Susan Leshnoff


Contact Information

susan.leshnoff@gmail.com

Phone: 201-207-3520

http://www.susanleshnoff.com/

Philadelphia, PA 19106

Please contact artist for purchases, commissions, etc.

Painting

Artist's 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
2016
Genesis Revealed, Legend Galleries, Philadelphia, PA

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

Recent Featured Artist: Group Show
2017
Art Unleashed 2016, Featured Painter, The Palette and the Page Gallery, Elkton, MD

2016
InnerVisions: Jean Blumberg and Susan Leshnoff, Legend Galleries, Philadelphia, PA

Group
2017
21rst Friends of Pleiades Group Exhibit, Invitational, Pleiades Gallery, New York, NY

2016
Spring Fever, Invitational Show, Pleiades Gallery, New York, NY

Perpetually Plastic, Philadelphia Foundation, Philadelphia, PA

The Great Outdoors, The Plastic Club, Philadelphia, PA

With Eyes Wide Open, Open Juried Show, Da Vinci Art Alliance, Philadelphia, PA

2015
Saying Cool, Da Vinci Art Alliance, Philadelphia, PA

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

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

New Members Show, The Plastic Club, Philadelphia, PA

2013
Friends of Pleiades 18th Invitational, Pleiades Gallery, New York, NY

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, Invitational, 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, NY

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

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

Past One-Person Shows
2003
Nature/Spirit Spirit/Nature, Marantz Gallery, West Orange, NJ

1986
Genesis, Macy Gallery, Columbia University, New York, NY

1985
The Genesis Series, Union Theological Seminary, New York, NJ

Artist's Bibliography

2014
Hawkins, Cynthia, “Exhibit: SkyVisiion by Susan Leshnoff,” December 2, 2014

Held, Robbie, “Sky is the Limit for Lerderer exhibition,” The Lamron, October 30, 2014

Professional Experience

2016
Distinguished Professor Emerita in Fine Arts, College of Communications and the Arts, Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ

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

l988 - 1997
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

l987 - 1992
Lecturer, Jewish Art, Department of Hebraic Studies, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ

l982 - 1987
Adjunct Faculty, Fine Arts, Essex County College, Newark, NJ

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

Professional Affiliations

Inliquid, Philadelphia, PA
Artful Print, New York, NY
Legend Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

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