Susanne McGinnis

                 “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

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS:

                 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

 

Contact Information:   email at info@susannemcginnis.com

                       Tel:  646-241-9086

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.

 

A highlight of my career was being invited by www.ketubah.com and www.artvows.com to create artwork for their exclusive Signature Collection of wedding commemoration designs.

 

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”

                                                                     - Lao-tzu