Susan Wahlrab



1982Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI - Printmaking, MFA
1980Swain School of Design, New Bedford, MA - Painting,
Printmaking, BFA
1975-1976University of California, Santa Barbara
1998-1999Vermont Council on the Arts, Artist Opportunity Grant
1996Vermont Council on the Arts, Artist Development Grant
1990DeKaulb Award, Juried show of New Hampshire, Currier Museum of Art
1990Purhcase Prize, Survery of Prints in Color, University of Mass Medical Center
1985Faculty Enrichment Grant, World trip for research and book of related drawings of art experience
Solo Exhibitions
2015West Branch Gallery, Stowe, VT
2014Galerie Provenance, Middlebury, VT
2011-13West Branch Gallery, Stowe, VT
2008George Marshall Store Gallery, Museums of Old York, York Harbor, ME
2007-08, 10The Lakes Gallery, Meredith, NH
2006Ariel Gallery, Locust Valley, NY
2004McGowan Fine Art, Concord, NH
2003Polonaise Gallery, Woodstock, VT
2002Governor's Office at the Vermont Statehouse, VT
2001Polonaise Gallery, Woodstock, VT
2000McGowan Fine Art, Concord, NH
1999The Helen Day Art Center, Stowe, VT
1998The Leighton Gallery, Blue Hill, ME
1997McGowan Fine Art, Concord, NH
1997The Vermont Statehouse, Montpelier, VT
1996Redmill Gallery, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT
1995McGowan Fine Art, Concord, NH
Group Exhibitions
2016Flight, West Branch Gallery
Art In Bloom, McGowan Fine Art, Concord, NH
La Belle Winery, McGowan Fine Art, Concord, NH
2015-16Choice Show, Maine Art, Kennebunkport, ME
201520th Anniversary Show, George Marshall Store Gallery
35th Anniversary Show, McGowan Fine Art, Concord, NH
Maine As They See It, Maine Art
2014Invited New England Artists, George Marshall Store Gallery
Reflection, Kent, Museum, Calais, VT
Landscape Traditions, The Lakes Gallery
Thaw, McGowan Fine Art, Concord, NH
2013Color, The Lakes Gallery
2012Breaking the Mold, Two person show, McGowan Fine Art, Concord, NH
Accord V111, George Marshall Store Gallery
2011From Garden To Kitchen, George Marhsall Store Gallery
2010Landscape Reconsidered, West Branch Gallery, Stowe, Vermont
Who's Countin, 15 Year Anniversary, George Marshall Store Gallery
2009George Marshall Store Gallery, York Harbor, ME
The Lakes Gallery
2008Kent Museum, Calais, VT
2006Featured Artist, Rogers Gallery, Mattapoisett, MA
On the Road, George Marshall Store Gallery, York Harbor, ME
200525th Anniversary Show, McGowan Fine Art, Concord, NH
2004Invitational show, Arts Alive, Opaline Gallery, Burlington, VT
At the Water's Edge, 2 person show, Jameson Gallery, Portland, ME
2003Polonaise, two-person show
2002Polonaise 5th Anniversary Exhibition, Woodstock, VT
2001McGowan Fine Art, Concord, NH, Society for the Protection of
New Hampshire Forests
2000Spring Mix
1997The Maine Land Trust, York Harbor, ME, In The Land We Turst
1995The Maine Land Trust, York Harbor, ME, Waterworks
McGowan Fine Art, Concord, NH
Quest for Unity: The Landscape, NH Institute of Art, Manchester, NH
1994Art in the Round Barn
Women in Watercolor, Boston Public Library, Boston, MA
1994One of One, McGowan Fine Art, Concord, NH
1991Faculty Exhibition, Baxter Gallery, Portland School of Art,
Portland, ME
1991Recent Acquisitions, Fuller Museum, Brockton, MA
1991-1995Essays on Estuaries, Nancy Barrett Gallery, Portsmouth, NH
1990National Juried Printmakers Exhibition, Fine Arts Association of
Hanoi, Hanoi, Vietnam
1990Juried Exhibition, New Hampshire Art Association, Currier Museum
of Art, Manchester, NH
199010th Anniversary Exhibition, McGowan Fine Art, Concord, NH
1990&1991Works on Canvas and Paper by Gallery Artists Summer Show,
Randall beck Gallery, Boston, MA
1990Danforth Museum of Art, Framingham State College Art Department,
Worcester, MA
1990Experimental Etching Studio Printmaking Exhibition, LaStamp du
Rhin, Strasbourg, France
1989Boston Center for the Arts, Mills Gallery
1989Two South End Artists, LaSaffre/Wildstein Gallery, South End,
Boston, MA
198912 x 12 RISD Alumni Exhibition, Providence, RI
1989Common Roots/Diverse Objectives: RSDI Alumni, Fuller Art
Museum, Brockton, MA
1989Printmaking Exhibition, Salve Regina College, Newport, RI
1988Experimental Etching Arts Cooperative Group Portfolio Exhibition,
Fuller Art Museum, Brockton, MA
19885th Pemiode Grabado Maximo Ramos, Musea Municipal,
Bello Pineiro Ferrol, Spaine
1987Framingham State College Faculty Exhibition, Mazmanian Gallery,
Framingham, MA
1987Gallery 52 Group Show, Boston, MA
1987Artist Society International, San Francisco, CA
1986Executive Board of Boston Printmakers Exhibition,
National Museum of Fine Arts, Hanoi, Vietnam
The Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
The Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, MA
The Fuller Museum, Brockton, MA
Copley Hospital Birthing Center, Morrisville, VT
Framingham State College, Framingham, MA
Fidelity Investments, Boston, MA
Gillette, Boston, MA
University of Massachusetts Medical Center, Worcester, MA
Dean Witter Associates, Boston, MA
Boston Public Library, Boston, MA
Kutak, Rock & Campell, Omaha, NE
J.P. Slade Insurance Company, Fall River, MA
Connie Kimberly JUST JEANS, Melbourne, Australia
The Colonnade Hotel, Boston, MA
The Pitcher Inn, Warren, VT
PC Connections, Boston, MA
Professional Experience
1997, 1998, 2004Residency Vermont Studio Center
1993, 1995, 1997, 2001Vermont Council on the Arts, Juror
1991-1992Maine College of Art, Assistant Professor, 2-D Design, Drawing,
1991Art New England Summer Program, Bennington, VT, Instructor,
Water Media
1987-1990Framingham State College, Assistant Professor, Printmaking, 2-D
Design, Drawing
1983-1987The Rivers School, Weston, MA, Artist-in-Residence
Painting, Printmaking, Design & Materials, Drawing
1981-1982Brown University, Visting Teacher Associate, Foundations,
1989-1990Gallery Director, Mazmanian Gallery, Framingham State College
1988LaNapole Art Foundation, Artist-in-Residence, LaNapole, France
Presentation of Work and Printmaking Techniques
1985Chinese University, Hong Kong
1984Lecture on Color Intaglio Techniques, Wesley College
1984Presentation of Printmaking Techniques, Fogg Museum
Edvard Munch, Experimental Printmaking
1984-1988Boston Printmakers Executive Board

Artist's Statement

Close observation of color, texture, shape and energy throughout each seasonal change of the land around me, is my way to connect to the complexity of the natural world. My challenge is to develop a new way to use materials to describe walking between a sense of place and energy that has no form. I have moved from printmaking in all its traditional and experimental techniques, to layering watercolor on paper, finally to this unique approach of varnished watercolor on archival claybord.

A lifetime of noticing more and more nuance and sensitivity to what is often missed in day to day life, have created the work before you today. A sometimes maddening process of attempting to describe tangibly this spirit that continually moves between dimensions and how each season has its own part to play throughout a year and over time. They are the process of living, breathing and reflecting on life within and where everything interconnects. Reminded we are nature.





artNEWS: Twenty Years of a Singular Vision, February 2017



artNEWS: Hello, My Name is… Addicted to Art, June 2016



artTALK: Thaw, February 2014



Shandra McLane and Susan Wahlrab: Breaking the Mold, October 2012



artNEWS: The art of Adelaide Murphy Tyrol and Susan Wahlrab at LaBelle Winery, December 2015