Susan Wallack


Contact Information

slw664@aol.com

Phone: 484-368-3539

http://www.susanwallack.com/

Please contact artist for purchases, commissions, etc.

Mixed Media/Painting

Artist's Statement

Born in New York City, raised by kindly docents at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, every new gallery was an adventure, an education, powerfully stimulating and profoundly peaceful.

The work I do now — collage, assemblage, and mixed media paintings — draw upon these early experiences and the joy that accompanied them.

With some exceptions, the pieces are neither representational or wholly abstract; there may be a narrative but it is broken into fragments, the subjects recognizable but not exactly real. Backgrounds are often neutral, suspending the image in a visual limbo, discouraging fixed meaning, encouraging the viewer’s participation in the process.

In this sense, the work is often incomplete, purposely so, propelled forward, as is, into an unfathomable future.

Selected Exhibitions

Solo

2015
Syringa Tree, Theater Horizon Gallery, Norristown, PA

2013 - 2014
Tango, Ringpfeil Gallery, Haverford, PA

2011
One Part Paradise, Muse Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Group
2014
Dear Fleisher, Fleisher Art Museum, Philadelphia, PA

Courting Art, Montgomery County Community College, Ambler, PA

Annual Juried Show, SPP Galleries, Conshohocken, PA

2013
Envisioning Othello, Philadelphia Shakespeare Theater Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2012
Annual Juried Show, Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA

Professional Artists’ Show, Main Line Art Center, Haverford, PA

2011
Mascara, Projects Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Members Show, Main Line Art Center, Haverford, PA

2010
Anniversary Show, Muse Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Invitational Exhibition, Highwire Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Contemporary Voices, Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia, PA

Invitational Exhibit, Fleisher Art Museum, Philadelphia, PA

2009
Collaborative 22, Third Street Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Betsy Meyer Memorial Exhibit, Main Line Art Center, Haverford, PA
Curator: Julian Robson

Awards and Honors

2014
Winner, Courting Art, Montgomery County Community College, Ambler, PA

2012
Tuition award, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

Publications

2014
Miller, PhD, Debra, “Envisioning Shakespeare at 450,” published by Da Vinci Art Alliance, Philadelphia, PA