Bio/Artist Statement

Biographical Information

Susan Weisend, an artist based in Aurora, New York has shown her work both nationally and internationally in group and solo exhibitions in the United States, Canada, Ireland, China and

Slovakia.  She is represented in public and private collections including:  The Sanbao Art Institute in Jingdezhen China, The Herbert F. Museum of Art at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, The Bardiana Collection at Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, and the Juaniata College Museum of Art in Huntingdon, Pennsylvania.  Weisend has participated in peer reviewed juried exhibitions at the New York Society of Etchers Annual Exhibition, The National Art Club, New York, New York, the National Drawing and Small Sculpture Show, Delmar College, Corpus Christi, Texas, and The Printed Image 5, Sabatini Gallery, Topeka, Kansas.  Weisend was artist in residence at The Art Print Residence in Arenys, De Munt, Spain in 2016 and 2017.

She is professor emerita at Ithaca College following a thirty-one-year teaching career in the Department of Art.  She received her undergraduate degree from Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York and her graduate degree from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri.

Artist Statement

I construct a precarious formal and conceptual balance in my artwork that is a metaphor for our relationship with the natural environment.  I am drawn to the concept of art as visual poetry made of images that suggest both memory and mystery.  Elements from nature often appear in my work as relics where the human presence is implied in images of beauty and loss through the passage of time.  The work is suggestive; purposefully poised between subjectivity and objectivity, between memory and abstraction.