Summary Bio
Through images that combine drawing and painting, American artist Suzette Marie Martin explores how body language reveals the complexities, vulnerabilities and conflicts of intimate relationships. During her residence in the Paterson, NJ artist community, she exhibited in group shows in NY metropolitan area galleries and museums alongside artists Keith Haring, Kenny Scharf, Judy Rifka and Mark Kostabi. Her drawings are in the collection of the Paterson Museum. Residencies include a Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation Fellowship at the Fine Arts Work Center, Provincetown, MA and The National Gallery of Art Teacher Institute Fellowship in Washington, DC. Illustration commissions, under the pen name Elizabeth Patch, include “Amanda’s Big Dream”, a book about positive body image for girls. Suzette Marie Martin returned to full-time studio practice in 2017, following a hiatus as a single mother to support her family through teaching digital media.
Education
2002 Professional certificate, Multimedia Design, New York University, New York, NY
1998 MA, Painting,William Paterson University, Wayne, NJ
1987 BA, cum laude, Drawing, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH
Digital Illustration Work under the pen name “Elizabeth Patch”
Amanda’s Big Dream, written by Judith Matz, illustrated by Elizabeth Patch
Graceful Cat Press, 2015
Teaching in the Arts
1989-2014 Fine Arts and Digital Media, Regional High School Districts, Bergen County, NJ
2002-2004 Digital Media, Adjunct professor, Bloomfield College, Bloomfield, NJ
Residencies and Fellowships
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
1983-1991 Juried Resident, housing for professional artists,
Essex-Phoenix Mills, Paterson, NJ
Collections
Paterson Museum, Paterson, NJ
Selected Group Exhibitions
2018
Garner Arts and Industrial Center, Garnerville, NY
Volition Gallery at Bell-Ans Creative Arts Center, Orangeburg, NY: "Dynamics, Partners in Life and Art"
Edward Hopper House Museum, Nyack, NY
Hastings Village Arts Commission/Newington-Cropsey Foundation, Hastings-on-Hudson, NY: “The River Flows Both Ways”
1986-1990
5 Colt Gallery/Essex-Phoenix Artists Association, Paterson, NJ: Ongoing Group Shows
COLAB Artists Association, NY, NY: Ongoing Group Shows
Paterson Museum, Paterson, NJ: The COLAB and Essex-Phoenix Show”
Fashion Moda Gallery, Bronx, NY: “New Work”, curated by Baird Jones
Fashion Moda Gallery, Bronx, NY: "South Bronx Fantasies, curated by Baird Jones
Paterson Museum, Paterson, NJ: “The Cutting Edge in New York”, curated by Baird Jones
Dramatis Personae Gallery, NY, NY: “The Cutting Edge in New York”, curated by Baird Jones
Bergen Museum, Paramus, NJ: 3rd and 5th Annual Juried Shows
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