“Susanne McGinnis handles abstract watercolors with an inner glow of light and color and full of vivacity” ARTspeak Magazine
Original works of fine art in both private and corporate collections
Designs customized for decorative market
Citibank – Artist of the Month, NY, March 2003
The Donnell Library Center, NY, 2002
Republic Bank, NY 1992
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS:
St. Francis College Gallery, NY 2014, 2015
Jewish Museum Design Shop, NY 2014 - present
Gallery of the Office of Borough President, NYC, NY 2014
Hollywood Florida Arts Walk 2007, 2008
Comfort Zone Gallery, Hollywood, Florida 2007, 2008
Grace Institute, NYC, 2008
Gold Coast Watercolor Society Exhibition, Ft. Lauderdale, Fl 2007, 2008
National Arts Club, NY, 2012, 2010, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2001, 1999
Columbia University Medical Center, 2005
Project Room 88 Gallery, Invitational Group Exhibition 2005
Pfizer, Inc.: “The soul of watercolor”, 2005 (Corporate Collection)
AAF Contemporary Art Fair, NYC 2004
The Women’s Interart Center, NY 1999
Lever House, NY, 1998
American Crafts Festival at Lincoln Center, NY 1997
Cornell Medical Center Library, NY, 1993, 1992
Lenox Hill Artists Forum, NY 1991, 1990, 1989
Cork Gallery at Lincoln Center, NY, 1991
TRAINING Parsons School of Design
Art Students League
National Academy of Design
AFFILIATIONS: 1100 Watercolor Society, New York City
Gold Coast Watercolor Society, Florida
www.ketubah.com – Exclusive Signature Collection
www.artvows.com – Exclusive Signature Collection
PUBLICATIONS: “The Healing power of art”, IdeaMuseum.net, Apr, 2003
Circular, spiral and reflecting images play a major role in my work. I hope to inspire the viewer to reflect on the beauty and mystery of the natural world and the world of the imagination.
I use a variety of mediums and techniques: watercolor, fabric dye, ink, gouache, metallic paint, colored pencil, and serendipitously found paper and fabric in collages.
As a child, I was fascinated by kaleidoscopes. I still love the way each element reflects on itself to create a mesmerizing pattern.
I love the decorative arts and create fine art from their inspiration. I have created many designs for the home decorative market through my own company which featured custom-made hand-painted fabrics.
In some of my work, I have discovered the happy marriage of water media and Yupo, an environmentally-friendly synthetic Japanese “paper,” which allows for unusual textural effects, giving a fluid, ethereal character to florals, landscapes, and abstracts.
I studied at the Parsons School of Design, at the National Academy with Maurizio Pelegrin, and at the Art Students League with Mario Cooper, and with many other distinguished teachers. I give thanks to them and to the first Creator for their inspiration. I believe that Art is a necessity and not a luxury. I have dedicated my career to creating imaginative works of art for myself and others to enjoy.
“Just remain in the center, watching
and then forget that you are there”