Curriculum Vitae – Susanna Heller

Born

1956, New York City, NY

Landed Canadian Immigrant

Lives in New York City

Education

1974-77 Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, B.F.A.

1976 New York University, History of Art, Seminar with Robert Rosenblum

Solo Exhibitions

2016 Olga Korper Gallery, Toronto, Canada

John Davis Gallery, Hudson, NY

2014  John Davis Gallery, Hudson, NY

Olga Korper Gallery, Toronto, Canada

2013 Phantom Pain, Magnan Metz Gallery, New York, NY

2012 Intensive CAre, MSVU Art Gallery, Halifax, Canada

2011 John Davis Gallery, Hudson, NY

2009 Olga Korper Gallery, Toronto, ON

Magnan Projects, New York, NY

2007 Olga Korper Gallery, Toronto, ON

2006 Susanna Heller, Magnan Projects, New York, NY

2005 Olga Korper Gallery, Toronto, ON

City Watch, Oakville Galleries, Oakville, ON

2003 Olga Korper Gallery, Toronto, ON

Out of Line, Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2002 From Here: New York City Paintings, Museum London, ON (traveling)

Olga Korper Gallery, Toronto, ON

Gallery 808, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA

2001 Luise Ross Gallery, New York, NY

2000 Olga Korper Gallery, Toronto, ON

1999 University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA

1998 Olga Korper Gallery, Toronto, ON

Luise Ross Gallery, New York, NY

1996 Olga Korper Gallery, Toronto, ON

Gerald Peters Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Bard College -Installation, Annendale on Hudson, New York, NY

1995 The Shape of Seeing & Other Stories, Tibor de Nagy Gallery, New York, NY

Galerie Paul Andriesse, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

1994 Olga Korper Gallery, Toronto, ON

1993 Olga Korper Gallery, Toronto, ON

1992 Olga Korper Gallery, Toronto, ON

1991-92 Tomoko Ligouri Gallery, New York, NY

1991 Concordia Art Gallery, Concordia University, Montreal, QC

1990 Tomoko Ligouri Gallery, New York, NY

1989 Grunwald Gallery, Toronto, ON

Mount St. Vincent University Art Gallery, Halifax, NS

1988 Tomoko Ligouri Gallery, New York, NY

1987 Grunwald and Watterson, Toronto, ON

1986 Galerie Paul Andriesse, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Grunwald Gallery, Toronto, ON2

1985 Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax, NS

Embassy Cultural House, London, ON

1978 The Saidye Bronfman Centre, Montreal, QC

Group Exhibitions

2016  Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2015  TD Centre’s Art Collection; commission and permanent collection; TD Bank Centre, Toronto, Canada. (35 foot mural).

TALISMAN; The Painting Center, four person show; New York, NY.

Surroundings : Grand Rapids Art Museum; Grand Rapids,MI; three person exhibition

2014 Magnan Metz Group Exhibition: Destination Unknown, Magnan Metz Gallery, New York, NY

Outlet Fine Arts: “Arshile Gorky & Contemporary Drawings”, curated by Jason Andrews

The Last Brucennial, NY, NY

Sideshow Nation, Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn,NY

Parameters-Landscapes from North America and North Korea; Gallery Ho; NY, NY (4 person show) curator Heng-Gil Han, Korea Art Forum

2013 The Land Before and After Time; Accola Griefen Gallery, NY

Spiral Bound; notebooks by artists; 214 A Gallery, National University, San Diego, CA; Moony Center Gallery at the College of New Rochelle

2012   60 Painters Exhibition: A landmark exhibition of contemporary Canadian painting, catalogue

2011 It’s All Good!! apocalypse now, Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2010 Inaugural Group Exhibition, Magnan Metz, New York, NY

2009 Holland Mania: American and Japanese Images of the Netherlands, Stedelijk Museum de Lakenhal in Leiden, Holland

Different At Every Turn: Contemporary Painters of the Hudson River, Hutchins Gallery at CW Post Campus of Long Island University, Kingsborough Community College, Erie Canal Museum in Syracuse, Albany Institute of History and Art, SUNY Potsdam, West Point Military Academy

Hutchins Gallery at CW Post Campus of Long Island University, Kingsborough Community College, Erie Canal Museum in Syracuse, Albany Institute of History and Art, SUNY Potsdam, West Point Military Academy

2008 Black Eyed Stars, Museum London, London, ON

The New Hudson School, River Stone Arts, Havertraw NY, curator Bill Hockhausen

Peace Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn NY

Sprawling, SICA The Shore Institute of Contemporary Arts, Long Branch, NJ

Generations 6, AIR Gallery, NY

2007 War is Over, Sideshow Gallery; Brooklyn NY

Gallery Page and Strange, Halifax, NS Canada

2006 Small Works, Olga Korper Gallery, Toronto, ON

War in the World: Artists Respond to the Last Five Years, Hunterdon Museum of Art, Clinton, NJ

Allegories of Displacement, Westport Arts Center, Westport, CT

2005 Magnan Projects Inaugural Exhibition, Presentations, Edward Thorpe Gallery, NY

Presentations, Edward Thorpe Gallery, New York, NY

Celebrate 22 Years, Jack Tilton Gallery, New York, NY

Merry, Side Show Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Generations 4, A.I.R. Gallery

Ben Addiction 2004, Goliath Visual Space, Brooklyn, NY

2004 Generations.04, A.I.R. Gallery (cooperative gallery founded NY, NY 1972 celebrating the artistic talent of women)

Ben Addiction 2004, Goliath Visual Space, Brooklyn, NY

2003 Works on Paper, Olga Korper Gallery, Toronto, ON

Painters 15, MOCCA, North York, ON

Merry, Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Yellow, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY

2002 Proximity, curated by Robin Hill, The Work Space, New York, NY

911 Show: Artists Respond, Bronx River Arts Center, The Bronx, NY

Painters 15, Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, China

All Drawing, Gallery 808, Philadelphia, PA

RED, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY

WTC- Living in the Shadows: Artists Respond, Bronx River Arts Centre, NY

Selection I, The Brooklyn Rail, Brooklyn, NY; curated by Phong Bui

Generations 3, A.I.R. Gallery, (cooperative gallery founded NY, NY 1972 celebrating the artistic talent of women)

2001 Edgescapes, Goliath Visual Space, Brooklyn, NY

Blackbird Space, San Fransico, CA

21 st Suffragettes, Sideshow, Brooklyn, NY

Mixed Media, The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA

Made in Brooklyn, curated by Nellie Appleby and Chris Martin, Brooklyn, NY

Merry, Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, NY3

2000 Olga Korper Gallery, Toronto, ON

Seven Hours; Art Berlin/New York #3, Berlin, Germany

Inscape I, The State of Art Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

1999-2000 World Views -Air, World Trade Centre, New York, NY

1999 Seven Hours; Art Berlin/New York, Series #2 and 3, Berlin and New York

Vertigo: WTC World Views, New York School Studio School Gallery, New York, NY

Works on Paper, Olga Korper Gallery, Toronto, ON

The Painter’s Newfoundland, St. John’s, NFD

1998 The Art Exchange Show, A New York View, New York, NY

Collector’s Choice, Arkansas Art Centre, Little Rock, AR

Vero Beach Centre for the Arts, Vero Beach, FL

New York/North York, Art Gallery of North York, Toronto, ON

1997 Generations, A.I.R. 25 th Anniversary Gallery Exhibition, New York, NY

Being Somewhere, Olga Korper Gallery, Toronto, ON

Show and Tell, Trépanier Baer Gallery, Calgary, AB

1996 Rediscovering the Landscape of the Americas, organized by the Gerald Peters Gallery (traveling Mexico, United States, Canada)

Last Chance for Eden, Trépanier Baer Gallery, Calgary, AB

1995 Aspects of American Modernism, Art Gallery of Hamilton, ON

Tibor de Nagy Gallery, New York, NY

Trépanier Baer Gallery, Calgary, AB

10 Plus 10: Artists Select, The New York Studio School, New York, NY

Parsons School of Art and Design, New York, NY

1994-95 Canadian Corporations Collect, Nova Scotia Museum of Art, Halifax, NS (traveling)

1994 Mendell Art Gallery, Saskatoon, SK

1993 Ovsey Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1991 Jack Tilton Gallery, New York, NY

The Nature of Mankind, Lehman College Art Gallery, New York, NY

Drawings, Bard College and the New York Studio School, New York, NY

1990 Small Works, Tomoko Ligouri Gallery, New York, NY

Chicago International Art Exposition, Chicago, IL

Jack Tilton Gallery, New York, NY

Nature in Art, One Penn Plaza, New York, NY

1989 49th Parallel, New York, NY (with Shelagh Keeley)

Art on Paper, Weatherspoon Art Gallery, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, NC

Gallery Artists, Tomoko Ligouri Gallery, New York, NY

1988 Drawings, Tomoko Ligouri Gallery, New York, NY

Contemporary Landscape: Five Views, Waterworks Visual Arts Center, Salisbury, NC

Susana Heller and Medrie McPhee, Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Lethbridge, AB

Tomoko Ligouri Gallery, New York, NY

Michael Walls Gallery, New York, NY

1987 Drawing: 1987, Luise Ross Gallery, New York, NY

Gallerie Paul Andriesse, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Three Person Show, Grunwald Gallery, Toronto, ON

Postmarked New York, Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Lethbridge, AB

1986 Drawing Down the Moon, District 1199 Cultural Center, New York, NY4

1985 Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto, ON

The Artists Collect, London Regional Art Gallery, London, ON

1984 Four Person Exhibition, Cite International des Arts, Paris, France

Farthing Gallery, Boone, NC

1983 Greenpoint Mural, Northside Center, New York, NY

Inaugural Exhibition, Sharpe Gallery, New York, NY

1982 A Place Apart Gallery, New York, NY

Edward Thorpe Gallery, New York, NY

1981 Edward Thorpe Gallery, New York, NY

1977 Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax, NS

1976 Eye Level Gallery, Halifax, NS

Awards

2016 YADDO Fellowship; residency, June 2016

2008 The Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters & Sculptors Grant Award

2002 Canada Council Travel Grant

1997 Artist in Residence: Pooch Cove, Newfoundland

1993 Artist in Residence\Workshop, Saskatoon, SK (jointly sponsored by the University of Saskatchewan & Mendel Art Gallery

1992 The National Endowment for the Arts (Painting)

1988 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship (Painting)

1986 Arts Grant “B”, Canada Council

Fellowship, Leighton Art Colony, Banff, AB

1985 Arts Grant “B”, Canada Council

1984 Ontario Arts Council Grant

1983 Project Cost Grant, Canada Council

Paris Studio Competition, One Year Residence, Canada Council

Millay Colony Residence, Fellowship

1982 Arts Grant “B”, Canada Council

1980 Arts Grant “B”, Canada Council

1978 Project Cost Grant, Canada Council

Selected Bibliographys (reviews)

2015  catalogues for SURROUNDINGS and TALISMAN

2014  Karen Wilkin; At the Galleries, The Hudson Review, Fall 2014; review of John Davis exhibition

Marisa Mule, article, Scene Magazine/New York Observer

The Hopkins Review, Art; Winter 2014

2013 At the Galleries/Bascove; review

Jonathan Goodman, review; The Brooklyn Rail, May 2013

Mira Schor, review; A Year of Positive  Thinking.com, review

Gorky’s Granddaughter.com; video interview

Bradley Rubenstein, Culturecatch.com, review

Carolina Miranda, c-monster.net

 2012 Karen Wilkin, catalogue essay for Intensive Care, MSVU Art Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia

 2010 John Bentley Mays, Art Architecture and the City; exhibition review

Gary Michael Dault, review, The Globe and Mail, Toronto, Canada

2007 Dault, Gary Michael, “Gallery Going”, The Globe and Mail, October 6, 2007

2005 CITY WATCH, Oakville Galleries Museum; 2 essays, illustrated.

Dault, Gary Michael, “Gallery Going”, The Globe and Mail, October 7, 2005

Sayej, Nadja, Reviews C Magazine, Fall, 2005

Gelber, Eric, ARTCRITICAL.COM, “Studio Visit”, September

2004 Enright, Robert “Border Reviews: Site Requiem” Border Crossings, Winnipeg

Kuntz, Melissa, Art in America, “Reviews of Exhibitions”, March

Gordon, Daphne, The Toronto Star, “Shopping: The Art of Looking”

Milroy, Sarah, The Globe and Mail, “Visual Arts”, Toronto

2003 Jordan, Betty Ann, “Remains of the Day”, Toronto Life, December 20035

Dault, Gary Michael, The Globe and Mail, “Gallery Going”, December

La Rocco, Benjamin J., The Brooklyn Rain, “Artscene”, August-September

2002 Goddard, Peter, “9•11 and after: Ashes to art”, The Toronto Star, September 7, 2002

Goddard, Peter, “Art by numbers”, The Toronto Star, March 16, 2002

Gregoroff, March, Flash Art, “At the Galleries”, April

Review, “Among the Ruins”, January 1

Dault, Gary Michael, “Artist wrests meaning out of disaster”, The Globe & Mail, Mar. 9,

Milroy, Sarah, “Art among the ruins,” The Globe & Mail, January 1, 2002, p. R1, R11

2001 Gelber, Eric, Review NY, “City of Wakes: Susanna Heller at Luise Ross Gallery”

2002 Youens, Rachel , The Brooklyn Rail, “Reviews”

2000 Dault, Gary Michael, “Gallery Going,” The Globe & Mail, June 17, 2000

Jordan, Betty Ann, Toronto Life, June 2000

1999 Art Journal CAA, Spring Issue on Teaching: “On Dreaming Space”

1998 Gopnik, Blake, “An artistic vision that soars,” The Globe & Mail, December 15, 1998

Johnson, Ken, “Review,” New York Times, May 1, 1998

1996 Molther, Michael, Vie Des Arts, “Portrait de L’Artist en Meduse”

Gussow, Alan. Visual Art Forum, “M/E/A/N/I/N/G/”, #20 Final Issue

1995 Hunter, Andrew, Some Aspects of American Modernism (Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hamilton, ON), 1995

Suto, Wilma, de Volkskrant- Netherlands, “Review”, January

Preuhs, Sarah, “Never the Twain Shall Meet”, Galerie Paul Andriesse, Amsterdam

1992 Hume, Christopher, “Heller’s bold works affirm vitality of painting”, Toronto Star, Mar. 5

Taylor, Kate, Review, The Globe & Mail, March 6, p. C8

Dumont, Jean. Le Devoir, “Presence de Pentre”, December

1989 Berlind, Robert, Review, Art in America, February, p. 64-5

Clark, John, “No Apologies”, Vanguard (Vancouver) February/March, 1989, p. 34

Moore, John L. and William Zimmer, The Contemporary Landscape: Five Views (Waterworks Visual Arts Center, Salisbury, North Carolina)

1988 Smith, Shaw, Review, New Art Examiner, May, p. 52

Davis, Suzanne, Review, Atlanta Art Papers, May/June, p. 58

Barringer, Paul, “Landscape of Self vs. Picturesque Conventions – A Study in Contrast at the Waterworks”, The Arts Journal, April, p. 17

Maschal, Richard, “Landscapes’ Reflections Troubling”, The Charlotte Observer, February 22, p. 2D

1987 Cohrs, Timothy, Arts Magazine, Review of Group Exhibition Luise Ross Gallery, September

Mays, John Bentley, The Globe and Mail, Review of Three Person Exhibition, Grunwald Gallery, April 23, 1987

1986 Tableau, Exhibition Review, Netherlands, Decemeber, Vol. 9, No. 3, p. 91

Tully, Judd, Art World, Weekly Exhibition Review, New York, May

1984 Hassan, Jamelie, “Interview”, Embassy Cultural House, London, Canada, September

1983 Goldscheider, M. Landre, “Brooklyn Mural”, Greenpoint Gazette, July 12, 19836
Catalogues

2007 Black Eyed Stars: Museum London- curator Andrew Hunter, London ,ON ,Canada

2002 From Here: New York City Paintings (curated by Brian Meehan), Museum London, ON

1991 Susanna Heller, Art Gallery of Concordia University, Montréal, QC

1988 Susanna Heller, Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Lethbridge, AB

Teaching Positions

2004-present The State University Rutgers, Newark; Intro to Drawing, part-time lecturer

2004 Queens College, CUNY; Advanced Painting, Art Fundamentals

2002 New School University; Eugene Lang College; On Site Drawing

2001 Parsons School of Design; visiting critic

2000 Brandeis University; visiting lecturer, Post-Bachelor Program

2000 Yale University-visiting lecturer

1998-2002 SUNY Purchase, Purchase, NY, adjunct Professor

1998-2001 University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA, adjunct Associate Professor

1999 The New School, adjunct Professor

1995-1998 Bennington College, Bennington, Vermont

Part-time Professor of Painting and Drawing, Graduate and Undergraduate level

classes, tutorials, advisory responsibilities

1994-1995 Parsons School of Design, New York, NY

Part-time Professor of Drawing, other activities-workshops on drawing methods

1994 Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, Visiting Professor of Painting and Drawing

Painting Seminar, Drawing Workshop, Studio Advisor for all media (3D, 2D, Installation, Photo) Supervised Senior thesis projects, Visiting Lecture Series (three lectures given)

1991-94 Sarah Lawrence University, Bronxville, NY, part-time Professor of Drawing Studio Advisor in Painting and Drawing, taught life drawing workshop, supervised independent study and Senior thesis projects

1990 State University of New York at Purchase, Purchase NY, Visiting Artist Seminar, Junior and Senior painting

1989 Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Halifax, Nova Scotia Visiting Professor of Painting and Drawing

Painting Seminar, Drawing Workshop, taught Landscape Painting Courses, advised all advanced studio students; Sophmore, Junior, and Senior level.

1988 State University of New York at Purchase, Purchase, NY, Visiting Artist Seminar, junior and senior painting

1987 Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Halifax, Nova Scotia Visiting Lecturer and Exhibition, summer semester

Intro Painting and Advanced Studio Instructor “plein-air” Drawing Workshop

Visiting Artist

2015 RMIT lecture/studio visit with graduates, Melbourne, Australia.

2014 Fashion Institute of Art

University of Waterloo, Canada

College of New Rochelle, New York

2013   SUNY College, Purchase

2011-2006 Royal College of Art, Melbourne, Australia; graduate Studies studio lecture.

2009    University of Lethbridge, Alberta Canada

2007    OCAD in Toronto, Canada

2004-2005 York University, Artist Speakers Series, Toronto, ON

2002 Visiting Artist, University of the Arts Philadelphia, PA.

2001 Visiting Artist, University of Waterloo, ON

2000 Visiting Artist, final senior review; Brandeis University, Waltham, MASS.

2000 Visiting Artist -Graduate Program-Parsons School of Art and Design, NY, NY

1998 Visiting Lecturer, Concordia University and Dawson College, Montreal, QC

1997 Visiting\Critic, Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Halifax, NS, Artist in Residence, James Baird Residency, St. John’s, NFLD (participated in Nationwide touring exhibition of work done at workshop.7

1996 Guest speaker, UAAC (University Art Association of Canada), ‘The Redefinition of the Role of the Artist as Educator’, McGill University, Montreal, QC

Visiting Lecturer, The Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, ON, Public Programs: Lecture

Visiting Lecturer, The Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, ON, Public Programs: Lecture Series; Artists Talk on Artists, lecture on Paterson Ewen Retrospective

University of Saskatchewan; guest lecturer. Visiting Artist, Bishops University, QC

Visiting Artist, Parsons School of Design, New York, NY

Visiting Artist, Bard College, Annendale-on-Hudson, NY, Lecture and Installation\ Exhibition

1995 Artist in Residence, Drawing Workshop, Bard College, Annendale on Hudson, NY Painting Lecture

1994 Visiting Lecturer, Toronto School of Art, Toronto, ON

Offered Residency at Yaddo Artist Colony (declined to teach at Nova Scotia College of Art and Design)

1993 Visiting Artist/Critic, workshop director, St. Peter’s College, Saskatoon, SK

Visiting Lecturer, Installation, Exhibition, Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, SK

1992 Visiting Lecturer, Guest Critic, Graduate Program, The Maryland Institute of Art, Baltimore, Maryland

Artist-in-Residence, Lecturer, Emma Lake Workshop, SK

Visiting Lecturer, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK

1991 Visiting Artist/Lecturer, Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, NY

1990 Visiting Artist/Guest Critic, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia

Visiting Artist, State University of New York at Purchase, NY

Visiting Artist/Critic, Dundas School of Art, ON

Visiting Lecturer/Critic, McMaster University, ON

1989 Visiting Artist, Parsons School of Art, New York, NY

Visiting Artist/Critic, Mount Saint Vincent University, Halifax, NS

1988 Visiting Artist, Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Lethbridge, AB

Selected Collections

Air Canada Corporation, Montréal, QC

Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, ON

Canada Council Art Bank, Ottawa, ON

Canada Overseas Investments, Toronto, ON

Concordia University Art Gallery, Montréal, QC

The Donovan Collection, St. Michael’s College, Toronto, ON

Lahey & Associates Real Estate, Ltd., Ottawa, ON

McMillan, Binch, Toronto, ON

Museum London, London, ON

National Bank Financial, Montréal, QC

Nazca Limited, Toronto, ON

Oakville Galleries, Oakville, ON

Osler, Hoskin and Harcourt, New York and Toronto

Properties Group Management Ltd. Ottawa, ON

Toronto Dominion Bank, Toronto, ON

Torys, Toronto, ON

Trader Media Corp., Toronto, ON

Weatherspoon Art Gallery, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, NC

The Woodbridge Group, Toronto, ON