Suzette Marie Martin, 2020.

Suzette Marie Martin is a figurative painter based in New England.
Her current work uses archetypal figures, the narrative potential of body language, and science-based text to explore dichotomies between emotional response and rational evidence in the face of ecological collapse.
Martin’s early career featured museum and gallery exhibitions with artists of the New York city Neo-Expressionist movement. Her drawings are in the collection of the Paterson Museum. Awards include: Never Not in Crisis: Forms of Calamity in Catastrophic Times Symposium, Myers Foundation Grant, Departments of Art History at Northwestern University, and Arizona State University. CoVid-19: Critical/Creative Studies in Music, Image, and Text, Ethics and Humanities Grant from the Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Resident Artist at the Edward Hopper House Museum. Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation Fellowship at Fine Arts Work Center. Ora Lerman Charitable Trust Soaring Gardens Artist Retreat. National Gallery of Art Teacher Institute Fellowship. Her Naiads of the New World drawings were featured in Orion Magazine, Autumn 2019. Martin’s work has been featured in six online exhibitions supported by the The Post Carbon Institute and Millennium Alliance for Humanity and the Biosphere, Stanford University. Her public art installation Airborne Transmission, Prayer Flags for the Pandemic was installed in association with North Adams, MA Public Arts Commission from October 2020 - April 2021.
Suzette Marie Martin has a Professional Certificate in Multimedia Design from New York University, an MA in Painting from William Paterson University, a BA, cum laude, in Drawing, from the University of New Hampshire, with additional studies at the Art Students League, NY.  She returned to full-time studio practice in 2018, following an extended hiatus as a single mother, supporting her family as an arts educator, free-lance illustrator 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
Additional studies at the Art Students League of New York
Veteran of the USAF
Residencies, Awards and Fellowships
2022 upcoming
Never Not in Crisis: Forms of Calamity in Catastrophic Times Symposium, Myers Foundation Grant. Department of Art History, Northwestern University and Arizona State University. Featured speaker and exhibition of the Viral Load series. October 2022
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
Bibliography
2022 Artscope Magazine, “Wanderlust” review, exhibit at Eclipse Mill Gallery, May/June 2022, Vol. 17, No. 2
2021  Blood and Thunder: Musings on the Art of Medicine. Journal of the Oklahoma University College of Medicine. "Best of Blood and Thunder Award for Visual Arts". Cover art and feature on the Viral Load series
2019 Orion Magazine, Volume 38, Number 3, Autumn Edition, artwork accompanying Filling the Democracy Gap by Thomas Linzey. Orion Magazine blog interview Solastalgia: Naiads of the New World
Solo Exhibitions
2022 upcoming 
Viral Load, Bearing Witness to the Pandemic, in conjunction with Never Not in Crisis: Forms of Calamity in Catastrophic Times Symposium, Department of Art History, Northwestern University and 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 
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
Collections
Paterson Museum, Paterson, NJ
Private Collections, New York
Selected Group Exhibitions
2022
Shifting Cultural Stories,  Thinking in Systems, Culture Change and Neuroscience. What's Next for Earth online exhibitions, supported by the Millennium Alliance for Humanity and the Biosphere at Stanford University, and The Post Carbon Institute, Santa Rosa, CA.
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 and Reconnections 2021, Eclipse Mill Gallery, North Adams, MA
Southern Vermont Arts Center, Fall/Winter Members Exhibition 2021, Manchester, VT
 Belief Systems,  Pollution DepletionWhat's Next for Earth online exhibitions supported by the Millennium Alliance for Humanity and the Biosphere at Stanford University and The Post-Carbon Institute, Santa Rosa, CA
2020
Art in Ecological Context, Barrett Art Center, Poughkeepsie, NY (Juror: Karl Kusserow, John Wilmerding Curator of American Art, Princeton University Art Museum)
Edward Hopper House Museum, Annual Juried Members Exhibition, at Azarian McCullough Art Gallery, St. Thomas Aquinas College, Sparkhill, NY
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
Edward Hopper House Museum, Annual Juried Members Exhibition, Nyack, NY
Garner Arts and Industrial Center, Annual Juried Members Exhibition, Garnerville, NY
Rockland Center for the Arts, Annual Juried Members Exhibition, West Nyack, 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
Garner Arts and Industrial Center, Annual Juried Members Exhibition, Garnerville, 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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