Heidi Sussman

Statement

I am a photographer who incorporates mixed media with my images. As a departure from my abstract work, I often create representational pieces. Although trees are dominant subjects, I alter reality to create imaginary landscapes using my iPhone as both camera and darkroom. Embracing the immediate ease of being able to vary the layers of light and color, my intention is for the viewer to question if the world they are seeing is reality or fantasy.

I print my images on an inkjet printer on a variety of papers. My paper of choice is rice paper which makes the image diffuse, producing a softer, more painterly effect than when printing on traditional photo paper. I add natural and digital art media; often adding layers of beeswax or cold wax which diffuses the image further, adding mood and mystery to the piece.

 

Upcoming shows:

Solo Show

Wax Works, Mayo Performing Arts Center, Morristown. NJ –opening January 2017

Group Shows

Text Me, Pierro Gallery, South Orange, NJ—opening January 2017

Water, Water Everywhere, Overlook Medical Center, Morristown, NJ –opening January 2017

Catalyst, Watchung Arts Center, Watchung, NJ —opening March 2017

SOLO EXHIBITS

2015

  • Jews of Cuba, Congregation Shomrei Emunah, Montclair, NJ

2013

  • Works in Wax, Community Center Gallery, Livingston, NJ
  • Cars of Cuba, West Orange Public Library, West Orange, NJ

2012

  • Café Series Guerilla Galleries, Red Eye Café, Montclair, NJ

2011

  • Wax Works, Lippman Gallery, Short Hills, NJ
  • Encaustics, Etc., Pleasantdale Presbyterian Church, West Orange, NJ

2009

  • In My Own Back Yard, Children’s Specialized Hospital, Mountainside, NJ

TWO PERSON EXHIBITS

2014

  • Jews of Cuba, Jewish Museum of New Jersey, Newark, NJ

RECENT GROUP EXHIBITS

2016

  • CityscapesCURATORNJ Photography Forum, Auxiliary Gallery Overlook Hospital, Summit, NJ
  • Bianco, Gallery U, Westfield, NJ
  • Dimensions, , NJ Photography Forum Invitational, County College of Morris, Randolph, NJ
  • Letters, New Art Group, Watchung Arts Center, Watchung, NJ
  • Abstracts, 1978 Arts Center, Maplewood, NJ
  • Back Story, Studio Montclair, Montclair, NJ
  • Dimensions 2, Paper Mill Play House, Millburn, NJ
  • 4 Women 4 Styles, A NJ Photography Forum Invitational, Whippany, NJ
  • WOAC Invitational, Firehouse Gallery, Orange, NJ
  • Uncorked, Old York Winery, Ringoes, NJ
  • Like an Egyptian, Pierro Gallery, South Orange, NJ
  • Windows and Doors, The Artist Framer, Cranford, NJ

2015

  • Black and White, Gaelen Gallery, West Orange, NJ
  • Influences 2.0, New Art Group, Valley Arts Creative CoopOrange, NJ
  • Invitational 2015New Art Group, Watchung Arts Center, Watchung, NJ
  • Influences, New Art Group, Hamilton Street Gallery, Bound Brook, NJ
  • Colorific, Mayo Performing Arts Center, Morristown, NJ
  • Real, NJ Photography Forum Gallery U, Westfield, NJ
  • Altered Images, Studio Montclair, Montclair, NJ
  • Open Orange 2, Firehouse Gallery, Orange, NJ
  • Abstracts—Large Works, Johnson & Johnson, New Brunswick, NJ
  • The Intersection of Collage and Encaustic , 1978 Arts Center, Maplewood, NJ
  • Small Abstracts, Gallery U, Westfield, NJ
  • Abstractions,  NJPF Invitational, Watchung Arts Center, Watchung, NJ
  • Out and Out, Ceres Gallery, New York, NY
  • The Four Seasons, NJ Photo Forum, Overlook Hospital, Summit, NJ
  • Black and Blue, New Art Group, Watchung Arts Center, Watchung, NJ
  • Shadows and Memories, New Art Group, Malamut Gallery, Union, NJ

2014

  • Windows on the World, NJ Photo Forum, Overlook Hospital, Summit, NJ
  • Man Made, NJ Photo Forum, Sussex County Community College Performing Arts Center, Newton, NJ
  • State of the Art 2014, Studio Montclair, Montclair, NJ
  • Multiplicity-–New Art Group, Watchung Arts Center, Watchung, NJ
  • Experimental, NJ Photo Forum, 1978 Arts Center, Maplewood, NJ
  • Mirrored Images, NJ Photo Forum, Bouras Properties Gallery, Summit, NJ
  • Open Orange, Valley Arts Firehouse Gallery, Orange, NJ
  • Window, Studio Montclair, Montclair, NJ
  • Friends and Neighbors, Pierro Gallery, South Orange, NJ

2013

  • The Nature of Light—New Art Group, Kessler Institute, West Orange, NJ
  • Jersey City Artists Studio TourNew Art Group, Jersey City, NJ
  • Colorific, Mayo Performing Arts Center, Morristown, NJ
  • Anatomy of a Chair, Hamilton Street Gallery, Bound Brook, NJ
  • Text and Sub-Text, Studio Montclair, Montclair, NJ
  • Encaustic Artists, Gaelen Gallery, West Orange, NJ
  • Street Up, Hamilton Street Gallery, Bound Brook, NJ
  • Seven, Castle Hill Center for the Arts, Truro, MA
  • Annual Gaelen Juried Art Show, Whippany, NJ (Award—Best in Category– Mixed Media)
  • Chauncey Center, ETS, NJ Photo Forum, Princeton,  NJ
  • Valley Arts Invitational, Hat City, Orange, NJ
  • Art Connections 9, George Segal Gallery, Montclair, NJ
  • New Jersey : A Diversity of Viewpoints, NJ Photo Forum, Overlook Hospital, Summit, NJ
  • Green, New Art Group, Watchung Arts Center, Watchung, NJ

2012

  • Wax Digital, International Encaustic Artists, international-encaustic-artists.org
  • NJ Photo Forum Juried Show, Watching Arts Center, Watchung, NJ,
  • Bound Brook—New Art Group, Hamilton Street Gallery, Bound Brook, NJ
  • Colorific, Mayo Arts, Morristown, NJ
  • Annual Gaelen Juried Art Show, Whippany, NJ
  • Home, Umbrella Arts Gallery, New York, NY
  • Portraits: Beneath the Surface, Studio Montclair, Montclair, NJ
  • DisConnected, Morristown, NJ
  • Refocus On Art, West Orange, NJ
  • Let’s Mix it Up, Gallery 1978, Maplewood , NJ
  • A Day In West Orange, A Photo Documentary, West Orange, NJ
  • OMGNew Art Group, Watchung Arts Center, Watching, NJ
  • A Female Eye, Brennan Gallery, Jersey City, NJ
  • State of the Art, Studio Montclair, Montclair

Memberships/Affiliations

Encaustic Art Institute—Permanent Collection

West Orange Public Library—Permanent Collection

West Orange Arts Council, Trustee, Immediate Past-President

Valley Arts, Visual Arts Advisory Board, Artist Salon Coordinator

New Art Group, Member — www.newartgroup.com

NJ Photography  Forum, Exhibition Committee Secretary, Newsletter Editor — www.njphotoforum.com

                Studio Montclair, Member

Watchung Arts Center, Member

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