Rhode Island, USA
SUZANNE SCHIRESON lives in Providence, Rhode Island, USA and has two small children. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally at the Woodmere Art Museum (Philadelphia, PA), Cade Tompkins Projects (Providence, RI), Smith College (Northampton, MA), The Sori Art Center (Jeollabuk-do, South Korea), The Beijing World Art Museum (Beijing, China), the Srimanta Sankaradeva Kalakshetra (Guwahati, Assam, India) and The Carrousel du Louvre (Paris, France). She is the recipient of a RISCA Fellowship for Drawing and two Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grants (Montreal, Canada). Suzanne attended Indiana University (M.F.A.), the University of Pennsylvania (B.F.A.) and the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts (Certificate).
She is an Associate Professor at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.
“I am interested in an alternative mother and child narrative. At the core of my imagery is a focus on the cycle of transformation one undergoes through giving birth, our awareness of mortality and a compulsion for re-invention. In Frankenstein, Mary Shelley writes ‘The world to me was a secret, which I desired to discover; to her it was a vacancy, which she sought to people with imaginations of her own’ (1818). Shelley’s words capture my interest in the idiosyncrasies of creation, the value of exploration in this practice, and art’s own integrity to bear unforeseen meaning through the process of being made.”
Images Top Right- Bottom Left: Weaning, 60” x 48”, Oil on Canvas; Quilter, 60“ x 48”, Oil on Linen; World Lit by Screens, 24” x 18”, Oil on Canvas; Cut Off, 39” x 29”, Charcoal and watercolour on Paper; Nursing, 60” x 40”, Oil on Canvas.