Laurel Sucsy’s recent abstractions are informed by a deep connection to the visual language found in traditional landscape painting. The carefully modulated, earthy hues in her paintings create a lush sense of atmospheric light and depth. Years in the making, her paintings are born of a gradual, intuitive process. The paintings are built upon what the artist describes as a “loose scaffolding” that allows each painting to be slowly realized / discovered as the patient painter nudges them to life.
Laurel Sucsy received her B.A from Bowdoin College in 1998 and her MFA from Tyler School of Art in 2002. In addition, she studied painting at Temple University Rome and Brandeis University in Waltham, MA. She most recently had a solo exhibition at John Davis Gallery in Hudson, New York, and has been included in group shows at Plane Space in New York City, The Creative Arts Workshop in New Haven, Connecticut, and Icon Gallery in Brunswick, Maine among others. She has been awarded residencies at the Vermont Studio Center, The Virginia Center for Creative Arts, as well as the Ragdale Foundation. She has been an assistant professor teaching drawing and painting at Rhodes College since 2009.