Sue was born and raised in rural eastern Missouri. She received her BFA in drawing from Webster College, in St. Louis, and her MA (drawing) and MFA (painting) from the University of Iowa. Susan has taught at the university of northern Iowa, Kirkwood community college (Iowa City campus), and as a visitor at Dartmouth college, Hanover, NH. She has served as gallery coordinator / lecturer at Cornell College, department of art since February 2000.
Her current exhibition: Earthly Beauty, at Cornell College is being extended for one more week! Luce Gallery Hours: M-F: 9-4 and Sunday: 2-4.
Up through October 21st
Check out the video below about Earthy Beauty, and follow the link for more works available by Sue Coleman.
Here's a snippet from her work statement:
"I see my work as a meditation, drawing on memories, questions, and attempts to settle my ever-shifting perceptions. My goal is to be in the studio experience and go beyond the merely scenic aspect of landscape, toward a larger goal of nuanced visual metaphor...Through drawing and painting within the open-ended themes of landscape I cultivate awareness of my own inner wildness, as it echoes the wider world. The fragile and fleeting, as well as enduring qualities I find in nature are likewise within me. Not separate but interconnected, like past and present, figure and ground."