White Columns Slide Registry

January 2023

I am pleased to announce that I am now represented in the 

White Columns Slide Registry.  

Click here to see my dedicated page.

Susanna Starr, untitled, pastel on paper

Romanov Grave One Question/One Answer

July 2022

I am honored to have been asked to participate in "One Question/One Answer" in the online publication Romanov Grave

Click here to see and read the interview, in which I discuss the relationships between two recent bodies of work on paper.

Susanna Starr "Bride's Handkerchief" pastel on paper

Susanna Starr "Drain Mat" (green) paint on absorbent sheet

Always Present
Always Present

What might have been and what has been

Point to one end, which is always present.

Burnt Norton, TS Eliot

‘Always Present’ is an online exhibition that brings together the work of 25 contemporary artists. Featuring photography, video, objects and printmaking; the works on show centre around themes of identity, remembrance and the transient nature of images.

From familial histories to memory loss, hand gestures to flying children, the works on show cover a broad range of creative responses and highlight how our past is always caught up in the present, and projecting itself into the future.

From April 29th 2021

Those Spaces Between Us

April 10 - May 31, 2021

The Torpedo Factory

105 N. Union Street

Alexandria, VA 22314

Wednesday-Sunday 10am-6pm

image: Susanna Starr Chiffon Noir

I am thrilled to be participating in this group exhibition curated by Nikki Brugnoli

Target Gallery presents a digital and in-person exhibition Those Spaces Between Us. This show considers the distances between people and their surroundings and how that divide becomes its own character in art, history, memories, and the stories people tell about themselves.

“The selection of works for this exhibition has been about an acknowledgement of longing, of close examination of spaces the artist frequently inhabits, and of ritual. The exhibition features how we remember and how we navigate within our human connectivity,” Nikki Brugnoli

Click to see Exhibition Catalog

The Sky Has No Surface

I am thrilled to be participating with several pieces from my "Saturation" series in this online group exhibition Curated by Catherine McCaw-Aldworth, originating from the U.K.  

The Sky Has No Surface

Exhibition Dates: March 22-28th, 2021 

Curator's Statment:

Have you ever wondered what's beyond our line of sight? Why we only see blue when we look up but we know there is an infinite amount of space surrounding us. The great Beyond... within reach yet extremely intangible.
'The Sky has no Surface' looks to these intangible things asking artists to explore their own boundaries and surfaces in relation to what goes beyond our line of sight.

Created and Curated by Artist Catherine McCaw-Aldworth, This online Exhibition goes hand in hand with a time when we are unable to touch and be close, playing with ideas of intangibility and expanding them beyond the current global situations to metaphorical and real boundaries. Some of these ideas are limited in logistics but through exploratory art practice the artists have been able to capture and contextualise these earthly and ethereal subjects. Split into three sections, the curator had in mind three quotes when beginning the planning for this online show. The works all speak to each other in some way, communicating various themes and contexts with the hope that anyone who views this online exhibition would expand their line of sight to see beyond what they believe is the surface of the sky and realise that there is no surface at all. 

Anonymous Was A Woman Covid Grant

I am honored and grateful to be a recipient of this grant during the 2020 Pandemic

"Susanna Starr: Project Space"

I am very pleased to announce a solo exhibition of my new work 

Kenise Barnes Fine Art
February 28 - April 20, 2020
Please join me at the reception 

Friday February 28 


1947 Palmer Avenue, Larchmont, New York

Tuesday - Saturday 10:00 - 5:30 and by appointment
914 834 8077

"Unseen": Group Exhibition

I am thrilled to be included in this exhibition at Collar Works curated by Akili Tommasino



Curated by Akili Tommasino, Associate Curator, Modern and Contemporary Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Carris Adams, Tanya Alvarez, Aurora Andrews, Jose-Aurelio Baez, Raina Briggs, Ryan Clow, Matt Crane, Richard Deon, Carla Dortic, Deborah Druick, Mark Eisendrath, Rebecca Flis, Gigi Gatewood, Chet Gold, Victoria van der Laan, Jesse Meredith, Sarah Pater, James Marshall Porter, Jr., Anne-Audrey Remarais, Eric Souther, Susanna Starr, Paula Stuttman, Sarah Sweeney.

October 25 - December 14, 2019

Opening Reception: Friday, October 25 // 5 – 8 pm

621 River Street, Troy, NY 12180


The torrent of centuries rolling over the human race has continually brought new perfections, the cause of which, ever active though unseen, is found in the demands made by our senses, which always in their turns demand to be occupied. -Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin

We have all felt unseen and marginalized at some point. We overshare online to counteract our fear of going unnoticed, posting image after image, counting our tokens of approval. Our subconscious craves this positive reinforcement, and so, we post more. We choose the most flattering beach vacation photos. We glide through museums and stop just long enough to capture ourselves in front of a masterpiece. We seek validation through our social media posts. Yet, the complex algorithms that reinforce our behavior remain hidden to us. Our fear of being unseen makes us susceptible to manipulation.

The human eye can only perceive light at wavelengths between 390 and 750 nanometers, a range far narrower than many animals. Our conscious mind can process 40 bits of information per second. Meanwhile, our subconscious can process around 400 billion bits of information. The vast majority of our own mind remains unknowable to us. Since dark energy and dark matter make up approximately 95% of the universe, we can only understand our world through the remaining minute specs of matter that we can measure and observe. It is paradoxical, then, that our fear of being unseen is so prominent, when we are blind to most of the external world and most of our own inner thoughts. This should liberate us from the fear. Awe exists in the darkness. Potential emerges from the unseen.

Art has the ability to illuminate parts of the all-encompassing darkness. Art can draw out elements of the unseen and make them discernible.

This exhibition features work about what we do not see: the invisible, the hidden, the overlooked. Whether speaking to one’s relationship to digital, physical or psychological space, or to the effects of cultural blindness, the artists in this exhibition are united in their desire to unveil the unseen.

The Haven Foundation Grant
I am very honored and grateful to be a 2019 recipient of Stephen King's extraordinary grant for artists and writers.
"Fictitious Fiber": Group Exhibition


I'm very pleased to be included in this dynamic exhibition curated by Jane Sauer at Tansey Contemporary in Santa Fe, New Mexico. 


Group Exhibition: "Defining Sculpture", Albright-Knox Art Gallery

I'm very pleased to announce my participation in Defining Sculpture
curated by Douglas Dreishpoon at The Albright-Knox Art Gallery

June 18 - October 9, 2016
Albright-Knox Art Gallery
1285 Elmwood Avenue, Buffalo, NY, 14222

Press Release
Defining Sculpture Opens at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery
June 17, 2016

Buffalo, NY – Tomorrow, June 18, the Albright-Knox Art Gallery will open a new exhibition, Defining Sculpture, featuring works drawn exclusively from the museum’s collection and organized by Chief Curator Emeritus Douglas Dreishpoon.
During the heyday of Abstract Expressionism in the 1950s, the Buffalo-born painter Ad Reinhardt jokingly defined sculpture as “something you bump into when you back up to look at a painting.” Reinhardt’s admittedly humorous dismissal of sculpture, as an object that occupies real space and ends up getting in the way, set it at odds with painting.
Paradoxically, many postwar sculptors—among them David Smith and Louise Bourgeois, both of whom are included in this exhibition—began their artistic careers as painters. This common ground, however, did not prevent others, particularly the influential New York critic Clement Greenberg, from drawing even finer distinctions.
Greenberg argued that color was exclusive to painting, that traditional painting was distinguished by its two-dimensional format, and that sculpture’s third dimension made color superfluous. Greenberg’s modernist stance of essentially denying sculpture all extraneous influences prevented him from seeing its imminent transformation; its cross-fertilization with dance, theater, film, music, and literature; and its innumerable extensions into the landscape. By the early 1960s the very notion of sculpture, as the thing you bump into, was about to crack open.
“Sculpture’s history, synonymous with the course of Western civilization, extends back thousands of years,” said Dreishpoon. “Defining Sculpture highlights some of the more recent developments of that history, from 1960 to the present, a period of accelerated experimentation, transformation, and innovation.”
Defining Sculpture offers a perspective on the medium’s remarkable development and hybridity from the postwar years to the present. Radically transformative Pop art sculptures by Marisol and Claes Oldenburg, inspired by Robert Rauschenberg’s all-but-the-kitchen-sink Combines, join sprawling and monumental abstractions by Polly Apfelbaum, Katharina Grosse, and Tara Donovan that celebrate the glorious possibilities of color, while selected statements by contemporary sculptors provide timely points of view.
Located in the museum’s 1905 Building, Defining Sculpture will be on view until October 9. 

Group Exhibition: "Abstraction Today" Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA GA), Atlanta, GA

I am thrilled to be included in this Exhibition curated by Marcia Wood,  Marcia Wood Gallery, Atanta, GA.  

May 7, 2016 - July 2, 2016

The Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia announces the opening of Abstraction Today. This exhibition features artists currently working in abstraction. Curated by some of Atlanta’s most prominent galleries: Alan Avery Art Company, Marcia Wood Gallery, Mason Fine Art, {Poem 88}, Sandler Hudson Gallery, and Whitespace Gallery. The opening and exhibition will take place in the upper level galleries at MOCA GA. Exhibition dates are May 7, 2016 – July 2, 2016. The opening reception will be Friday, May 6, 2016 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm.

Abstraction Today includes artists: Kimber Berry, Benjamin Britton, Lucinda Bunnen, Brendan Carroll, InkYoung Chun, Ryan Coleman Jeff Conefry, Maggie Davis, Terri Dilling, Caio Fonseca, Bojana Ginn, Mike Goodlett, Hense, Carol John, Cynthia Knapp, Eric Mack, Michi Meko, Pascal Pierme, Kim Piotrowski, Thomas Prochnow, Phil Ralston, Seana Reilly, Rocio Rodriguez, Pete Schulte, Susanna Starr, Ben Steele, Ann Stewart, P. Seth Thompson, James Turrell, Venske & Spanle, and Zuzka Vaclavik.
For More Information Visit: MOCA GA


"hyperglo": Solo Exhibition
I am very pleased to announce my Solo Exhibition 


 Marcia Wood Gallery, Atlanta GA
November 20 - December 23, 2015

Opening Reception Friday November 20, 7-9 pm

1037 Monroe Drive, Atlanta, GA 30306

Tuesday - Saturday 12pm - 5pm

tel. 404.827.0030

"Chromatic Reverb": Solo Exhibition
I am thrilled to announce my solo exhibition at Georgia College 

Curated by Amanda Lundy

"Chromatic Reverb"

October 1 - October 23, 2015

Reception Thursday October 1, 5-7pm

Artist Talk October 1, 5:30pm

Ennis Hall Art Gallery

320 West Hancock Street

Milledgeville, GA 31061

Georgia College

"Cut It Out": Two Person Exhibition
Museum Group Exhibition: "Auga Dolce" ("Fresh Water")

I am very pleased to announce my participation in this international museum exhibition at the new Museo Centro Gaias, Cidade Da Cultura, Santiago de Compostela, Spain.

March 21, 2014 - September 14, 2014

Featured Artist on Foliocue.com

I am thrilled to be selected as one of the artists featured on the recently launched Foliocue.com - an online magazine and style guide featuring the work of contemporary artists. 

"Resplendent": Group Exhibition

I am thrilled to be included in this exhibition at the Fine Arts Center Gallery, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville.

September 9 - October 11, 2013

Gallery hours: M-F 9am-5pm, Sunday 2-5pm

Please contact the curator, Cynthia Nourse Thompson, for more information:  cynthiat@uark.edu

phone: 479-575-7987

ArtPadSF - Art Fair in San Francisco with Beta Pictoris Gallery

I am very pleased to be participating in this year\'s ArtPadSF Art Fair in San Francisco, in an exhibition about Painting with Beta Pictoris Gallery.  

May 16 - May 19, 2013

The Phoenix Hotel, Rooms 44 & 45

601 Eddy Street

San Francisco, CA 94109

"An Intricate Exchange": Two Person Exhibition

Flippo Gallery, Pace-Armistead Hall

Randolph-Macon College

Ashland, VA, 23005

Gallery hours: Monday - Friday 10am - 4pm or by appointment

tel. 804-752-3018

for more information, please e-mail: kshaw@rmc.edu

The Matter At Hand: Group Exhibition

Ventana 244 Gallery

244 North 6th Street (between Roebling and Havemeyer)
Brooklyn, NY 11211

Gallery hours:
Thursday & Friday 5-7 pm, Saturday & Sunday 12-6 pm

subway: L train to Bedford Avenue

"Domestic Objects": Group Exhibition

Domestic Objects explores concepts of our constructed private spaces, belonging, family, domesticity, and material possessions.

September 5, 2012 - October 18, 2012
Opening Reception September 5, 6-8pm

Bridge Gallery
98 Orchard Street (just below Delancey)
NY, NY 10002

Gallery hours:
Sunday-Thursday 11am-5pm
Saturday 12pm-6pm

F,J,M,Z Delancey/Essex
D Grand Street

MTA Arts For Transit Commission Featured in the NY Times August 2, 2012

Opening in August!

A sneak peak at one of my laminated glass windows at the 79th Street Station of the D line in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn. 

"Susanna Starr: SOAKED": Solo Exhibition

Beta Pictoris Gallery

2411 Second Avenue North

Birmingham, AL 35203

August 31 - October 5, 2012

Opening Reception Friday August 31 6-9pm

Piet and Ida Sanders. A Life with Art: Exhibition of a Private Collection

Stedelijk Museum Schiedam

Hoogstraat 112

3111 HL SCHIEDAM, Netherlands

Tel. +31 (10) 246 3666

June 30 to October 21, 2012

Opening Reception Saturday June 30, 5pm

Pulp (pure xtraction): Group Exhibition

beta pictoris gallery
2411 Second Avenue North
Birmingham, AL 35203

July 20 - August 24, 2012
Opening Reception Friday July 20,  6-9pm

"PSYCHEDELICATE" solo exhibition

Marcia Wood Gallery
263 Walker Street, Atlanta, GA 30313
Tuesday-Saturday 11am-6pm

April 26 - June 9, 2012

Opening Reception April 26, 6-9 pm

"A MODERN MARRIAGE": Marcia Wood Gallery Artists at Design Within Reach

A Modern Marriage
Design Within Reach Studio hosts Marcia Wood Gallery

February 20 - March 17, 2012

Opening Reception: February 20, 7-9 pm

Design Within Reach Studio
2451 Peachtree Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30305

"i have a secret wish...": Group Exhibition

UAB Visual Arts Gallery, Ground Floor
Humanities Bldg. 900 13th Street South
Birmingham, AL
Director: John Fields

February 3 - March 9, 2012
Opening Reception Friday February 17, 5 - 9 pm

"Textility": Group Exhibition

The Visual Art Center of New Jersey
68 Elm Street
Summit, NJ 07901

January 13 - April 1, 2012

Opening Reception: Friday January 13, 2012  6-8pm