Susan Leshnoff

Painting



Contact Information

Philadelphia, PA 19106
tel: 201-207-3520
e-mail: Susan Leshnoff
www.susanleshnoff.com
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Artist Statement

The primary intent of my paintings is the transport of the viewer from a physical reality to an uplifting and often spiritual dimension through nature.

Skies, the subject of many of my paintings, have always been a source of wonder and a means to fill my spirit with uplifting visions and impossible perspectives created through color and form, carrying me and hopefully viewers to a juncture– a respite for peace and serenity

In my landscapes, I try to create a sense of time and weather through color and atmospheric light. My palette colors are based upon creating an airy atmosphere that can be vicariously felt by the viewer with the intention that the viewer feels just steps away from the scene. Sometimes I minimalize and/or simplify complicated landscapes to draw attention to a specific concept— sunlighted paths, dusk, uninhabited land, a quick view of driving by overgrown forests. Sometimes a major pictorial concept is bringing out the design features of an outdoor scene. I almost always include a strong sense of pattern in my compositions.

Selected Exhibitions

Solo
2014
The SkyVision Series, Lederer Gallery, SUNY Geneseo, NY

2003
Nature/Spirit Spirit/Nature, Marantz Gallery, West Orange, NJ

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Genesis, Macy Gallery, Columbia University, New York, NY

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The Genesis Series, Union Theological Seminary, New York, NY

Group
2014
19th Invitational Friends of Pleiades, Pleiades Gallery, New York, NY

Insprational Artistry, The Baldwin School Residence Gallery, Bryn Mawr, PA

New Members Show, The Plastic Club, Philadelphia, PA

Friends of Pleiades 18th Invitational, Pleiades Gallery, New York, NY

2013
Nature Abstracted, Center City Artists Collaborative at Da Vinci Art Alliance, Philadelphia, PA

Scapes, The Plastic Club, Philadelphia, PA

A Taste of Shabbos, Old City Jewish Arts Center, Philadelphia, PA

2012
Holy Lives, Maloney Art Gallery, College of St. Elizabeth, Convent Station, NJ

Summer in the City, Da Vinci Art Alliance, Philadelphia, PA

Chance Encounters, Da Vinci Art Alliance, Philadelphia, PA

City Meets Country, Philadelphia Sketch Club, Philadelphia, PA

City Meets Country, Willingboro Art Alliance, Willingboro, NJ

16th Friends of Pleiades Group Show, Pleiades Gallery, New York, NY

2009
13th Friends of Pleiades Invitational Show, Pleiades Gallery, New York, NY

2008
University Council for Art Education, Pleiades Gallery, New York, NY

Art Educators of New Jersey, James Howe Gallery, Kean University, Union, NJ

University Council for Art Education, Pleiades Gallery, New York, NY

2006
12th Friends of Pleiades Invitational Exhibit, Pleiades Gallery, New York City

New Jersey Watercolor Society Annual Juried Exhibition, Monmouth Museum, Lincroft, NJ

University Council for Art Education, Pleiades Gallery, New York, NY

2003
Celebrating the Art Faculty, Walsh Gallery, Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ

1999
Members’ Show, New Jersey Center for the Visual Arts, Summit, NJ

Bibliography

2014
Held, Robbie “Sky is the Limit for Lerderer Gallery [sic.],” The Lamron, October 30, 2014

Sky Vision Series Looks at Wonder of it All,” The Livingston County News, October 23, 2014

Professional Affiliations

Artful Print, New York, NY

Education

Columbia University, New York, NY
Ed.D. Art and Art Education

University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA
MA, Painting and Art Education.

University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
BA, Art History

Continuing Education
Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

Accademia di Belle Arti, Florence, Italy

Professional Experience

2015
Faculty Emeritus, Fine Arts, Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ

2007-2010
Chair, Dept. of Art, Music and Design, Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ

2003 -2014
Associate Professor of Fine Arts, Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ

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Assistant Professor of Fine Arts, College of Fine and Performing Arts, Montclair State University, Upper Montclair, NJ

1997 – present
College of Communication and the Arts, Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ

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Lecturer, Jewish Art, Department of Hebraic Studies, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ

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Adjunct Faculty, Fine Arts, Essex County College, Newark, NJ

1976 – 1978
Adjunct Faculty, Department of Fine Arts, Middlesex County College, Edison, NJ

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