SUZANNE WIGGIN

Suzanne Wiggin’s atmospheric landscapes are alive with the change of season. Moving weather, storms and spring time awakens in these paintings. The artist captures the fullness of place, the awe and the spiritual light emanating from within. “I am something of a Transcendentalist I see the Spiritual essence in things first, the inner light of a landscape.”

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Suzanne Wiggin

Suzanne Wiggin

The landscape and the weather that passes through here have had a profound impact on my artistic vision. The sky and its relationship with the land, the ephemeral energy and clear light are the focus of Suzanne Wiggin’s oil landscape paintings and monotypes.

ABOUT THE ARTIST
Artist Suzanne Wiggin’s roots are planted deep in the swamps of Louisiana. She moved to New Mexico as a young woman and fell in love with the light and the landscape. Her early work focuses on the beauty of the Southwest and has expanded considerably over the years.

Recently, Suzanne has added printmaking to her repertoire of work. Through monotypes and etchings, she has taken her work to a new level. She has explored beyond landscape into several subjects, such as leaf crowns and flower buds.

Suzanne makes her home in a valley near the quaint, art-centric town of Taos. Much of her work is landscapes with the stunning light the area offers. A wealth of colors come in every shade throughout the seasons, giving her an endless variety of scenes to work from. The trees, the leaves, the mountains, the waterways… All have been captured in their timeless beauty through the movements of her brush.

EDUCATION
1994 MFA, Boston University, Boston, MA. Painting.
1992 MA, Utah State University, UT. Painting.
1985 BAE, University of NM, Albuquerque, NM. Art Education and French.
1983 L’Universite d’Aix-Marseille III, Aix-en-Provence, France.
1980 Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Sao Paulo, Brazil.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2016 Winterowd Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM
2014 Encore Gallery, Taos Center for the Arts, Taos, NM
2008 Art Works Gallery, Fairbanks, AK.
2006 Fenix Gallery, Taos, NM.
2006 Meyer-Munson Gallery, Santa Fe, NM.
2004 Meyer-Munson Gallery, Santa Fe, NM.
2003 Fenix Gallery, Taos, NM.
2003 Gail Harvey Gallery, Santa Monica, CA.
2002 The Munson Gallery, Santa Fe, NM.
2001 Gail Harvey Gallery, Santa Monica, CA.
2000 The Munson Gallery, Santa Fe, NM.
1999 Gail Harvey Gallery, Santa Monica, CA.
1998 The Munson Gallery, Santa Fe, NM.
1997 Opus Gallery, NY, NY.
1996 The Munson Gallery, Santa Fe, NM.
1994 Collins-Pettit Gallery, Taos, NM.
1991 Collins-Pettit Gallery, Taos, NM.
1989 Grycner Gallery, Lahaina, HI.

INVITATIONAL EXHIBITIONS
2013 Blue Rain Gallery, Santa Fe, NM.
2009 Sedona Plein Air Festival, Sedona Art Center, AZ.
2003 Harwood Museum of Art, Taos, NM. Contemporary Art/Taos
2002 Foothills Art Center, Golden, CO. Taos Art Today-Northern New Mexico Printmakers
1998 Albuquerque Museum, NM.
1997 Arvada Center, Arvada, CO. Taos Today Exhibition.
1997 Anderson Contemporary Art. Albuquerque, NM.
1995 American Academy of Arts and Letters. NY, NY.

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2015 Taos Spirit, Winterowd Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM.
2014 The Gus Foster Collection, Harwood Museum of Art, Taos, NM.
2012 Pressing On, Taos, NM.
2012 The Munson Gallery, Chatham, MA.
2009 Sedona Plein Air Festival, Sedona Art Center, AZ
2011 Geoffrey Lasko Gallery, Taos, NM. Ten Taos Printmakers.
2005 The Munson Gallery, Chatham, MA.
2004 Sandy Carson Gallery, Denver, CO.
2003 Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson, AZ. Six Degrees Print Exchange.
2003 Fenix Gallery, Taos, NM. Print as Art.
1999 Meyer Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ.
1997 Gail Harvey Gallery, Santa Monica, CA.
1996 Sandy Carson Gallery, Denver, CO.
1996 Collins-Pettit Gallery, Taos, NM.
1995 Trinity Arts Group, Atlanta, GA.
1995 Slingshot, Santa Fe, NM.
1994 Boston University Art Gallery, Boston, MA.
1992 New Gallery, Houston, TX.
1992 Collins-Pettit Gallery, Taos, NM.
1991 Le Mieux Gallery, New Orleans, LA.
1990 Vermont Studio School Gallery, Johnson, VT.
1988 Thompson Gallery, University of NM, Albuquerque, NM.

JURIED SHOWS
2015 Taos Art Museum, Pressing Through Time, 150 Years of Printmaking in Taos, NM.
2013 RedLine, Denver, CO. 528.0 Exhibition.
2011 Harwood Museum, Mexorado, Taos, NM.
2000 Museum of Fine Arts, Santa Fe, NM.
1997 Open Studios’ Western States Competition.
1996 Museum of Fine Arts, Santa Fe, NM.
1996 SITE Santa Fe, Monothon, Santa Fe, NM.
1991 Shoestring Gallery, Rochester, NY.
1991 Boise State University Gallery of Art, Boise, ID.
1990 Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art, Logan, UT.
1990 Tippetts Exhibit Hall, Logan, UT.

COMMISSION
1993 Altarpiece commissioned for the San Lorenzo a Grignano Church, Santa Maria (Chianti), Italy.

PUBLISHED ARTICLES
Southwest Art – April, 2016
SantaFean NOW – April, 2016
Tempo/Taos News – June, 2014
Southwest Art – July, 2008
Santa Fean – June/July, 2008
Western Art Collector – 2008
100 Artists of the Southwest – 2006
Focus/Santa Fe – June/July, 2006
American Art Collector – May, 2006
Taos News – November 26, 2003
Pasatiempo – August 30, 2002.
Albuquerque Journal – October 20, 2000.
Art Talk – July, 1999.
Albuquerque Journal – August 6, 1998.
New American Painting – Fall, 1997.
Denver Post – August 23, 1997.
Albuquerque Journal – June 15, 1997.
Taos News – May 1, 1997.
Southwest Art – April, 1997.
Pasatiempo – June 12, 1996.
Santa Fe Reporter – March 27, 1996.
Santa Fean – March, 1996.
The Magazine – August, 1995.
The Magazine – November, 1994.
The Houston Post – July 23, 1992.
Taos Magazine – July, 1991.

PERMANENT COLLECTIONS
Hallmark Collection
Harwood Museum
ICG Communications
Knoxville Museum of Fine Art
MCI
Media News Group
Neenan Co.
Sunwest Bank
Paramount Pictures
Partridge Designs
Ritz Carlton
St Vincent Hospital
Texaco
Wildwood Enterprises

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