© 2019 Suzan Scott

 Artist Statement:

'...as a painter, my language is line and color and shape. they are my tools. they are my voice. made visible...' 

 

'...the question is never what am i looking at;

the question is: what do I see?’ 

 

“I have created a way of art making that combines my interests in art, nature, and science. Nature informs my work and directs my eye; the effects of light, color and atmospherics feature prominently in my work. New visual information constantly presents itself to me. Close observation and awareness of the moment play a big part in my art practice.

 

The work begins outdoors with color sketches and drawings. Elements of light, color and shape draw my eye, as do patterns and relationships between objects.  With each sketch, I search for just the right degree of abstraction, seeking to remove the obvious and allow me a more open interpretation.

 

When I move into the studio I often produce a number of small studies, working with a variety of media and a range of scales, in an effort to more fully develop what I’ve seen and experienced. I rely heavily on visual memory and intuition to create work that is not time or site specific but evocative, specific, only to itself.”

 

 

Suzan Scott

July 2019

CV   (please scroll down to see complete listing)

 

Solo Exhibitions:

shift:revisited, Jamie Gagarin Community Gallery, Oliver Wolcott Library, Litchfield, CT

(somewhere) between memory & intuition, The Loft Gallery, New Preston CT

of the land, Celeste LeWitt Gallery, UConn Health Center, Farmington CT

nightwatch, Green Street Teaching & Learning Center at Wesleyan Universtiy, Middletown, CT

ground.work, Serendipity Gallery, Litchfield CT

(somewhere) between memory and intuition, 224 Ecospace Gallery, Hartford CT

Selected New Work, The Dirt Salon, Hartford, CT

Marking Time, EBK Gallery [small works], Hartford, CT

Vitamin A - Art 2013 365 smallworks,The Dirt Salon, Hartford, CT

Marking Time, Northwestern Connecticut Community College Gallery,

Winsted, CT

Vitamin A (Art) selected days, The Dirt Salon, Hartford, CT

The Weather Project: Selected Works, CT DOT Atrium Gallery,

Newington CT

Selected Works, Waterbury Hospital Art Gallery, Waterbury CT

The Weather Project: Selected Works, Ruth Ann Lever Atrium Gallery,

Fine Arts Center, NVCC, Waterbury, CT

The Weather Project, Stevens Gallery, Homer Babbidge Library, UConn,

Storrs, CT

Raw Data, Kohn-Joseloff Gallery, Cheshire Academy, Cheshire, CT

Storm Series - Expanded Views, The Gallery on the Green, Canton, CT

The Weather Project:Storm Series, Hamden, CT

The Weather Project:September 2006 , Hamden, CT

 

Selected Group Exhibits - Curated:

Degrees of Separation, New Haven Arts Council Sumner McKinight Crosby Gallery, New Haven, CT

elemental landscapes Kathleen Jacobs & Suzan Scott,

Stockman Gallery, Trinity-on-Main Annex, New Britain, CT

color + construct -  Jon Eastman + Suzan Scott, Drezner Visitors Gallery, Farmington Arts Center, Avon, CT

Salon - 10 Regional Artists, Hartford Fine Art & Framing,

East Hartford, CT

Three Women: Kate McAllister, Dawn Nolan, Suzan Scott, Gallery 526, Collinsville, CT

the white show, The Loft Gallery, New Preston, CT

Small Works, Handwright Gallery, New Canaan, CT

Overhead Under Foot, John Slade Ely House Contemporary Art Center, New Haven, CT

Earth & Sky, Mercy Gallery, Richmond Art Center, Loomis Chaffee, Windsor, CT

red, ETC: The Ellen Traut Gallery, Hartford, CT

Invitational Exhibitions:

Group Exhibition, The Bistro, Chamard Vineyards, Clinton, CT

By Invitation: Small works, Blue Mountain Gallery, Chelsea, NY, NY

Works on Paper: Invitational, Blue Mountain Gallery, Chelsea, NY, NY

Washington Art Associastion, Members Show, Washington Depot, CT

Small Works Show -19 Regional Artists, Hartford Fine Art & Framing, East Hartford, CT

the white on white show, The Loft Gallery, New Preston CT

snowflake salon: biennial winter invitational 2014,110 Church Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Opening Gala, The 224, Conference of Churches, Hartford, CT

Robin Alexander, Ltd. - A Gallery, Group Show, Kent, CT

Self, Women's Caucus for Art, The Kohn-Joseloff Gallery, Cheshire Academy, Cheshire, CT

Yale Medical Group Art Place Gallery, New Haven, CT

Selected Juried Exhibitions: 

52nd Annual Open Juried Exhibition, Canton Artists Guild, Gallery on the Green, Canton, CT

CT+6 Regional Juried Show, West Hartford Art League, West Hartford, CT

Five Points Juried Small Works Show, Five Points Annex, Torrington, CT

46th Annual Open Juried Show, Gallery on the Green, Canton, CT

Water to Wine Juried Exhibit, The 224 Gallery, Hartford, CT

Sacred Time/Sacred Space, Still Point Art Gallery, Brunswick, ME

Members Juried Exhibition, New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, CT

CT Women Artists 81st Open Juried Show, Slater Gallery, Norwich, CT

CT Women Artists Juried Show, Gallore Gallery, Middletown, CT

President’s Show, Open Juried Show, Kent Art Association, Kent, CT

Members II Juried Exhibit, Kent Art Association, Kent, CT

CT Women Artists Juried Show, Mystic Arts Center, Mystic, CT

CT Women Artists 80th Open Juried Exhibition, Jorgensen Gallery, UConn, Storrs, CT

Open Juried Show, Gallery on the Green, Canton, CT

Artworks Summer Juried Show, Artworks Gallery, Hartford, CT

CT Women Artists 79th Open Juried Exhibition, John Slade Ely House, New Haven, CT

CT Women Artists 78th Open Juried Exhibition, Mystic Arts Center,

Mystic, CT

Exploring Spirituality, National Open Juried Exhibition, FCCA, Fredericksburg, VA

Annual Open Juried Exhibition, Artist’s Gallery of Columbia, Columbia, MD

Open Juried Exhibition, Clubhouse Gallery, West Hartford Art League, West Hartford, CT

CT Women Artists 77th Open Juried Exhibition, John Slade Ely House, New Haven, CT

Members Juried Show, Gallery on the Green, Canton, CT

B.A.R.E. - Regional Artist Exhibition, Juried Show, Pfizer Global R&D, Groton, CT

Extreme format: Juried Drawing Show, Gallery on the Green, Canton, CT

National Small Works Exhibition, Gallery on the Green, Canton, CT

 

Traveling Exhibits:

The Sketchbook Project, Art House Co-op, Nationwide Traveling Exhibition (USA)

 

Awards & Citations:

Honorable Mention, International Juried Exhibition, the ArtisTTable

Online Gallery

Smith Edwards McCoy Architects Award, 46th Annual Open Juried Exhibition, Canton Artists Guild, Gallery on the Green, Canton, CT

Juror’s Award for Outstanding Art, Open Juried Exhibition, The 224 Gallery, Hartford, CT

Award of Excellence in any Medium, Members II Juried Exhibit,

Kent Art Association, Kent, CT

Town of Southington, Council Citation, Artist of the Month

Nancy Cloutier Memorial Award, National Small Works Exhibition, Gallery on the Green, Canton, CT

Collections:

Cheshire Land Trust, Farmington Land Trust, Loomis Chaffee School, Martina Animal Sanctuary, UConn Storrs, Yale Art Place, Yale Medical Center, and numerous private collections.

Artist Talks:

Northwestern Connecticut Community College, Winsted, CT

Syntax Mixed Media Artists, Mercy Center, Madison, CT

Naugatuck Valley Community College, Waterbury, CT

Loomis Chaffee School, Windsor, CT

Green Farms Elementary School, Westport, CT

Kohn-Joseloff Gallery, Cheshire Academy, Cheshire, CT

Southington Library & Museum, Southington, CT

Bibliography:

N.F. Amberly, Interview, ‘New Attic Studio Space in Litchfield Inspires Visual Artist’, LCT, February 2, 2015

Interview, ‘Art Talks’ November 2013, with JoAnne Bauer, West Hartford Community Television, West Hartford, CT

Sacred Time/Sacred Space, Still Point Arts Quarterly, Winter, 2012

Image reproduction, Flyer  for Hartford Open Studios, November 2011

Image reproduction, Ad for Hartford Open Studios, Hartford

Advocate, November, 2009

Stephen Hard. “Downtown Gallery Provides Unique Holiday Gifts”, New Britain Herald, November 12, 2009

John Rook. “Weather, Clouds & Sky form Artist’s Endless Inspiration”, Cheshire Herald, April 16, 2009

Staff Writer. “Art Exhibit 'The Weather Project-Storm Series' in Canton”, Register Citizen, March 9, 2009

Staff Writer. “Scott to feature exhibit at City Brew Pub”, Good News about Torrington, January 24-25, 2009

Artists Directory, 2008-2009, Artspace, 2008, p. 260

“Talking and Painting about the Weather”, Southington Observer,

July 3, 2008

Other Professional Activities:

Judge, Juried Members Exhibition, Art League of New Britain, New Britain, CT

Judge, Annual High School Student Art Exhibit, Kent Art Association, Kent, CT

Street Artist, pre-show event, Connecticut Forum: Creative Minds, The Bushnell, Hartford CT

Visiting Artist, Loomis Chaffee School, Windsor, CT

Juror, Open Juried Show, Firehouse Gallery, Milford, CT

Visiting Artist, ArtSmart Program, Green Farms Elementary School, Westport, CT

Judge, Student Art Exhibit, Cheshire Academy, Cheshire Academy, Cheshire, CT

Independent Curator, Arts Publicist, Cheshire, CT

Memberships:

Arts Alliance of Woodbury, ArtSpace New Haven Artist Directory, Canton Artists Guild, Kent Art Association, Washington Art Association.

Gallery/Art Consultant Affiliations:

Mary Dawley, Chestnut Design Art Advisors, Newton, MA

Leo Feroleto, Six Summit Gallery, Ivoryton, CT & New York, NY

Education:

Independent Study/Critiques, Zbigniew Grzyb, Artist

Central Connecticut State University, New Britain, CT, Bachelor of Arts, Painting/Art History, Summa cum laude