MFA Northwestern University 1979
Teaching assistant to Ed Paschke, Jack Burnham, and
BFA Denison University 1977 cum laude
SELECTED EXHIBITIONS AND AWARDS
2018 The Shape of Sky Vivid Art Gallery Winnetka, IL
2017 Silent Spaces Vivid Art Gallery Winnetka, Il
2016 Inchworks North Shore Art League Winnetka, IL
Vivid Gallery Winnetka, IL
North Shore Art League Winnetka, IL Members' Show
"Art in Motion" Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago
Synchronicity Gallery Glen Arbor, MI
2015 Inchworks North Shore Art League Winnetka, IL
From Nature The Art Center Highland Park, IL
Synchronicity Gallery Glen Arbor, MI.
2014 Old School Gallery Glen Arbor, MI.
Glen Arbor Art Association Glen Arbor, Mi
"The Landscape Show" Honorable Mention
2013 "Art of the Sleeping Bear Dunes" juried show
Dennos Museum Traverse City, MI
Art and Vision Spex Winnetka, IL.
2012 Raymond James & Assoc. Chicago, IL.
Inchworks North Shore Art League Winnetka, IL.
2011 North Shore Art League Winnetka, IL.
1980 - 2010
2007 Palete and Chisel Academy Chicago, IL.
2007 - 2010 Inchworks North Shore Art League Winnetka, IL.
2005 - 2010 North Shore Art League Winnetka, IL. Member's show
1999 Small but Significant Katie Gingrass Gallery
1998 Almquist Gallery Winnetka, IL.
"Old School Art in Glen Arbor". Glen Arbor Sun July 2014
Art of the Sleeping Bear Dunes - Transforming Nature into Art
Leelanau Press 2013
Sheridan Road April 2013
"The Forest for the Trees: Susan Jacoby"
"Oil and Water do Mix After All" The Winnetka Current January 2011
"North Shore Art League Hosts New Exhibit" TribLocal April 2011
Nature provides us with a place to catch our breath...to exhale. The soft, quiet quality of these works provide a portal to that serenity. They are a visceral response to a fleeting view.
The art is inspired by specific sites - be it a large panoramic vista or a closer examination of natural patterns. Rather than a realistic depiction of a place they are remembrances that combine observation and imagination. So that focus is not diverted and to achieve timelessness they are void of any human elements.
Working in many translucent layers of muted colors helps me to achieve a quiet quality The soft-focus nature of the work is used to enhance the delicate haziness and add to the sense of serene, untouched nature. I strive to capture the mood rather than the reality by focusing on any atmospheric conditions or elements that deflect or mask the light and blur the details in hopes to evoke calm...drama...threat...promise.