4 PERSPECTIVES,Carnegie Arts Center, Turlock, CA.
Curator: Lisa McDermott.
SUSAN STEPHENSON: INSIDE-OUTSIDE, Strata Gallery, Santa Fe, NM.
LOCATION LOCATION LOCATION, The Chartreuse Muse Art Gallery, Modesto, CA.
100 BY 10: STAN STATE ART FACULTY, Virtual Exhibition, Kunstmatrix.com.
SUSAN STEPHENSON: LOOKING GLASS, Stan State Art Space, California State University - Stanislaus, Turlock, CA.
HERE THERE EVERYWHERE, Stan State Art Space, California State University - Stanislaus, Turlock, CA. Catalog available.
AN ARTISTIC LEGACY: 1 + 1 + 1, Phoebe & Belmont Towbin Wing, Woodstock Artists Association Museum, Woodstock, NY. Catalog available.
Curator: Janice La Motta.
OBSERVATIONS, Faculty Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, California State University - Stanislaus, Turlock, CA.
THE MIND'S I: SANTIAGO, Andrea Brunson Space, CV Galeria, Santiago, Chile.
Curated by Anne Harris and Andrea Brunson.
DRAWING FROM PERCEPTION VIII, Robert and Elaine Stein Galleries, Wright State University's Department of Art and Art History, Dayton, OH.
Curator: Catherine Kehoe
THE MIND'S I, Dalton Warehouse, Los Angeles, CA.
Curator: Anne Harris.
STANISLAUS STATE ART FACULTY EXHIBITION 2017, University Art Gallery, California State University, Stanislaus, Turlock, CA.
CONVERSATIONS: STUDIO & TABLE, The Gallery at Rolling Acres, The Joseph A. Fiore Art Center at Rolling Acres Farm, Jefferson, ME.
Curator: David Dewey.
54th ANNUAL JURIED COMPETITION, Masur Museum of Art, Monroe, Louisiana.
Gia Hamilton, director of Joan Mitchell Foundation NOLA, juror.
LYME.TEACH.DO/ STUDIO_FACULTY_EXHIBITION_2016, Chauncey Stillman Gallery, Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts, Old Lyme, CT.
ENDLESS SUMMER, Cate Charles Gallery, Westerly Land Trust, Westerly, RI.
ECLECTICISM III, Cate Charles Gallery, Providence, RI.
SUSAN STEPHENSON, Cate Charles Gallery, Providence, RI.
ECLECTICISM, Cate Charles Gallery, Providence, RI.
SUSAN STEPHENSON: A VISITING ARTIST'S INFORMAL EXHIBITION, Loomis Chaffee School, Avon, CT.
CONVERGENCE, 808 Gallery, Boston University, Boston MA. Andrea Champlin, curator.
DOORS OF PERCEPTION: HOLLIS DUNLAP, NATHAN LEWIS, AND SUSAN STEPHENSON, Six Summit Gallery, Ivoryton, CT.
FACULTY EXHIBITION, Stillman Gallery, Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts, Old Lyme, CT.
A UNIQUE PERSPECTIVE: SUSAN STEPHENSON AND DEBORAH RANDALL, Cate Charles Gallery, Stonington, CT.
SUSAN STEPHENSON, GUEST ARTIST, Imago Gallery, Warren, RI.
CONTEMPORARY REALISM BIENNIAL, Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Fort Wayne, Indiana.
BY THE SEA, Cate Charles Gallery, Stonington, CT.
PLEIN AIR PAINTERS OF THE MARITIME GALLERY, The Maritime Gallery at Mystic Seaport.
STUDIO FACULTY EXHIBITION, Stillman Gallery, Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts, Old Lyme, CT.
SUSAN STEPHENSON: INSIDE–OUT, Stonington Vineyards Gallery, Stonington, CT.
THE LANDSCAPE OF GOLF, Newport Art Museum, Newport, RI.
LACFA AT THE THE ARNOT ART MUSEUM, Arnot Art Museum, Elmira, NY.
URBAN ESCAPE, City Lights Gallery, Bridgeport, CT.
SUSAN STEPHENSON: COLOR AND LIGHT, Masur Museum of Art, Monroe, LA.
REALISM NOW: TRADITIONS AND DEPARTURES, Vose Gallery, Boston, MA.
MIAMI UNIVERSITY YOUNG PAINTERS COMPETITION, Hiestand Galleries, Oxford, OH.
SUSAN STEPHENSON: RECENT PAINTINGS, South College, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA.
BIENNIAL 2002, Peninsula Fine Arts Center, Newport News, VA.
Philip Pearlstein, Juror.
NATIONAL COMPETITION, Bowery Gallery, New York, NY.
Wilbur Niewald, Juror.
REGIONAL ARTIST EXHIBITION, Pfizer Central Research, Groton, CT.
LAGRANGE NATIONAL BIENNIAL, Chattahoochee Valley Art Museum, LaGrange, GA.
Benny Andrews, Juror.
22ND NATIONAL JURIED ART SHOW, New Orleans Art Association, New Orleans, LA.
Kaywin Feldman, Juror.
SUSAN STEPHENSON: RECENT WORKS, Stonington Vineyards Gallery, Stonington, CT.
AMERICAN LANDSCAPES, MFA Circle Gallery, Maryland Federation of Art, Annapolis, MD.
Gary Vikan, Juror.
NATIONAL JURIED SHOW, Bowery Gallery, New York, NY.
Janet Fish, Juror.
NATIONAL COMPETITION, Provincetown Art Association & Museum, Provincetown, MA.
Rachel Rosenfield, Juror.
NATIONAL JURIED COMPETITION, Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences, Loveladies, NJ.
Shamim Momin, Juror.
INTERIORS, Gallery 214, Glenridge, New Jersey.
PAINTINGS OF THE GRIFFIS ART CENTER, Pfizer Central Research Division, Groton, CT.
26TH ANNUAL MYSTIC INTERNATIONAL, Mystic Maritime Gallery, Mystic, CT.
SUSAN STEPHENSON: RECENT PAINTINGS, Stonington Vineyards Gallery, Stonington, CT.
FIGURE DRAWING IN THE ACADEMY TRADITION: 1890 – 1998, Sill House Galleries, Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts, Old Lyme, CT.
SUSAN STEPHENSON AND LYNN WALKER, Stonington Vineyards Gallery, Stonington, CT.
SUSAN STEPHENSON AND JERRY WEISS, Stonington Vineyards Gallery, Stonington, CT.
VISIONS OF THE SEA, Gregory Gallery, Darien, CT.
LANDSCAPES: A NEW ENGLAND VIEW, Gregory Gallery, Darien, CT.
ANNUAL FACULTY EXHIBITION, Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts, Old Lyme, CT.
REFIGURING THE FIGURE, Creative Arts Workshop, New Haven, CT.
Helen Cooper, Juror.
NATIONAL COMPETITION, First Street Gallery, New York, NY.
Janet Fish, Juror.
NATIONAL JURIED SHOW, Bowery Gallery, New York, NY.
Rosemarie Beck, Juror.
6TH ANNUAL INDOOR EXHIBITION, Waterhouse Pavilion, Chattanooga, TN.
Michael Auping, Juror.
7TH ANNUAL WOMEN IN THE ARTS JURIED EXHIBITION, Erector Square Gallery, New Haven, CT.
Susana Viola Jacobson, Juror.
NEW ORLEANS FINE ARTS FESTIVAL, World Trade Center, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1993. Richard Schmid, Juror.
SELECTED AWARDS and HONORS:
Lecture: Susan Stephenson - "Observations", Faculty Development Center, Turlock, CA.
Lecture: Faculty Spotlight Speakers Series, CSU Stanislaus, Turlock, CA.
Artist in Residence: Ocean House Hotel, Watch Hill, RI, July, 2017.
Lecture: Up Close & Personal. Ocean House Hotel, Watch Hill, RI, May 2017.
Painting Workshop: Cullowhee Mountain Arts, Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, NC, June 2016.
Lecture: Center for Creative Arts, Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts, University of New Haven, February 2016.
Artist in Residence: Loomis Chaffee School, Avon, CT, January, 2014.
Creative Capital professional development workshop, “Internet for Artists,” 2011.
Fellowship in Painting: Rhode Island State Council on the Arts, 2004.
Fellowship: Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts Faculty Travel Grant, 2002.
Finalist: “Miami University Young Painters Competition,” Oxford, Ohio, 2004.
Award of Excellence: “26th Annual Mystic International,” Mystic Maritime Gallery, Mystic, CT, 2000.
Artist in Residence: The Griffis Art Center, New London, Connecticut, 1994 – 95.
Artist in Residence: Association for Visual Artists, Chattanooga, Tennessee, 1993.
Commission: Masur Museum of Art and Twin City Art Foundation, Monroe, LA, 2004.
Commission: “Ocean House 2000,” private collector through Mystic Maritime Gallery, Mystic, Connecticut, 2000.
Travel Grant: 1992 NAN Award, chosen by painting faculty, Boston University College for the Arts.
Constantin Alajalov Painting Scholarship, Boston University College for the Arts, 1990 – 1992.
Faculty Art Scholarship, funded by studio faculty, Louisiana Tech University Department of Art and Architecture, 1986.
Masur Museum, Monroe, LA.
Pfizer Central Research, Groton, CT.
Norman Bird Sanctuary, Newport, RI.
The Griffis Art Center, New London, CT.
WESTERLY SUN, "Endless Summer to Shine on High Street," by Nancy Burns-Fusaro, July 7, 2016.
THE DAY, "'Endless Summer' Kicks Off in Westerly," by Amy Barry, July 24, 2016.
STONINGTON-MYSTIC PATCH, “Susan Stephenson Paints Barefoot in the Borough,” by C.M. Glover. June 29, 2011.
THE DAY, “Capturing Color and Local Views,” by Amy Barry. November 3, 2011.
AMERICAN ART COLLECTOR, “Museum Curator: Old Lyme, Miss Griswold, and the Yale Art Gallery,” by John O’Hern. March, 2007. Pp. 56 - 61.
THE BOSTON GLOBE, “Exhibit is a Learning Experience,” by Christine Temin. December 10, 2003.
INTERNATIONAL ARTIST, “Notable Exhibitions: Mentors and Protégés,” October/November, 2003. Pp. 18- 31.
REALISM NOW: TRADITIONS AND DEPARTURES, MENTORS AND PROTÉGÉS, Part 1, Published in 2003 by Vose Galleries, Boston, Inc.
THE WESTERLY SUN, “Seaport Gallery to Offer Prints by Ashaway Artist,” by Sara Ross Clark. June 25, 2002.
THE NEW YORK TIMES, “Wit in Force, Figures Talking to Each Other,” by William Zimmer. April 30, 1995.
1992 MFA in Painting, Boston University, Boston, MA. Studied with John Moore.
1990 BFA in Studio Art - Painting, Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, LA.
Graduated summa cum laude, Phi Kappa Phi.
2017 – present: CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, STANISLAUS
1995 – 2017: LYME ACADEMY COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS
1995 – 96: SALVE REGINA UNIVERSITY
Instructor, sabbatical replacement
1993 – 94: UNIVERSITY of LOUISIANA at MONROE
1990 – 92: BOSTON UNIVERSITY SCHOOL for the ARTS
Teaching Assistant: assisted Anne Harris, Isabelle MacIlvain and Michael Monahan.