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Biography

Sussman has over 50 years experience and has studied art in the NJ/PA/NY tri state area.  Her art is a visual journal of her life thus far, expressing emotions of pain and chaos but also of redemption, hope, and endurance.

 

Her painting “I am not an Engineer” won the Onderdonk Purchase Prize in May 2020. 

Paula Sussman

Paula demonstrated an aptitude for painting at a young age. After attending FIT in NYC for a marketing degree she spent a year in Italy studying art.  She returned to the US to attend the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and the University of Pennsylvania. Paula has recently moved to Corrales, New Mexico to create her dream studio.

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Artist's Statement

Why I Paint

As a deeply pragmatic person I have struggled with my relationship with art but over the years it has developed into a means of escape and self expression. Now I paint as a way to  release my painful past, depict the beauty I see in the world around me, and to bring happiness into my life.  I first became experienced in oil  and it is my favorite medium, however most I largely work with acrylics out of convenience and safety.  I also have experience in watercolor,  pastels, and printmaking.

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Prizes

Onderdonk Purchase Prize
San Antonio Art League & Museum 
2020

Selected Shows

'A la GAGA' - Summerling at Saalam And Summering AT Saalam 2024

San Antonio, Texas

June - August 2022 

'Gaga ; A Look Inside'

The Kerr Arts and Cultural Center

Kerville, Texas

February - March 2022​

91st  Juried Artists Exhibition

San Antonio Art League & Museum 

San Antonio, TX

2021

2021 Uptown Art Stroll in Olmos Park

San Antonio, Texas

November 2021​

 

'A League of Women' 

SAALAM permanent collection

San Antonio, Texas

June - August 2021

 

'Seeing the Abstract Terrain’

Carver Cultural Center

San Antonio, Texas

January - March 2020

90th Juried Artists Exhibition

San Antonio Art League & Museum 

Onderdonk Purchase Prize

San Antonio, TX

2020

The Exquisite Rainbow Corpse Exhibit'

The Nave Museum

Victoria, TX  

2019

89th Juried Artists Exhibition

San Antonio Art League & Museum 

San Antonio, TX

2019

Placing Abstraction, Southwest School of Art

San Antonio, TX  

2019

Solo Show

'Hemline'

The Quarry

San Antonio, TX

2018

Associations

Art League of New Mexico

San Antonio Art League 

Corrales Art Society

Gaga - Gentileschi Gallery Association

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