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SUSANNA COFFEY, F.H. Sellers Professor in Painting  at The School of The Art Institute of Chicago. BFA, 1977, University of CT, Storrs; MFA 1982, Yale School of Art. Selected Exhibitions: The Valerie Carberry Gallery, Chicago IL; Alpha Gallery, Boston; Steven Harvey Projects, NYC, The National Academy Museum, NYC, Isabel Ignacio Gallery, Seville SP; Tibor De Nagy Gallery, NYC; The New Bedford Museum of Art; The Kwanju Biennale, Korea; The Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro NC; The American Academy of Arts and Letters, NYC; Pi 37 Gallery, Athens GR; National Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki Greece, National Portrait Gallery, D.C.; Selected Bibliography: The New York Times, The Boston Globe, The Chicago Tribune, Art Journal, Art in America, Art News, The Sienese Shredder; Selected Collections: Yale University Art Gallery, The Danforth Art Museum, The Art Institute of Chicago, The Indianapolis Museum of Art, The Akron Museum of Art, The Boston Museum of Fine Arts, The Weatherspoon Art Museum, The National Academy Museum, The Honolulu Academy of Art, The Minneapolis Museum of Art; Selected Awards: National Endowment for the Arts, Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation, The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship, Residency at The Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center, The Marie Walsh Sharpe Foundation Studio Program Award. Lives and works in New York City.

 

Contact Susanna Coffey

s4coffey@earthlink.net

 

GALLERY REPRESENTATION

 

Steven Harvey Fine Arts Projects

208 Forsyth St

NYC NY 10002

917 861 7312

info@shfap.com

 

Valerie Carberry Gallery

875 North Michigan Ave.

Suite 2510

Chicago IL 60611

312 397 9990

email, susan@valeriecarberry.com

Director: Valerie Carberry

 

Alpha Gallery

14 Newbury Street

Boston, MA 02116

617/536-4465 Fax: 617/536-5695

Directors: Alan and Joanna Fink

 

Galeria Isabel Ignacio

Velarde 9

Seville, Spain 41001

34 954 562 555

email, isabelignacio@telefonica.net

Director: Isabel Ignacio

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2016 

Going to Ground Alexander Hogue Gallery of Art, Tulsa OK

2015

A Night Painting Project The Anchorage Art Museum, Alaska

2014

Elemental  Steven Harvey Fine Arts Projects NYC (Review, online interview)

2012

Apophenia Alpha Gallery, Boston MA (Reviews)

Nocturnes   Steven Harvey Fine Art Projects, NYC (Review)

2011

The Robert & Elaine Stein Galleries at Wright State University, Dayton OH

The New Bedford Museum of Art, New Bedford, MA

2009

Susanna Coffey, Plantings and Cuttings Jerald Melberg Gallery, Charlotte, NC

2008

Susanna Coffey, since 2001, The New York Studio School, NY

2006

Isabel Ignacio Gallery, Seville, Spain (Catalogue & Reviews)

2004

Alpha Gallery, Boston, MA (Review)

Maya Polsky Gallery, Chicago, IL (Reviews)

2003

Tibor De Nagy Gallery, NY (Catalogue & Review)

2002

The College Of Saint Rose, Albany, NY, Travels to: The Kendall Art Gallery, Grand Rapids, MI (Reviews)

2001

Tibor de Nagy Gallery, NY (Catalogue & Reviews)

The Weatherspoon Gallery, Greensboro, NC (Review)

18 Years, Beacon Street Gallery, Chicago, IL

2000

Alpha Gallery, Boston, MA, (Reviews)

The Marguerite Oestricher Gallery, New Orleans, LA (Review)

1999

Tibor De Nagy Gallery, NY, (Reviews)

1998

Halsey Gallery, College of Charleston, Charleston, SC

Susanna Coffey: Paintings, Jaffe-Friede & Strauss Galleries, Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH  (Review & Catalogue, essays by Michael Rooks & Eileen Myles)

Galeria Alejandor Sales, Barcelona, Spain (Reviews)

1997

Tibor De Nagy Gallery, NY  (Review)

Ackland Art Museum, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC

Bangs Street Gallery, Provincetown, MA

Atrium Gallery, University of Connecticut at Storrs

1996

Lyons Weir Gallery, Chicago, IL (Review)

1995

The Alpha Gallery, Boston, MA

Galeria Alejandro Sales, Barcelona, Spain

1994

Gallery Three Zero, NY (Review)

1992

Sazama Gallery, Chicago, IL

1991

Sazama Gallery, Chicago, IL (Review)

1990

The Cultural Center of the City of the Eleusis, Eleusis, Greece

Gallery Engonopoulos, Athens, Greece (Review)

Hellenic-American Union, Athens, Greece

1988

Sazame-Brauer Gallery, Chicago, IL

1987

SXC Gallery, Chicago, IL

1986

The Cultural Center of the Chicago Public Library, Chicago, IL (Review)

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

 

2016

Intimisms  James Cohan Gallery, New York, NY

Who Me?~ Yes You!    Yale School of Art Gallery 43 Edgewood

Jardin, Number 4 Studio, Bushwick NY

New Space  Alpha Gallery Boston MA

2015

Living Threads, The New York Studio School

Self/ Portraits of Artists in Their Absence National Academy Museum NYC

All Together Different, Artists from the LES , The Manny Cantor Center NYC

2014 

The Expressive Voice, The Danforth Art Museum, Framingham MA

Nanking International Arts Festival, Nanking, China

Self Portraits, The McIninch Art Gallery at Southern New Hampshire University

Outdoor Disco, The Valerie Carberry Gallery, Chicago IL

Embodied- The Figure in Paint , Bannister Gallery, RI College, Providence

Abstracted Zolla Liebernman Gallery, Chicago IL

Painted Faces, The Henry Zarrow Center for Art and Education, Tulsa OK

Through the Ages:100 Years of RAM, The Rockford Art Museum, Rockford IL

In Residence, The Hood Museum, Hanover NH

Red Clay   The Huntsville Museum, Huntsville AL

2013

Making Faces The Selena Gallery at LIU, Brooklyn NY

Summer Session Steven Harvey Projects, NYC

The Annual: 2013 National Academy Museum NYC

2012

From Life Steven Harvey Projects, NYC

CSV Resident Artist Exhibition, Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center NYC

Looking into the Light, Culturefix Gallery, NYC

Self-Portraits Printworks Gallery, Chicago IL

Headshots, Susanna Coffey, Lauren Gregory O’Connor Gallery At Dominican University, River

Forest, IL

Her Own Style  National Academy Museum, NYC

Four Seasons Schroeder Romero and Schredder, NYC

Heads, Lori Bookstein Fine Art NYC

2011

 Pavers, Schroeder Romero & Shredder, NY (Review)

The Artists Reveale: A Panorama of Greaf Artist Portraits; The National Academy Museum, NY

Scape The Nicole Villenueve Gallery, Chicago IL

2010   

Decameron, NY Studio School, NY

Carl Plansky and Friends The Sam & Adele Golden Gallery, New Berlin, NY

Solemn and Sublime: American Figurative Painting, Akus Gallery at Eastern CT State University, Willimantic, CT (book)

Pink Paint, Riverside Art Center, Lake Forest, IL

Susanna Coffey, Night Paintings 1995-2010, Peregrine Programs, Chicago, IL (Review)

Painting Here in Chicago Western Exhibitions Chicago, IL

2009

Florence Biennale, Florence, Italy

Partisan, Art Chicago 09, curated by Mary Jane Jacobs, Chicago, IL

Reconfiguring the Body in American Art 1820-209 National Academy Museum, NY

The 184th Annual Exhibition The National Academy Museum, NY

2191 Days and Counting,  for IVAW, Brooklyn, NY

2008

As Others See Us: The Contemporary Portrait, Brattleboro Museum and Art Center, Brattleboro, VT

Never Has She Ever The Mason Gross Gallery, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ

Invitational Exhibition of Visual Arts American Academy of Arts and Letters, NY

Solitude Luxe Gallery, NY

Contemporary Images of the Figure Kalamazoo Museum of Art, MI

Unveiled: New Acquisitions from the Museum’s Collection” The Akron Museum of Art

An Artist Selects: Portraits from the Collection of the Weatherspoon Art Museum, curated by Daoud Bey, Greensboro, NC

2007

Recent Acquisitions The Indianapolis Museum of Art, IN

Fluid Fields The Painting Center, NY

Faces, Contemporary Gallery, Hudson NY

Group Exhibition, Gallery of Long Island University, Brooklyn, NY

2006

Susanna Coffey, Suzanne Walters, Pi 37 Gallery, Athens, Greece (Catalogue & Reviews)

Contemporary Visual Arts in Greece, The National Museum of Contemporary Arts,Thessaloniki, Greece (Catalogue)

Mirror Image, Islip Art Museum, East Islip, NY

Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition Smithsonian, National Portrait Gallery, Washington DC (Catalogue)

Secretive, Wheeler Gallery, Providence RI

Wild Women, 55 Mercer Gallery, NY (Review)

Apres Nous, Les Deluge, Frances M. Nauman Gallery, NY (Catalogue)

Slowness, Heaven Gallery, Chicago, IL (Catalogue)

13th Anniversary Show, The Painting Center, NY

2005

Never Done Works by Women Artists from the Puzzouli Miller Collection, The Huntington Museum of Art, Huntington WV (Catalogue, essay by Brice Brown)

About Faces: Portraits Past and Present, Staten Island Museum, NY

Designo, The National Academy Museum, NY (Catalogue)

10th Anniversary Show,  Bercier Taylor Gallery, New Orleans, LA

Looking at Herself  Lyme Academy Art Gallery, Old Lyme, CT (Catalogue, essay by Eleanor Heartney)

About Paint, Westport Art Center, CT              

2004

Loose Cannon  RKL Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Here’s Lookin’ at You! Portraits by Illinois Artists Past and Present, Illinois State Museum, Chicago, IL

Movin’, Track House Gallery, Oak Park, IL

2003

178th Members Show , The National Academy of Design, NY (Catalogue & Review) Henry Ward Ranger Prize

Women Of The Academy, The National Academy of Design, NY (Catalogue & Review)

Hothouse, Contemporary Floras, The New York Academy of Science, NY

The Face of Courage, 323 West Gallery, NY

Sulcada Serves, Track House Gallery, Oak Park, IL

2002

Edwin Dickenson, Imaginative Affinities, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

Prints From VSC, The Robert Hull Fleming Museum, Burlington, VT

Proximity, The Work Space, NY (Catalogue)

Les Fables de La Fontaine , Centre pour l’Art et la Culture, Gallery Aix-en-Provence, France (Catalogue), Travels to: Temple University Gallery, Rome, 11/02, The Jacob Lawrence Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle 5/03 and The Meyerhoff Gallery, Baltimore, MD, 1/04

Response, Exit Art, NY (Review)

Revisiting Modernism, The Painting Center, NY

The Sharp Foundation Show, Ace Gallery, NY (Catalogue)

To Kiss the Spirits, an Artists Homage to Hollis Sigler, Artemisia Gallery, Chicago, IL

25th Anniversary, Beacon Street Gallery, Chicago, IL

2001

Yale University School of Art Alumni Exhibition, Yale University School of Art, New Haven, CT (Catalogue)

Faculty Sabbatical Exhibition, The Betty Rymer Gallery at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Power of the Seen: Twelve Painters Work from Life, The Painting Center, NY

Celebrating 75 Years – Pulling Prints: Modern and Contemporary Works from the Collection, Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, MA

Identities: Contemporary Portraiture, New Jersey Center for Visual Arts, Summit, NJ (Catalogue)

Tres Realistas, Sala Pelaires, Palma de Mayorca, Spain

2000

Reconfigured, Works by Susanna Coffey, Judy Glantzman, Julia Jacquette, Jim Torok Pace University Gallery, Pleasantville, NY

Exquisite Corpse, Printworks Gallery, Chicago, IL (Catalogue)

Jose Cobo, Susanna Coffey, Maya Polsky Gallery, Chicago, IL

Kwangju Bienniel, Kwangju, Korea (Catalogue)

The End, Exit Art, NY

The Likeness of Being, DC Moore Gallery, NY (Catalogue)

Women’s View, Two Generations of Women Artists From New York, Haverford College, PA

Go Figure, Another Side of Modernism. the human figure in painting from 1950 to the present, Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art, Staten Island, NY (Catalogue)

Reconfiguring the Heroic, Artemisia Gallery, Chicago, IL (Catalogue)

1999

Self Portraits, The Elaine L Jacobs Gallery, Detroit, MI (Reviews)

Susanna Coffey, Caroline Thompson, Bangs Street Gallery, Provincetown, MA

Selections from The Davidson Collection, The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

1998

Body Double, Winston Wachter Fine Art, NY

little, Jeffrey Coploff Fine Arts, NY

Susanna Coffey, and Richard Lewis Portraits, Suzanne Hilbury Gallery, Birmingham, MI

La Visions de L’esprit, David Armstrong, Susanna Coffey, David Schacter, Bangs Street Gallery, Provincetown, MA

Eyes Mind, Kendell Art and Design, Hudson, NY

Group Show, Sala Pelaires, Palma de Mayorca, Spain

Recent American Portraits, Boston University Gallery, Boston, MA

1997

La Tradicion, Exit Art, NY

HAIRDO, The Work Space, NY

about face, Rosenberg & Kaufman Gallery, NY

Eleven Faces, The Painting Center, NY

1996

48th Annual American Academy Exhibition, The American Academy of Arts and Letters, NY

Selections from the Permanent Collection (Chuck Close, Susanna Coffey, Willem de Kooning, Alberto Giacommetti, Eva Hesse, John McCracken, Robert Rauschenberg), The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Group Show, Bangs Street Gallery, Provincetown, MA

Figurative Impulses; Nicholas Africano, Susanna Coffey, Art Kleinman, Vera Klement, and Kerry James,  Evanston Art Center, Evanston, IL

Christmas Show, Alpha Gallery, Boston, MA

1995

47th Annual American Academy Exhibition, The American Academy of Arts and Letters, NY

Image and Eye, The New York Studio School, NY

Inside Out, The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT (Catalogue)

Statewide Survey,  The Rockford Museum, Rockford, IL

Self Portraits, Lyons-Weir Gallery, Chicago, IL

1994

American Academy Invitational Exhibition of Painting and Sculpture, American Academy of Arts and Letters, NY

Something in Common, Artemesia Gallery, Chicago, IL

AIDS Awareness, Lennon Weinberg Gallery, NY

By Special Request, Hera Gallery, Wakefield, RI

Self Portrayal, the Mary Porter Sesnon Art Gallery at the University of California, Santa Cruz

1993

The Family, Cincinnati Arts Consortium, Cincinnati, OH

Issues of Identity, MMC Gallery, Marymount Manhattan College, NY

A Reinvention of  Classicism, Rockford Art Museum, Rockford, IL

Bodily, Penine Hart Gallery, NY

The Figure, New York 93,  55 Mercer Gallery, NY

Summer Show, Sazama Gallery, Chicago, IL

Preview Show, The Painting Center, NY

Open Studios, The Marie Walsh Sharpe Foundation, NY

1992

In Your Face, A/C Project Room, NY

Courtland Jessup Gallery, Provincetown, MA

Faculty Sabbatical Show, Betty Rymer Gallery, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Susanna Coffey, Susan Lichtman, 55 Mercer Gallery, NY (Review)

1991

Spirited Visions, State of Illinois Gallery, Chicago, IL

1990

Christmas Invitational Show, Bowery Gallery, NY

Midwest Drawing Invitational, University of Indiana Gallery, Bloomington, IN

Soul Survivors, Beacon Street Gallery at Uptown Hull House, Chicago, IL

3 Artists from Chicago, Art Gallery of Kent State, Kent, OH

Chicago Artists Abroad, The Cultural Center of the Chicago Public Library, Chicago, IL

1989

Portraits, Landscapes, Beacon Street Gallery at Uptown Hull House, Chicago, IL

Drawings, Central Washington State College, Ellensbury, WA

Yale/Chicago, Gallery Vienna, Chicago, IL

Gallery Artists, Sazama Gallery, Chicago, IL

1988

Six Painters, Sazama-Brauer Gallery, Chicago, IL

Self Portraits, School of the Art Institute Gallery, Chicago, IL

2×2, School of the Art Institute Gallery, Chicago, IL

1987

Susanna Coffey, Dan Gustin, University of Indiana Fine Arts Center, Bloomington, IN

Big People, University of Indiana, Gary, IN

Three Artists, J. Rosenthal Gallery, Chicago, IL

1986

Self Portraits, ARC Gallery, Chicago, IL

Showing Off, State of Illinois Gallery, Chicago, IL

Black  & White, Contemporary Arts Workshop, Chicago, IL

1985

Aspects of the Figure, J. Rosenthal Gallery, Chicago, IL

The Shadow Show, N.A.M.E. Gallery, Chicago, IL

Nocturne, The Payne Art Center, Oshkosh, WI

The Burpee Museum, Rockford, IL

S.A.I.C. Faculty Show, The School of the Art Institute Gallery, Chicago, IL

1984

Unseen, ARC Gallery, Chicago, IL

Artists Call, Deson Gallery, Chicago, IL

Pilson Artists, Sven Parson Gallery, DeKalb, IL

1982

M.F.A. Thesis Show, Yale School of Art, New Haven, CT

Two Alumni, Atrium Gallery, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT

The Figure Today, The Slater Memorial Museum, Norwich, CT (Catalogue)

 

PUBLIC  COLLECTIONS

 

Yale University Art Gallery

The Danforth Art Museum, Framingham MA

The Hood Museum at Dartmouth College, Hanover NH

Honolulu Academy of Art, Honolulu, Hawaii

Museum of Contemporary Art, Seville, Spain

The Boston Museum of Fine Arts

Akron Museum of Art, Akron, OH

Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, NC

Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, MA

The Brauer Museum, Valparaiso, IN

The Davis Museum and Cultural Center at Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA

The National Academy of Art and Design, NY

The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

The Print and Drawing Collection of The Art Institute of Chicago

The Rockford Museum, Rockford, IL

The William and Uytendale Scott Memorial Study Collections at the Mariam Coffin Canaday Library, Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr, PA

The Catherine T. and John D. McArthur Foundation, Chicago, IL

The Minneapolis Museum of Art

The Joan Flasch Book Collection, Flaxman Library, The Art Institute of Chicago

Vanderberg Foods, Chicago, IL

Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

 

PRESS

Review of Elemental by Hearne Pardee The Brooklyn Rail February 2014

Online video, by Gorky’s Daughter  also on The Painter’s Table.

Interview with Jennifer Samet Riffing Off Symmetry  Hyperallergenic ,January 26, 2013

Interview with Jennifer Samet, Interview for Playspace September 2012

Review of From Life  by John Yau, Hyperallergenic November 25, 2012

Review of Apophenia by Cate McQuaid , The Boston Globe, September 25,2012

Review of Apophenia by Steve Locke in art and everything after September 29, 2012

Review of Apophenia by Nate Risteen Boston Art Review  September 23, 2012

Radio Interview, on “Cloudknitters” with Leo Reijnders, Radio Central (Belgium),106.7FM September ‘12

Review of Nocturne by John Goodrich, City Arts April 3, 2012

Review of Pavers, City Arts, John Goodrich, January 12, 2011

Project, “7 Days”,  The Huffington Post, Sept. 2010

Review of Night Paintings 1995-2010, Jeremy Bliss, New City, Chicago, April 22, 2010

Review of Reconfiguring the Body in American Art, 1820-2009, The New York Times, Ken Johnson, July 22, 2009

Article and images, The Sienese Shredder 4, Sienese Shredder, Edition 09

Article,  “Pilgrimage to My Lai: Social Memory and the Making of Art “ by Carol Becker in Thinking in Place, Art Journal, February, 2007

Review of Mirar, ABC, by Laura Farjado, November 2006

Article, “Looking at Herself” Kathleen Edgecomb, The New London Day, December 8, 05

Lecture, Thinking in Place, Dr. Carol Becker at The Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago IL

Review of Alpha Gallery show, Cate McQuaid, The Boston Globe, November 19, 2004

Article, Emile Ferris, F News,  Chicago, IL, September, 2004

Review of Maya Polsky show, Alan G. Artner, The Chicago Tribune, June 4, 2004

Review of Maya Polsky show, Fred Camper,  The Chicago Reader, June 10, 2004

Review of Tibor De Nagy Show, Mario Naves, The New York Observer, November 10, 2003

Review of 178th Members Show, Ken Johnson, The New York Times, May 2003

Review of Women of the Academy, Ken Johnson, The New York Times, Summer 2003

Review, Metroland, David Brickman, November 7, 2002

Review of The College Of Saint Rose show, Kathryn Wheeler, The Grand Rapids Press, December 15, 2002

Review of Response, Ken Johnson, The New York Times, March 2002

Review of Tibor DeNagy show, Ann Landi, Art News, October 2001

Review of Tibor DeNagy show, Mario Naves, The New York Observer, June 4, 2001

Review, Dan Bischoff, The Sunday Star-Ledger, April 8, 2001

Review of Weatherspoon Art Gallery show, Tom Patterson, The Winston -Salem Journal, February 15, 2001

Review of Marguerite Ostreicher Fine Arts Gallery show, Judith H. Bonner, The New Orleans Art Review, November/December 2000

Review of Self-Portrait, 2000, Diane Thodos , The New Art Examiner, March 2001

Review of Alpha Gallery show, Joshua Meyer, Art New England, April/May 2000

Review of Alpha Gallery show, Cate McQuaid, The Boston Globe, January 20, 2000

Review of Tibor De Nagy show, Art In America, Nicole Krauss, September, 1999

Review of Tibor De Nagy show,  The New York Times, Ken Johnson ,January 22, 1999

Review of Tibor De Nagy show, The New Yorker, February 8, 1999

Review of Tibor De Nagy show, NY Arts, Deborah Everett, January 1999

Review of  Tibor De Nagy show, New York Magazine, Edith Newhall, January 1, 1999

Review of Dartmouth show, Art New England, Miles Unger February 1999

Review of Self Portraits, Detroit Free Press, Keri Guten Cohen, 1999

Article, “Work in Progress”, The Village Voice, Kim Levin, April 22, 1997

Article, Art Review, Dominique Nahas, 1997

Review of Tibor De Nagy show, David Humphrey, Art Issues, Summer, 1997

Interview, Jeffrey Whittle, A Journal of Art, Cornell University, 1997

Article, “Deceptive Mirrors, Contemporary Self Portraits”, Miles Unger, Art New England, December/January 1997

Review of Lyons Weir Gallery show,The Chicago Reader, Fred Camper, May 10, 1996

Article, Alan Artner, The Chicago Tribune, February 1996

Review of Inside Out, Charles Hagan, The New York Times July 14, 1995

Review of Inside Out,  Vivien Raynor, The New York Times,  June 11, 1995

Review of Gallery Three Zero Solo Show, Art in America, Eileen Myles, July 1994

Review, Arlene Raven, The Village Voice, March 1, 1994

Review, David McCracken, Chicago Tribune, December, 1992

Review of 55 Mercer Gallery show, New Art Examiner, Elisabeth Condon, December 1992

Article, Abigail Forstner, Chicago Tribune, February 1, 1991

Review of Sazama Gallery show, Chicago Tribune, David McCracken, May 1991

Review of Gallery Engonopoulos show, Mesimvrini, Peter Kypreotelis, 1990

Review, Tom Gross, New Art Examiner,  March, 1990

Review of Cultural Center of Chicago Public Library show, Art News, Sue Taylor, September 1986

 

CATALOGUES AND BOOKS

 

Book, In Residence, Contemporary Artists at Dartmouth The Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth

College, 2014

Re: Things In the Lap   Essay on the night paintings by Edmund Chia published by Pergrine Programs, Chicago IL 2012

Book, Selected Contemporary American Figurative Painters, Editor, Qimin Liu, Tianjin Peoples Fine Arts Publishing House, China, 2010

Art Publication, The Sienese Shredder, edited by Brice Brown and Mark Shortliffe, Sienese Shredder Editions 2010

Book, The Importance of Being Iceland, Essay by Eileen Myles published by Semiotext(e)/MIT Press 7/09

Book, Blind Handshake, Essay by David Humphrey, published by Periscope Press 09

Catalog, Artist’s Response: Portraits and Self-Portraits, from exhibition, Unexpected Reflections: The Portrait Reconsidered at Meridian Gallery, 2009, San Fransisco  CA, by Terri Cohn

Essay,  “Pilgrimage to My Lai: Social Memory and the Making of Art “ by Carol Becker in Thinking in Place, Paradigm Publishers 09

Catalog, Since 2001, The New York Studio School, essays by Lisa Wainwright, David Cohen and poem by Cyrus Cassell

Catalog, The 184th Annual Exhibition, The National Academy Museum,.

Catalog, Mirar, Isabel Ignacio Gallery, Seville, SP, 2006 essay by David Cohen

Catalog, Visual Arts in Greece, The National Museum of Contemporary Arts, Thessaloniki Greece, 2006

Catalog, Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition, Smithsonian, National Portrait Gallery, 2006, essay by Dave Hickey

Catalog,  Apres Nous, Les Deluge Frances M. Nauman Gallery, NY, 2006

Catalog,  Slowness, Heaven Gallery, Chicago Il, 2006 essays by Terry Myers and Aaron Walker

Catalog, Susanna Coffey, Suzanne Walters Pi 37 Gallery Athens, Greece, essay by Megakles Rogakos 2006

Catalog, Looking at Herself Lyme Academy of Art 2005, essay by Eleanor Heartney

Catalog, Desegno, National Academy Museum, 2005

Catalog, …Never Done: Works by Women Artists from the Puzzuoli Miller Collection, The Huntington Museum of Art, Huntington, WV 2005 essay by Brice Brown

Book, Fables of La Fontaine, (selected images from The Fables Exhibition) University of Washington Press, 2004

Catalog, Susanna Coffey Recent Work, Tibor De Nagy Gallery, 2003 essay by Mark Strand

Catalog, 178 National Academy of Design 7th Annual Exhibition, 2003

Catalog, Challenging Tradition: The Women of the Academy 1826-2003, By David Derringer and Isabelle Dervaux, 2003

Catalog, Artists to Artists, A Decade of the Space Foundation, The Marie Walsh Sharpe Arts Foundation, 2002

Catalog Susanna Coffey, Tibor De Nagy Gallery, 2001 essay by Michael Rooks, Poem, “Blue” by Susan Wheeler

Catalog, The Figure, Another Side of Modernism, Snug Harbor Cultural Center

Catalog, Reconfiguring the Heroic, 2000

Catalog, Man + Space, Kwanju Biennale, 2000

Catalog, Exquisite Corpse, Printworks Gallery, Chicago essay by Mark Pascale

Catalog, The Likeness of Being D.C.Moore Gallery, NYC 2000, essay by Judith Stein

Book, Contemporary American Realist Drawings from the Jalane and Richard Davidson Collection at The Art Institute of Chicago by Ruth Fine, Raymond Hernandez-Duran and Mark Pascale, 1999

Catalog, Susanna Coffey  Studio Art Exhibition Program, Dartmouth College, September, 1998 Essays by Michael Rooks and Eileen Myles

Catalog, Inside Out, 1995

Catalog, Something in Common, essay by Mary Jane Jacob, 1995

Book, Spirited Visions: Artists in Chicago, Patty Carroll, essay by James Yood

Book, Exposures, Women, and Their Art, New Sage Press, 1989, Essays by Betty Ann Brown and Arlene Raven, Photos by Kenna Love

 

HONORS AND AWARDS

Honorary Degree from Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts 2015

The John Hultberg Memorial Prize for Painting, The National Academy Museum 2009

The Hassam, Speicher, Betts, and Symons Funds Purchase Award from The American Academy of Arts and Letters, 2008,1995 and 1996

Honorary Doctorate from The Pennsylvania College of the Arts

Residency at The Rockefeller Center at Bellagio, Lake Como, Italy  May 2006

Henry Ward Ranger Prize, 2003

Member of The National Academy of Art and Design, since 1999

The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship, 1996

Academy Award in Art from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, 1994

Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award, 1993

National Endowment for the Arts, 1993

Illinois Arts Council Grant, 1992

Marie Walsh Sharpe Foundation Studio Program, 1992

S.A.I.C. Faculty Enrichment Grant, 1991 and 1990, and 1987

Chicago Artists Abroad, 1990

Illinois Arts Council Grant, 1985

Ragdale Foundation Residency, Lake Forest, IL, 1984

Connecticut Commission on the Arts, 1980

 

 

 

PROJECTS

2015    Essay for Painters on Painting Blog   On Bonnard’s “The Terrace at Veronnet”

2013    Oyu Oro: Dos Aguas de Cuba, Research trip for study in Eight Cuban organizations that preserve cultural traditions of the African Diaspora; dance, song, instrumentation and costuming.

2012    Catalog Essay, Fishing for KnickKnacks exhibition of Doon Joint, pub. by Pavel Zoubok Gallery, NYC

2011    Catalog essay for the Mass College of Art Non-Residential MFA thesis show

2008     Curator, Still Life, Bowery Gallery, NY

2003    Curator, Paying Attention, Creative Arts Workshop, New Haven CT.

1994    Curator, Prodigal Daughter, Rockford College Art Gallery, (Catalog with essay by Dr. Carol      Becker) Catalog Editor Susanna Coffey, Pub. by Rockford College Rockford IL  March, 1995

1993    Curator, Home Girls, Beacon Street Gallery at Uptown Hull House, Chicago, IL (Review)

1988    Author of the article, “Durer’s Rabbit,” Chicago Art/Write, March, 1988

1989    Book Publisher and Illustrator, The Homeric Hymn to Demeter, translation by Apostolos           Athanassakis, Kallichoron Press 1989, a hand-printed book with woodcut illustrations

1979    Illustrator for Monovassia, by Eleni Fourtouni, Thelphini Press, 1979

 

TEACHING  (Please see academic resume)

1982 – Present

The F. H. Sellers Professor in Painting at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (endowed chair 1998), with tenure, (1989)

 

PANELS, SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

Graduation Speaker at The Lyme Academy of Fine Arts June 2015

The Anchorage Art Museum, Lecture  November 2015

Western CT State University   November 2015

Lecture at The Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts  October 22, 2015

Lecture at The Kansas City Art Institute   2014

Lecture at Minneapolis Institute of Art,   2014

“Portraiture”, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, June 21, 2013

Radio Interview, on “Cloudknitters” with Leo Reijnders, Radio Central,106.7FM September ‘12

Panel, The Serious and the Sublime, Eastern Ct Stae University, Nov. 2010

Panel, Portraiture The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 2010

Panel, CAA 2010, Painting Here in Chicago, Chicago IL

Panel, Closed and Open Form: Clarity/Ambiguity 2009Artists Equity Association, NY

Panel, WNYC Community Advisory Board Art Coverage Symposium, 2009

The Wier Farm Lecture 2008, Western CT State College

Commencement Speaker 2008, Philadelphia College of Art and Design, Phil. PA

Panel chair, “Color and Paint” College Art Association Conference 2005, Atlanta, GA

Symposium participant, Thomas Eakins, Scholars /Artists Day, 2002 The Metropolitan Museum of Art,

Panel, Religious Paradox/Ambiguity and Materiality, Harvard University Department of Religious Studies, December 2002

Panel, “Identities: Contemporary Portraiture” New Jersey Center for Visual Arts

Panel, ” Figuration in Contemporary Art,” College Art Association, Chicago, IL, 2001

Panel, “The Role of a Liberal Arts Curriculum in the Education of Visual Artists,” The School of Visual Arts, New York, NY, 1989

 

EDUCATION

1982    MFA, Yale School of Art, New Haven, CT

1977    BFA, Magna Cum Laude, University of Connecticut at Storrs, CT
 

 

 

 

 

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SusannaCoffeyCV.pdf

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SusannaCoffeyResumeTeaching.pdf

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