Suzanne’s work balances itself on a non-linear timeline, reconciling the past, present, and future through unexpected shapes and colors. Through her willingness to embrace emptiness, Suzanne is able to create a sense of wholeness and harmony which settle her paintings, yet still allow them to sit just out of reach. Her approach to abstraction is mysterious and elusive, but is punctuated by an overwhelming sense of optimism, as though they are pulling us towards the future.
Suzanne was born in New York City and grew up in Manhattan and Toronto, Canada. She received her BFA in painting from the Rhode Island School of Design and her MFA in painting from the San Francisco Art Institute and studied painting abroad at the National College of Art and Design in Dublin, Ireland while an undergraduate and at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver at the graduate level. She is a two time recipient of a grant from the Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation. Suzanne currently serves as an assistant professor in the Department of Visual Art and Design at Caldwell University.