Susan Kunz

Susan Kunz

http://www.susankunzstudio.com
SusanKunz@susankunzstudio.com

Artist Statement

I studied art at Belleville Area College and finished my bachelor’s degree at Illinois State University with a comprehensive major in Art and Art Education.  After graduating from college I went to work for the Department of Defense at Scott Air Force Base.  I worked for 34 years as a graphic illustrator and multimedia manager.  Since retiring I devote my time to creating my art.

After completing college with a bachelor degree in art from Illinois State University, I spent 35 years working for the Air Force as a graphic artist.  During this time I continued to hone my painting and drawing skills.  Since retiring, I devote my time to painting and drawing.  I find inspiration in nature and machines.  I explore the relationships between opposites; strong vs. gentle, hard edge angular forms vs. soft flowing forms, smooth vs. textured surfaces, bold vs. subdued, and color vs. shades of gray.  My paintings and drawings focus on contradictions and how they converge and can exist in harmony.

 

Awards

  • Mayor’s Choice Award, 2016 Art in the Park, Highland, IL
  • Award of Merit “Hummingbird’s Return”, Painting, 2016 Life Experienced: A Senior Art Competition, Belleville, IL
  • Merit Award “From a Seed”, Drawing, 2016 Shrode Fine Art & Craft Competition and Exhibition, Mt Vernon, IL
  • Award of Excellence, “Winter Berries”, Pencil, The Small Works Show Soulard Art Gallery 2015
  • First Place Oil/Acrylics Category, Highland IL Art in the Park.2014
  • Award of Excellence, “Garden Green”, Painting, Shades of Green Soulard Art Market, 2014
  • Award of Excellence, “From a Seed”. Drawing and Prints, Southwest Illinois College, 2013
  • Award of Excellence, “From a Seed”, Drawing, Gateway to Art Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows, 2013
  • Award of Merit, “Corn Swirls”, Painting, Gateway to Art Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows, 2012

Affiliations

  • Member Gateway East Artist Guild
  • Member of the Illinois Artisan Program

See my art in person at

Member of the Illinois Artisan Program

Confluence of Expression Floral and Botanical Art Exhibit
On line  http://www.confluenceartgallery.com/confluence-of-expression-floral-exhibit-2017
April 27 - June 30 2017

Green Door Gallery
Webster Grove, MO
May  7 -  Jun 29 2017

Local Treasures
May 1 - June 2, 2017
Governor French Academy Gallery
West Main Street
Belleville, IL

Where I’ve been

Life Experienced
March 2, 2017, 6-7:30 p.m. Opening Reception (open to the public)
March 3 - 6 2017
Schmidt Art Center, Southwestern Illinois College
2500 Carlyle Ave.
Belleville, IL

Shrode Fine Art & Craft Competition Exhibition
February 19 - April 30, 2017
Regenhardt Gallery at the Shrode Art Center
Cedarhurst Center for the Arts
2600 Richview Road
Mt Vernon, IL
Art in the Park
October 7 - 9, 2016
Lindendale Park
Highland, IL

Midwest Salute to the Arts
August 26, 27, 28, 2016
Moody Park (Longacre Park)
525 S. Ruby Lane
Fairview Heights, IL

Fall 2015 Art Fair at Queeny Park
September 4, 5, 6, 2015
Greensfelder Recreation Complex
Queeny Park
550 Weidman Road
Ballwin, MO

Soulard Art Market & Contemporary Gallery
"The Awakenings"
September  11 - October 2,, 2015
2028 S. 12th Street
St. Louis, MO 63104

Art in the Park
October 9 - 11, 2015
Lindendale Park
Highland, IL

Gateway East Artist Guild
"Gateway to Art"
July 12 - August 21 2015
Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows
Belleville, IL
Spring 2015 Art Fair at Queeny Park
April 10 -11, 2015
Greensfelder Recreation Complex
Queeny Park
550 Weidman Road
Ballwin, MO

Life Experienced
March 26 – April 9, 2015
Liberal Arts Complex, Southwestern Illinois College
2500 Carlyle Ave.
Belleville, IL

Art in the Park
October 10 - 12, 2014
Lindendale Park
Highland, IL

Gateway East Goes West
September 5 - October 16 2014
Framations Art Gallery
St. Charles, MO

Gateway to Art
July 20 – August 15, 2014
Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows
Belleville, IL

9th Annual ArtWalk
July 11 - 13, 2014
Foundry Art Centre
St. Charles, MO

Copper and Canvas
May 2 – June 5, 2014
Framations
218 N. Main Street
Saint Charles, MO

Local Treasures
May 2 - 30, 2014
Governor French Academy Gallery
West Main Street
Belleville, IL

PSOP Painting Exhibit
March 2014
SWIC PSOP Building
Belleville, IL

Shades of Green
March 14 – April 4. 2014
March 14, 2014, 7 – 10 pm Opening Reception
Soulard Art Market
2028 South 12th Street
St. Louis MO

Life Experienced
October 11, 2013, 6-8 p.m. Opening Reception (open to the public)
October 12 – 16, 2013
Schmidt Art Center, Southwestern Illinois College
2500 Carlyle Ave.
Belleville, IL

ArtEast
October 19, 2013, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
October 20, 2013, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Open studio tours
Eden Church
Edwardsville IL

Local Treasures
June, July, August, 2013
Governor French Academy Gallery
West Main Street
Belleville, IL

Jacoby Arts Center
9th Annual Juried Exhibition
July 12, 2013 Opening Reception (open to the public)
July 12 – August 17, 2013
627 East Broadway
Alton, IL

Gateway to Art
July 19 – August 17, 2013
Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows
Belleville, IL
Award of Excellence for “From a Seed”

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See my art in person at

Member of the Illinois Artisan Program

Confluence of Expression Floral and Botanical Art Exhibit
On line  http://www.confluenceartgallery.com/confluence-of-expression-floral-exhibit-2017
April 27 - June 30 2017

Green Door Gallery
Webster Grove, MO
May  7 -  Jun 29 2017

Local Treasures
May 1 - June 2, 2017
Governor French Academy Gallery
West Main Street
Belleville, IL

Where I’ve been

Life Experienced
March 2, 2017, 6-7:30 p.m. Opening Reception (open to the public)
March 3 - 6 2017
Schmidt Art Center, Southwestern Illinois College
2500 Carlyle Ave.
Belleville, IL

Shrode Fine Art & Craft Competition Exhibition
February 19 - April 30, 2017
Regenhardt Gallery at the Shrode Art Center
Cedarhurst Center for the Arts
2600 Richview Road
Mt Vernon, IL
Art in the Park
October 7 - 9, 2016
Lindendale Park
Highland, IL

Midwest Salute to the Arts
August 26, 27, 28, 2016
Moody Park (Longacre Park)
525 S. Ruby Lane
Fairview Heights, IL

Fall 2015 Art Fair at Queeny Park
September 4, 5, 6, 2015
Greensfelder Recreation Complex
Queeny Park
550 Weidman Road
Ballwin, MO

Soulard Art Market & Contemporary Gallery
"The Awakenings"
September  11 - October 2,, 2015
2028 S. 12th Street
St. Louis, MO 63104

Art in the Park
October 9 - 11, 2015
Lindendale Park
Highland, IL

Gateway East Artist Guild
"Gateway to Art"
July 12 - August 21 2015
Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows
Belleville, IL
Spring 2015 Art Fair at Queeny Park
April 10 -11, 2015
Greensfelder Recreation Complex
Queeny Park
550 Weidman Road
Ballwin, MO

Life Experienced
March 26 – April 9, 2015
Liberal Arts Complex, Southwestern Illinois College
2500 Carlyle Ave.
Belleville, IL

Art in the Park
October 10 - 12, 2014
Lindendale Park
Highland, IL

Gateway East Goes West
September 5 - October 16 2014
Framations Art Gallery
St. Charles, MO

Gateway to Art
July 20 – August 15, 2014
Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows
Belleville, IL

9th Annual ArtWalk
July 11 - 13, 2014
Foundry Art Centre
St. Charles, MO

Copper and Canvas
May 2 – June 5, 2014
Framations
218 N. Main Street
Saint Charles, MO

Local Treasures
May 2 - 30, 2014
Governor French Academy Gallery
West Main Street
Belleville, IL

PSOP Painting Exhibit
March 2014
SWIC PSOP Building
Belleville, IL

Shades of Green
March 14 – April 4. 2014
March 14, 2014, 7 – 10 pm Opening Reception
Soulard Art Market
2028 South 12th Street
St. Louis MO

Life Experienced
October 11, 2013, 6-8 p.m. Opening Reception (open to the public)
October 12 – 16, 2013
Schmidt Art Center, Southwestern Illinois College
2500 Carlyle Ave.
Belleville, IL

ArtEast
October 19, 2013, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
October 20, 2013, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Open studio tours
Eden Church
Edwardsville IL

Local Treasures
June, July, August, 2013
Governor French Academy Gallery
West Main Street
Belleville, IL

Jacoby Arts Center
9th Annual Juried Exhibition
July 12, 2013 Opening Reception (open to the public)
July 12 – August 17, 2013
627 East Broadway
Alton, IL

Gateway to Art
July 19 – August 17, 2013
Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows
Belleville, IL
Award of Excellence for “From a Seed”

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