" Art is my inner world of dreams, fantasies and exploration"
In 2019 Susan Anne Russell had a Solo Show at The North Shore Arts League: Ethereal Dreams, in Winnetka. Susan has been accepted as as a Full member of the Palette and Chisel Academy of Fine Arts in Chicago. In 2020, her paintings are exhibited at The Elmhurst Art Museum and in the past year, she has been showing in galleries around the North Shore, From Lake Forest, to Winnetka, Highland Park, Libertyville and Evanston. In 2018 Susan was granted a Solo Show at the Woodstock Opera House: Reaching for The Sublime. In 2018 she exhibited at The Marin MOCA Museum of Contemporary Art in Novato, California in an Altered Book show. In 2018 Susan's painting Spirit Messenger was the featured artist selected for the Artists on the Bluff Spirit Poster. In 2017 Susan was selected as Judge of the Annual Festival of The Arts at Cook Mansion. In 2012 Dreamscapes was the title of her Solo Show at the Adler Mansion. With a number of Solo Shows throughout her career, from Pilsen to Chicago, her work has sold to collectors Internationally and nationally. Susan's work appeared at the Miami Spectrum 2015 show concurrent with the International Miami Art Basel show. Contemporary Art Projects in Miami was selected to host the Nepal Mural project. 2016: Exhibited in a 3 person Show titled: Mixed Palettes at the Adler Mansion and a 3 person show at Deer Path Gallery in Lake Forest- Deck the Walls show. Susan was selected for the NY Biennale Art Show 2009, receiving international recognition and accepted in New York’s Agora Gallery located in the Chelsea District. From 2009-2011 she exhibited at Gallerie MK in the River North District and in 2008 at Robert Wayner’s Black Walnut Gallery located in the Fulton Market Gallery District. Aphrodite was given the honor of being printed in the Chicago Reader’s Art section accompanying the Oxala Solo show. She is an author of a textbook on The Performing Arts which is found on the shelves of Oxford, Harvard and Yale. Susan has exhibited and sold her work in galleries throughout Chicago, California, Florida, and Italy.
“My work stems predominantly from dreams that are orchestrated and filtered through the vehicle of pigment, achieving perspectives with light and atmosphere. I consider art an evolving process and feel my art comes from an exterior muse that enters and inspires."