Su Knoll Horty

Su Knoll Horty

    Studio & Gallery

    Wilmington, DE

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    Bluestone Fine Art Gallery, Philadelphia, PA


    Recent Works

    Artist's Biography

    Color. Form. Space. Once only childish playmates, this tempestuous trio has become a passion for Su Knoll Horty. Her love of bold colors and abstracted space has been inspired by the work of Nicolas de Staël, Josef Albers, Richard Diebenkorn and David Hockney. 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 with Master Classes at Pafa. She received an Award of Merit by Manhattan Arts International in the online exhibition of The HealingPower 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. Her work is held in the Camden County Art Bank in New Jersey and in numerous private collections.

    Su Knoll Horty is represented by Bluestone Fine Art Gallery in Old City Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and has recently exhibited at SOMA NewArt Gallery in Cape May, New Jersey and Hardcastle Gallery in Centreville, Delaware. From 2012 until 2019, Su displayed her paintings in Senator Chris Coons’ Washington, D.C. office.

    Artist's Statement

    Moving beyond the stain to a more fluid style of painting is what’s on mymind these days. The paint stain is still there during the inception of a painting, but it is more of a building block than a final presentation of schematic color. Gone too, for the moment, are the straight edges. I’m exploring fluidity, in all its measures: organic form, undulating movement, saturated ‘liquid’ color, and stylized gestural marks. It’s through fluidity that Ifindcolor to be most expressive. The challenges of creating visual depth through vibrant color, along with subtle and not so subtle shifts in tone are the things exciting me now in the studio, The depth and unexpected form that comes from working with intense color is giving me tremendous satisfaction and leading me into intriguing directions.

    Color relationships are still important to me, as are tonal variations. With highly saturated pigments, building form through variationin tone is possible in new ways and presents a deeper ambiguity of space in my work. This ambiguity allows viewers to find what they will in my paintings. This is important to me because I want my viewers to find something they relate to in my work, making each viewing experience unique.

    My latest works offer an intriguing spectacle of color and form, which I call 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
    2019
    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

    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
    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

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