302 Main Street
Nelsonville, NY 10516


Susan English's work has been the subject of solo exhibitions at Kathryn Markel Fine Arts and Littlejohn Contemporary in Chelsea, NY; Matteawan Gallery, Theo Ganz Gallery and Van Brunt Gallery in Beacon, NY. Group exhibitions include Revivify at Kenise Barnes,  Undercurrents at the Samuel Dorsky Museum in New Paltz, NY; The Big Small Show at The Drawing Rooms in Jersey City, NJ; Abstraction: New Modernism at Ann Street Gallery in Newburgh, NY 2013; Currents: Contemporary Abstract Art in the Hudson Valley at the Edward Hopper House Gallery in Nyack, NY; and Far and Wide at the Woodstock Artists Association and Museum in Woodstock, NY. English received a fellowship at the Saltenstall Foundation for the Arts  and had a Habitat for Artists residency in Garrison, NY. She worked as a Teaching Artist at DIA:Beacon, co-founded Cold Spring Arts and was a founding member of Collaborative Concepts in Beacon, NY.  She has curated shows including, Drawing Revealed which included the production of a documentary on artist’s drawing processes.  Her work a has been reviewed in the New York Times, Widewalls Magazine, the Chronogram, Abstract Art Online, the  Philadelphia Inquirer and The Highlands Current. She received an MFA from Hunter College in New York City and a BA from Hamilton College, Clinton, NY. She currently lives and works in Cold Spring, NY.

English’s abstract paintings are concerned with color, light and surface, and explore the properties and possibilities of materials. She has developed her own unique system of pouring paint onto panels creating a rich, luminous and evocative surface. The New York Times described English’s work as “sublime” and “buoyant”.




Intervals, Kathryn Markel Fine Art, Chelsea, New York 2017

Pourous Light  Matteawan Gallery, Beacon, New York, 2016

Susan English Littlejohn Contemporary, Chelsea, NYC 2015

Vertical Landscapes, Theo Ganz Gallery, Beacon, NY 2014        

Susan English:Vistas Skylight Gallery, Chelsea, NYC 2012

Susan English: New Work” Concrete Gallery, Cold Spring, NY 2011

“Plastic Waves” Gillette Gallery, Garrison, NY 2009

Vanbrunt Gallery, Beacon, New York 2009

Vanbrunt Gallery, Beacon, New York 2008

Vanbrunt Gallery, Beacon, New York 2006

Lo River Arts Gallery, Beacon, New York 2005

The Painting Center: Project room, New York, New York 2003

Collaborative Concepts Gallery “Arcade”, Beacon, New York 2002

A.D.D Gallery, Hudson, New York 2001

Lorraine Koessler Gallery, Poughkeepsie, New York 2001


Solace, 524 W. 26th Street, 2017

Undercurrents, Samuel Dorsky Museum, New Paltz, New York 2017

"The Big Small Show" Drawing Rooms, Jersey City, NJ 2017

“Susan English, Sarah Hinckley and Melinda Stickney Gibson” Littlejohn Contemporary, Chelsea, NY 2014

“Elemental” Matteawan Gallery, Beacon, NY 2014

“UV Portfolio” Matteawan Gallery, Beacon, NY 2013                                               

Abstraction: New Modernism” Ann Street Gallery, Newburgh, NY 2013 

“Currents: Contemporary Abstract Art in the Hudson Valley”

Edward Hopper House Museum, Nyack, NY 2012

“Far and Wide” curated by David Ross, Woodstock Artists Association and Museum, Woodstock, NY 2012

“GLANCE: One day of art” Cold Spring, New York 2011

“One for the Road” Vanbrunt Gallery, Beacon, NY 2011

“Picture Show” Vanbrunt Gallery, Beacon, NY 2010

“HFA Artists” Helen Day Art Center, Stowe VT 2010

“Little Big Things” Vanbrunt Gallery, Beacon, New York 2008

“Small Works” A.D.D. Gallery Hudson, New York 2006

“Span” Collaborative Concepts Gallery Beacon, New York 2005

“Line to Light, Form to Color, Line to Volume” Collaborative Concepts Gallery, Beacon, NY 2001

“Inaugural Exhibition in Cold Spring” Collaborative Concepts Gallery Cold Spring, New York 2000 2000 “Salon Show” Art in General New York, New York 1995

“Physicality” Voorhees Gallery New York, New York 1991

“Four Artists: Extended Vocabularies”Momenta Art AlternativesPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania 1990


Victory Hall Yearbook 2016, Drawing Rooms 2016

Susan English: Pourous Light, Highlands Current, 2016

Vertical Landscape, Catalogue with Introduction by Carter Ratcliff, 2014

Susan English: New Work on Display at Concrete Gallery,  Eric Stark
Philipstown.Info October 2011

Drawn Together, Beth Wilson. Review of Drawing RevealedCo -Curated by Susan English and Little Big Things
Chronogram, February 2008

Opening a Window on the Creative Mind; Drawings and Images can be seen as Tools in a Process, or Works in Themselves, Benjamin Genocchio. Review of Drawing Revealed, Co-curated by Susan English
The New York Time, Januay 27, 2008

Gallery Views/Soho: Susan English at The Painting Center, Joseph Walentini
 Abstract Art on Line, September 2003

Cover Story: What a Concept: “Arcade” at Collaborative Concepts features 3 solo shows
Taconic Weekend September 28, 2001

Seven Galleries Feature Work by 24 Artists, William Zimmer
The New York Times, Sunday, August 20, 2000

Salon Show Catalogue
Art in General, New York, New York

Review: Extended Vocabularies,  at Momenta Art Alternatives
Philadelphia Inquirer, January 1990


2018 Ucross Foundation Residency, Ucross, Wyoming

2016 Fellow, Constance Saltenstall Foundation for the Arts

HFA Artists Residency, Garrison, New York 2010

“Drawing Revealed”
Garrison Art Center, Garrison, New York 2008

Co – Producer of documentary “Drawing Revealed” 2008

Visiting Artist
Haldane Central School, Cold Spring, New York 2000-2006

Teaching Artist
Dia:Beacon, Beacon, New York
Collaborative Class: Beacon Highschool 2004

Founding member
Curatorial Committee member
Collaborative Concepts, Beacon, New York 2002-2004


MFA Hunter College 1987-1989
New York Studio School 1986-1987
BA Hamilton College 1978-1982