Su Knoll Horty

Studio & Gallery

Wilmington, DE

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Bluestone Fine Art Gallery, Philadelphia, PA (2013 – 2020)
Closed


Recent Works

Artist's Biography

Color. Form. Space. Once only childish playmates, this tempestuous trio has become a passion for Su Knoll Horty. Exploring the power of color to elicit emotion, Su sees it as her task to convey the exuberance she feels when working with the saturated colors in her painting. She is also fascinated by the spatial dimensions, which can develop through the relationship of colors. That’s passion. Once you’re in its Jack Russell grip, there’s no shaking it off – no matter where life takes you.

In 2012, Su completed the CE Core Curriculum Program at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts (Pafa). Su continues to study with Abstract teachers, Kassem Amoudi at Pafa, and Peter Bonner at The Art Students League of New York. Su has been been published in The Woven Tale Press literary and visual arts magazine as well as interviewed on ArtWatch radio. She recently received an Honorable Mention in the Visionary Art Collective online exhibition, Finding Sanctuary, 2021, a 3rd Place award in The ArtList September Artist of the Month contest, 2019. She also received an Award of Merit from Manhattan Arts International in the online exhibition of The Healing Power of Art, 2019. Su is a member of the Philadelphia Sketch Club and received two Honorable Mention awards for her entries in the Absolutely Abstract shows, in 2012 and 2013, as well as being a juror in the 2015 Absolutely Abstract show. Su exhibits regularly and has exhibited in numerous solo and group shows, including The Biggs Museum of American Art, the Hamptons Virtual Art Show with Bluestone Fine Art Gallery, SOMA NewArt Gallery in Cape May, New Jersey, Hardcastle Gallery in Centreville, Delaware and The Delaware Contemporary. Her work is held in the Camden County Art Bank in New Jersey and in numerous private collections in the United States and Mexico.

Su Knoll Horty was represented by Bluestone Fine Art Gallery in Old City Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, from 2013 until their closing in 2020. From 2012 until 2019, Su displayed her paintings in Senator Chris Coons' Washington, D.C. office.

Artist's Statement

The sensation of color, the lushness of oil paints, the thrill of creating, and the surprise of abstraction are what drive me to paint--Add drama to the canvas, and I'm hooked! At the inception of my paintings, I select colors inspired by nature, random places, or other artists' paintings, whatever catches my eye, stirs my curiosity, or challenges me. I explore fluidity, in all its measures: organic form, undulating movement, saturated 'liquid' color, and stylized gestural marks. It's through this fluidity that I find color to be most expressive. Color relationships are very important to me, as are tonal variations. I place color next to color, with the goal of finding just the right combination so that each will make the other shine, or as in this series, "Pop!"

My hope is that my paintings' lushness, power and mood-altering color will affect the viewer on a visceral, not practical level. I want to excite the viewers' imagination so that they pay attention to, remember, and ultimately discover something new through color!

This series is called Color Pops.

Selected Exhibitions

Solo
2018
Color Pops, Delaware Theatre Company Gallery, Wilmington, DE

COLOR POPS, SOMA NewArt Gallery, Cape May, NJ

2017
Color Pops Two, Christina Cultural Arts Center, Ed Loper, Sr. Gallery, Wilmington, DE

2016
Color Pops, Mezzanine Gallery, Delaware Division of the Arts, Wilmington, DE

2014
ESSENCE Landscape Perspective in the abstract, Bluestone Fine Art Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Two-person
2012
Journey, Paintings by Su Knoll Horty, GALLERY 919 MARKET, Wilmington, DE

2009
New Paintings by Su Knoll Horty, GALLERY 919 MARKET, Wilmington, DE

Group
2021
Color in Exuberance, InLiquid at the Yard: Center City, Philadelphia, PA

Emerging, Artists Equity's Juried Summer Show, online exhibition
Juror: Robert Goodman

2021 Benefit, InLiquid, Philadelphia, PA

Finding Sanctuary, Visionary Art Collective, online exhibition
Juror: Ekaterina Popova

Members Show/Shop, Center for Emerging Visual Arts, online exhibition
Curator: Michael Mergen

2020
Perkins Annual Juried Exhibition, Perkins Center for the Arts, Moorestown, PA
Juror: Henry Bermudez

Hamptons Virtual Art Fair, Bluestone Fine Art Gallery, Online & Philadelphia, PA

Summer Juried Show 2020, Abington Art Center, Jenkintown, PA
Juror: Mashiul Chowdhury

Congruence, I Like Your Work Summer Juried Show, Online
Juror: Bridgette Mayer

Artists in the Time of Coronavirus, Online, Artblog, Philadelphia, PA

Meet the Artist Su Knoll Horty, First Friday April 3rd, Bluestone Fine Art Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
(Canceled due to Coronavirus)

2019
New Now III, InLiquid Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Professional Artist of the Month, Main Line Art Center, Haverford, PA

the incredible lightness of art, Artists Equity, Wallingford, PA
Juror: Michael Gallagher

Tacit, The Delaware Contemporary, Wilmington, DE
Juror: Cynthia Hawkins, PhD

The Healing Power of Art Online Art Exhibition, Manhattan Arts International, New York, NY
Juror: Renee Phillips

2018
Intersection, RH Gallery & Studios, Wilmington, DE
Curator: Phyllis Gorsen

Art Gallery/Center for Emerging Visual Artists, Sonesta Philadelphia Hotel, Philadelphia, PA
Curator: Genevieve Coutroubis

2017
Annual Holiday Miniature Art Show, Hardcastle Gallery, Centreville, DE

Philadelphia Open Studio Tours (POST), 47 Arts, Philadelphia, PA

2016
Annual Holiday Small Works Art Show, Hardcastle Galleries, Centreville, DE

The Perkins Annual: Open Media Exhibition, Perkins Center for the Arts, Moorestown, NJ
Juror: Amie Potsic

Artexpo New York, World Wide Art & Artavita Gallery, New York City, NY

153rd Annual Exhibition of Small Oil Paintings, Philadelphia Sketch Club, Philadelphia, PA
Jurors: Alex Kanevsky, Alice Oh, Bill Scott

2015
Holiday Art Show, Center for Emerging Visual Artists, Philadelphia, PA
Curator: Genevieve Coutroubis

Philadelphia Open Studio Tours (POST), Ground Floor Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Spring Gala Exhibition, Main Line Art Center, Haverford, PA

72nd Annual Awards Painting Show, Cheltenham Center for the Arts, Cheltenham, PA
Juror: Sharon Ewing

Celebration of Art and Life 2015, Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Curator: Genevieve Coutroubis

2014
Biggs Picture, Biggs Museum of American Art, Dover, DE
Juror: Ryan Grover

CE Annual Juried Student Exhibition, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

2013
Artists Unite! Project Fishtown, The Hatchatory, Fishtown, PA

70th Annual Awards Painting Show, Cheltenham Center for the Arts, Cheltenham, PA
Juror: Joan Wadleigh Curran

CE Annual Juried Student Exhibition, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

Absolutely Abstract, The Philadelphia Sketch Club, Philadelphia, PA

150th Annual Exhibition of Small Oil Paintings, The Philadelphia Sketch Club, Philadelphia, PA

38th Annual Juried Art Competition & Exhibition, Camden County Cultural & Heritage Commission at Camden County College, Blackwood, NJ, Juror: Anthony Vega

2012
CE Annual Juried Student Exhibition, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

Absolutely Abstract, The Philadelphia Sketch Club, Philadelphia, PA

2011
37th Annual Juried Exhibition, Hopkins House Gallery of Contemporary Art, Haddon Twp., NJ
Juror: Scott Noel

Absolutely Abstract, The Philadelphia Sketch Club, Philadelphia, PA

CE Annual Juried Student Exhibition, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

2010
First Friday in Old City, Philadelphia, PA (three-person exhibition)

Five New Artists in Old City, Philadelphia, PA

Member’s Juried Exhibition, Chester County Art Association, West Chester, PA

Absolutely Abstract, The Philadelphia Sketch Club, Philadelphia, PA

CE Annual Juried Student Exhibition, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

Manayunk Roxborough Art Center, Philadelphia, PA
Juror: Frances Galante

2009
CE Annual Juried Student Exhibition, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

2008
CE Annual Juried Student Exhibition, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

Artist's Bibliography

2021
Tyler, Sandra, The Woven Tale Press, Vol. No. IX #5, pp. 68 - 73, 75, June 1, 2021

2020
Braat, Sydney A. "The Arts/In the Galleries, Philadelphia-Based Gallery, Bluestone Fine Art, Joins the Hamptons Virtual Art Fair with Impressive Line-Up of Artists", Hamptons.com, August 27, 2020

2018
Galer, Lele "Art Watch, Artists Who Have Changed Course Midlife," WCHE 1520AM Radio, January 10, 2018

2016
Brown, Ph.D, Sarah E. Let Your Personality Be Your Career Guide, Chapter 4: Case Studies, August 2016

Arehart, Mark "Morning Edition, Delaware Division of the Arts Mezzanine Gallery Exhibition," WDDE 91.1FM, WMPH 91.7FM Radio, August 1, 2016

2014
Brewer, DoN "Essence," DoNArTNeWs Philadelphia Art Blog, Philadelphia, PA, November 21, 2014

Awards and Honors

2019
3rd Place, September Artist of the Month Contest, TheArtList, Online

Award of Merit, Manhattan Arts International, The Healing Power of Art Online Art Exhibition, New York, NY

2012
Honorable Mention Award, Philadelphia Sketch Club Absolutely Abstract, Philadelphia, PA (2013)

Professional Experience

2015
Juror, Absolutely Abstract, Philadelphia Sketch Club, Philadelphia, PA

Education

2020
The Art Students League of New York, online
Abstract Painting with Peter Bonner

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
Ongoing Studies with Kassem Amoudi

2015
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
Master Class with Christine LaFuente

2014
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
Master Class with Bill Scott

2013
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
Master Class with Elizabeth Osborne

2012
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
CE Core Curriculum Program

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
Master Class with Bill Scott

2008
University of Delaware, Wilmington, DE
Academy of Life Long Learning

2005
The Art Studio, Newport, DE