Susan Homer

Born in Boston, MA

Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY and Bremen, ME

 

Solo and Selected Group Exhibitions

2017

Life, Observed: Brett Eberhardt, Susan Homer, and Francis Sills, Kenise Barnes Fine Art, Larchmont, NY

Gowanus Open Studios 2017, Brooklyn, NY

 

2016

Between Past & Present, two-person exhibition, TEW Galleries, Atlanta, GA

Gowanus Open Studios 2016, Brooklyn, NY

 

2015

Pictorial Adventures, TEW Galleries, Atlanta, GA

 

2014

Gowanus Open Studios 2014, Brooklyn, NY

Pets, Beasts & Dinner: Relations Between Human and Animal Creatures, curated by Suzaan Boettger, Gallery Bergen, Bergen Community College, Paramus, NY

We Love Art, Kenise Barnes Fine Art, Larchmont, NY

Floral Motifs, The Horticulture Society of New York @ 1stdibs Gallery, New York Design Center, New York, NY 

 

2013

Gowanus Open Studios 2013, Brooklyn, NY

Fiction/Non-Fiction, Storefront Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY

 

2012

Open Studios, The Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation, Brooklyn, NY

 

2011

Still Life Show, Kenise Barnes Fine Art, Larchmont, NY

Signs on the Road, organized by Workroom G (Michael Ashkin, Leslie Brack, and Josh Geldzahler), Curatorial Research Laboratory @ Winkleman Gallery, New York, NY

 

2009      

Neo-Rococo Show, curated by Douglas Ferrari, Shore Institute of the Contemporary Arts, Long Branch, NJ

Slippery When Wet, Metaphor Contemporary Art, Brooklyn, NY

 

2008      

Back to the Garden, Metaphor Contemporary Art, Brooklyn, NY

The Travelers Return, solo exhibition, Metaphor Contemporary Art, Brooklyn, NY

 

2007      

Radius, Metaphor Contemporary Art, Brooklyn, NY

Pillow Talk: Small Comforts in Hard Times, curated by Mery Lynn McCorkle, Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

 

2006      

Garden Paradise, curated by Lacy Davisson Doyle and Clare Weiss, The Arsenal Gallery in Central Park, New York, NY

Faculty Show, 92nd Street Y, New York, NY

 

2005      

A Bird’s Tale, solo exhibition, Metaphor Contemporary Art, Brooklyn, NY

Faculty Show, 92nd Street Y, New York, NY

 

2004      

Family of Law, University of Virginia Law Library, Charlottesville, VA

Faculty Show, 92nd Street Y, New York, NY

 

2003      

Paper 2003, Metaphor Contemporary Art, Brooklyn, NY

Faculty Show, 92nd Street Y, New York, NY

 

2002      

Love Shack, Metaphor Contemporary Art, Brooklyn, NY

Baker’s Dozen, Julie Baker Fine Art, Grass Valley, CA

Faculty Show, 92nd Street Y, New York, NY

 

2000      

Outer Boroughs, White Columns, New York, NY

 

1999      

A Skowhegan Decade, David Beitzel Gallery, New York, NY

 

1997      

Hold it now, hit it, curated by Derek Eller, Court Street Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

 

1996      

New Paintings, solo exhibition, Lyons-Wier & Ginsburg Gallery, Chicago, IL

13th Biennial Evanston & Vicinity Exhibition, Evanston Art Center, Evanston, IL

Objets du Jardin, Hinsdale Center for the Arts, Hinsdale, IL

 

1995      

Arthur Baer Art Competition: 19th Annual Exhibition, Beverly Art Center, Chicago, IL

 

1994      

Red Windows, Barney’s New York, Chicago, IL

Again, N.A.M.E. Gallery, curated by Tatsuya McCoy, Chicago, IL

 

1991      

Spirit of Nature, Gallery 2, Chicago, IL

 

Collections

Bowdoin College Museum of Art

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C.

University of New Mexico Art Museum

 

Bibliography

Artists to Artists Volume 2 (2002–2016): 25 Years of the Marie Walsh Sharpe Space Program and Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program (Brooklyn, NY: Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program, 2016).

Hyland, Angus, The Book of the Bird: Birds in Art (London: Laurence King, 2016).

"Small Spaces: Form and Function," Domino magazine, holiday 2013, pp. 33–35.

"8.13.12 Featured Artist: Susan Homer," site95, August 13, 2012, www.site95.org.

Kalm, James, "Brooklyn Dispatches: Cool Island and Garden of Chill," The Brooklyn Rail, JulyAugust, 2008, www.brooklynrail.org.

Pearse, Emma, “Susan Homer Makes Grandma Art Cool Again,” New York Magazine, April 16, 2008, www.nymag.com.

Naves, Mario, “Flora, Cupcakes and a Tawny Ambience,” The New York Observer, April 8, 2008, www.observer.com.

“The New Botanicals,” Domino magazine, January/February 2006, pp. 57–59.

Rudick, Nicole, “Critics’ Picks,” Art Forum, January 2005, www.artforum.com.

Naves, Mario, “Currently Hanging,” The New York Observer, February 7, 2005, p. 16.

Camper, Fred, “Self-Expressionism,” The Chicago Reader, November 11, 1994, Section 1, pp. 30–31.

Gray, Lori, “Gallery Scene,” The Chicago Tribune, October 28, 1994, section 7, p. 68.

 

Awards, Grants, and Residencies

The Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation Space Grant, 2011

Skowhegan Fellowship, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 1993

Merit Scholarship Award, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 1990–91

 

Education

School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, Master of Fine Arts

Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME

School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, Post-Baccalaureate Studio Certificate

Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI, Bachelor of Fine Arts

Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT, Liberal Arts Studies