Susan Fleischmann

  • Selected Works

    Birds of Change II. Oil on canvas, 36 x 40 inches

    Birds of Change-Summer. Oil on canvas, 24 x 24 inches

    Village Series:VI. OIl on paper, 13 x 10 inches

    Village Series:XV. Oil on paper, 15 x 9 inches

    Village Series:XII. Oil on paper, 24 x 18 inches

    Birds of Change. Oil on canvas, 38 x 40 inches

  • Past Exhibitions

    Selected Solo Exhibitions

    2006 Writings: Oil Paintings, New Dominion Bookshop, Charlottesville, VA

    2004 Of Two Minds: Oil Paintings, Studio Gallery, Washington DC

    2000 The Path Retraced: Oil Paintings, Middle Street Gallery, Washington VA

    1998 The Path Between: Oil Paintings, Studio Gallery,
    Washington DC

    1997 Child of Time: Monotypes with Pastel, Morency Gallery, Warrenton VA

    1995 Portals: Oil Paintings, Studio Gallery, Washington DC
    The Imagined Landscape: Monotypes, Glenview Mansion Art Gallery, Rockville MD

    1991 Watercolor Collages, Hospice of Northern Virginia, Arlington VA
    1989 Spirits Inhabit the Land: Watercolor Collages, Earth Art Gallery, Ellicott City MD

    1988 Watercolor Collages, Hospice of Northern Virginia, Arlington VA

    1987 Watercolor Lands, The Loft Gallery, Occoquan VA

    Selected Solo Exhibitions

    2008 New Art 2: Second Street Gallery Art Auction (Invitational), Second Street Gallery, Charlottesville VA

    2006 Artivism: Engaging a Greener Generation, Community Design Center, Charlottesville VA

    2003 fully integrated, Dega Gallery, McLean VA (Juried)
    Tension & Release, Art Institute and Gallery, Salisbury MD (Juried)
    Artists Among Us, Second Street Gallery, Charlottesville VA

    2002 Twist Show II, Twist, Washington DC

    2001 Objects Found, Studio Gallery, Washington DC

    1999 Invitational Open Media Exhibition, The Pen and Brush,
    New York NY

    1997 Emerging Talent 1997, MOCA/Clark & Co, Washington DC
    Mixed-Media Exhibit, Embassy of Finland, Washington DC

    1996 Watermarks, The Athenaeum, Alexandria VA
    Mixed-Media Exhibit, Art League Gallery, Alexandria VA
    A New Angle, Studio Gallery, Washington DC
    A Painting Show, The Athenaeum, Alexandria VA

    1995 Strictly Painting, McLean Project for the Arts, McLean VA
    A Paper Show, The Athenaeum, Alexandria VA
    Mixed-Media Exhibit, Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington DC
    Arlington Artists, Ellipse Arts Center, Arlington VA

    1992 Prints Washington ’92, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington DC
    The Trust Piece, Arlington Arts Center, Arlington VA
    Arlington Artists, Ellipse Arts Center, Arlington VA

    1991 Contemporary Art on Canvas, Maryland Federation of Art
    Painting ’91, Arlington Arts Center, Arlington VA

    1990 Mixed-Media Exhibit, Art League Gallery, Alexandria VA
    New Talent: Painting, Rock Creek Gallery, Washington DC
    Mixed-Media Exhibit, Capitol Hill Art League, Washington DC

    1989 Mixed-Media Exhibit, Maryland Federation of Art

    1988 Mixed-Media Exhibit, Metro Gallery, George Mason
    University, VA
    Mixed-Media Exhibit, Capitol Hill Art League

    1987 Mixed-Media Exhibit, Fairfax County Council of the Arts,
    Fairfax VA

    Public Collections

    American Academy of Optometry, Rockville MD
    Banner Title Company, Rockville MD
    Chesapeake Resources, Rockville MD
    EDO Professional Services, Alexandria VA
    Hitachi America, Arlington VA
    International Monetary Fund, Washington DC
    Mary’s Center for Maternal and Child Care, Washington DC
    M. Warrant, MSW, Washington DC
    Washington Counsel, Washington DC

  • Biography

     Artist Statement

    My work explores the notion that abstract, intuitive painting can be deeply structured as well as rhythmically expressionistic.

    Trained in dance, I am energized by moving through space, keeping aware of this during the art making process. My paintings are informed by elements of Post Modern dance composition: simplification of form, repetition, fragmentation, ambiguity, and the balanced poetics of Tai Chi. I see the natural world metaphorically, and often paint a layer of language suggestion—imaginary script, thought fragments, simple markings—to leave traces of humanness within the abstraction.

    Like a choreographer, I want to determine how space is inhabited. The opposites of light and dark, smooth and textured, vigorous surprise within a calm voice—together these contrasts drive the dynamic form of each piece.

    For me, a painting is a poem: its sounds are visual, its meaning is indirectly revealed, and its power is concentrated and personal.

  • Bibliography

    Megas, Natalia. “Landscapes of the Mind.” Elan Magazine
    (April 2004): 56-59.

    Ehrhardt, Ursula. “AI&G’s ‘Tension and Release….” The Daily Times (Salisbury MD), 2 November 2003.

    Blee, John. “Art Wrap.” The Georgetowner (Washington DC),
    25 July 2002.

    Bird, Diana. “The Path Retraced.” Rappahannock News (Washington, VA), 15 March 2000, B 3.

    Schulkind, Rima. “Susan Fleischmann: The Path Between.” KOAN (April 1998): 15.

    Kriner, Stephanie. “The Perfect Color.” The Fauquier Citizen (Warrenton VA), 6 September 1996, 17-18.

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