Susan Palmisano

"Influenced by Buddhist philosophy, my work looks at the condition of being human from the perspective of interconnectedness and flux. I choose the language of abstraction to create a liminal space, a place of crossing where differences meet, exchange and transform in a tapestry of human experience."

Perch - Oil on canvas 20 x 16 in.

Susan Palmisano's paintings are included in many private and public collections and have been shown in more than seventy national and international exhibitions. Her recent exhibitions include those at the Limner Gallery, NY; the University of Southern Mississippi (Two Person); Manifest: 9th International Paint Annual, Exhibition-in-Print, the Women's Caucus for the Arts in Washington DC; Gallery 263 in Cambridge, MA; Westmoreland Museum of Art in Greensburg, PA: and the Cooley Gallery in Leesburg, VA.

Other notable exhibits include The Mercado Velho Gallery in Tondela, Portugal (solo); Hegyvidek Gallery in Budapest, Hungary; Can Serrat in Barcelona (Le Bruc), Spain (solo); Mallin Gallery in Kansas City, MO (solo); Center of Culture in Glucholazy, Poland; and Nightingale Gallery at Eastern Oregon University. Other exhibitions include Gallery 402 in New York City, N.Y. (solo) and Galerija Alurija at the Art Academy, University of Zagreb, Croatia (solo); LH Horton Gallery in Stockton, Calif. (solo); The Contemporary Art Gallery in Opole, Poland (solo); Arlington Arts Center in VA.; and the Louis Bernal Gallery in Tucson, Ariz.

In addition to her exhibits, Palmisano has been invited as visiting professor at Ganesha University in Singaraja, Bali, Petra Christian University in Surabaya, Java, Wenzhou University in China, University of Opole, Poland, and the Institute of Art of Zagreb, Croatia. She is faculty emeritus at Indiana University of Pennsylvania where she taught for 26 years.

First Light - Oil on canvas 36 x 48 in.
Shifting Narratives - Oil on canvas 48 x 36 in.
Cultivating Hope - Oil on canvas 48 x 36 in.
Tears of Separation - Oil on 12 canvas panels 72 x 96 in.

This review was published by Circle Foundation for the Arts © CFA Press ∙ Images are courtesy of the artist


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