' Susan Chrysler White
Susan Chrysler White
Medusa
September 05 - October 05, 2013

Press Release

Susan Chrysler White has been developing large glass and Plexiglas sculptural pieces. In researching how her paintings, through their vocabulary of excess, have a  connection with historical and contemporary manifestations of the chandelier, White became interested in exploring these associations. Baroque sculptural and architectural forms as well as art nouveau and late gothic filigree, all enter into her language of form.

Growing up in Spain, with the hybridized eclectic sensibilities of Antoni Gaudi as a visual force in her early life, led to the collision in her work of nature, spiritual tendencies, and 3D form. The exploration of light, space, transparency, bilateral symmetry, and calligraphic drawing all play a part in her recent sculpture. Medusa, a 2013 piece, refers to the natural form of oceanic medusae as well as to its complex mythological origin.

White has had numerous exhibitions throughout the US. She has a 2014 exhibit scheduled at the McNay Art Museum in Texas, and recently completed several large 3D commissions at the University of Iowa Hospital. A 2009 recipient of a Joan Mitchell Foundation grant, White is on the painting faculty at the University of Iowa.


Past Exhibitions

Biography

ONE AND TWO PERSON EXHIBITIONS

2015 Maryville, MO, Missouri State University Deluxe Gallery 

2014 Decorah, IA, Luther College, Kristin Wigley-Fleming Fine Art Gallery 

2013 New York, NY, Kim Foster Gallery, Medusa

San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, Galería Atenea, Arbol De Santos

Sioux City, IA, Sioux City Art Center, Attempt To Translate (catalog)

2012 Des Moines, IA, Olson-Larsen Gallery, Fractured Language, Paintings and Sculptures 

Iowa City, IA, Hudson River Gallery, Recent Painting

2011 Des Moines IA, Artstop / project spaces, (public sculptural installation in conjunction with Olson Larsen Gallery and the City of Des Moines)

2010 Indianola IA, Farnham Gallery, Simpson College, Recent Work

2009 Des Moines, IA, Olson-Larsen Galleries, New Work, paintings and sculpture

Cedar Rapids, IA, Iowa Hall Gallery, Kirkwood Community College, Milagro del Diathe Mexican Women’s Project 

2008 Des Moines, IA, Olson-Larsen Galleries, Recent Work

Cedar Rapids, IA, Iowa Hall Gallery, Kirkwood Community College, Recent Paintings

2006 Hudson, NY, John Davis Gallery, Paintings and Works on Paper 

New York, NY, Littlejohn Contemporary Gallery, Synesthesia 

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Karsh-Masson Gallery, Recent Work

Cincinnati, OH, Chidlaw Gallery, Recent Paintings, Art Academy of Cincinnati

2002 Cedar Falls, IA, UNI Gallery of Art, Pandemonium

2001 New York, NY, Kim Foster Gallery, Psychedelia, (catalog) 

Cedar Rapids, IA, McAuley Gallery, Mount Mercy College, Susan Chrysler White, New Work

2000 Hudson, NY, Davis & Hall Gallery, Recent Paintings

1999 New York, NY, Cheryl McGinnis Gallery, Women on Women 

1997 New York, NY, Kim Foster Gallery, Recent Paintings

San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, Galería Atenea, Recent Paintings

1995 New York, NY, Kim Foster Gallery, RECENT PAINTINGS

Galería Atenea, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, Recent Paintings

1993 Philadelphia, PA, Janet Fleisher Gallery, Recent Paintings

1992 New York, NY, Curt Marcus Gallery, An Installation 

Philadelphia, PA, Janet Fleisher Gallery, Catacomb, Recent Work

1991 Greensboro, NC, The Weatherspoon Museum, University of North Carolina, Susan Chrysler

White: Falk Visiting Artist

1989 Philadelphia, PA, Janet Fleisher Gallery, Recent Paintings

Pittsburgh, PA, Carnegie Mellon Art Gallery, Visiting Artist Exhibition 

1988 Milwaukee, WI, Alverno College, Paintings and Proposals 

1987 New York, NY, Cavin Morris Gallery, Recent Paintings and Drawings 

1985 Philadelphia, PA, Janet Fleisher Gallery, Recent Work

1984 Chicago, IL, Peter Miller Gallery, Recent Paintings

1983 Philadelphia, PA, Janet Fleisher Gallery, Recent Work

Chicago, IL, Peter Miller Gallery, Recent Paintings

1982 Philadelphia, PA, The Kling Gallery, Recent Work

1981 Cheltenham, PA, Cheltenham Art Center, Annual Painting Exhibition (purchase award by the Philadelphia Museum of Art)

1980 Davis, CA, University of California, Susan Chrysler White (M.F.A. Thesis Exhibition)

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2015 London UK, Sluice Art Fair, October

San Antonio, TX McNay Museum, Art to the Power of Ten

San Antonio, TX Cinnabar Gallery, Professor’s Pick, (2 faculty choose 2 former students)

New York, NY Littlejohn Contemporary, Abundance ( 3 person exhibition)

Davenport, IA Figge Museum of Art, University of Iowa Faculty Exhibition,

Akron, OH Akron Museum of Art, Beauty Reigns: A Baroque Sensibility in Recent Painting, large 2D/3D room installation

2014 San Antonio, TX, McNay Art Museum, Beauty Reigns: A Baroque Sensibility in Recent Painting, large 2D/3D room installation, Rene Paul Barilleaux, museum curator, (book) (upcoming)

Doha, Qatar, Katara Art Center, Virginia Commonwealth University, Visiting Artist Print Project Collection

New York, NY, Peter Fingesten Gallery, Pace University, Oblique Strategies, curated by Emmy Michelson

New York, NY, Lehman College Art Gallery, Source Material, curated by Susan Hoeltzel

New York, NY, Kim Foster Gallery, Particle/Physical, spring

Bedford, NY, Clover Barn Gallery (affiliated with Littlejohn Contemporary) small paintings.drawings

Mt Vernon, IA, Peter Luce Gallery, Cornell College, UI grads and faculty exhibition

2012 Auburn, NY, Schweinfurth Art Center, Super Saturated, (traveled from Larchmont, NY)

2011 Larchmont, NY, Kenise Barnes Fine Art, Super Saturated Hudson NY, John Davis Gallery, Painting / Sculpture installation, large sculptural installation Sioux City, IA, Sioux City Art Center, Legacy ll Collection Exhibition, purchase to build Art Center collection, (catalog)

Mount Vernon, IA, Cornell College, Peter Paul Luce Gallery, SHOW…. R.E.S.P.E.C.T (The Symbiotic Relationship Between Teacher and Student), (curated an exhibition of work by former students and myself)

Davenport, IA, Figge Art Museum, Faculty Exhibition, (catalog)

2010 Wilmington, DE, Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, In Canon, (curated by Margaret Winslow, Assistant Curator, Delaware Art Museum), (sculptural installation and paintings)

Larchmont NY, Kenise Barnes Gallery, Crazy Beautiful ll,

2009 Larchmont NY, Kenise Barnes Gallery, The O Show, (curated by Katarina Wong)Des Moines, IA, Olson-Larsen Gallery, Gallery Artists

2008 New York, NY, Parts and Labor Gallery, New York, NY, Chandelier

Fairfield, IA, ICON Gallery, Large Painting Show

Fairfield, IA ICON Gallery, Group Show

2007 Des Moines, IA, Des Moines Art Center, Iowa Artists, (Invitational)

Iowa City, IA, University of Iowa Museum of Art, School Of Art Faculty Show, (catalog)

Phillips de Pury, New York, NY, Rxart Invitational Exhibition and Auction, (catalog) invited by Jeff Fleming, Director, Des Moines Art Center

2006 Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Making Room, curated by Heather Nicol

Hudson, NY, John Davis Gallery, Group Exhibition

New York, NY, AAS Contemporary Art Fair

2004 Los Angeles, CA, LA ART (through Littlejohn Contemporary)

New York, NY, Littlejohn Contemporary, Gallery Artists

Iowa City, IA, University of Iowa Museum of Art, Faculty Art Exhibition

2003 New York, NY, Affordable Art Fair

New York, NY, Kim Foster Gallery, Selections

2002 New York, NY, Kim Foster Gallery, An Hors d’oeuvre

Buffalo, NY, Albright Knox Museum, New York Selections

2001 New York, NY, Kim Foster Gallery, Black and White

Iowa City, IA, University of Iowa Museum of Art, Faculty Show (catalog)

1997 Philadelphia, PA, Fleisher-Ollman Gallery, Inaugural Show

Rome, Italy, Tyler School of Art, Temple Gallery, Visual Arts Faculty: Past and Present

1996 Portland, OR, Butters Gallery, Looking East

Chicago IL, Art Chicago (with Kim Foster Gallery New York, NY)

Housatonic, MA, Spazi Contemporary Art, Selections

1995 New York, NY, Houghton Gallery, The Cooper Union, Painting Faculty Exhibition (catalog)

1993 Philadelphia, PA, Vox Populi Gallery, Mentors

Chicago, IL, Art Chicago

1992 Lincoln, MA, DeCordova Museum, The Politics of Cloth: Selection from the Fabric Workshop

Chicago, IL, Art Chicago

1991 New York/ Rome, Italy Molica Guidarte Gallery, Works on Paper (catalog)

Kutztown, PA, Sharidan Gallery, Kutztown University, The Expressive Moment: Four

Painters

1990 Atlanta, GA, High Museum, Contemporary Concerns in Drawing (catalog)

Collegeville, PA, Berman Museum, Ursinus College, Working on Paper: Contemporary

American Drawings, (catalog)

Philadelphia, PA, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Art Now (catalog)

Philadelphia, PA, Janet Fleisher Gallery, Text in Contemporary Art

Chicago, IL, Art Chicago

Greensboro, NC, The Weatherspoon Museum, University of North Carolina, Works on Paper

1989 Reading, PA, , Albright College Gallery, Art About Aids (curated by David Rubin) (catalog)

Pittsburgh, PA, Carnegie Mellon Art Gallery, Perspectives from Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA, Janet Fleisher Gallery, Four Painters

Chicago, IL, Art Chicago

Pittsburgh, PA, Carnegie Mellon Art Gallery, Visiting Artist Exhibition

1988 Philadelphia, PA, Fleisher Art Memorial/Philadelphia Museum of Art Ten x Twelve (catalog)

Elkins Park, PA, Tyler Gallery, Tyler School of Art Faculty Exhibition

Rome, Italy, Tyler School of Art Abroad, Faculty Exhibition

Philadelphia, PA, Janet Fleisher Gallery, Gallery Artists

1987 Philadelphia, PA, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, A Telling Impulse, Aspects of Narrative in Contemporary Art curated by Judith Stein

Philadelphia, PA, Paul Cava Gallery, Selected Works on Paper

Philadelphia, PA, Janet Fleisher Gallery, Gallery Artists

1986 New York, NY, Cavin Morris Gallery, The Fabric Workshop Show

Philadelphia, PA, Janet Fleisher Gallery, Group Exhibition

1985 Philadelphia, PA, Philadelphia Art Alliance, Philadelphia Painting Exhibition, curated by Patterson Sims and Kay Larson (catalog)

Philadelphia Museum of Art, Five Years of Acquisitions (catalog)

Trenton, NJ, Trenton State University, Four Philadelphia Painters

Elkins Park, PA, Tyler Gallery, Tyler School of Art, New Faculty Exhibition

1984 Indianapolis, IN, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Painting and Sculpture Today (catalog)

Knoxville, TN, University of Tennessee, First Invitational Drawing Exhibition (catalog)

Chicago, IL, Peter Miller Gallery, Four Emerging Expressionists

Philadelphia, PA, Kling Gallery, Finale ’84

Philadelphia, PA, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Mary Cassat Art Festival: Women in Art

1983 Philadelphia, PA, Philadelphia Art Alliance, Six Artists, An Invitational

Philadelphia, PA, Nexus Gallery, Nexus Gallery Retrospective

State College, PA, Pennsylvania State University, Recent Paintings

Philadelphia, PA, Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia Museum of Art Challenge Exhibition

Philadelphia, PA, Fleisher Art Memorial, Five Years of Challenge Exhibitions (catalog)

Philadelphia, PA, Lawrence Oliver Gallery, Untitled 1983

1982 New York, NY, The Drawing Center, Selections 16

New York, NY, The Drawing Center, Anniversary Show/ Five Years of Exhibitions (catalog)

Camden, NJ, Stedman Art Gallery, Rutgers University, Rutgers International Works on Paper (Purchase Award) (catalog)

1981 Cheltenham, PA, Cheltenham Art Center, Annual Painting Exhibition (Purchase Award by the Philadelphia Museum of Art)

1980 Baton Rouge, LA, Louisiana State University, L.S.U. Faculty Show

Sacramento, CA, Crocker Kingsley Museum, Crocker Kingsley Biennial (curated by Judy Chicago) (Best of Show award)

Davis, CA, University of California, Davis, M.F.A. Thesis Exhibition

1979 Stockton, CA, Haggin Museum, Painting Exhibition, (Best of Show award)

Richmond, CA, Richmond Art Center, Group Exhibition

1978 Berkeley, CA, Worth Ryder Art Gallery, Young Women in Art

 

PUBLIC AND IMPORTANT PRIVATE ART COMMISSIONS

2017 Washington, D.C., Art Place in Fort Totten, permanent installation

2014 Iowa City, IA, Art in State Buildings Program, University of Iowa Transportation Center, Flashpoint, permanent mural installation 12’x70’

2013 Cedar Rapids, IA, PCI (Physicians Clinic of Iowa) St Luke’s Hospital, Baroque Garden, permanent sculptural installation

Cedar Rapids Convention Center (new facility) Two painting commissions

Iowa City, IA, Potash Collection, private commission, Hydra (painted sculptural installation)

2012 Malibu, CA, permanent sculptural installation in private collection of Cheryl Lewis, (through Olson Larsen Gallery)

2011 University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Giardini reconfiguration (with new elements added) of previous 2006 installation following renovation of the facility)

2009 Kirkwood Community College, New Arts Building, Bloom permanent sculptural installation,

2007 University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics, Main entry, Migration, permanent sculptural installation suspended in entry

2007 University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics, Menagerie, Hospital Dentistry Semi-transparent sculptural installation in-patient waiting area

2006 University of Iowa Foundation, 30 small sculptures and images for cards used by the Foundation for the major donors to the University of Iowa

University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics, Center of Excellence in Image-guided Radiation Therapy, Giardini, large sculptural installation suspended in entry

2002 University of Iowa Foundation, Large- scale painting for the Iowa Foundation building, Process of making the painting was filmed for the Foundation’s “Good, Better, Best” fundraising campaign

2000 Hispanic Heritage Awards at the Kennedy Center, Washington, DC (broadcast on NBC Television). Executed paintings and projected images for the presentations

1999 Hispanic Heritage Awards at the Kennedy Center, Washington, DC (broadcast on NBC Television). Executed paintings and projected images for the presentations

1998/99 Executed paintings for projections for Backstreet Boys Concerts in New York.

 

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA 1987

Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, MA 1984

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Camden NJ 1982

American Embassy in Algeria, Algiers, 2005

Fidelity Investments, New York, NY 2002

Citicorp, New York, NY 1996

Hewlett-Packard Corporation, Palo Alto, CA 1996

The Prudential Insurance Company of America, New York, NY 1990

Linklaters, New York, NY 2003

Sioux City Art Center, Sioux City, IA 2011

Meniscus Medical Communications, Philadelphia, PA 1992

Kirkwood Community College, Conference Center (four paintings and permanent sculptural commission), Cedar Rapids, IA, 2009

University of Iowa Foundation, Iowa City, IA 2002

University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, IA (Seven pieces, 3 large scale commissions)2006, 2007 & 2011

Physicians Clinic of Iowa, St Lukes Hospital, (new facility), Cedar Rapids, IA, 2013

Cedar Rapids Convention Center

 

HONORS AND AWARDS

2008-09 Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters and Sculptors Award

2007 Filmed for Iowa Master Artist Series produced for Iowa Public Television

1998 AMACUP Award (Mexican Association for Arts and Popular Culture): for Milagro del DíaProject: most creative new project, México City, México

1999 Greenwich World Hunger Association Grant: for Milagro del Día Project

1989 National Endowment for the Arts: Visual artist’s fellowship for works on paper

1986 Fabric Workshop Artist in Residence: Philadelphia, PA, January – March

1986 Yaddo Fellow: Saratoga Springs, NY, Summer

1982 Philadelphia Museum of Art Purchase Award: Philadelphia, PA,

1982 First Place Purchase Award: Rutgers International Works on Paper, Camden, NJ

1980 Best of Show: Crocker Kingsley Museum, Sacramento, CA (juried by Judy Chicago)

1979 U.C. Regents Fellowship in Art

1978 U.C. Regents Fellowship in Art

President’s Fellowship in Art: U.C. Berkeley, CA, 1977 (fully funded semester in New York with studio)

1976 Anne Bremmar Award in Art: U.C. Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, 1976