)
2002, Proper Villains, curated by David Hunt, Untitled (Space), New Haven, CT
718: A Bridge to Brooklyn, Network Gallery, Cranbrook Museum of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI
Artists to Artists, ACE Gallery, New York, NY (catalog)
2001, Open Studios Exhibition, The Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation, New York, NY
2000, Big Window Small Works, Susanne Hilberry Gallery, Birmingham, MI
End of the Rainbow, Gwenda Jay / Addington Gallery, Chicago, IL
Introductions, Susanne Hilberry Gallery, Birmingham, MI
1999, Summer Show, Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, MI
2007, Leighton Studios Independent Residency, The Banff Centre, Alberta, Canada
2006, The Joan Mitchell Foundation Career Opportunity Grant
Ox-Bow, Saugatuck, MI
2002, Emerge 2002 Fellowship, Aljira Center for Contemporary Art
2001, Grant, The Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation
Yaddo, Saratoga Springs, NY
2000, The Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation Space Program
Ragdale Foundation, Lake Forest, IL
1999, The Joan Mitchell Foundation MFA Grant for Painters and Sculptors
1998, The Eleanor E. Poplack Memorial Scholarship
2006, Bischoff, Dan. “Make Room for Drawings.” The Star Ledger, 22 September 2006.
Rogakos, Megakles. “Susanna Coffey and Suzanne Walters” Cat. P37 Gallery, Pireas, Greece.
French, Christpher. “Hedonistic Imperative.” Glasstire.com. March 28, 2006.
2005, Amenoff, Gregory. “The Cue Art Foundation Presents the Joan Mitchell Foundation” Cat. The Cue Foundation. New York, NY.
2004, “New American Paintings 2003, Northeast Edition.” Open Studio Press.
2003, Reid, Calvin. “Dancing in the Dark: Aljira Emerge” Cat. Aljira Center for Contemporary Art. Newark, NJ.
2002, Korotkin, Joyce. “Proper Villains Curated by David Hunt.” NY Arts, December 2002.
“Artists to Artists – A Decade of the Space Program: An Exhibition of Work from the Space Program” Cat. The Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation.
Conner, Jill. “Fictive Environments.” New York Arts, February 2002.
2000, Colby, Joy Hackansan. “Offbeat and Energetic…” The Detroit News, 20 August 2000.
Provenzano, Frank. “Masters of Technique…” The Eccentric, 13 August 2000.
Colby, Joy Hackansan. “Introductions…” The Detroit News, 29 April 2000.
Provenzano, Frank. “Hilberry Gallery introduces two up-and-coming artists.” The Eccentric,16 April 2000.
1999, MFA, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI
1998, San Francisco Art Institute
1994, BFA, BA magna cum laude, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI