Susanna Coffey

Biography

Susanna Coffey is the F.H. Sellers Professor in Painting at The School of The Art Institute of Chicago. She received her BFA in1977 at the University of CT, Storrs and her MFA in1982 Yale School of Art. Susanna Coffey’s relentless investigation of the iconic human head is driven by questions about what a portrait image can mean. What is a beautiful appearance? Why do conventionally gendered images involve caricature? Can an inchoate feeling-state be adequately portrayed?

Meticulously observed and exquisitely painted, the works have shown her face in many guises and locations: under dramatic lighting, highly costumed, inside a studio, within landscapes, forests and places of fiery devastation, and amidst phantasmagoric patterns. Images of masks and skulls also have served as her stand-ins. Some pictures seem almost entirely abstract with only the barest suggestion of a human face.

Coffey’s work has been exhibited in The Weatherspoon Art Museum, The Aldrich Museum, The Hood Museum, The National Portrait Gallery, The American Academy of Arts and Letters and others. Her work is included in the collections of The Yale University Art Gallery, The Art institute of Chicago, and the Minneapolis museum of art, among others. She received The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship in 1996. Susanna Coffey lives and works in New York City.

Education
1982 MFA, Yale School of Art, New Haven, CT
1977 BFA, Magna Cum Laude, University of Connecticut at Storrs, CT

Solo Exhibitions
2016 (scheduled)
The Henry Zarrow Center for Art and Education, Tulsa OK
The Baron and Ellin Art Gallery at Old Dominion University, Norfolk VA
2015
A Night Painting Project The Anchorage Art Museum Alaska
2014
Elemental Steven Harvey Fine Arts Projects NYC (Review, online interview)
2012
Apophenia Alpha Gallery, Boston MA (Reviews)
Nocturnes Steven Harvey Fine Art Projects, NYC (Review)
2011
The Robert & Elaine Stein Galleries at Wright State University, Dayton OH
The New Bedford Museum of Art, New Bedford, MA
2009
Susanna Coffey, Plantings and Cuttings Jerald Melberg Gallery, Charlotte, NC
2008
Susanna Coffey, since 2001, The New York Studio School, NY
2006
Isabel Ignacio Gallery, Seville, Spain (Catalogue & Reviews)
2004
Alpha Gallery, Boston, MA (Review)
Maya Polsky Gallery, Chicago, IL (Reviews)
2003
Tibor De Nagy Gallery, NY (Catalogue & Review)
2002
The College Of Saint Rose, Albany, NY, Travels to: The Kendall Art Gallery,
Grand Rapids, MI (Reviews)
2001
Tibor de Nagy Gallery, NY (Catalogue & Reviews
The Weatherspoon Gallery, Greensboro, NC (Review)
18 Years, Beacon Street Gallery, Chicago, IL
2000
Alpha Gallery, Boston, MA, (Reviews)
The Marguerite Oestricher Gallery, New Orleans, LA (Review)
1999
Tibor De Nagy Gallery, NY, (Reviews)
1998
Halsey Gallery, College of Charleston, Charleston, SC
Susanna Coffey: Paintings, Jaffe-Friede & Strauss Galleries, Hopkins Center,
Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH (Review & Catalogue, essays by Michael
Rooks & Eileen Myles)
Galeria Alejandor Sales, Barcelona, Spain (Reviews)
1997
Tibor De Nagy Gallery, NY (Review)
Ackland Art Museum, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
Bangs Street Gallery, Provincetown, MA
Atrium Gallery, University of Connecticut at Storrs
1996
Lyons Weir Gallery, Chicago, IL (Review)
1995
The Alpha Gallery, Boston, MA
Galeria Alejandro Sales, Barcelona, Spain
1994
Gallery Three Zero, NY (Review)
1992
Sazama Gallery, Chicago, IL
1991
Sazama Gallery, Chicago, IL (Review)
1990
The Cultural Center of the City of the Eleusis, Eleusis, Greece
Gallery Engonopoulos, Athens, Greece (Review)
Hellenic-American Union, Athens, Greece
1988
Sazame-Brauer Gallery, Chicago, IL
1987
SXC Gallery, Chicago, IL
1986
The Cultural Center of the Chicago Public Library, Chicago, IL (Review)

Group Exhibitions
2016
Who Me?-Yes You!, Yale School of Art Gallery 43, Edgewood, New Haven, CT
Jardin, Number 4 Studio, Bushwick NY
New Space Alpha Gallery Boston MA
2015
Living Threads, The New York Studio School
Self/ Portraits of Artists in Their Absence National Academy Museum NYC
All Together Different, Artists from the LES , The Manny Cantor Center NYC
2014
The Expressive Voice, The Danforth Art Museum, Framingham MA
Nanking International Arts Festival, Nanking, China
Self Portraits, The McIninch Art Gallery at Southern New Hampshire University
Outdoor Disco, The Valerie Carberry Gallery, Chicago IL
Embodied- The Figure in Paint , Bannister Gallery, RI College, Providence
Abstracted Zolla Liebernman Gallery, Chicago IL
Painted Faces, The Henry Zarrow Center for Art and Education, Tulsa OK
Through the Ages:100 Years of RAM, The Rockford Art Museum, Rockford IL
In Residence, The Hood Museum, Hanover NH
Red Clay The Huntsville Museum, Huntsville AL
2013
Making Faces The Selena Gallery at LIU, Brooklyn NY
Summer Session Steven Harvey Projects, NYC
The Annual: 2013 National Academy Museum NYC
2012
From Life Steven Harvey Projects, NYC
CSV Resident Artist Exhibition, Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center NYC
Looking into the Light, Culturefix Gallery, NYC
Self-Portraits Printworks Gallery, Chicago IL
Headshots, Susanna Coffey, Lauren Gregory O’Connor Gallery At Dominican University, River Forest, IL
Her Own Style National Academy Museum, NYC
Four Seasons Schroeder Romero and Schredder, NYC
Heads, Lori Bookstein Fine Art NYC
2011
Pavers, Schroeder Romero & Shredder, NY (Review)
The Artists Reveale: A Panorama of Greaf Artist Portraits; The National Academy Museum, NY
Scape The Nicole Villenueve Gallery, Chicago IL
2010
Decameron, NY Studio School, NY
Carl Plansky and Friends The Sam & Adele Golden Gallery, New Berlin, NY
Solemn and Sublime: American Figurative Painting, Akus Gallery at Eastern CT State University, Willimantic, CT (book)
Pink Paint, Riverside Art Center, Lake Forest, IL
Susanna Coffey, Night Paintings 1995-2010, Peregrine Programs, Chicago, IL (Review)
Painting Here in Chicago Western Exhibitions Chicago, IL
2009
Florence Biennale, Florence, Italy
Partisan, Art Chicago 09, curated by Mary Jane Jacobs, Chicago, IL
Reconfiguring the Body in American Art 1820-209 National Academy Museum, NY
The 184th Annual Exhibition The National Academy Museum, NY
2191 Days and Counting, for IVAW, Brooklyn, NY
2008
As Others See Us: The Contemporary Portrait, Brattleboro Museum and Art Center, Brattleboro, VT
Never Has She Ever The Mason Gross Gallery, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
Invitational Exhibition of Visual Arts American Academy of Arts and Letters, NY
Solitude Luxe Gallery, NY
Contemporary Images of the Figure Kalamazoo Museum of Art, MI
Unveiled: New Acquisitions from the Museum’s Collection” The Akron Museum of Art
An Artist Selects: Portraits from the Collection of the Weatherspoon Art Museum, curated by Daoud Bey, Greensboro, NC
2007
Recent Acquisitions The Indianapolis Museum of Art, IN
Fluid Fields The Painting Center, NY
Faces, Contemporary Gallery, Hudson NY
Group Exhibition, Gallery of Long Island University, Brooklyn, NY
2006
Susanna Coffey, Suzanne Walters, Pi 37 Gallery, Athens, Greece (Catalogue & Reviews)
Contemporary Visual Arts in Greece, The National Museum of Contemporary Arts,Thessaloniki, Greece (Catalogue)
Mirror Image, Islip Art Museum, East Islip, NY
Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition Smithsonian, National Portrait Gallery, Washington DC (Catalogue)
Secretive, Wheeler Gallery, Providence RI
Wild Women, 55 Mercer Gallery, NY (Review)
Apres Nous, Les Deluge, Frances M. Nauman Gallery, NY (Catalogue)
Slowness, Heaven Gallery, Chicago, IL (Catalogue)
13th Anniversary Show, The Painting Center, NY
2005
…Never Done Works by Women Artists from the Puzzouli Miller Collection, The Huntington Museum of Art, Huntington WV (Catalogue, essay by Brice Brown)
About Faces: Portraits Past and Present, Staten Island Museum, NY
Designo, The National Academy Museum, NY (Catalogue)
10th Anniversary Show, Bercier Taylor Gallery, New Orleans, LA
Looking at Herself Lyme Academy Art Gallery, Old Lyme, CT (Catalogue, essay by Eleanor Heartney)
About Paint, Westport Art Center, CT
2004
Loose Cannon RKL Gallery, Brooklyn, NYHere’s Lookin’ at You! Portraits by Illinois Artists Past and Present, Illinois State Museum, Chicago, IL
Movin’, Track House Gallery, Oak Park, IL
2003
178th Members Show , The National Academy of Design, NY (Catalogue & Review) Henry Ward Ranger Prize
Women Of The Academy, The National Academy of Design, NY (Catalogue & Review)
Hothouse, Contemporary Floras, The New York Academy of Science, NY
The Face of Courage, 323 West Gallery, NY
Sulcada Serves, Track House Gallery, Oak Park, IL
2002
Edwin Dickenson, Imaginative Affinities, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
Prints From VSC, The Robert Hull Fleming Museum, Burlington, VT
Proximity, The Work Space, NY (Catalogue)
Les Fables de La Fontaine , Centre pour l’Art et la Culture, Gallery Aix-en-Provence, France (Catalogue), Travels to: Temple University Gallery, Rome, 11/02, The Jacob Lawrence Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle 5/03 and The Meyerhoff Gallery, Baltimore, MD, 1/04
Response, Exit Art, NY (Review)
Revisiting Modernism, The Painting Center, NY
The Sharp Foundation Show, Ace Gallery, NY (Catalogue)
To Kiss the Spirits, an Artists Homage to Hollis Sigler, Artemisia Gallery, Chicago, IL
25th Anniversary, Beacon Street Gallery, Chicago, IL
2001
Yale University School of Art Alumni Exhibition, Yale University School of Art, New Haven, CT (Catalogue)
Faculty Sabbatical Exhibition, The Betty Rymer Gallery at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Power of the Seen: Twelve Painters Work from Life, The Painting Center, NY
Celebrating 75 Years – Pulling Prints: Modern and Contemporary Works from the Collection, Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, MA
Identities: Contemporary Portraiture, New Jersey Center for Visual Arts, Summit, NJ (Catalogue)
Tres Realistas, Sala Pelaires, Palma de Mayorca, Spain
2000
Reconfigured, Works by Susanna Coffey, Judy Glantzman, Julia Jacquette, Jim Torok Pace University Gallery, Pleasantville, NY
Exquisite Corpse, Printworks Gallery, Chicago, IL (Catalogue)
Jose Cobo, Susanna Coffey, Maya Polsky Gallery, Chicago, IL
Kwangju Bienniel, Kwangju, Korea (Catalogue)
The End, Exit Art, NY
The Likeness of Being, DC Moore Gallery, NY (Catalogue)
Women’s View, Two Generations of Women Artists From New York, Haverford College, PA
Go Figure, Another Side of Modernism. the human figure in painting from 1950 to the present, Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art, Staten Island, NY (Catalogue)
Reconfiguring the Heroic, Artemisia Gallery, Chicago, IL (Catalogue)
1999
Self Portraits, The Elaine L Jacobs Gallery, Detroit, MI (Reviews)
Susanna Coffey, Caroline Thompson, Bangs Street Gallery, Provincetown, MA
Selections from The Davidson Collection, The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
1998
Body Double, Winston Wachter Fine Art, NY
little, Jeffrey Coploff Fine Arts, NY
Susanna Coffey, and Richard Lewis Portraits, Suzanne Hilbury Gallery, Birmingham, MI
La Visions de L’esprit, David Armstrong, Susanna Coffey, David Schacter, Bangs Street Gallery, Provincetown, MA
Eyes Mind, Kendell Art and Design, Hudson, NY
Group Show, Sala Pelaires, Palma de Mayorca, Spain
Recent American Portraits, Boston University Gallery, Boston, MA
1997
La Tradicion, Exit Art, NY
HAIRDO, The Work Space, NY
about face, Rosenberg & Kaufman Gallery, NY
Eleven Faces, The Painting Center, NY
1996
48th Annual American Academy Exhibition, The American Academy of Arts and Letters, NY
Selections from the Permanent Collection (Chuck Close, Susanna Coffey, Willem de Kooning, Alberto Giacommetti, Eva Hesse, John McCracken, Robert Rauschenberg), The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Group Show, Bangs Street Gallery, Provincetown, MA
Figurative Impulses; Nicholas Africano, Susanna Coffey, Art Kleinman, Vera Klement, and Kerry James, Evanston Art Center, Evanston, IL
Christmas Show, Alpha Gallery, Boston, MA
1995
47th Annual American Academy Exhibition, The American Academy of Arts and Letters, NY
Image and Eye, The New York Studio School, NY
Inside Out, The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT (Catalogue)
Statewide Survey, The Rockford Museum, Rockford, IL
Self Portraits, Lyons-Weir Gallery, Chicago, IL
1994
American Academy Invitational Exhibition of Painting and Sculpture, American Academy of Arts and Letters, NY
Something in Common, Artemesia Gallery, Chicago, IL
AIDS Awareness, Lennon Weinberg Gallery, NY
By Special Request, Hera Gallery, Wakefield, RI
Self Portrayal, the Mary Porter Sesnon Art Gallery at the University of California, Santa Cruz
1993
The Family, Cincinnati Arts Consortium, Cincinnati, OH
Issues of Identity, MMC Gallery, Marymount Manhattan College, NY
A Reinvention of Classicism, Rockford Art Museum, Rockford, IL
Bodily, Penine Hart Gallery, NY
The Figure, New York 93, 55 Mercer Gallery, NY
Summer Show, Sazama Gallery, Chicago, IL
Preview Show, The Painting Center, NY
Open Studios, The Marie Walsh Sharpe Foundation, NY
1992
In Your Face, A/C Project Room, NY
Courtland Jessup Gallery, Provincetown, MA
Faculty Sabbatical Show, Betty Rymer Gallery, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Susanna Coffey, Susan Lichtman, 55 Mercer Gallery, NY (Review)
1991
Spirited Visions, State of Illinois Gallery, Chicago, IL
1990
Christmas Invitational Show, Bowery Gallery, NY
Midwest Drawing Invitational, University of Indiana Gallery, Bloomington, IN
Soul Survivors, Beacon Street Gallery at Uptown Hull House, Chicago, IL
3 Artists from Chicago, Art Gallery of Kent State, Kent, OH
Chicago Artists Abroad, The Cultural Center of the Chicago Public Library, Chicago, IL
1989
Portraits, Landscapes, Beacon Street Gallery at Uptown Hull House, Chicago, IL
Drawings, Central Washington State College, Ellensbury, WA
Yale/Chicago, Gallery Vienna, Chicago, IL
Gallery Artists, Sazama Gallery, Chicago, IL
1988
Six Painters, Sazama-Brauer Gallery, Chicago, IL
Self Portraits, School of the Art Institute Gallery, Chicago, IL
2×2, School of the Art Institute Gallery, Chicago, IL
1987
Susanna Coffey, Dan Gustin, University of Indiana Fine Arts Center, Bloomington, IN
Big People, University of Indiana, Gary, IN
Three Artists, J. Rosenthal Gallery, Chicago, IL
1986
Self Portraits, ARC Gallery, Chicago, IL
Showing Off, State of Illinois Gallery, Chicago, IL
Black & White, Contemporary Arts Workshop, Chicago, IL
1985
Aspects of the Figure, J. Rosenthal Gallery, Chicago, IL
The Shadow Show, N.A.M.E. Gallery, Chicago, IL
Nocturne, The Payne Art Center, Oshkosh, WI
The Burpee Museum, Rockford, IL
S.A.I.C. Faculty Show, The School of the Art Institute Gallery, Chicago, IL
1984
Unseen, ARC Gallery, Chicago, IL
Artists Call, Deson Gallery, Chicago, IL
Pilson Artists, Sven Parson Gallery, DeKalb, IL
1982
M.F.A. Thesis Show, Yale School of Art, New Haven, CT
Two Alumni, Atrium Gallery, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT
The Figure Today, The Slater Memorial Museum, Norwich, CT (Catalogue)

Grants/Awards
Honorary Degree from Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts 2015
The John Hultberg Memorial Prize for Painting, The National Academy Museum 2009
The Hassam, Speicher, Betts, and Symons Funds Purchase Award from The American Academy of Arts and Letters, 2008,1995 and 1996
Honorary Doctorate from The Pennsylvania College of the Arts
Residency at The Rockefeller Center at Bellagio, Lake Como, Italy May 2006
Henry Ward Ranger Prize, 2003
Member of The National Academy of Art and Design, since 1999
The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship, 1996
Academy Award in Art from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, 1994
Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award, 1993
National Endowment for the Arts, 1993
Illinois Arts Council Grant, 1992
Marie Walsh Sharpe Foundation Studio Program, 1992
S.A.I.C. Faculty Enrichment Grant, 1991 and 1990, and 1987
Chicago Artists Abroad, 1990
Illinois Arts Council Grant, 1985
Ragdale Foundation Residency, Lake Forest, IL, 1984
Connecticut Commission on the Arts, 1980

Teaching Experience
1982 – Present
The F. H. Sellers Professor in Painting at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (endowed chair 1998), with tenure, (1989)

Bibliography
Review of Elemental by Hearne Pardee The Brooklyn Rail February 2014
Online video, by Gorky’s Daughter also on The Painter’s Table.
Interview with Jennifer Samet Riffing Off Symmetry Hyperallergenic ,January 26, 2013
Interview with Jennifer Samet, Interview for Playspace September 2012
Review of From Life by John Yau, Hyperallergenic November 25, 2012
Review of Apophenia by Cate McQuaid , The Boston Globe, September 25,2012
Review of Apophenia by Steve Locke in art and everything after September 29, 2012
Review of Apophenia by Nate Risteen Boston Art Review September 23, 2012
Radio Interview, on “Cloudknitters” with Leo Reijnders, Radio Central (Belgium),106.7FM September ‘12
Review of Nocturne by John Goodrich, City Arts April 3, 2012
Review of Pavers, City Arts, John Goodrich, January 12, 2011
Project, “7 Days”, The Huffington Post, Sept. 2010
Review of Night Paintings 1995-2010, Jeremy Bliss, New City, Chicago, April 22, 2010
Review of Reconfiguring the Body in American Art, 1820-2009, The New York Times, Ken Johnson, July 22, 2009
Article and images, The Sienese Shredder 4, Sienese Shredder, Edition 09
Article, “Pilgrimage to My Lai: Social Memory and the Making of Art “ by Carol Becker in Thinking in Place, Art Journal, February, 2007
Review of Mirar, ABC, by Laura Farjado, November 2006
Article, “Looking at Herself” Kathleen Edgecomb, The New London Day, December 8, 05
Lecture, Thinking in Place, Dr. Carol Becker at The Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago IL
Review of Alpha Gallery show, Cate McQuaid, The Boston Globe, November 19, 2004
Article, Emile Ferris, F News, Chicago, IL, September, 2004
Review of Maya Polsky show, Alan G. Artner, The Chicago Tribune, June 4, 2004
Review of Maya Polsky show, Fred Camper, The Chicago Reader, June 10, 2004
Review of Tibor De Nagy Show, Mario Naves, The New York Observer, November 10, 2003
Review of 178th Members Show, Ken Johnson, The New York Times, May 2003
Review of Women of the Academy, Ken Johnson, The New York Times, Summer 2003
Review, Metroland, David Brickman, November 7, 2002
Review of The College Of Saint Rose show, Kathryn Wheeler, The Grand Rapids Press, December 15, 2002
Review of Response, Ken Johnson, The New York Times, March 2002
Review of Tibor DeNagy show, Ann Landi, Art News, October 2001
Review of Tibor DeNagy show, Mario Naves, The New York Observer, June 4, 2001
Review, Dan Bischoff, The Sunday Star-Ledger, April 8, 2001
Review of Weatherspoon Art Gallery show, Tom Patterson, The Winston -Salem Journal, February 15, 2001
Review of Marguerite Ostreicher Fine Arts Gallery show, Judith H. Bonner, The New Orleans Art Review, November/December 2000
Review of Self-Portrait, 2000, Diane Thodos , The New Art Examiner, March 2001
Review of Alpha Gallery show, Joshua Meyer, Art New England, April/May 2000
Review of Alpha Gallery show, Cate McQuaid, The Boston Globe, January 20, 2000
Review of Tibor De Nagy show, Art In America, Nicole Krauss, September, 1999
Review of Tibor De Nagy show, The New York Times, Ken Johnson ,January 22, 1999
Review of Tibor De Nagy show, The New Yorker, February 8, 1999
Review of Tibor De Nagy show, NY Arts, Deborah Everett, January 1999
Review of Tibor De Nagy show, New York Magazine, Edith Newhall, January 1, 1999
Review of Dartmouth show, Art New England, Miles Unger February 1999
Review of Self Portraits, Detroit Free Press, Keri Guten Cohen, 1999
Article, “Work in Progress”, The Village Voice, Kim Levin, April 22, 1997
Article, Art Review, Dominique Nahas, 1997
Review of Tibor De Nagy show, David Humphrey, Art Issues, Summer, 1997
Interview, Jeffrey Whittle, A Journal of Art, Cornell University, 1997
Article, “Deceptive Mirrors, Contemporary Self Portraits”, Miles Unger, Art New England, December/January 1997
Review of Lyons Weir Gallery show,The Chicago Reader, Fred Camper, May 10, 1996
Article, Alan Artner, The Chicago Tribune, February 1996
Review of Inside Out, Charles Hagan, The New York Times July 14, 1995
Review of Inside Out, Vivien Raynor, The New York Times, June 11, 1995
Review of Gallery Three Zero Solo Show, Art in America, Eileen Myles, July 1994
Review, Arlene Raven, The Village Voice, March 1, 1994
Review, David McCracken, Chicago Tribune, December, 1992
Review of 55 Mercer Gallery show, New Art Examiner, Elisabeth Condon, December 1992
Article, Abigail Forstner, Chicago Tribune, February 1, 1991
Review of Sazama Gallery show, Chicago Tribune, David McCracken, May 1991
Review of Gallery Engonopoulos show, Mesimvrini, Peter Kypreotelis, 1990
Review, Tom Gross, New Art Examiner, March, 1990
Review of Cultural Center of Chicago Public Library show, Art News, Sue Taylor, September 1986

Public Collections
Yale University Art Gallery
The Danforth Art Museum, Framingham MA
The Hood Museum at Dartmouth College, Hanover NH
Honolulu Academy of Art, Honolulu, Hawaii
Museum of Contemporary Art, Seville, Spain
The Boston Museum of Fine Arts
Akron Museum of Art, Akron, OH
Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, NC
Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, MA
The Brauer Museum, Valparaiso, IN
The Davis Museum and Cultural Center at Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA
The National Academy of Art and Design, NY
The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
The Print and Drawing Collection of The Art Institute of Chicago
The Rockford Museum, Rockford, IL
The William and Uytendale Scott Memorial Study Collections at the Mariam Coffin Canaday Library, Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr, PA
The Catherine T. and John D. McArthur Foundation, Chicago, IL
The Minneapolis Museum of Art
The Joan Flasch Book Collection, Flaxman Library, The Art Institute of Chicago
Vanderberg Foods, Chicago, IL
Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

Catalogues and Books
Book, In Residence, Contemporary Artists at Dartmouth The Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth
College, 2014
Re: Things In the Lap Essay on the night paintings by Edmund Chia published by Pergrine Programs, Chicago IL 2012
Book, Selected Contemporary American Figurative Painters, Editor, Qimin Liu, Tianjin Peoples Fine Arts Publishing House, China, 2010
Art Publication, The Sienese Shredder, edited by Brice Brown and Mark Shortliffe, Sienese Shredder Editions 2010
Book, The Importance of Being Iceland, Essay by Eileen Myles published by Semiotext(e)/MIT Press 7/09
Book, Blind Handshake, Essay by David Humphrey, published by Periscope Press 09
Catalog, Artist’s Response: Portraits and Self-Portraits, from exhibition, Unexpected Reflections: The Portrait Reconsidered at Meridian Gallery, 2009, San Fransisco CA, by Terri Cohn
Essay, “Pilgrimage to My Lai: Social Memory and the Making of Art “ by Carol Becker in Thinking in Place, Paradigm Publishers 09
Catalog, Since 2001, The New York Studio School, essays by Lisa Wainwright, David Cohen and poem by Cyrus Cassell
Catalog, The 184th Annual Exhibition, The National Academy Museum,.
Catalog, Mirar, Isabel Ignacio Gallery, Seville, SP, 2006 essay by David Cohen
Catalog, Visual Arts in Greece, The National Museum of Contemporary Arts, Thessaloniki Greece, 2006
Catalog, Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition, Smithsonian, National Portrait Gallery, 2006, essay by Dave Hickey
Catalog, Apres Nous, Les Deluge Frances M. Nauman Gallery, NY, 2006
Catalog, Slowness, Heaven Gallery, Chicago Il, 2006 essays by Terry Myers and Aaron Walker
Catalog, Susanna Coffey, Suzanne Walters Pi 37 Gallery Athens, Greece, essay by Megakles Rogakos 2006
Catalog, Looking at Herself Lyme Academy of Art 2005, essay by Eleanor Heartney
Catalog, Desegno, National Academy Museum, 2005
Catalog, …Never Done: Works by Women Artists from the Puzzuoli Miller Collection, The Huntington Museum of Art, Huntington, WV 2005 essay by Brice Brown
Book, Fables of La Fontaine, (selected images from The Fables Exhibition) University of Washington Press, 2004
Catalog, Susanna Coffey Recent Work, Tibor De Nagy Gallery, 2003 essay by Mark Strand
Catalog, 178 National Academy of Design 7th Annual Exhibition, 2003
Catalog, Challenging Tradition: The Women of the Academy 1826-2003, By David Derringer and Isabelle Dervaux, 2003
Catalog, Artists to Artists, A Decade of the Space Foundation, The Marie Walsh Sharpe Arts Foundation, 2002
Catalog Susanna Coffey, Tibor De Nagy Gallery, 2001 essay by Michael Rooks, Poem, “Blue” by Susan Wheeler
Catalog, The Figure, Another Side of Modernism, Snug Harbor Cultural Center
Catalog, Reconfiguring the Heroic, 2000
Catalog, Man + Space, Kwanju Biennale, 2000
Catalog, Exquisite Corpse, Printworks Gallery, Chicago essay by Mark Pascale
Catalog, The Likeness of Being D.C.Moore Gallery, NYC 2000, essay by Judith Stein
Book, Contemporary American Realist Drawings from the Jalane and Richard Davidson Collection at The Art Institute of Chicago by Ruth Fine, Raymond Hernandez-Duran and Mark Pascale, 1999
Catalog, Susanna Coffey Studio Art Exhibition Program, Dartmouth College, September, 1998 Essays by Michael Rooks and Eileen Myles
Catalog, Inside Out, 1995
Catalog, Something in Common, essay by Mary Jane Jacob, 1995
Book, Spirited Visions: Artists in Chicago, Patty Carroll, essay by James Yood
Book, Exposures, Women, and Their Art, New Sage Press, 1989, Essays by Betty Ann Brown and Arlene Raven, Photos by Kenna Love

Projects
2015 Essay for Painters on Painting Blog On Bonnard’s “The Terrace at Veronnet”
2013 Oyu Oro: Dos Aguas de Cuba, Research trip for study in Eight Cuban organizations that preserve cultural traditions of the African Diaspora; dance, song, instrumentation and costuming.
2012 Catalog Essay, Fishing for KnickKnacks exhibition of Doon Joint, pub. by Pavel Zoubok Gallery, NYC
2011 Catalog essay for the Mass College of Art Non-Residential MFA thesis show
2008 Curator, Still Life, Bowery Gallery, NY
2003 Curator, Paying Attention, Creative Arts Workshop, New Haven CT.
1994 Curator, Prodigal Daughter, Rockford College Art Gallery, (Catalog with essay by Dr. Carol Becker) Catalog Editor Susanna Coffey, Pub. by Rockford College Rockford IL March, 1995
1993 Curator, Home Girls, Beacon Street Gallery at Uptown Hull House, Chicago, IL (Review)
1988 Author of the article, “Durer’s Rabbit,” Chicago Art/Write, March, 1988
1989 Book Publisher and Illustrator, The Homeric Hymn to Demeter, translation by Apostolos Athanassakis, Kallichoron Press 1989, a hand-printed book with woodcut illustrations
1979 Illustrator for Monovassia, by Eleni Fourtouni, Thelphini Press, 1979

Panels, Speaking Engagements
Graduation Speaker at The Lyme Academy of Fine Arts June 2015
The Anchorage Art Museum, Lecture November 2015
Western CT State University November 2015
Lecture at The Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts October 22, 2015
Lecture at The Kansas City Art Institute 2014
Lecture at Minneapolis Institute of Art, 2014
“Portraiture”, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, June 21, 2013
Radio Interview, on “Cloudknitters” with Leo Reijnders, Radio Central,106.7FM September ‘12
Panel, The Serious and the Sublime, Eastern Ct Stae University, Nov. 2010
Panel, Portraiture The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 2010
Panel, CAA 2010, Painting Here in Chicago, Chicago IL
Panel, Closed and Open Form: Clarity/Ambiguity 2009Artists Equity Association, NY
Panel, WNYC Community Advisory Board Art Coverage Symposium, 2009
The Wier Farm Lecture 2008, Western CT State College
Commencement Speaker 2008, Philadelphia College of Art and Design, Phil. PA
Panel chair, “Color and Paint” College Art Association Conference 2005, Atlanta, GA
Symposium participant, Thomas Eakins, Scholars /Artists Day, 2002 The Metropolitan Museum of Art,
Panel, Religious Paradox/Ambiguity and Materiality, Harvard University Department of Religious Studies, December 2002
Panel, “Identities: Contemporary Portraiture” New Jersey Center for Visual Arts
Panel, ” Figuration in Contemporary Art,” College Art Association, Chicago, IL, 2001
Panel, “The Role of a Liberal Arts Curriculum in the Education of Visual Artists,” The School of Visual Arts, New York, NY, 1989

Gallery Representation
Steven Harvey Fine Arts Projects
208 Forsyth St
NYC NY 10002
917 861 7312
info@shfap.com

Valerie Carberry Gallery
875 North Michigan Ave.
Suite 2510
Chicago IL 60611
312 397 9990
email, susan@valeriecarberry.com
Director: Valerie Carberry

Alpha Gallery
14 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02116
617/536-4465 Fax: 617/536-5695
Directors: Alan and Joanna Fink

Galeria Isabel Ignacio
Velarde 9
Seville, Spain 41001
34 954 562 555
email, isabelignacio@telefonica.net
Director: Isabel Ignacio