Summary Bio
During her residence in the Paterson, NJ artist community, American painter Suzette Marie Martin exhibited in galleries, museums and alternative spaces in New Jersey, the East Village and South Bronx, New York. Her drawings are in the collection of the Paterson Museum. Awards 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. Suzette returned to full-time studio practice in 2017, following an extended hiatus supporting her family as a single mother.
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 Digital Media and Arts, 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
Paterson Museum, Paterson, NJ
Private Collections, New York
Selected Group Exhibitions
Garner Arts and Industrial Center, Garnerville, NY, 15th Annual Arts Festival
Volition Gallery at Bell-Ans Creative Arts Center, Orangeburg, NY: "Dynamics, Partners in Life and Art”
Newington-Cropsey Foundation, Hastings-on-Hudson, NY: “The River Flows Both Ways”
Piermont Flywheel Gallery, Piermont, NY: "In a Mist"
Paterson Museum, Paterson, NJ:
“Hellhole”, Essex-Phoenix Artist’s Association
The COLAB and Essex-Phoenix Show”, curated by Baird Jones
The Cutting Edge in New York”, curated by Baird Jones
“All Women’s Exhibition”, curated by Baird Jones
Bergen Museum of Art and Science, Paramus, NJ: 3rd and 5th Annual Juried Shows
Fashion Moda Gallery, Bronx, NY: “New Work”, curated by Baird Jones
Dramatis Personae Gallery, NY, NY: “The Cutting Edge in New York”, curated by Baird Jones
5 Colt Gallery/Essex-Phoenix Artist’s Association, Paterson, NJ: Ongoing group shows and pop-up events
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