SUSAN GREER EMMERSON

Susan G. Emmerson
sg.emmerson@gmail.com website: susanemmerson.com


Education
BS   1979       Biology, Purdue University
MD   1982       Indiana University School of Medicine
MFA  2012      Art Institute of Boston, (now Lesley University College of Art and Design)
BFA  2009      Studio Art and Art History, Illinois State University  

Awards and Honors
2007 Elizabeth Stein Art Scholarship, Illinois State University School of Art
2008, 2009 Friends of the Arts Award, Illinois State University School of Art
Winner, Merit Award, “Shades of Summer,” Show, 2011, Bloomington, IL
First Place Award, “Metaphorical Body” Show, 2012, Boston University, Boston, MA 
Artist Residency, Torpedo Factory Arts Center, Alexandria, VA, June 2013
Artist Residency, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT, June 2014 and Sept. 2016 
Juror, “Spring Bloom Art Fair,” Bloomington, IL , April 2014
Co-Curator, “Boston 2050: High Water, Grove Hall Public Library, Boston, MA, July 2015

Exhibitions
2017 
“Members Prize Show” group show, Cambridge Art Association Galleries, Cambridge, MA
“Monsters and Misfits” group show, Cambridge Art Association Galleries, Cambridge, MA
“Yellow” Members group show at Framingham Fine Arts Gallery, Framingham, MA 
“Members’ Prize Show” group show at University Place Gallery, Cambridge MA
“Relay” group show at Kingston Gallery, Boston, MA
“ Ideas of Home” group show at University Place Gallery, Cambridge MA

2016 
“ A Group Thing” Thomas Young Gallery, Boston, MA
“Never Standing Still” 2-artist show, Water Street Studios Galleries, Batavia, IL.   
 “New Work”, 3-artist show, Contemporary Arts Center, Peoria, IL
“Configuration”  Serendipity Labs OSW, 1 S. Wacker Dr. Chicago, IL
“Cut and Color” 3 artist show, Nych Gallery, Chicago
“Flow”  group show, Nave Gallery, Somerville, MA
“Tolerance of the Unexpected”: solo show, Illinois Wesley University Galleries, Bloomington, IL
 “National Prize Show” group show, Cambridge Art Association Galleries, Cambridge, MA
”Full Force” curated group show, Bridgeport Art Center, Chicago, IL

2015 
“Reclassified” Lesley University College of Art and Design MFA Alumni Biennial 2015, Cambridge, MA
“Polymorphous Microtecture” 2-artist show, Beverly Arts Center, Chicago, IL
“Around a Thousand Tiny Corners” 3-artist show, Kingston Gallery, Boston, MA
“Journey: The Art of Healing” Union Street Gallery, Chicago Heights, IL
“Taking Chances: No/yes?” Noyes Cultural Arts Center, Evanston, IL
“Visual Alchemy” Fountain Street Art Center, Framington, MA
“35th Bradley International Print and Drawing Exhibition” Bradley University, Peoria, IL.

2014  
“11th Annual Regional Juried Exhibition” Freeport Art Museum, Freeport, IL
“Oil and Water” WomenMade Gallery, Chicago, IL
“Reclaim/Remember/Repeat,” Peoria Art Guild, Peoria, IL (3-artist show)
“Brain-Art Initiative” Show, Beverly Arts Center and University of Chicago Galleries, Chicago, IL
“Ecovisions” McLean Co. Arts Center, Bloomington, IL
“Free Association,” Kingston Gallery, Boston, MA
“With in,” McLean Co. Arts Center, Bloomington, IL  (3-artist show)
“Mutations of Otherness,” WomanMade Gallery, Chicago, IL.
“Minute Musings,” Union Street Gallery, Chicago Heights, IL
“Art at the Center,” Tomahawk Ridge Community Center, Overland Park, KS
“Recent Work,” Boston Public Library, Grove Hall Branch, Boston, MA

2013  
“(Inter) Connections” WoCA  Projects Gallery, Fort Worth, TX
“Dia de los Muertos,” Peoria Art Guild, Peoria, IL
“Define Drawing” McLean County Arts Center, Bloomington, IL.
“Body and Brain” WomenMade Gallery, Chicago, IL.
"Area Artist Showcase," Mclean Co. History Museum, Bloomington, IL
"Objectified" AIB Alum Show, Lesley University, Cambridge, MA.

2012  
Solo Exhibition: "InsideOut: Imagined Anatomy," Eureka College, Eureka, IL
"Fresh Visions: Painting Now,” Hopkinton Center for the Arts, Hopkinton, MA
"Massachusetts Ave. Storefront Art Project,” Lesley University College of Art and Design, Boston, MA
"Classy to Trashy,” Jan Brandt Gallery, Bloomington, IL    
"Boston Young Contemporaries,” Boston University; Boston, MA 
"Area Artist Showcase,” Lobby Installation, Monroe Center,  Bloomington, IL
"The Metaphorical Body,” Rubin-Frankel Gallery, Boston University, Boston, MA                                  
"MFA Graduate Exhibition", AIB Gallery at University Hall, Cambridge, MA

2011   
"Shades of Summer,” McLean Co. Art Center, Bloomington, IL.   

Publications
Pantagraph, Bloomington, IL  10/26/12:
http://www.pantagraph.com/lifestyles/health-med-fit/work-as-artist-dream-job-for-former-surgeon/article_30af455c-1ec7-11e2-8e64-0019bb2963f4.html

Peoria Journal Star,  Peoria, IL, 10/13/12
http://www.pjstar.com/entertainment/x1224697449/Eureka-Colleges-Inside-Out-takes-look-at-imagined-anatomy

Chicago Tribune, Chicago, IL, “Pick of the Week – Beverly Arts Center,” Oct. 16, 2014, Arts Section, p. 6.

“Studio Visit” juried artist magazine, Volume 21 (Spring 2013)
http://studiovisitmagazine.com/volume-twenty-one-participants

“Studio Visit” juried artist magazine, Volume 25 
http://studiovisitmagazine.com/volume-twenty-five-participants

“Studio Visit” juried artist magazine, Volume 29 
http://studiovisitmagazine.com/volume-twenty-nine-participants

Gallery Affiliations
Member, Kingston Gallery, Boston, MA
Core Member,Fountain Street Fine Art Gallery, Framingham, MA

Collections
Prof. Jeffery Boshart
Prof. John Binning
Grove Hall Branch, Boston Public Library
Bloomington-Normal Transportation Center and City Hall