Woodmere ArtMuseum
A More Perfect Union?
Power, Sex, and Race in the Representation of Couples

A More Perfect Union? Power, Sex and Race in the Representation of Couples illuminates ways in which artists of different generations have explored the meaning of marriage, the nature of human relationships, sexuality, and public versus private expressions of love. Issues raised by the exhibition include the representation of the roles of women and men, social class, race, and same-sex marriage. Artists represented range from early American painters such asRobert Street (1796–1865) and Charles Willson Peale (1741–1827) to contemporary figures like Bill Walton (1931–2010) , Jonathan Lyndon Chase (born 1989), Sarah McEneaney (born 1955), and Alex Kanevsky (born 1963).

02/04/2017- 05/21/2017


Silk Journey to Art

Beijing World Art Museum, Beijing China

September, 2015

Green Earth

Srimanta Sankaradeva Kalakshetra Art Gallery

Panjabari, Guwahati, Assam, India

January 2016

Ears May Talk Behind Your Back
Oresman Gallery
Smith College
Northampton, MA
April14- May 14 2015

Drawing Discourse

 S. Tucker Cooke Gallery

University of North Carolina Asheville

Asheville, NC

January 16, 2015

Igniting The Passion

CVPA Gallery

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, North Dartmouth, MA

November 19- December 5, 2014

 Under Lock and Key

Attleboro Arts Museum, Attleboro MA

November 2014

Fifth Street Gallery Dayton, OH
November 13-December 18th, 2014


Atlantic Works Gallery Boston, MA

June 7-July7 2014

Boston Globe Review by Cate McQuaid

Selfies and Friends

Cade Tompkins Projects Providence, RI

Feb 14- March 29 2014

On and Off The Wall
First Street Gallery
526 W 26th St, New York, NY
January 2014

Drawing Connections July 12- September 22nd, 2013 Boston Center for the Arts 539 Tremont, Boston, MA:


Working It Out
June 18th- July 26th

The Painting Center

547 W 27 NYC


 Tallulah's Lunch, 18x 28, graphite on paper, is a preparatory drawing included in this show

Drive Thru Daiquiris, 50x92, gouache and charcoal on paper, is based on Tallulah's Lunch

Loose Fish Fast Fish is on display at The New Bedford Art Museum as part of the exhibition New Bedford Harbor in a New Light. May9- August 8th 2013. There will be a gallery talk July 11th, for more info visit




Ecorea Biennale, Sori Arts Center, Jeollabuk-do, Korea

October 9th- May 13th

Artists from 30 countries participated in this exhibit and conference that will also travel to The Beokam International Museum.




AS OTHERS SEE YOU              

Buoy Gallery Kittery, ME              

Feb 3-29th Opening February 3rd 7-10pm              


Odd Jobs: Nate Risteen and Suzanne Schireson

January 23- February 24th

Rogers Gallery Berea College Berea, KY


Currier Center Gallery, Nichols College, Dudley MA 9/9/11-10/7/11

Prince Street Gallery,  7/12- 7/30/11
530 W 25th St
, New York, NY


"Current Resident" will be on display at the Washington Art Association in Washington Depot CT
January 8-29 2011




Featured in The Improper Bostonian July 2010 :

Lexington Art League 

April 23rd- June 26 2010


"Music Box II",  Kremena Todorova and Kurt Gohde      "Cannonball", Suzanne Schireson

LAL @ Loudon House 209 Castlewood Drive, Lexington, KY

My work will be on display in "Alternate Selves" an exhibition that "explores the transformative power of costume and investigates issues of personal identity through disguises, adornment, garments and masks.  Themes of culture, gender, memory and history emerge as compelling avenues for reflection providing us with a view of what can be seen when intentionally hidden."  Concurrently on display at Loudon House is "Passing: Fashioning Drag".  This exhibition draws on the rich history of drag in Central Kentucky and includes the gallery exhibition as welll as two nights of live performances.  The exhibition highlights the art of drag costuming through photographs by Kremena Todorova and Kurt Gohde as well as gowns designed by Patryq Howell.


Suzanne Schireson, Pig Roast on the Hill, 24" x 80 ", charcoal and gouache on paper, 2009

"The Mills Gallery at the Boston Center for the Arts has mounted “Drawings That Work: 21st Drawing Show’’; the first such show was staged in 1979... The best pieces here are those that are a pleasure to look at, and although they may be s ketchy, you can see the artists’ intelligence at work.

That’s true in Suzanne Schireson’s “Pig Roast on the Hill,’’ a dynamic gouache-and-charcoal rendering of a picnic. Schireson’s forms are quickly drawn, her colors swiftly blotted on. She plots out composition and tonal shifts, and the drawing pulses with energy as everything begins to coalesce." The Boston Globe, "Back to the Drawing Board at Mills Gallery", McQuaid, Cate, October 7 2009, page 7.


Featured artist in "O&S poets and artists" V2 I5 2009