Suzette Marie Martin is a mixed media painter based in New England.
Her work bears witness to ecological trauma through combining scientific data with figurative, mythological, symbolic and archival imagery. 
Martin is currently a 2024 Artist Research Fellow at the Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington, DC. Recent solo exhibits include artist-in-residence at the Kinney Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies, UMass, Amherst, the 6018North Center for Experimental Arts and Culture, Chicago, and the Edward Hopper House Museum, Nyack, NY. Martin was a keynote speaker at the “Never Not in Crisis: Forms of Calamity in Catastrophic Times Symposium”, Myers Foundation, Northwestern University. Her Naiads of the New World drawings have been featured in Orion Magazine.
Martin's early career includes exhibitions with artists of the New York Neo-Expressionist movement. She returned to studio practice following an extended hiatus as a single mother, supporting her family as an arts educator and digital media specialist.
Education
Professional certificate, Multimedia Design, New York University
MA, Painting, William Paterson University
BA, cum laude, Drawing, University of New Hampshire
Veteran of the USAF
Residencies, Grants and Fellowships
2024 Artist Research Fellowship, Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington, DC
2023 Artist in Residence, Kinney Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies, College of Humanities and Fine Arts, University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Artist-in-Residence interview.
2022 Never Not in Crisis: Forms of Calamity in Catastrophic Times Symposium, Myers Foundation, Department of Art History, Northwestern University and the Institute for Humanities Research at Arizona State University. Featured speaker and solo exhibition of the Viral Load series. 
2021 Artist Lab: Historical Societies, Art Meets History Initiative, Kasini House and Kolaj Institute at Southern Vermont Arts Center, Manchester, VT
2020 CoVid-19: Critical/Creative Studies in Music, Image, and Text, Ethics and Humanities Grant, Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
2019 Resident Artist, Edward Hopper House Museum, Nyack, NY
2019 Ora Lerman Charitable Trust, Soaring Gardens Artists Retreat, Laceyville, PA
2001 Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation Fellowship, Fine Arts Work Center, Provincetown, MA
1999 National Gallery of Art Teacher Institute Fellowship, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
Solo Exhibitions
2024 The Expulsion from Eden: Conflagration, Drought and DelugeEclipse Mill Gallery, North Adams, MA.
2023 Apocalypse: Science & Myth  Artist in Residence exhibition and presentations, Kinney Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies, College of Humanities and Fine Arts, University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Interview about this series at https://www.umass.edu/humanities-arts/news/interview-suzette-martin
2022 Viral Load, Bearing Witness to the Pandemic, 6018North Center for Experimental Arts and Culture, Chicago. In conjunction with Never Not in Crisis: Forms of Calamity in Catastrophic Times Symposium, Myers Foundation, Department of Art History, Northwestern University and the Institute for Humanities Research at Arizona State University.
2021 Viral Load, Bearing Witness to the Pandemic, Eclipse Mill Gallery, North Adams, MA
2019  Early Sunday Morning, Saturday Night is Over, Resident Artist Exhibition, Edward Hopper House Museum, Nyack, NY.
Public Art Installations
2020-2021 
Airborne Transmission, Prayer Flags for the Pandemic 
River Street Park Installation, North Adams, MA in association with the city of North Adams Public Arts Commission. Hoosic River Spillway installation in association with the Eclipse Mill Gallery, North Adams, MA
Publications
2021  Blood and Thunder: Musings on the Art of Medicine. Journal of the Oklahoma University College of Medicine. Cover art and feature on the Viral Load series. 
2019 Orion Magazine, Volume 38, Number 3, Autumn Edition, “Naiads of the New World” drawings accompanying Filling the Democracy Gap by Thomas Linzey. Orion Magazine interview Solastalgia: Naiads of the New World
Collections
Paterson Museum, Paterson, NJ
Kinney Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Private Collections, New York
Selected Group Exhibitions
2023
The Futuring Lab: Elemental Futuring, The Carbon Carousel, exhibition and artist’s talk in conjunction with the Department of Architecture, College of Humanities and Fine Arts, University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
Stratigraphy, Celebrating Layering in the Arts, Arts, Letters & Numbers at Faith Mills Studios, Averill Park, NY
2021-2023
What's Next for Earth series of online exhibitions, supported by the Millennium Alliance for Humanity and the Biosphere at Stanford University, and The Post Carbon Institute, Santa Rosa, CA.
2022 
A Closer Look, Inspired by Master Works from the Clark Art Institute, Eclipse Mill Gallery, North Adams, MA. Work featured in the May/June Issue of Artscope Magazine, Volume 17, Number 2.
2021
Collaborative Works on Paper, Eclipse Mill Gallery, North Adams, MA
Reconnections 2021, Eclipse Mill Gallery, North Adams, MA
2020
Art in Ecological Context, Barrett Art Center, Poughkeepsie, NY (Juror: Karl Kusserow, John Wilmerding Curator of American Art, Princeton University Art Museum)
Prayers for the Pandemic, Prayers for Progress, Prayers for the Planet, Nationwide Public Arts Project, Drawing Rooms, Jersey City, NJ
2019
Body 2019, Biggs Museum of American Art, Dover, DE (Juror: Brittany Webb, curator of the John Rhoden Collection at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts)
Drawn from Life, Upstream Gallery, Hastings-on-Hudson, NY
Fear, Volition Gallery at Bell-Ans Creative Arts Center, Orangeburg, NY
2018
Dynamics, Volition Gallery at Bell-Ans Creative Arts Center, Orangeburg, NY
The River Runs Both Ways, Newington-Cropsey Foundation, Hastings-on-Hudson, NY
In a Mist, Piermont Flywheel Gallery, Piermont, NY
1987-1991
Hellhole, Essex-Phoenix Artist’s Association, Paterson Museum, Paterson, NJ
The COLAB and Essex-Phoenix Show, Paterson Museum, Paterson, NJ (curated by Baird Jones)
The Cutting Edge in New York, Dramatis Personae Gallery, NY, NY and Paterson Museum, Paterson, NJ (curated by Baird Jones)
All Women’s Exhibition, Paterson Museum, Paterson, NJ (curated by Baird Jones)
South Bronx Fantasies, New Work, Fashion Moda Gallery, Bronx, NY (curated by Baird Jones)
New Work, Fashion Moda Gallery, Bronx, NY (curated by Baird Jones)
5 Colt Gallery/Essex-Phoenix Artist’s Association, Ongoing group shows and pop-up events, , Paterson, NJ
Bergen Museum of Art and Science, 3rd and 5th Annual Juried Shows, Paramus, NJ
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