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Susan Pyzow
New York, NY

About the Artist

The greatest appeal to Susan about being an artist is the fact that it’s a solitary and highly challenging pursuit. She grew up in New York and at the age of twelve knew she wanted to be an artist. That’s the path she’s been on ever since.

Her work has been exhibited in numerous galleries and museums and has been awarded prizes or grants from various organizations such as: The Vogelstein Foundation, The American Artists Professional League, Audubon Artists, The Federal Reserve Bank, The Joyce Dutka Foundation, and The National League of American Pen Women.

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About the Artist

The greatest appeal to Susan about being an artist is the fact that it’s a solitary and highly challenging pursuit. She grew up in New York and at the age of twelve knew she wanted to be an artist. That’s the path she’s been on ever since.

Her work has been exhibited in numerous galleries and museums and has been awarded prizes or grants from various organizations such as: The Vogelstein Foundation, The American Artists Professional League, Audubon Artists, The Federal Reserve Bank, The Joyce Dutka Foundation, and The National League of American Pen Women.

Sandwiched between doing her artwork, and exhibiting and selling it, Susan has also worked as an illustrator, art teacher, and free-lance paste-up and mechanical artist. Her commitment to the practice of her art has always been present no matter what other circumstances she’s found herself in over the years.

Walking around New York (as well as excessively staring out the window) provides much of her subject matter. Despite great familiarity with most of these locations – different times of day, changing seasons, passing of decades, and the inevitable noticing of details previously missed, somehow keep the experience fresh for Susan.

To more fully express her personality, thoughts, and feelings about the times and environment she’s living in, Susan also creates conceptual work utilizing a variety of mediums and stylistic approaches to various subjects. Through this conceptual approach, she exercises the use of irony and humor while still making a serious point. Her choice of medium ranges from traditional drawing and painting techniques to graphically bold imagery as well as hand painting in digital format. She decides how to proceed by determining what she feels will most effectively and completely communicate her views about a subject.

Artist’s Work

Coned winter afternoon light
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ConEd Winter Afternoon LIght

By Susan Pyzow

Bblue and yellow sunset this evening
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Blue and Yellow Sunset This Evening

By Susan Pyzow

Central park lake rowing
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Central Park Lake Rowing

By Susan Pyzow

Stuyvesant park east thaw
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Stuyvesant Park East Thaw

By Susan Pyzow

American museum of natural history
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American Museum of Natural History

By Susan Pyzow

Big city big sky
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Big City, Big Sky

By Susan Pyzow

Broadway buildings 2
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Broadway Buildings

By Susan Pyzow

Night bicyclist 2
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NIght Bicyclist

By Susan Pyzow

Stuyvesant park early spring
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Stuyvesant Park Early Spring

By Susan Pyzow

Cinco de mayo avenue a
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Cinco de Mayo Avenue A

By Susan Pyzow

Gramercy park and chrylser building
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Gramercy Park and Chrylser Building

By Susan Pyzow

Party on the balcony
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Party on the Balcony

By Susan Pyzow

Central park sailing boat pond
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Central Park Sailing Boat Pond

By Susan Pyzow

Traversing 14th street and avenue a
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Traversing 14th Street and Avenue A

By Susan Pyzow

Watching day turn to night
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Watching Day Turn to Night

By Susan Pyzow

Scheffel hall at night 2
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Scheffel Hall at Night

By Susan Pyzow

Central park west autumn rain 2
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Central Park West Autumn Rain

By Susan Pyzow

Conceptual Work/ Women's Issues
Stereotype wheel
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Stereotype Wheel

By Susan Pyzow

Birth of venus
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Birth of Venus

By Susan Pyzow

A waist is a terrible thing to mind
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A Waist is a Terrible Thing to MInd

By Susan Pyzow

Bridal bouquet
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Bridal Bouquet

By Susan Pyzow

Helpmates
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Helpmates

By Susan Pyzow

Selected Exhibitions

  • Ulrich Museum of Art
    Wichita, KS, 2015
  • The Albany Institute of Arts and Sciences
    Albany, NY, 2009
  • Museum of Contemporary Art
    Chicago. IL, 1992
  • The Museum of Modern Art
    New York, NY, 1988
  • Minnesota Museum of Art
    Minneapolis, MN, 1980

Press and Accolades

  • New American Paintings
    June 1997
  • American Art Collector
    November 2010

Education

  • Buffalo University, MFA
    Buffalo, NY,1978 
  • The Cooper Union, BFA
    New York, NY,1976