Susan Sussman received a Bachelor’s degree from Cornell University, a Master’s in Film from Columbia University, and a Certificate in Painting from the New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting and Sculpture, where she studied with Graham Nickson. She has shown her work at Prince Street Gallery, the New York Studio School, with Long Island City Artists (LIC-A) and in various juried shows. Her paintings are in private collections including The Louis-Dreyfus Family Collection. Sussman lives in New York City and Dubois, Wyoming.
Many of my recent paintings are set in Wyoming on a working cattle ranch. I want to show the work of the ranch, the clarity of the colors, and the vastness of the space in relation to the figures in it. I hope to keep something that remains unknown, unexplained: a dark forest, distant hills, shapes that are challenging to read. This landscape is a place where you can say “awesome” with the original meaning of the word. That you are in awe of what you see – of the size, the power. The idea of awe contains reverence, even a little fear. Surely beauty.