Susan Jane Walp

SusanPortraitWith her keen observation Vermont based still life painter Susan Jane Walp captures ordinary household items or produce with a thoughtful, perhaps spiritual handling of light and texture.

Susan Jane Walp was born in Allentown, Pennsylvania in 1948. Walp studied extensively at studies at Boston University School of Fine Arts, Mount Holyoke College, The New York Studio School and Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture. Her work is in the National Academy Museum of New York and the Hood Museum at Dartmouth College. Walp has also been the recipient of awards and fellowships from the Guggenheim Fellowship, NEA, the American Academy of Arts and Letters and a Bogliasco Fellowship in Painting in Liguria, Italy.

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Education
1970 Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA, Bachelor of Arts with Distinction and Honors in Painting
1968 Boston University School of Fine Arts at Tanglewood, Lenox, MA, Summer
1969-71 New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting, and Sculpture, New York, NY
1971 Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME
1972,79 Brooklyn College, MFA Program, Brooklyn, NY (degree not completed)

Solo Exhibitions
2017 Susan Jane Walp: Still Life, Jaffe-Friede Gallery, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH.
2015 Paintings on Paper, Tibor de Nagy Gallery, New York, NY
2012 Susan Jane Walp: Recent Work, Tibor de Nagy Gallery, New York, NY
2011 Susan Jane Walp: Prints, Gallery at Simon Pearce, Queechee, VT
2009 Recent Paintings and Works on Paper, Tibor de Nagy Gallery, New York, NY
2007 Recent Paintings, Tibor de Nagy Gallery, New York, NY
2006 Recent Drawings, Victoria Munroe Fine Art, Boston, MA
2003 Recent Paintings, Tibor de Nagy Gallery, New York, NY; Working Drawings, Victoria Munroe Fine Art, Boston, MA
2000 Recent Paintings, Hackett Freedman Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1998 Susan Jane Walp, Fischbach Gallery, New York, NY
1997 ISA Gallery, Montecastello di Vibio, Italy
1996 Susan Jane Walp, Fischbach Gallery, New York, NY
1994 New Paintings, Victoria Munroe Fine Art, New York, NY

Selected Group Exhibitions
2016 Feast for the Eyes, Nassau Community Museum of Art, Roslyn Harbor, NY; Still Life, Gallery North, Setauket, NY; Looking at the Overlooked, curated by Peter Colquohon, Westbeth Gallery, New York, NY
2015 The Annual: 2015, National Academy Museum, New York, NY;
A Lineage of American Perceptual Painters, curated by Matt Klos, The Mitchell Gallery, St. John’s College, Annapolis, MD
2014 Color: Imagined and Observed, Andrews Gallery, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA; Image Makers, curated by Avital Burg and Eleanor Ray, Novella Gallery, New York, NY
2013 Reflections, traveling exhibit organized by Zeuxis (Painting Center, NYC; Pennsylvania College of Art and Design, Lancaster, PA)
2012 From Process to Protest: Recent Gifts by Women Academicians, National Academy Museum, New York, NY; The Annual: 2012, National Academy Museum, New York, NY; Reflections, traveling exhibit organized by Zeuxis (Boyle Family Gallery, Lindenwood, MO; Rosemary Berkel and Harry L. Crisp II Museum, Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau, MO; Sinclair Galleries, Coe College, Cedar Rapids, IA)
2010 Contemporary Voices from Vermont, Robert Hull Fleming Museum, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT; Aesthetics of Intimacy: Paintings by Susan Walp, Mark Karnes, and Don Southard, Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA; Three Motifs: Paintings by Dale Emmert, Deborah Kahn, and Susan Jane Walp, Pennsylvania College of Art & Design, Lancaster, PA; Gallery Invitational, BigTown Gallery, Rochester, VT
2009 Invitational Exhibit of Visual Arts, American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, NY; 184th Annual: An Exhibition of Contemporary American Art, National Academy Museum, New York, NY; paperJAM Works on Paper Invitational, artSTRAND Gallery, Provincetown, MA; Drawings and Prints, BigTown Gallery, Rochester, VT
2008 Still Life, BigTown Gallery, Rochester, VT; Pastoral 2008, Kent Tavern Museum, Calais, VT; Master Artist Exhibition, Colaciello Gallery, Armory Art Center, West Palm Beach, FL
2007 Visions: Selections from the James T. Dyke Collection of Contemporary Drawings, Naples Museum of Art, Naples, FL; Observing the Natural World, Victoria Munroe Fine Art, Boston, MA
2006 181st Annual: An Invitational Exhibition of Contemporary American Art, National Academy Museum, New York, NY
2005 Affinities, The Drawing Room, East Hampton, New York; The Continuous Mark: 40 Years of the New York Studio School, NYSS Gallery, New York, NY; Conversations in Paint, Painting Center, New York, NY, Andrews Gallery, College of William & Mary, VA and Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery, Haverford College, Haverford, PA; NYC: Take 5, Southern California Art Projects & Exhibitions, Corona del Mar, CA; Between Perception & Invention: Three Generations of Figurative Artists, curated by Jeanne Duval, Sharon Arts Center, Peterborough, NH
2004 Still Life Show, Watson Gallery, Stonington, ME
2003 Zeuxis: A Moveable Feast, Westbeth Gallery, New York, NY; New Works on Paper, Victoria Munroe Fine Art, Boston, MA; Celebration of Women’s History Month: Paintings, Gallery West, Suffolk Community College, Brentwood, NY
2001 Realism Today: Nine Contemporary Painters, Beth Urdang Gallery, Boston, MA; Sur la Table, Kraushaar Galleries, New York, NY; Artists Choose Artists, Lake George Arts Project, Lake George, NY
2000 Women’s View: Two Generations of Women Artists from New York, curated by Ying Li, Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery, Haverford College, Haverford, PA
1999 American Academy Invitational Exhibition, American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, NY; Fifteen Artists: Ten Years of Dialogue, T.W. Wood Gallery, Montpelier, VT
1996-98 Objects of Personal Significance, traveling museum show curated by Dr. Janet Marquardt-Cherry, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, IL
1997 Escape Artists: Paintings of Summer, Fischbach Gallery, New York, NY
1996 Now See This, Fischbach Gallery, New York, NY; Flower Paintings, Contemporary Realist Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1995 Making Waves, Fischbach Gallery, New York, NY; Nothing Overlooked: Women Painting Still Life, Contemporary Realist Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1994 Still Life, Fischbach Gallery, New York, NY
1993 Nature Morte: A Current View, curated by Judy Rifka, New York Studio School, New York, NY; Summer Salon, Victoria Munroe Gallery, New York, NY; Group Show, curated by Victoria Munroe, Lobby Gallery, 150 Federal Street, Boston, MA
1991 Vermont Harvest, Helen Day Art Center, Stowe, VT; Hearth, Home, and Candlelight, Passepartout Gallery, Winooski, VT
1990 20th Anniversary Show, Prince Street Gallery, New York, NY; Lennart Anderson Selects, First Street Gallery, New York, NY; Vermont Selections ‘90: Painting and Drawing, Helen Day Art Center, Stowe, VT
1989 Vermont Selections ‘89: Painting and Drawing, Helen Day Art Center, Stowe, VT
1988 Vermont Selections ‘88: Painting and Drawing, Helen Day Art Center, Stowe, VT (Award for Artistic Merit)
1987 Summer Solstice, AVA Gallery, Hanover, NH
1984 Small Paintings, Cherry Stone Gallery, Wellfleet, MA
1983 Contemplative Painting, Leonarda di Mauro Gallery, New York, NY
1982 Intimate Visions, State University at Cortland, NY, sponsored by Artists’ Choice Museum
1978 From the Imagination, Prince Street Gallery, New York, NY
1975 All Colorado Show, Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO
1974 Metropolitan Show, Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO; All Colorado Show, Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO

Awards
2017 Artist-in-Residence, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH.
2009 Academy Award in Art, American Academy of Arts and Letters; National Academician Membership, National Academy Museum, New York, NY
2007 Bogliasco Fellowship in Painting, Liguria Study Center, Bogliasco, Italy
2006 Benjamin Altman Prize, 181st Annual Exhibition, National Academy Museum, New York, NY
2004 Guggenheim Fellowship in Painting
1988 Vermont Council on the Arts Grants for Individual Artists, Honorable Mention
1984 Art Director’s Club Award; American Institute of Graphic Arts Award; Society of Illustrators Award; American Illustration Award
1978 New York Creative Arts Public Service Program (CAPS) Fellowship
1977 National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship
1971 Barklie McKee Henry Memorial Scholarship, Skowhegan; Purchase Prize in Drawing, Skowhegan

Bibliography
2017 Barrette, Bill. Motifs, Masters, and Metaphysics: Susan Jane Walp’s Still Life(s). Catalogue essay for Susan Jane Walp: Still Life. Hanover, NH: Dartmouth College.
2016 Wood, Antrese. Interview with Susan Jane Walp.
2015 Samet, Jennifer. Beer with a Painter: Susan Jane Walp. Hyperallergic. October 10; Smith, Roberta. Susan Jane Walp: Paintings on Paper. New York Times. October 15; Goodrich, John. Momentousness: The Still Life Paintings of Susan Jane Walp. Artcritical. October 5; Neal, Patrick. Painting Everyday Objects in All Their Glory. Hyperallergic. September 16; Butler, Sharon. Preview: Susan Jane Walp at Tibor de Nagy. Two Coats of Paint. September 4.
2012 Groff, Larry. Interview with Susan Jane Walp. Jerusalem Studio School; De Jong, Caleb. Susan Jane Walp: Recent Paintings Tibor de Nagy. from Thoughts That Cure Radically, October 27.
2009 Goodrich, John. Susan Jane Walp: Recent Paintings and Works on Paper. CityArts, October 7.
2007 Mullarkey, Maureen. Gallery-Going: Material Witnesses. The New York Sun, February 15; Westfall, Stephen. Susan Jane Walp: Come Close. New York, NY: Tibor de Nagy Gallery; McQuaid, Cate. Contemplative still lifes. The Boston Globe, January 4; Suokko, Glenn. Susan Jane Walp. Pastoral, Woodstock, VT; Wolfe, Townsend. Visions: Selections from the James T. Dyke Collection of Contemporary Drawings. Naples, FL: Naples Museum of Art
2004 Polston, Pamela. Sight Work. Seven Days, Burlington, VT, June 9.
2003 Johnson, Ken. Susan Jane Walp. The New York Times, January 24; Corbett, William. Susan Walp Drawings: Victoria Munroe Gallery. ArtsMEDIA, November; Wallace, George. Susan Jane Walp on view at Tibor. Northport Journal, Huntington, NY; Wolfe, Townsend. The Drawings of Susan Jane Walp. Boston, MA: Victoria Munroe Fine Art.
2001 Schafer, Brooke, ed. Susan Jane Walp. (portfolio of paintings) Ellipsis…Literature and Art. Salt Lake City: Westminster College.
2000 Sheck, Laurie. The Paintings of Susan Jane Walp. San Francisco, CA: Hackett Freedman Gallery; Finkelstein, Louis. Women’s View: Two Generations of Women Artists from New York. Haverford, PA: Haverford College; Donohoe, Victoria. Exhibit links 2 generations of women artists from New York. The Philadelphia Inquirer, January 23.
1999 Stitt, Peter, ed. Paintings by Susan Jane Walp. (cover art and portfolio of images) The Gettysburg Review, vol. 12, no. 4.
1997 Norman, Howard and Jane Shore, guest eds. (cover art) Ploughshares, vol. 23, no. 4; Marquardt-Cherry, Janet. Objects of Personal Significance. Kansas City, Missouri: Exhibits USA, Mid-American Arts Alliance.
1995 Marquardt-Cherry, Janet. Nothing Overlooked: Women Painting Still Life. San Francisco, CA: Contemporary Realist Gallery.

Teaching/Visiting Artist
1998-present Visiting Assistant Professor and Lecturer, Department of Studio Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH
2010, 07, 04, 03, 01 Visiting Artist and Speaker, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT
2010 Guest Critic and Speaker, Western Connecticut State University, Danbury, CT, MFA Program; Guest Critic and Speaker, Haverford College, Haverford, PA; Guest Speaker, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH; Guest Panelist, Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA
2008 Guest Speaker, Kent Tavern Museum, Calais, VT
2006 Guest Critic and Speaker, “Passages: From Student to Working Artist,” Haverford College, Haverford,PA; Guest Speaker, “On Her Work,” New York Studio School, New York, NY
2003 Guest Speaker, Sonoma State College, Sonoma, CA
2002 Guest Critic and Speaker, University of New Hampshire, MFA Program, Durham, NH; Guest Critic and Speaker, Brooklyn College, MFA Program, Brooklyn, NY; Guest Critic and Speaker, “Coming to Still Life,” Haverford College, Haverford, PA
1997, 99 Painting Faculty, International School of Art, Montecastello di Vibio (Umbria), Italy
1997 Guest Speaker, “Leonardo da Vinci’s Cartoon for the Virgin and Child with St. Anne and the Infant St. John,” Wood Art Gallery, Montpelier, VT
1988-97 Adjunct Professor of Art, Adult Degree Program, Vermont College of Norwich University, Montpelier, VT

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