Sue Carlson was born in Minneapolis, MN in 1956 and currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. She earned a BA in music history and performance from Case Western Reserve University and an MFA in visual art from CAL-ARTS. Her musical training has deeply influenced her painting practice, as she uses the model of musical language as a way of embracing the poetry of light and space. Sue trained as a painter by assisting in the studios of Elizabeth Murray and Lucio Pozzi in New York City. Her works have been exhibited throughout New York, including Rose Burlingham Fine Art, Gerber-Seid Fine Art, Van Brunt Gallery, Lindsey Brown Gallery, Artist’s Space and White Columns. Her work has also been represented by galleries in San Francisco (CA), San Antonio (TX), and Baltimore (MD). In addition to painting, Sue performs and teaches classical piano.

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS:

2016

“The Drama of Nordic Light”, (solo show), Svenska Kyrkan,
New York, NY

2014

ILLE ARTS, Amagansett, Long Island, New York

2010

“Longing for Falkoping”, (solo show), Svenska Kyrkan, New York, NY
exhibition essay by Jennifer Riley

2009

“Still, Quiet, on the Wall”, (solo show), Rose Burlingham Fine Art,
New York, NY

2009

“Water Carefully”, Galleria Neon, Bologna, Italy

2008

“I’m Asking For The Sky” Sardegna Arte Fiera, Sardinia, Italy

2007

“Dutch Barn Show”, Rose Burlingham Fine Art, New York, NY

2006

Bailey House Auction, New York, NY and Southhampton, NY

2005

ArtMANGO Gallery, San Antonio, Texas

2004

“Seid Show”, Gerber-Seid Fine Arts, New York, NY

2004

“Band of Abstraction”, Van Brunt Gallery, New York, NY

2004

The Bill Clinton Show, Locus Media, New York, NY

2003

“Landscape at Wave Hill”, Lindsey Brown Gallery, New York, NY

2002

“Sue Carlson: Double Horizon” (solo show), Lindsey Brown Gallery, New York, NY
catalog essay by Joe Fyfe

2001

“Sue Carlson: Fykerud Series” (solo show), NeoImages,
New York, NY

2000

“Substance”, NeoImages Gallery, New York, NY

1999

“Sue Carlson: Healing Spaces” (solo show), Arthur Ashe Institute, Brooklyn, NY

1999

“Size Matters”, Gale Gates et al, Mike Weiss, curator, Brooklyn, NY

1997-t.d.

Flat File, Pierogi Gallery, Williamsburg, Brooklyn

1996

“My Friends in My Apartment”, Barbara Pollack, curator,
New York, NY

1994

Artists Space, New York, NY

1993

“Multi-Media Survey”, BAUHOUSE, Baltimore, MD

1991

“Three Painters”, Berland-Hall Gallery, New York, NY

1987

“Sue Carlson”, White Columns, Bill Arning, curator, New York, NY

1984

“Sue Carlson, Stephen Paul Miller”, ABC No RIO, New York, NY

1984

“The 222 Painting“ (solo show), No Se No Gallery, New York, NY

1982

“New Work”, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey

PROFESSIONAL TRAINING:

1986-87

studio assistant to Elizabeth Murray, New York, NY

1980-82

MFA, CAL-ARTS (visual art), Valencia, CA, Roy O Disney Scholarship, study with John Baldessari

1979-80

Empire State Studio Program, New York, NY
studio assistant to Lucio Pozzi

1979-80

Minneapolis College of Art and Design, MPLS, MN

1974-79

BA, Case Western Reserve University (music history and performance), Cleveland, OH, thesis, “Creating a new notation for 20th century musical sounds”
CWRU Music Achievement Award, 1978

COLLECTIONS:

Creative Feng Shui Inc.

Neustadt Consulting Group

United States Department of State

private collections

PUBLICATIONS:

Interview with Brainard Carey; Yale University Radio, Sept. 2015
http://museumofnonvisibleart.com/interviews/sue-carlson/

Ice, Paint, and Memory: Nordic Landscape Painting 1840-1910,
ArtSEEN Journal #7, Microcosm, Fall 2007

TEACHING EXPERIENCE:

1998-2000

Marymount Manhattan College, Issues in Contemporary Art

1984-1994

Bank Street College of Education Lab School, Art and Music