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Susan Newmark
Brooklyn, NY
Neighborhood: Park Slope

ARTIST STATEMENT: My work explores narrative and storytelling through the creation of imaginary landscapes integrated with abstract elements and found papers from popular culture -- wallpaper, wrapping paper, magazines, newspapers, comics, copies of my own photographs --, and paint. My layering process begins as an improvisation and an appreciation of how torn posters on subway and building walls reveal layers of memory as the disparate parts unravel and new unexpected realities emerge. Through this additive process and the juxtaposition of the abstract and the representational, my surfaces become interwoven networks and dense webs of vision not unlike our packed urban environment. The work constantly changes and fractures as papers are repeatedly added , then sanded, painted and repainted.The distressed surfaces , the fragile female images and the other figurative and floral forms contain their own associations and histories as they fuse with the fields of color, form and pattern. The inclusion of Nancy recalls the comic strip I read as a child; she was fearless, curious and confident, and a problem solver; I fantasized about having similar attitudes and adventures ..., and longed to play with her pets. I am, as well, fascinated with tattooed bodies as expressions of identity, transformation and their prevalence throughout history and they appear in my work as objects of an exotic beauty and messengers in the narratives. In my series, Fantasyland in Dyker Heights, colored holiday lights create a transformed landscape, and in Through a Glass Darkly, reflected and refracted light allows me to memorialize and memorize a parent. And although there is no one way to read my work, there are many points of entry.

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2013 LAYERED NARRATIVES, Figureworks Gallery, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY.
2011 ARTISTS BOOKS. Garrison Arts Center, Garrison Landing, N.Y.
2011 EVERYDAY FICTIONS, two person show with Miriam Schaer, St. Joseph's
College, Brooklyn, N.Y.
2011 RECENT WORK, Sabay Curatorial Space, Queens, N.Y.
2010 THE JANES,Collages and Artists Books, Figureworks Gallery,Brooklyn, N.Y.
2006 LOVE ME TENDER: Collages and Artists Books, Figureworks Gallery,
Brooklyn, N.Y.
2005 JOURNALS: Seen and Recalled, Grand Army Plaza Library, Brooklyn, N.Y.
1998 WORKS ON PAPER/Unique Books, John Jay College/City University of New
York, N.Y.
1995 BOOKWORKS, Long Island University, Brooklyn, Campus, Brooklyn, N.Y.
1978 DRAWINGS AND PAINTINGS, St. Johns University Gallery, Queens, N.Y.

2014 Winner's Circle, a three person exhibition selected by Arlene Bujese, Southampton Cultural Center, Southampton, N.Y.
2014 Printed Matter's LA Book Fair, Los Angels, C.A.
2013 Al Muntannabi Street Starts Here, Center for Book Arts, N.Y, traveled
nationally ,in Europe and the Middle East .
2012 Collage at 100:Strange Glue, Thompson Gallery, Cambridge School,
Weston, Mass.
2012 Artists Books: Creative Structures, Philadelphia Center for the Book, Philadelphia, P.A.
2011 Honoring the Page, Gallery North, Setauket, N.Y.
2010 War and Peace, Kentler International Drawing Space, Brooklyn, N.Y.
2010 Special Choice: Artists Books, Williamsburg Art and Historical Center, Brooklyn, NY.
2009 My Long Island, Islip Museum, East Islip, N.Y.
2009 Book Review, Siren's Song Gallery, Greenport, N.Y.
2008 Your Documents Please, international traveling exhibit-Japan, Eastern Europe and United States.
2008 All About Eve, Siren's Song Gallery, Greenport, N.Y.
2007 Singular Objects, Brooklyn College Library, Brooklyn, N.Y.
2007 Play, Proteus Gowanus, Brooklyn, N.Y.
2006 The Artist and the Book, Pelham Arts Center, Pelham, N.Y.
2005 Thirty-Ninth Juried Exhibition, The Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, N.Y.
2005 Selections, Gallery Merz, Sag Harbor, N.Y.
2005 Waldsee 1944: Tribute to Hungarian Jews, Hebrew Union College Museum, NY, NY.
Originated in Budapest traveled to ULM ,Berlin, the Holocaust Museum,
St. Petersberg, Florida, the Hibbel Museum of Art , Jupiter, Florida, (2006-08).
2005 Change, Federico Secondo Gallery, Bari, Italy; Palazzio della Cuetura, Madigro, Italy.
2005 Color Journal Project, Donnell Library, New York, N.Y.
2004 OPEN HOUSE: Working in Brooklyn, Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, N.Y.
2004 Carrying On, Henry Street Settlement, New York, N.Y.
2003 Rivington Beach, galleryonetwentyeight, New York, N.Y.
2003 Selection at 20: Birthday Duet , Ceres Gallery, New York, N.Y.
2002 Contemporary Printmaking, Gallery of St. John's University, Queens, N.Y.
2002 Three on a Match, galleryonetwentyeight, New York, N.Y.
2002 Art From Detritus, Gallery of John Jay College, New York, N.Y.
2001 Artist's Books/Related Work, Elsa Mott Ives Gallery, New York, N.Y.
2000 WORKING IN BROOKLYN: Artist's Books, Brooklyn Museum of Art,
Brooklyn, N.Y.
2000 Manyfold Books II, Donnell Library Center/NYC Public Library, NY, NY.
2000 Water and Light, Gayle Wilson Gallery, Southampton, N.Y.
1999 Biennial, Pyramid Atlantic Center,Corcoran Gallery of Art,Washington DC.
1999 Charged Particles: Unexpected Compositions in Book Format, Main
Street Gallery, Ketchikan, Alaska.
1999 Big City Bound: New York Books, Minneapolis Center for the Book,
Minneapolis, Minnesota.
1999 New York, New York! Harper Collins Exhibition Center, New York, N.Y.
1988 Alumni Invitational, LaGuardia High School, New York, N.Y.
1988 Captured Moments, Elaine Benson Gallery, Bridgehampton, N.Y.
1998 Out of the Center. Artists' Books from the Center for Book Arts,
Connecticut College, New London, CT.
1998 Annual Juried Exhibition, Center for Book Arts, New York, N.Y.
1998 Reading Between The Lines, Rotunda Gallery, Brooklyn, N.Y.
1997 Stitches, Abrons Arts Center Henry Street Settlement, New York, N.Y.
1997 A Survey of Books, Delaware Valley Arts Alliance Gallery, Narrowsberg, N.Y.
1997 Invitational, Pyramid Atlantic, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC.
1996 A Woman's Place, The Monmouth Museum, Lincroft, New Jersey.
1996 Art From Detritus III. Art to Save the Planet, Westinghouse Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA.
1996 Tiny Multiples, Gallery 121 Henry, New York, N.Y.
1996 Voices From the Heart, Harper Collins Gallery, New York, N.Y.
1996 Women/Violence: Testimony & Empathy, Women's Studio Workshop, Rosendale, N.Y.
1995 Recycling with Imagination, Massman Gallery/The Writers Place, Kansas City, MO,
Ashland Art Space, Phoenix, 450 Gallery, N.Y,NY.
1995 Invitational, Pyramid Atlantic/Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
1995 Brydcliffe Artists, Fletcher Gallery, Woodstock, N.Y.
1995 A Day in History, Center for Book Arts, New York, N.Y.
1994 Partial to Paper, Henry Street Settlement, Abrons Arts Center, New York, N.Y.
1994 The Anthropomorphic Book, Juried Invitational/Center for Book Arts, New York., N.Y.
1982 A Woman's Place, Long Island University and Kingsborough Community College,
Brooklyn, N.Y.
1981 Interior/Exterior, Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, N.Y.
1980/81 Brooklyn Museum Annuals, Brooklyn Museum Community Gallery, Brooklyn, N.Y.
1978 Artists Invite Artists, Sixth Estate Gallery, Brooklyn, N.Y.

1996 Special Editions, Award for Monoprint Books, Lower East Side Printshop, NY,N.Y.
1995 Residency, Brydcliffe Arts Colony, Woodstock Guild, Woodstock, N.Y.
1994 Fellowship, Women's Studio Workshop, Rosendale, N.Y.

Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Center for Book Arts, New York, N.Y.
Lower East Side Printshop, New York, N.Y.
Bio Medical Library, University of California, Los Angeles, CA.
Kentler International Drawing Space/Flat Files, Red Hook, Brooklyn, N.Y.

Program Series Curator
Dialogues in the Visual Arts, Tribeca Performing Arts Center, New York, N.Y. (2005-2013 ), Brooklyn Public Library, Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn, NY ( 2013- ). Conversations with art critics, writers, curators and project directors in presentation of visual artist's work and ideas.

Exhibition Curator
RARE EDITIONS: The Book As Art, Lehman College Art Gallery (2009); Text, Gallery 440, Brooklyn, N.Y.( 2011); In Process: Rubenstein Gallery/Educational Alliance, New York, N.Y. (2000); Artists Books/Related Work, Elsa Mott Gallery, New York, N.Y. (2001); Stirring Space, The Brewery, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY, (1998); Color(ing) Books, HarperCollins Exhibition Center, New York, N.Y. (1997); Tiny Multiples, Gallery 121 Henry, New York, N.Y., (1996); Engaged Vision, Terry Dittenfass Gallery, New York, N.Y. (1995); Ken Chu, Fordham University/Lincoln Center, New York, N.Y. (1994); RIDING ON A BLUE NOTE : Jazz Monoprints by Vincent D. Smith .Many other group and solo exhibitions at Abrons Arts Center, Henry Street Settlement, New York, N.Y. (1989-2004).

Art Instructor
Collage/ Mixed Media, Elder Share the Arts, in partnership with the Joan Mitchell Foundation
at Riis Settlement in Long Island City and SAGE in Brooklyn, N.Y. ( 2012- ).
Collage/ Mixed Media, YMCA Armory, Park Slope, Brooklyn, N.Y. (2008- ).
Collage /Mixed Media, SummerKeys School, Lubec, Maine (2008- 2011 ).
Painting, Drawing, Art History, Stern College/Yeshiva University , N.Y., NY (1978-1983).
Art History, New York City Community College, and Kingsborough Community College
(1978- 1983).

Arts Administrator
Deputy Director /Director of Visual Arts and Arts-in-Education
Abrons Arts Center Henry Street Settlement, New York, NY

Artistic leadership and administration of exhibitions, arts-in-education, instruction and artist-in-residence programs at a performing and visual arts center on the Lower East Side of Manhattan serving the educational needs and cultural interests of multi-ethnic intergenerational urban audience. Exhibitions involved five yearly thematic group shows in all media of emerging, minority and women artists, a solo photography gallery and an interpretative gallery education program for school and community groups. Ancillary events of readings, slide talks, panels, workshops, family programs, and site specific projects. The Artist-in-Residence Workspace Program, a career opportunity experience through year-long work spaces for six artists, studio visits, an open studio, and alumni exhibitions. The Arts-in-Education Program of partnerships between visual and performing teaching artists , schools and classroom teachers to enrich learning, teach arts skills and provide creative opportunities for 12,000 children yearly, grades K-12. The Visual Arts Instruction Program provided students of all ages and skill levels experiences in a variety of media such as clay, painting, drawing, printmaking, photography and architecture. The Summer Arts Day Camp and Architecture Camp, a seven week full day program of enriched arts experiences for children ages 6-12 (1983 -2008).

NYC Department of Cultural Affairs 1% for Art Program; Dieu Donne/ Workspace Program; Lincoln Center Gallery; MTA/Art for Transit; Museum of the American Indian/Smithsonian Institution Residency Program; New York State Council on the Arts; Institute of Museum and Library Services, NYC Department of Education; East End Arts Council; Abrons Arts Center, Henry Street Settlement Artist in Residence Workspace Program.

About Book Arts, Connecticut College, New London, Conn.; Lower East Side Galleries Today, Artist Talk on Art, New York, N.Y.; Partnering Through the Arts in NYC High Schools, Face to Face/NYC Arts in Education Roundtable.

Emilio Cruz: Spilled Nightmares, Revelations and Reflections, catalog essay, Studio Museum of Harlem, 1987; Laura Schechter, Bert Hasen, monographs for Arts Magazine, 1986, 1987; Joseph Delaney, An Interview, Art and Artists, 1982; art reviews for Prospect Press (ie.: Black Folk Art at the Brooklyn Museum; Rotunda Gallery/ Born in Brooklyn; Clay Pot Invitational; Terminal, New York at the Brooklyn Army Terminal ,and Harvey Dinnerstein at the Sidlin Gallery(1983-1985).

Art Editor
Prospect Press, Brooklyn, NY
Selection and assignment of performing and visual arts articles, organization of bi-monthly arts calendar of Brooklyn cultural events and artist's profiles. Highlights: dance at Brooklyn Academy of Music, black folk art exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum, profiles of jazz musicians in Brooklyn, and reviews of small galleries (1984-1986).

Hofstra University, Hempstead, N.Y. BA; Hunter College, New York, N.Y. MA;
New York University, ABD; Praaatt Institute, Brooklyn, NY; High School of Music and Art, New York, N.Y.; Haystack Mountain School, Deer Isle, Maine; Penland School, North Carolina.

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