About

Each new painting is fresh, open to risk and growth.

I paint from direct observation of both inner and outer landscape.

Simply put, I am painting to make visible both seen and non-visual experiences, to explore their interconnection and to reveal their universality. 

My goal is to be present in my life and my paintings.


Awards/Grants/Residencies/Articles

2014                 "There is Much to Glean from Strauss' Abstracts" New Bedford Standard Times 5/22/14 (review)                    

2013                   Best in Show, Creative Waters Competition, South Coast Artists

2012                   Public Arts of RI Grant-Home and Hospice of RI, Providence, RI 

                            Abstraks, June Edition (cover article)

1984                   Massachusetts Arts Lottery Grant - Drawing

1981                   Massachusetts Artist Foundation Semi-finalist - Painting

1977                   Millay Colony for the Arts, Austerlitz, NY (residency)

1972                   Edith Adams and Walter King Stone Memorial Prize, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY


Selected Exhibitions

2017                 The Power of Paper Gallery 4, Tiverton, RI

                           RESIST Van Vessem Gallery, Tiverton, RI

2016                  Public Art at the Tiny Museum The Friend-Smithsonian, Somerville, MA  (solo)                 

                            Small Works Dedee Shattuck Gallery, Westport, MA               

                            Affordable Art Fair ColoColo Gallery, Metropolitan Pavilion, New York, NY              

                            The Thing of it is Washington Art Association, Washington Depot, CT

                            Nature Preserved Gallery 4, Tiverton, RI

                            A Connection-Artists Choosing Artists Atlantic Gallery, New York, NY 

                            Susan Strauss and Alison Horvitz - Abstract Paintings Marion Art Center, Marion, MA

                            Danforth Art Annual Juried Exhibition 2016 Danforth Art, Framingham, MA

2015                   Blauww Van Vessem Gallery, Tiverton, RI

                            2015 Juried Members Show New Bedford Art Museum, New Bedford MA

                            Poetica - Susan Strauss and Nancy Shand Van Vessem Gallery, Tiverton, RI

                           Cast of Creatives Gallery 4, Tiverton, RI

                            Opening Show Taste, Jamestown RI

                            Prince Street Gallery National Juried Show Prince Street Gallery, New York, NY

2014                   Mutable ColoColo Gallery, New Bedford, MA    (solo)

                             Trio Gallery 4, Tiverton, RI

                             Renewal Cherry & Web Gallery, Fall River, MA

                             2014 Juried Members Show New Bedford Art Museum, New Bedford, MA

                             Small Works Exhibit Gallery 4, Tiverton, RI

2013                    2D -3D Susan Strauss and Tiffany Adams A Coastal Living Gallery, Wickford, RI

                             6@4 Gallery 4, Tiverton, RI

                             A Sampling of the South Coast Spring Bull Gallery, Newport, RI

2012                   Quartet Gallery 4, Tiverton, RI

                            Susan Strauss Paintings Home and Hospice of RI, Providence, RI (solo)

2011                   For the Birds The Brush Gallery, Lowell, MA

2010-12              Newport Annual Newport Museum, Newport,RI

2008-16              South Coast Open Studio Tour Westport, MA

                             The Art Drive Westport, MA

2008                   Then and Now Brickbottom Gallery, Somerville, MA

                             Fire Brickbottom Gallery, Somerville, MA

2006-16              Annual Show Little Compton Community Center, Little Compton, RI

2004, 06-11       Somerville Open Studios Somerville Museum, Somerville, MA

2003                   Code Orange Zeitgeist Gallery, Cambridge, MA

2002                    Jack McLaughlin Memorial Auction Brickbottom Gallery, Somerville, MA

1997                   Women’s Work Brickbottom Gallery, Somerville, MA

1987-2012         Brickbottom Open Studios Brickbottom C-129, Somerville, MA

1987                   Faculty Exhibit Starr Gallery, Newton, MA

                            Brickbottom Gallery NAGA, Boston, MA

                            Sculptural Paintings & Ceramics-Susan Strauss and John Wolfram Project Arts Center, Cambridge, MA

                            Group Show The Art Store, Charleston, WV

1985                   Boston Arts Festival Competition Esplanade, Boston, MA  

1984-86             Vernon Street Open Studios 20 Vernon St, Somerville, MA  

1983                   Six Spring General Art in General Gallery, New York, NY

1982                   Arts on the Town – Susan Strauss Loeb Drama Center and Gallery 57, Cambridge, MA (solo)

                            Arts on the Town Cambridge Arts Association, Cambridge, MA

                            Boston Artists Work on Paper Boston University, Boston, MA

                            Fifteen Somerville Artists Tufts University, Medford, MA

                            Ancient Shapes and Modern Forms-Susan Strauss and Susan Saltzer-Drucker Gallery Zena, Boston, MA  

                            Art Week Boston Cambridge Street Studios, Cambridge, MA 

1981                   Veil Paintings Alan Brown Gallery, Hartsdale, NY     (solo)  

                            Veiled Paintings Lysistrata Gallery, Madison, WI     (solo)

1980                   Show Some Emotion Women’s Building, Los Angeles, CA

                            The Veiled Performance traveling piece, Los Angeles, CA

                            Four Artists Smedleys’ Gallery, Ithaca, NY

1979                  Susan Strauss-Paintings Bromfield Gallery, Boston, MA     (solo)

                           Ancient Shapes University of Massachusetts, Boston, MA     (solo)

                           Painted Constructions - Lenore Hill, Susan Strauss and Debra Weisberg Art Institute of Boston, Boston, MA

1978                  Birth Stories/Beginnings Smedleys’ Gallery, Ithaca, NY

1977                  Painting and Sculpture Boston Visual Artists Union, Boston, MA

1974                  A Wall of Work Art Meeting Place, London, England     (solo)

1972                  Women and the Arts Festival Cornell University, Ithaca, NY


Education

2014                  University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, MA - Post Baccalaureate

1986                  Day Studio Workshop, San Francisco, CA

1980                  Women's Building Summer Art Program, Los Angeles, CA                                                

1972                  Cornell University, Ithaca, NY - BFA