DRAWING FROM PERCEPTION VIII, Robert and Elaine Stein Galleries, Wright State University's Department of Art and Art History, Dayton, OH. Catherine Kehoe, curator. Works will be on display January 16 - February 25, 2018.
THE MIND'S I, Dalton Warehouse, Los Angeles, CA.
STANISLAUS STATE ART FACULTY EXHIBITION 2017, University Art Gallery, California State University, Stanislaus, Turlock, CA.
CONVERSATIONS: STUDIO & TABLE, The Gallery at Rolling Acres, The Joseph A. Fiore Art Center at Rolling Acres Farm, Jefferson, ME.
54th ANNUAL JURIED COMPETITION, Masur Museum of Art, Monroe, Louisiana.
Gia Hamilton and Daniel Stetson, jurors.
LYME.TEACH.DO/ STUDIO_FACULTY_EXHIBITION_2016, Chauncey Stillman Gallery, Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts, Old Lyme, CT.
ENDLESS SUMMER, Cate Charles Gallery, Westerly Land Trust, Westerly, RI.
ECLECTICISM III, Cate Charles Gallery, Providence, RI.
2015 SUSAN STEPHENSON, Cate Charles Gallery, Providence, RI.
ECLECTICISM, Cate Charles Gallery, Providence, RI.
SUSAN STEPHENSON: A VISITING ARTIST'S INFORMAL EXHIBITION, Loomis Chaffee School, Avon, CT.
DOORS OF PERCEPTION: HOLLIS DUNLAP, NATHAN LEWIS, AND SUSAN STEPHENSON, Six Summit Gallery, Ivoryton, CT.
FACULTY EXHIBITION, Stillman Gallery, Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts, Old Lyme, CT.
A UNIQUE PERSPECTIVE: SUSAN STEPHENSON AND DEBORAH RANDALL, Cate Charles Gallery, Stonington, CT.
SUSAN STEPHENSON, GUEST ARTIST, Imago Gallery, Warren, RI.
CONTEMPORARY REALISM BIENNIAL, Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Fort Wayne, Indiana.
BY THE SEA, Cate Charles Gallery, Stonington, CT.
PLEIN AIR PAINTERS OF THE MARITIME GALLERY, The Maritime Gallery at Mystic Seaport.
STUDIO FACULTY EXHIBITION, Stillman Gallery, Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts, Old Lyme, CT.
SUSAN STEPHENSON: INSIDE–OUT, Stonington Vineyards Gallery, Stonington, CT.
THE LANDSCAPE OF GOLF, Newport Art Museum, Newport, RI.
LACFA AT THE THE ARNOT ART MUSEUM, Arnot Art Museum, Elmira, NY.
URBAN ESCAPE, City Lights Gallery, Bridgeport, CT.
SUSAN STEPHENSON: COLOR AND LIGHT, Masur Museum of Art, Monroe, LA.
REALISM NOW: TRADITIONS AND DEPARTURES, Vose Gallery, Boston, MA.
MIAMI UNIVERSITY YOUNG PAINTERS COMPETITION, Hiestand Galleries, Oxford, OH.
SUSAN STEPHENSON: RECENT PAINTINGS, South College, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA.
BIENNIAL 2002, Peninsula Fine Arts Center, Newport News, VA. Philip Pearlstein, Juror.
NATIONAL COMPETITION, Bowery Gallery, New York, NY. Wilbur Niewald, Juror.
REGIONAL ARTIST EXHIBITION, Pfizer Central Research, Groton, CT.
LAGRANGE NATIONAL BIENNIAL, Chattahoochee Valley Art Museum, LaGrange, GA. Benny Andrews, Juror.
22ND NATIONAL JURIED ART SHOW, New Orleans Art Association, New Orleans, LA. Kaywin Feldman, Juror.
SUSAN STEPHENSON: RECENT WORKS, Stonington Vineyards Gallery, Stonington, CT.
AMERICAN LANDSCAPES, MFA Circle Gallery, Maryland Federation of Art, Annapolis, MD. Gary Vikan, Juror.
NATIONAL JURIED SHOW, Bowery Gallery, New York, NY. Janet Fish, Juror.
NATIONAL COMPETITION, Provincetown Art Association & Museum, Provincetown, MA. Rachel Rosenfield, Juror.
NATIONAL JURIED COMPETITION, Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences, Loveladies, NJ. Shamim Momin, Juror.
INTERIORS, Gallery 214, Glenridge, New Jersey.
PAINTINGS OF THE GRIFFIS ART CENTER, Pfizer Central Research Division, Groton, CT.
26TH ANNUAL MYSTIC INTERNATIONAL, Mystic Maritime Gallery, Mystic, CT.
SUSAN STEPHENSON: RECENT PAINTINGS, Stonington Vineyards Gallery, Stonington, CT.
FIGURE DRAWING IN THE ACADEMY TRADITION: 1890 – 1998, Sill House Galleries, Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts, Old Lyme, CT.
SUSAN STEPHENSON AND LYNN WALKER, Stonington Vineyards Gallery, Stonington, CT.
SUSAN STEPHENSON AND JERRY WEISS, Stonington Vineyards Gallery, Stonington, CT.
VISIONS OF THE SEA, Gregory Gallery, Darien, CT.
LANDSCAPES: A NEW ENGLAND VIEW, Gregory Gallery, Darien, CT.
ANNUAL FACULTY EXHIBITION, Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts, Old Lyme, CT.
REFIGURING THE FIGURE, Creative Arts Workshop, New Haven, CT. Helen Cooper, Juror.
NATIONAL COMPETITION, First Street Gallery, New York, NY. Janet Fish, Juror.
NATIONAL JURIED SHOW, Bowery Gallery, New York, NY. Rosemarie Beck, Juror.
6TH ANNUAL INDOOR EXHIBITION, Waterhouse Pavilion, Chattanooga, TN. Michael Auping, Juror.
7TH ANNUAL WOMEN IN THE ARTS JURIED EXHIBITION, Erector Square Gallery, New Haven, CT. Susana Viola Jacobson, Juror.
NEW ORLEANS FINE ARTS FESTIVAL, World Trade Center, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1993. Richard Schmid, Juror.
SELECTED AWARDS and HONORS:
Artist in Residence: Ocean House Hotel, Watch Hill, RI, July, 2017.
Lecture: Up Close & Personal. Ocean House Hotel, Watch Hill, RI, May 2017.
Painting Workshop: Cullowhee Mountain Arts, Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, NC, June 2016.
Lecture: Center for Creative Arts, Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts, February 2016.
Artist in Residence: Loomis Chaffee School, Avon, CT, January, 2014.
Creative Capital professional development workshop, “Internet for Artists,” 2011.
Fellowship in Painting: Rhode Island State Council on the Arts, 2004.
Fellowship: LymeAcademy College of Fine Arts Faculty Travel Grant, 2002.
Finalist: “Miami Uiversity Young Painters Competition,” Oxford, Ohio, 2004.
Award of Excellence: “26th Annual Mystic International,” Mystic Maritime Gallery, Mystic, CT, 2000.
Artist in Residence: The Griffis Art Center, New London, Connecticut, 1994 – 95.
Artist in Residence: Association for Visual Artists, Chattanooga, Tennessee, 1993.
Commission: Masur Museum of Art and Twin City Art Foundation, Monroe, LA, 2004.
Commission: “Ocean House 2000,” private collector through Mystic Maritime Gallery, Mystic, Connecticut, 2000.
Travel Grant: 1992 NAN Award, chosen by painting faculty, Boston University College for the Arts.
Constantin Alajalov Painting Scholarship, Boston University College for the Arts, 1990 – 1992.
Faculty Art Scholarship, funded by studio faculty, Louisiana Tech University Department of Art and Architecture, 1986.
Masur Museum, Monroe, LA.
Pfizer Central Research, Groton, CT.
Norman Bird Sanctuary, Newport, RI.
The Griffis Art Center, New London, CT.
1992 MFA, Boston University, Boston, MA. Studied with John Moore.
1990 BFA, Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, LA. Graduated summa cum laude, Phi Kappa Phi.
WESTERLY SUN, "Endless Summer to Shine on High Street," by Nancy Burns-Fusaro, July 7, 2016.
THE DAY, "'Endless Summer' Kicks Off in Westerly," by Amy Barry, July 24, 2016.
STONINGTON-MYSTIC PATCH, “Susan Stephenson Paints Barefoot in the Borough,” by C.M. Glover. June 29, 2011.
THE DAY, “Capturing Color and Local Views,” by Amy Barry. November 3, 2011.
AMERICAN ART COLLECTOR, “Museum Curator: Old Lyme, Miss Griswold, and the Yale Art Gallery,” by John O’Hern. March, 2007. Pp. 56 - 61.
THE BOSTON GLOBE, “Exhibit is a Learning Experience,” by Christine Temin. December 10, 2003.
INTERNATIONAL ARTIST, “Notable Exhibitions: Mentors and Protégés,” October/November, 2003. Pp. 18- 31.
REALISM NOW: TRADITIONS AND DEPARTURES, MENTORS AND PROTÉGÉS, Part 1, Published in 2003 by Vose Galleries, Boston, Inc.
THE WESTERLY SUN, “Seaport Gallery to Offer Prints by Ashaway Artist,” by Sara Ross Clark. June 25, 2002.
THE NEW YORK TIMES, “Wit in Force, Figures Talking to Each Other,” by William Zimmer. April 30, 1995.