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In addition to receiving her BA at the University of Pennsylvania, Crocker also was a student of colorist painters, Wolf Kahn and Cynthia Packard, both of whom link to the major Abstract Expressionist Hans Hofmann.

Crocker's first solo show was in 2004, and she has been exhibiting across the USA ever since.  Her work is collected worldwide, and she is listed in Marquis' Who's Who in the World.

STATEMENT:

“When creating paintings of barns, my process starts with a loose charcoal drawing on a canvas.I often use a strong ground color such as cadmium red. The next step is to create just a few colors on my palette. I apply paint to the canvas with brushes, rags, the back ends of my brushes and my hands. As the painting develops, I keep creating new colors in reaction to the colors already used. I will often go back and change colors...it’s a constant balancing act to try to create the most pleasing juxtaposition of colors. The painting is as much about how colors are arranged as it is about the subject matter.

Large areas of color invite the viewer to rest their eyes and mind, to take a deep breath and to dive into that big color. At the same time, I balance the larger areas of color with smaller more intense areas of color or happenings. I liken this to music, with deep tones and higher pitches. Music is an integral part of my painting process. It helps to bring me away from thought and to that zone where creativity and instinct take the lead.

My barn paintings are calm and peaceful...the goal is to depict the essence of the place...to capture the mood and light and to focus on what my subject may be feeling. I can imagine the heat of the sun or coolness of the shade that a barn may feel. The light makes me think of the interconnectedness of all things. The sunlight reaching out to the solitary buildings serves as a reminder that we are all part of something larger...that there is a universal connection running through all of us. My belief is that nothing is truly alone, but rather that infinite energy runs through everyone and everything connecting us all.”

Select exhibitions:

2016:             Elizabeth Clement Fine Art, CONTEXT New York, Pier 94 2016, New York, NY (May 3-8)

Elizabeth Clement Fine Art, Art Wynwood 2016, Miami, FL (Feb. 11-14)

2015:             Elizabeth Clement Fine Art, CONTEXT Art Miami 2015, International Modern and Contemporary Fine Art Show, Miami, FL (Dec. 1-6)

                      JW Marquis Marriott, Energy & Infinity, curated special exhibition in collaboration with Art Miami, Miami, FL (Dec. 1-6)

Copley Society of Art, Boston Home Decor Show, Boston, MA

Eisenhauer Gallery, Boston International Fine Art Show, Boston, MA

Eisenhauer Gallery, group exhibition, Edgartown, MA

Jules Place, Sweet Possibilities, Boston, MA

Copley Society of Art, Summer Members' Show, Boston, MA

2014:             Cavalier Modern & Contemporary Galleries, Color, Light and Movement: Stimulating the Senses, New York, NY

Jules Place, group exhibition, Boston, MA

Copley Society of Art Gallery, Holiday Small Works 2014, Boston, MA

2013:             Cavalier Modern & Contemporary Galleries, group exhibition, Nantucket, MA

2012:             Cavalier Modern & Contemporary Galleries, (Greenwich, CT and Nantucket, MA)

Eisenhauer Gallery, Annual Memorial Exhibition Day: Suzanne Crocker, Wayne Salge and Peter Roux, Martha's Vineyard, MA

2011:             Jules Place, Revelation, featuring Suzanne Crocker, Barbara Flowers, Alison Golder and Amy Maas,  Boston, MA

North Water Gallery, New Work: Suzanne Crocker, Ken Otsuka and Ken Auster, Edgartown, MA

Red Dot Art Fair (represented by Edgewater Gallery), Miami, FL

Edgewater Gallery, Iconic Silhouettes: New England Barnscapes, Middlebury, VT

Danforth Museum, “Off The Wall”, annual juried exhibition, (curated by Susan Stoops of the Worcester Art Museum), Framingham, MA

Edgewater Gallery, “Iconic Silhouettes”, Middlebury, VT

2010:             Lydon Contemporary, “Inaugural Group Show: Diane Ayott, Trevor Bell, Judy Campbell, Suzanne Crocker, Wrona Gall, Stephen   McClymont,

Margaret Vega” Chicago, IL

North Water Gallery, group exhibition, Edgartown, MA

2009:            Caldwell Snyder Gallery. Moments of Impermanence: work by Suzanne Crocker ,Tracy Grubbs, and Michael Azgour, San Francisco. CA

Caldwell Snyder Gallery, Recent Work, San Francisco, CA (solo show)

DTR Modern Galleries, group show, Boston, MA

Gardner Colby Gallery, group show, Naples, FL

North Water Gallery, Suzanne Crocker, Carrie Gustafson, Deborah Bays, Edgartown, MA

Woodstock Gallery, group exhibition, Woodstock, VT

Copley Society, Patrons’ Choice 2009, invitational exhibition, Boston, MA

2008:            Trajan Gallery, Recent Paintings: Suzanne Crocker, Carmel, CA (solo show)

North Water Gallery, New Work: Suzanne Crocker, Edgartown, Martha’s Vineyard, MA (solo show)

Powers Gallery, Explorations, Acton, MA (solo show)

North Water Gallery, Edgartown, MA

Caldwell Snyder Gallery, San Francisco and St. Helena , CA

Cambridge Art Association, Red, a juried exhibition curated by the director of MIT’s List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, MA

Copley Society, Patrons’ Choice 2008, invitational group exhibition, Boston, MA

Jules Place, Radiance, three-person exhibition, Boston, MA

Bennett Street Gallery, Color Inside and Out, three-person exhibition, Atlanta, GA

2007:            Woodstock Gallery, New Work, Woodstock, VT (solo show)

Bennett Street Gallery, Female Colorists, three-person exhibition, Atlanta, GA

Copley Society, Patron’s Choice 2007, invitational group exhibition, Boston, MA

North Water Gallery, Edgartown, MA

Gardner Colby Gallery, Naples, FL

Woodstock Gallery, Suzanne Crocker-- Alive With Color, Woodstock, VT (solo show)

2006:            North Water Gallery, Edgartown, MA

Gardner Colby Gallery, Naples, FL

The Harvard Club, Emerging Visions, an invitational exhibition, Harvard University, Boston

Copley Society, Patrons’ Choice 2006, Boston, MA

Powers Gallery, group exhibition, Acton, MA

The Bennett Street Gallery, Fresh Faces, a four-person exhibition, Atlanta, GA

2005:            Copley Society of Art, Escapes -- Suzanne Crocker, Boston, MA (solo show)

25th Anniversary Designer Show House, This Old House (the PBS Television show), Carlisle, MA (Represented by Powers Gallery)

Woodstock Gallery, Woodstock, VT

Powers Gallery, Group exhibition, Acton, MA

Copley Society of Art, members group exhibition, Boston, MA

2004:            The Copley Society of Art, Suzanne Crocker: Oil Paintings, Boston, MA (solo show)

Copley Society of Art, 125th Anniversary Exhibition, invitational group exhibition, Boston, MA

Boltax Gallery, juried small works group exhibition, Shelter Island, NY

Powers Gallery, group exhibition, Acton, MA

2003:            North Shore Arts Association, multiple juried member exhibitions, Gloucester, MA

The Copley Society of Art, members group exhibition, Boston, MA

The River Gallery, two-person exhibition, Ipswich, MA

2002:            Mingo Gallery, two-person exhibition, Beverly, MA

 

EDUCATION:

 

2006:  Great River Arts Institute, Abstract Painting with Doug Trump, Bellows Falls, VT

2005:  Fine Arts Work Center, Painting with Cynthia Packard, Provincetown, MA

2004:  Cynthia Packard Studio, Painting, Provincetown, MA

2003:  Truro Center For the Arts, Painting with Cynthia Packard , Truro, MA

Great River Arts Institute, Stuart Shils Master Class, Walpole, NH

Great River Arts Institute, Wolf Kahn Master Class, Walpole, NH

2002:  Vermont Studio Center, Artist residency with Wolf Kahn, Johnson, VT

 Arts Pro Tem, Landscape Painting with Susan Hambleton, Hancock, NH

2001:  Arts Pro Tem, Painting with Susan Hambleton, Hancock, NH

The National Academy of Design School of Fine Art, Wolf Kahn: Using Pastels, New York, NY

2000:  The National Academy of Design School of Fine Arts, Everett Raymond Kinstler, Painting From Life, New York, NY

1997-2000:  Montserrat College of Art Continuing Ed, Beverly, MA

1987:  BA, History of Art. Approximately 10 studio art courses., University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

 

AWARDS/GRANTS/FELLOWSHIPS: 


2006-2015: Published in Marquis’ Who’s Who in America

2007-2009: Published in Marquis’ Who’s Who In The World

2006: Awarded“Copley Artist” status, Copley Society of Art, Boston, MA

2005: Published in Marquis’ Who’s Who of American Women

2005: Artist Residency, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT

2003: Jurors’ Award,The Copley Society of art, Boston, MA


SELECTED CORPORATE AND MUSEUM COLLECTIONS:


- DeCordova Museum, Corporate Loan Program

- Cumberland Farms Headquarters

- Gulf Headquarters

- LKF Associates, Boston

- Boston Private Bank

- Boston Properties

- Bay Colony Corporate Center

- CleanTech Homes

- Holland & Knight

- The Gordon Brothers Group

- Cornerstone Research

- Conn Kavanaugh

- Seniorlink

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