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Un vestido y un amor

Susana Aldanondo
Astoria, NY

About the Artist

Susana Aldanondo is an abstract expressionist artist based in NYC (Brooklyn & Queens). She embodies in her work events and emotions inspired by music, by life and events happening in her life and all around us. She presents ideas and moments through gestural abstraction, splattered and dripped paint, large and thin strokes, straight lines and loose curvilinear forms, she creates movement and energy that stand out in her paintings. The energy and movement reflect on Susana’s main source of inspiration: music.

Susana was exposed to art from a young age, daughter to a NYC based artist …

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About the Artist

Susana Aldanondo is an abstract expressionist artist based in NYC (Brooklyn & Queens). She embodies in her work events and emotions inspired by music, by life and events happening in her life and all around us. She presents ideas and moments through gestural abstraction, splattered and dripped paint, large and thin strokes, straight lines and loose curvilinear forms, she creates movement and energy that stand out in her paintings. The energy and movement reflect on Susana’s main source of inspiration: music.

Susana was exposed to art from a young age, daughter to a NYC based artist and muralist, she learned to sketch, color theory, and paint preparation techniques from her father. However, Susana would find her own artistic voice years down the road, after exploring her interest in abstract expressionism and taking classes with masters Frank O’Cain and Ronnie Landfield at the Art Students League of New York. Susana skillfully masters the play that exists between different colors creating light and shadows, rhythm and energy.
After winning a competition juried by The Milken Family Foundation, the Director at The Newport Contemporary Art Museum and the Colby College Museum, she has been the subject of group exhibits internationally and her work is currently featured by Meural Art Collection on their featured artists and on SeeMe’s channel after being selected by a jury that consisted of art world luminaries from Sotheby’s Institute, Meural, Twitter’s Art Program, The Yard, Standard Arts, and others along with major art critics like New York Magazine’s Jerry Saltz.
She was also featured by SAMSUNG after being chosen as a finalist by SAMSUNG at SCOPE Miami Beach, in a competition juried by members and curators of the Sotheby’s Art Institute, SCOPE and renown NYC art gallery Richard Taittinger Gallery. Her work was recently selected to be displayed at the Susquehanna Art Museum for their “Creating Joy" art exhibit.
She was nominated for the Creative Climate Awards by The Human Impact Institute of New York and participated of their group exhibit at the Taipei Economic & Cultural Office in NYC. Her works have also been handpicked by the Saatchi Gallery & Museum in London, UK for their ongoing digital exhibit.
Her work “Oblivious” was selected as the cover for the Climate Change Summit by ARCUS – Arctic Research Consortium of the United States – held in Washington D.C in 2019.

Her work’s rhythm and dynamics are a constant exploration evolve from spontaneous strokes and splatters, into an energetic yet organized and elaborate combination of gestural lines and color. Through years of practice and determined exploration of her own style, Susana’s work has developed into an energetic dance of colors and space.
The consistency through the years within her work is perceived by others as Aldanondo’s unique signature style.

Most of her work is inspired by music: tango & jazz, as she feels them both deeply rooted in her identity, she echoes events of life itself through gestural abstraction, splattered and dripped paint, large and thin strokes, straight lines and loose curvilinear forms, she creates movement and energy that stand out in her paintings. The energy and movement reflect on Susana’s main source of inspiration: music. Collaborating with members of the Juilliard School of Music in NYC and Columbia University in NYC through Musaics of The Bay & NADIA, for her unique connection to music.

Studied with Frank O’Cain and Ronnie Landfield in New York City at The Art Students League of New York, where artists such as Georgia O'Keefe, Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko and Larry Poons, among others taught or studied.
Susana earned a Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences & International Policy with a focus in Northern Societies at Nord University (2016- 2019). She earned a Translator degree from Hunter College, New York, (2004) while a student at Hunter College she took art history classes. Fine Arts diploma from The Art Students League of New York (1994 to present).

She completed two Certificate Programs led by Lisa Mazzola through MOMA NYC focusing in Abstract Art Exploration concentrating in the areas of Art and Identity and Art within Society as avenues to explore art as a way to express an idea about the world around us and as a way to represent ourselves and others within any given societal setting.
Susana's work is deeply connected to music: tango & jazz, and has collaborated with musicians in the NYC Musicians who explore the connection between music and the visual art forms. She's been invited by tango orchestras, whose musicians used to play with Astor Piazzola for her connection to music and tango in particular.

ART RESIDENCIES
Iceland, 2019-2020

MEMBERSHIPS
Juried member of the New York Soceiry of Women Artists, founded in 1925, to showcase the works of avant-garde women artists. Accepted after her work was reviewed in person by a rigorous jury panel.

Member of the National Association of Women Artists, founded in New York City in 1889. Accepted after her work was presented before a jury panel.

Artist’s Work

Jaranera
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Jaranera

By Susana Aldanondo

Un vestido y un amor
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Un Vestido y Un Amor

By Susana Aldanondo

Looking up 10
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Looking Up

By Susana Aldanondo

Painting wind
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Painting Wind

By Susana Aldanondo

Tango in new york
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Tango in New York

By Susana Aldanondo

Summer in central park
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Summer in Central Park

By Susana Aldanondo

Fly away 7
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Fly Away

By Susana Aldanondo

Right there then
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Right There & Then

By Susana Aldanondo

Tu voz que vuelve a mi
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Tu Voz Que Vuelve a Mi

By Susana Aldanondo

Alma de loca
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Alma de Loca

By Susana Aldanondo

For you love
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For You, Love

By Susana Aldanondo

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There are no goodbyes
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There Are No Goodbyes

By Susana Aldanondo

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Only eternity
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Only Eternity

By Susana Aldanondo

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Andalucia 2
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Andalucia

By Susana Aldanondo

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We may never meet again
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We May Never Meet Again

By Susana Aldanondo

Whats in front of me
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What’s In Front of Me

By Susana Aldanondo

Ventarr n
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Ventarrón

By Susana Aldanondo

The air she breathes
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The Air She Breathes

By Susana Aldanondo

Selected Exhibitions

Press and Accolades

  • BKLYNERBK (Brooklyner Newspaper)
    October 26, 2020
  • ASLNY - Art Students League of New York & Chashama
    November 11, 2020
  • SAMSUNG USA
    December 11, 2019

Education

  • Nord Universitet, BA
    Bodo, Norway,2019 
  • The Art Students League , Fine Arts Certificate Diploma
    New York, NY,2019 
  • MoMA, Certificate
    New York, NY,2018 
  • Hunter College , AAS
    New York, New York,2004