302 Main Street
Nelsonville, NY 10516


Susan 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 to create luminous and evocative surfaces. The New York Times has described her work as “sublime” and “buoyant.”

English’s work has been the subject of solo exhibitions at Kathryn Markel Fine Arts and Littlejohn Contemporary in New York, NY and Matteawan Gallery, Theo Ganz Studio, and Van Brunt Gallery in Beacon, NY. Recent group exhibitions include Design, Flow, Interpret, Repeat: Contemporary Abstractions, Strohl Art Center, Chautauqua, NY; Revivify, Kenise Barnes Fine Art, Larchmont, NY; Solace, 524 W. 26th Street, New York, NY; Undercurrents, The Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, SUNY New Paltz, New Paltz, NY; The Big Small Show, The Drawing Rooms, Jersey City, NJ; Abstraction: New Modernism, Ann Street Gallery, Newburgh, NY; Currents: Contemporary Abstract Art in the Hudson Valley, Edward Hopper House, Nyack, NY; and Far and Wide, Woodstock Artists Association and Museum, Woodstock, NY. English was awarded an artist residency at Ucross Foundation, Clearmont, WY (2018); a fellowship at the Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts, Ithaca, NY (2016); She worked as a Teaching Artist at DIA:Beacon, and was a founding member of Collaborative Concepts in Beacon, NY. In 2008 she co-curated (with Jaanika Peerna) Drawing Revealed at the Garrison Art Center, Garrison, NY. The exhibition included the production of a documentary on artists’ drawing processes. English’s work has been featured in The New York Times, Widewalls Magazine, Whitehot Magazine, 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 lives and works in Cold Spring, NY.




Periphery, Kathryn Markel Fine Art, Chelsea New York, 2019

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


Design, Flow, Interpret, Repeat: Contemporary Abstractions, Strohl Art Center, Chautauqua, NY 2018

Revivify, Kenise Barnes, Larchmont, New York 2018

Solace, 24 West 26th Street, New York 2017

New York Studio School Invitational 2017, New York Studio School, New York, New York 2017

Undercurrents: The River as Metaphor, curated by Livia Straus, Samuel Dorsky Museum, New Paltz, New York 2017

Taconic North, Labspace, Hillsdale, 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


At Kenise Barnes Fine Art, Three Female Artists Open the 2018 Exhibiiton Season, Widewalls Magazine

Review of Solace, Whitehot Magazine, Nov. 2017

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