Saturday, August 2, 2008


Susanne K. Arnold

MA, Museum Studies, Virginia Commonwealth University, 1989
Italian Language and Art History, Schola di Lingua, Universita di Siena,
  Virginia Commonwealth University International Travel Program, 1987
MFA, Painting, Virginia Commonwealth University, 1985
BFA, Richmond Professional Institute of the College of William and Mary

2016   Fellowship, 10th International Encaustic Conference, Provincetown, MA
2012  Encaustic Works 2012, A Biennial Exhibition in Print; ed, R&F Paints  
2008 Juror's Award, 2nd National Encaustic Conference exhibit, Montserrat College,                                    Beverly, MA
1995 National Visiting Artist Residency, Montpelier Cultural Arts Center, grant from the                               MidAtlantic Arts Foundation, (Bernard Mangiaracina, juror)
1993 Individual Grant, Ludwig Vogelstein Foundation
          Grant to attend "Artists as Educators," The Kennedy Center and VCA, sponsors
1990 Award of Merit, Peninsula Fine Art Center Juried, Donald Kuspit, juror
1988 Individual Grant, Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation
           First Place Award, Chrysler Museum Biennial, Jack Cowart, juror
1983  Awards in Painting and Drawing, Virginia Museum Biennial
1982-84 Graduate Assistantships, Virginia Commonwealth University
1981-82 Virginia Museum Fellowship

2015  Artspace Gallery, Richmond, VA, Susanne K. Arnold: Brood Chambers, March
2013  Emerson Gallery, McLean Project for the Arts, Susanne K. Arnold Retrospective.
2012  Provincetown Inn, MA, Hotel Fair: Susanne Arnold, Small Works, June
2009  Quirk Gallery, Richmond, VA, Boats of Charon, (February)
2008  Corporate & Museum Frame Gallery, Excavation of a Life: Drawings from the 80s
2007 Art6 Gallery, Richmond, (May), Earth Bones, Spirit Stones
2002 Astra Design Gallery, Richmond, St. Elmo’s Fire
1998 Alleghany Highlands Arts and Crafts Center, Clifton Forge, Buried Voices
1996 Portsmouth Museum Art Center, Portsmouth, VA, Buried Voices:
1994 Montpelier Cultural Arts Center, Laurel, MD, Susanne Arnold: Recent Work
          1708 Gallery, Personal Archaeology
1992 First Union Gallery, Spirit Square Center for the Arts, Charlotte, NC, Echoes
          Arts Council of Richmond, Backyard Excavation, site-specific installation
          1708 East Main Gallery, Richmond, Buried Voices Etruria/Appalachia
1990 Southwest Virginia Community College, Richlands, VA
1988 1708 East Main Gallery, Richmond, Buried Voices Etruria
1987 Gallery 10, Washington, D.C., Buried Voices
1986 Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, Buried Voices/Italy
1985 Anderson Gallery, VCU, Richmond, Buried Voices, MFA Thesis

2017   Conrad Wilde Gallery, Phoenix, AZ, Re-Markable, Nov.-Dec.
            Artspace Gallery, Richmond, Radius 250 Biennial Juried, May-June.
                 Francis Thompson, Juror
            Artspace Gallery, Richmond, Think Small 9 Invitational
            Capital One Gallery, Richmond, Artists Coloring Book 1 and 2,
2016    Adam Peck Gallery, Provincetown, MA, No. 10 Show, June, catalog
            Provincetown Hotel Fair, Provincetown, MA, Susanne K. Arnold, June
2015    Truro Center for the Arts, Provincetown, MA, Minimal/Maximal, Juried 
            A Gallery, Provincetown, MA, One+One Invitational, catalog, June
            Artspace Gallery, Richmond, Think Small Invitational, October
            True Luck Gallery, Visual Arts Center of Richmond, (Work), faculty+staff
            Studio Gallery, Virginia Museum Studio Program, Faculty Exhibition 2015
2014    Studio Gallery, Virginia Museum Studio Program, Faculty Exhibition 2014
            Gallery Flux, Ashland, VA, 3rd Annual Invitational Minature Show
            True Luck Gallery, Visual Arts Center of Richmond, (Work), faculty+staff
            Gallery Flux, Ashland, Gallery Artists Group Show, May
2013    Julie Heller East Gallery, Provincetown, MA, Minature Show, July-August
            Charles H. Taylor Arts Center, Hampton, Virginia Artists 2013 Juried, July
            Schoolhouse Gallery, Provincetown, MA, Conference Instructors 
            Truro Center for the Arts, Provincetown, MA, SEVEN, Juried Show
                     June. Shawn Hill, Juror
            A Gallery, Provincetown, MA, RED, Adam and Marian Peck, curators
            Encaustic Art Institute , Cerrillos, NM, Wax with Dimension show, May
           True Luck Gallery, Visual Arts Center of Richmond, (Work), faculty+staff
2012   R& F Gallery, Kingston, NY, Encaustic Works 12, Juried Exhibit and Book;
              Joanne Mattera, juror
           Island Museum of Art (IMA), Friday Harbor, WA, Waxed @ IMA Invitational
           Gallery Flux, Ashland, Invitational Minature Exhibition, Dec-Jan 2013
           Online Exhibition, Natura Viva: Making Something Out of Nothing,
       , Curator Debra Claffey                                   
           Online Exhibition, Pattern in Painting,
           True Luck Gallery, Visual Arts Center of Richmond, (WORK), Faculty+Staff
           McLean Project for the Arts, McLean, VA, Something and Nothing: Activating
               the Void, J. W. Mahoney, juror
           Schoolhouse Gallery, Provincetown, MA, Conference Instructors Exhibition
           Studio Gallery, Virginia Museum Studio Program, Pots & Prints 2012
2011  Kobalt Gallery, Provincetown, MA, Beeline Juried, 5th Inter. Encaustic Conference,
          Astra Design Gallery, Richmond, Holiday Exhibition, Dec
          ArtSpace Gallery, Richmond, Think Small 6 Invitational, Nov
           Gallery 5, Richmond, Skull Exhibition, June
           Charles H. Taylor Arts Center, Hampton, Virginia Artists 2011 Juried. Award
           Online Exhibition, Wax in Context II: Assemblage, Collage and Bricolage, 
           True Luck Gallery, Visual Arts Center of Richmond, (WORK), Faculty+Staff+
           Studio Gallery, Virginia Museum Studio Program, Pots & Prints 2011
2010  Charles H. Taylor Arts Center, Hampton, Virginia Artists 2010 Juried. Award
          Nelson Gallery, Lexington, VA, Encaustic to the 6th Power, November
          Montserrat College of Art, Beverly, MA, Best Foot Forward, 
          True Luck Gallery,Visual Arts Center of Richmond, [WORK], 2010 
          Studio Gallery, Virginia Museum Studio Program, Pots &Prints 2011         
          Visual Arts Center of Richmond Gallery, Benefit Exhibition
2009   Hayden Art Center, Lincoln, NE, Metamorphosis Juried Exhibit, catalog
          Rothschild Gallery, Baltimore, MD, Wax Actual Juried, 
          Falk Gallery, Christopher Newport College, Newport News,Va, 
          1708 Gallery, Save Planet Art, Benefit Invitational  
2008  301 Gallery, Montserrat College of Art, On The Edge, 2nd Natl. Encaustic Conferenc
           China Exchange Exhibition, Xian, China, Western meets Eastern, catalog
2007  Art6 Gallery, The Group of Nine
           1708 Gallery, 2007 Art Auction A La Mode
2006  Art6 Gallery, Second Biennial Members Show  
           1708 Gallery, Silent Night Auction Gala Invitational (December)
           Georgetown University Hospital Gallery, Washington, DC, (July)
           1708 Gallery, 2006 Benefit Auction and exhibition (March)
2005 1708 Gallery, Small Works Invitational
           ArtWorks &Art6 Galleries, Richmond, ThinkSmall3 Invitational
           Astra Gallery, Group show
           Studio Gallery, Virginia Museum Studio Program, New Works
2004 1708 Gallery, Richmond, Small Works Invitational
           Signal 66 Gallery, Washington, D.C
2003 1708 Gallery, “25 x 25,” Special 1708 25-year Exhibition, catalog
           University of Richmond Museums, Virginia Women Artists:
               Prints from the Permanent Collection
           Art6 Gallery, Richmond, ThinkSmall1 Invitational
2002 1708 Gallery, 1708 Small Works Invitational
2000   KaneMarie Gallery, Virginia Beach, VA, Celebration of Women
           Longwood College Center for the Visual Arts, Tri-State Sculpture
              Exhibition, Farmville, catalog
           Montpelier Cultural Arts Center, Laurel, MD, National Sculpture Winners Exhibit
           Peninsula Fine Arts Center, Newport News, The Exhibition of the Millennium
           Courthouse Galleries of the Portsmouth Museums, reFORMations: New Forms
             from Ancient Techniques, traveling exhibition, co-curated by Deborah McLeod
              and Anna Fariello: catalog.  National Endowment for the Arts grant
            1708 Gallery, Richmond, VA, Emeritus Show; Art Auction; and more
1999  1708 Gallery, Richmond, VA, Shadows and Relics: Uncovering the Layers of our Past
          Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen, Changing Landscape: Glen Allen
1998 Chrysler Museum, Norfolk, VA, Irene Leache Memorial Exhibition
1995 Touchstone Gallery, Washington, DC, Small Works Juried Exhibition, Terrie Sultan, juror
          Longwood College, Farmville, Painters’ Painters, catalog
          Bloom Gallery, Milan, Italy, Lavori Su Carta/Works on Paper
1993 Galleria, Seattle, WA, Revisiting Boundaries: Southern Women Artists
         Peninsula Fine Arts Ctr, Seeing the Elephant: The Civil War in Contemporary Art,
1992 Arlington Art Center, Collateral Damage: The Unseen Cost of Gun Violence
1991 Roanoke Museum of Fine Arts, Roanoke, VA
         Flossie Martin Gallery, Radford University, Radford, VA, Visual Storytellers
1990 Peninsula Fine Arts Center, Juried Exhibit, catalog. Award, Donald Kuspit, juror
1989 Pleiades Gallery, New York, Pleiades/1708 East Main Exchange Show
1988 Chrysler Museum, 29th Irene Leache Memorial Exhibition, catalog.
          First Place, Jack Cowart,
1985-86 Virginia Polytechnic and State University, Blacksburg, organizer, Virginia
               Women Artists: Female Experience in Art, traveling exhibit, catalog
1985 Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
1984 Chrysler Museum, 27th Biennial Irene Leache Exhibition, catalog;
            William Olander, juror
1983 Virginia Museum Biennial, The Next Juried Show, catalog; Jim Dine, juror
1982 Chrysler Museum, 26th Biennial Irene Leach Exhibition; Judith H. Fox, juror
1981 Gallery K, Washington, DC
1980 ICA, Virginia Museum, Virginia Artists’ Portfolio
         ICA, Virginia Museum, ‘40-’80, Virginia Museum Anniversary Invitational
         Copenhagen, Denmark, First International Festival of Women Artists Exhibit
        ICA, Virginia Museum, 20 Virginia Artists, Invitational, catalog

Caperton Inc.
Continental Insurance Corporation
Walter Chrysler Estate, City of Norfolk Commission
Dillard Paper Company, Greensboro
Sydney and Frances Lewis Collection
Richmond Newspapers, Inc.
W. Cecil Rawls Museum, Courtland
University of Richmond Museums Permanent Collection
Virginia Commonwealth University Permanent Collection

2001 1708 Gallery & City of Richmond, Go Fish Public Art Project
1993 Arts Council of Richmond, sponsor, Memories of Pompeii, site installation
1992 Arts Council of Richmond, Backyard Excavation, site-specific installation
1990 Southwest Virginia Community College, Richlands, VA, outdoor sculpture

Artist-in-Education Residency,  Henrico County Public Schools and the VCA, 2009
Covington High School, Spring 2001, Artist-in-Education residency sponsored by Alleghany
Highlands Art Center and Virginia Commission for the Arts (VCA)
Clifton Forge High School, 1997-98, Alleghany Highlands Art Center and VCA sponsored
Pyramid Atlantic Residency, Riverdale, MD, 1996
Mural Project, Henrico High School, 1994, VCA sponsored
Powell Valley High School, Big Stone Gap, VA, April 1994, VCA sponsored
Henrico High School, Henrico County Public Schools, January 1994, VCA sponsored
Hanover County Schools, 1993, VCA sponsored
Amelia County Schools, Amelia, VA, 1993, VCA sponsored
Chesterfield County Schools, 1993, VCA sponsored
Henrico County Schools, Fall 1993, VCA sponsored
Southwest Virginia Community College, Richlands, VA, Spring 1990, Conducted over 65 workshops and lectures at regional colleges, public schools, civic organizations and in open studio at SVCC. Produced commissioned sculpture, VCA co-sponsored
Artist-in-Residence, Education and Outreach Program, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, 1984-86

1996-present  Independent Arts Consultant and Instructor, part time
1993-present State-wide Artist-in-Education Roster, Virginia Commission for the Arts
1999-00 Interim Director, Longwood Center of the Visual Arts, Longwood College
1997-99 Assistant to Executive Dir./Visual Arts Coordinator, Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen
1995-96 Executive Director, Greater Reston Arts Center
1990-92 Director of duPont Galleries and Instructor, Art Dept, Mary Washington College,
1990 Visiting Instructor, Southwest Virginia Community College, VCA sponsored
1986-88 Director, Marsh Gallery, University of Richmond
1982-89 Adjunct Instructor, School of the Arts, Virginia Commonwealth University:

Community Service
Critique leader, Artists Critique Group, 2004-2009
Member, Artspace Gallery (artist-run, non-profit),
Guest lecturer, Advanced Painting Class, VCU,
Emeritus Member, Board of Directors, 1708 Gallery, 1985-present.
Juror, Art Show, various regional art facilities and organizations

Included in: Embracing Encaustic: Learning to Paint with Beeswax,
       third edition, by Linda Womack,          
2002 Roy Proctor, “Fire eventually draws art into autobiographical sphere,” Richmond Times      Dispatch, 22 December
1997 Annas, Teresa. “Artist explores relationship with past,” The Virginian-Pilot, 22 June
Annas, Teresa. “Art Exhibit at Virginia Wesleyan,” The Virginian-Pilot, 12 September
Crowe, Ann Glenn. “Susanne K. Arnold: Buried Voices,” Art Papers 65, Nov.-Dec. 1997
Dorsey, Catherine, “Uncovering Voices,” Port Folio Weekly, 10-16 June
Jordan, Ida Kay, “Ancient Technique Informs Work of Painter-Sculptor, The Virginian-Pilot, May
Latter, Ruth, “The mastery at Hand has made its way to Second Street exhibit, Charlottesville
1996 McLeod, Deborah, “Buried Voices: An Ongoing Series: Susanne Arnold,” Portsmouth Museum exhibition brochure
1995 Roberts-Pullen, Paulette. “Earthly Layers,” Style Weekly, 25 April
Bullard, CeCe. “The past informs the present,” Richmond Times Dispatch, 16 April
1994 Holyfield, Ida. “Students learn to use wax in art project.” The Post, Big Stone Gap, 18 May
1993 McDonald, Marcy. "The Many Lives of Susanne Kilgore Arnold." VCU Magazine 21, no. 4 James, Curtia. “Seeing the Elephant.” Review in The New Art Examiner, October
1992 Bullard, CeCe. “‘Interiors, Exteriors’ surprisingly revealing.”Richmond Times Dispatch, 23 October
Merritt, Robert. “Sometimes, there’s no explaining art.” Richmond Times Dispatch, 11 February
Rand-Hudson, Carol. “Exhibition features big themes, writ small.” The Ledger-Star, 9 February.
Reproduction of “Buried Voices Etruria I” in Liberal Education 78, no. 3 (May/June)
1991 Work cited in panel, "Revising the View: Southern Women Artists," National Conference of Women's Caucus for Art, College Art Association, Feb. 19, 1991, Washington, D.C.
Rand-Hudson, Carol. “Tradition dominates art show.” Review in The (Newport News)Daily Break, 9 Feb.
1990 Lasure, Pam. “Bringing art and artifacts into artwork: Arnold becomes artist in residence.” Bluefield Daily Telegraph, 28 January
McGreevy, Linda. “Artifice in Gesture.” Review in Port Folio Magazine, 29 May
Sweetser, Lois. “Profile of an artist: combining past and present.”The Midatlantic Antiques Mag. IX, no. 7
Williamson, Charlotte. “Multi-talented artist in residence.” Mountain Advisor, 13 January 1990
1989 Kinzey, Reyn. “School of the Arts Faculty Show: Diverse and Energetic.”VCU Voice, October
Rand-Hudson, Carol. “Buried Voices: Past, Present and Future.” Review in Art Papers 13, no. 2
1988 Barbiero, Daniel. “Painting, Arlington Arts Center.” Review in Art Papers, March/April
Melchar, Jill. “Art: Time lost and time remembered at 1708.” Style Magazine, 22 November 1989
Proctor, Roy. “Past fascinates three artists in 1708 East Main exhibition.”R N L, 5 Nov.
Rand, Carol and Ashley Kistler. “Susanne Arnold.” Atelier South, Hammond, LA. February
Trotter, Robert. “Vitality in Leache exhibit will satisfy all tastes.” The Virginian-Pilot and The Ledger-Star, 1988
1987 Allen, Henry.“Inside the Art Circle:18 Dupont Studios Celebrate New Talent.”The Washington Post, June
King, Laura. “Painting ‘87: Strong, provoking exhibition.” The Journal, 24 December
Platt, Susan. “Notes on New Talent.” New Art Examiner, October 1987
“Summer’s Hot New Talent.” Washington Museum and Arts Magazine, July/August
1986 Green, Barbara. “Tantalizing art.” Richmond News Leader, 17 April 1986
Lewis, Jerry. “Archaeology and the ethereal–’Buried Voices’ at Virginia Museum.”Style, 8 April
Merritt, Robert. “Artist’s juxtaposed images challenge audience.” R T D, 20 April
Proctor, Roy. “Artist Susanne Arnold shows pity for ages past.” R N L, 19 April

The Mortal and the Memorable: Image and Figure in Wax, co-lecturer, with Richard Frumess, 8th International                   Encaustic Conference, June 1, 2014, Provincetown, MA
Ephemeral Figures in Wax, lecturer, Encaustic International Conference, May 31, 2013, Provincetown, MA
Ephemeral Figures in Wax, lecturer, Encaustic International Con
ference, June 2, 2012, Provincetown, MA
Taking Encaustic to the Third Dimension, “Paint Plus” Session, South Eastern College Arts Conference,    October 23, 2010, presenter and panelist, Richmond, VA
65 Encaustic painting talks and workshops: at public schools; at Southwest Virginia Community College; Russell County Public Library, and civic organizations as part of VCA sponsored residency, 1990

Tuscany, Italy, College of William and Mary Alumni Campus Abroad Program, June 2001
Summer residency in Siena, Italy. Studied at Universita di Siena, Schola di Lingua, through
VCU; extensive travel in Italy; conducted independent research on Etruscan artifacts, 1987
Three weeks travel throughout Italy with Clasictours; presented talks on late Roman and
Renaissance art history under Dr. Talbot Selby of the University of Richmond, 1985

Born in Washington, D.C. and raised in McLean, Virginia. Currently reside in Richmond, Virginia.