- Selected Works
Evergreen, 2020. Oil and mixed media on canvas, 48 x 60″
Stories Told in the Light I, 2021.Archival paper & mixed media assemblage, 58 x 45″
Stories Told in the Light II, 2021.Archival paper & mixed media assemblage, 61 x 45″
Land Story, 2020. Paper & mixed media assemblage, 36 x 25″ Sold
The Chestnut Forest, 2020. Mixed media on paper, 61 x 47″ framed
Spring Stranded, 2020. Oil and mixed media on canvas, 44 x 40″
Spring and a Walk and a Way, 2020. Oil and mixed media on canvasa, 44 x 40″
Chestnut Groves II, 2020. Oil and mixed media on paper, 42 x 30
Chestnut Groves i, 2020. Oil and mixed media on paper, 42 x 30″
Echo, 2019. OIl and mixed media on canvas, 42 x 48 inches Sold
The Vale, 2021. Mixed media assemblage, 54 x 44″
Standing in the Grass, 2020. Oil on canvas, 30 x 24″
The Glare, 2020. Oil on canvas, 30 x 24″
Effortless Grace, 2019. OIl and mixed media on canvas, 36 x 72″
Summer Stream, 2019. Oil on canvas, 48 x 48″ Sold
No Clearing in the Woods, 2021. OIl and mixed media on paper, 72 x 41″. Sold
Come Away. Oil and mixed media on canvas, 42 x 48″
Beautiful Valley, 2014. Oil and mixed media on canvas, 36 x 24”. Sold
- Previous Exhibitions
Susan Mcalister: Field Days
28 September – 3 November 2019
5 October – 12 November 2017
Views from the Garden
21 August – 20 September 2015
LYdM turns 20 in 2015
9 January – 1 February 2015
Jessie Coles and Susan Mcalister
New Views in Still Life and Landscape
16 May – 15 June 2014
- Curriculum Vitae
Davidson College, B.A. 1985 Davidson, NC
2015 Studies with Yolanda Santchez
2014 Studies with Artist Eric Aho, Vermont
2014 Anderson Ranch Snowmass, CO Studies with Annie Lapin
2013 Summer Studies at University of the Arts London Central St Martins
2011 Studies with Florence Academy of Art Jordon Sokol and Jura Bedic
2011 Studies with Artist Eric Aho
2010 Studies with Artist Dennis Sheehan, American Tonalist Painter
2016 Juried show, State of the Arts in Virginia, juried exhibition, Senator Mark Warner’s Office, Washington, DC
2016 Land Patterns. Les Yeux de Monde Solo Exhibit. Charlottesville, VA. Oct 6 – Nov 12.
Made In The South. Hidell Brooks. Charlotte, NC. July 15 – August 31, 2016.
ArtFields 2016. A South East Juried Art Competion & Festival. Lake City, SC April 22-30, 2016
The Art of Abstract. Anne Irwin Fine Art. Atlanta, GA. Feb. & March, 2016
2015 Lost & In Paradise. Hidell Brooks solo exhibit. Charlotte, NC. Sept. 11 – Oct. , 2015.
Views From The Garden. Les Yeux du Monde solo exhibit. Charlottesville, VA. Aug. 21 – Sept.20, 2015
SCOPE: The Southern Landscape. Visual Art Exchange. Raliegh, NC. Juror: Will South, Chief Curator, Columbia Museum of Art. ‘Signed & Dated’ awarded honorable mention.
Twenty. Les Yeux du Monde. Charlottesville, VA. Jan 9 – Feb 5, 2015.
Introduction Hidell Brooks Gallery. Charlotte, NC. Jan 9 – Feb 28, 2015.
2014 Small Works Show. Anne Irwin Fine Art. Atlanta, GA. Dec. 2014.
Southern Artists Southern Scenes. Anne Irwin Fine Art. Atlanta, GA. September 19 – Oct 16, 2014.
SCOPE: The Southern Landscape Exhibit. Visual Art Exchange. Raleigh, NC. Juror: Will South, Chief Curator, Columbia Museum of Art
Les Yeux du Monde. New Visions in Still Life & Landscape. Jessie Coles and Susan McAlister. May 16 – June 15 2014. Charlottesville, VA.
Mint Museum of Art Room to Bloom Auction. Charlotte, NC.
ArtFields 2014, Southeastern Juried Art Fair. April 25- May 4.
Celebrate Latin, Charlotte Latin School Art Auction January 25, 2014.
Visual Art Exchange, Contemporary South Juried Exhibition January, 2014 ; Juror: David Houston, Director of The Bo Bartlett Center Columbus State University College of Arts.
2013 Claudia Heath Fine Art, Featured Artists John Beerman, Susan McAlister and Julyan Davies. Charlotte, NC. December 5 – 20.
Gibbes Museum of Art, Works on Paper. November 2013. Charleston, South Carolina
Carolina’s Got Art July Salon Show. Elder Art Gallery. Charlotte, NC
Mint Museum of Art Room to Bloom Auction. Charlotte, NC.
Claudia Heath Fine Art, Charlotte, NC February 2013 Exhibit
2011 Low Country Open Land Trust Gala and Auction, Featured Artist, Charleston, SC
Capital One, Charlottesville, VA
Dean’s Pavilion on the Lawn, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
University of Virginia Main Hospital Lobby, Charlottesville, VA
- Biography and Statement
Born and raised in the Hunt Country of Virginia, Susan McAlister received her BA from Davidson College. She has studied alongside numerous acclaimed and professional artists including
Herb Jackson and Eric Aho.
Her paintings speak to a love of the land and a concern for the spirit of place. The artist has a keen ability to translate sensations into painting. Her lush, often abstracted landscapes are evocative and powerful explorations of her quest for places and things that nurture and inspire.
McAlister lives with her husband and three children in Charlotte, NC.
“Lost time cannot be recaptured, but the sensual experience of that past is relived in the transcendent layers of memory which Susan McAlister recalls in paint and wax. Following in the traditions of the diverse works of Faulkner, Gorky, Mitchell, Inness and Bearden, McAlister’s works invite us into the landscapes of our own space and time.”
Professor of Art History and Humanities at Davidson College
- Reviews and Publications
Southpark Magazine July, 2015. Big Draws. Local Artists -From Painters To A Slam Poet- Who Are Commanding Our Attention.
WBTV News. January 24, 2015. http://www.wbtv.com/story/27930175/explore-well-established-and-emerging-artists-at-hidell-brooks-gallery
The Art Edge. Brian Sherwin. http://theartedge.faso.com/blog/89668/some-thoughts-about-abstract-painting-part-1
Atlantan Magazine. December 2014. Fresh Faces of Anne Irwin Fine Art.
Fine Art Views January 27, 2013 http://faso.com/fineartviews/55296/faso-featured-artists-artist-susan-mcalister
The Scout Guide June 28, 2013. http://thescoutguide.com/blog/
The Scout Guide Blog July 19, 2013 http://charlotte.thescoutguide.com/blog/
The Daily Progress Charlottesville, VA May 23, 2014 Art Notes C3
Visual Art Exchange. SCOPE: The Southern Landscape Exhibit. June 13, 2014 http://clicks.skem1.com/preview/?c=569&g=5156&p=e110a394407d6e6f9f0a1f2428751e96&utm_source=contactology&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=VAEWeeklyEnews6/13/14