Biography and Press

Two Coats of Paint - S.S. Champlain

Review by Sharon Butler

Brooklyn Rail - The Mood Back Home

Review by Sharon Butler

New York Times - Visions of Grandeur

Review by Grace Glueck

New York Times - Painting Now and Forever

Review by Roberta Smith

Art Slant

Review by Yaelle Amir

Apollo Magazine

Review by Vincent Katz

New York Times

Review by Ken Johnson


Suzy Spence lives in Montpelier, Vermont and Brooklyn, New York. She has an M.F.A. from The School of Visual Arts, attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Parsons School of Design, and Smith College. She's exhibited in the United States at Winkelman Gallery, Cathouse FUNeral, American Fine Arts / Colin DeLand Fine Arts, Pat Hearn Gallery, Matthew Marks, Rare, Momenta Art, Holly Solomon Gallery (New York), The Arnolfini, Southampton City Art Gallery (United Kingdom), The Glarner Kunstverein (Switzerland), the Grazer Kunstverein (Austria), and other locations.

Spence's paintings and curatorial efforts have received critical attention in the New York Times, The New Yorker, Paper Magazine and the Brooklyn Rail. She has taught digital media at Pratt University and worked in the Curatorial Department of The New Museum of Contemporary Art during Marcia Tucker's tenure. In 2009, she and fellow painter Leslie Brack, co-curated The Mood Back Home, an exhibition inspired by Womanhouse, at Momenta Art, Brooklyn. She is currently the Curator for The Richard Meier Building 'On Prospect Park', The Gallery @1GAP. Visit for exhibition news, salons, and more.

Fellowships and Awards

2009 - 2014 New York Foundation for the Arts Fiscal Sponsorship
2012 Vermont Studio Center Writing Fellowship
2001 NYFA Fellowship, Computer Art
1996 Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture Fellow


2010 – 2012 Visiting Critic, Vermont College of Fine Arts, MFA
2012 - 2014 Lecturer, Helen Day Art Center, Stowe VT
2002 Lecturer, Pratt Institute, New York City

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