Awarded I-Park Foundation Residency

One-month summer 2019 residency fellowship. Open Studio Day: Sunday, August 25, 2019.  East Haddam, CT.

Awarded MASS MoCA Residency

Awarded a residency at MASS MoCA in North Adams, MA (summer 2019).  Hosted by MASS MoCA’s Assets for Artists program, selected artists receive private studio space on MASS MoCA’s campus, newly renovated housing, free access to the museum’s galleries throughout the residency, optional financial and business coaching from Assets for Artists staff, and a daily group meal.

Awarded Sam and Adele Golden Foundation Residency

Awarded one-month residency (summer 2019)

OPEN STUDIO DAY: Thursday, July 18, 2019

In 2012 the Sam & Adele Golden Foundation for the Arts opened its doors to a one-of a-kind artist residency for artists working in paint. In the beautiful rolling hills of central New York and just several hundred yards from the Golden Artist Colors manufacturing facility, a 19th century barn has been transformed into a 21st century artist residency, with large studio spaces and private residency apartments. Artists-in-residence will participate in a completely unique opportunity to explore the widest, most innovative range of materials and technology available today for professional artists working with paint.

Virtual Exhibition: Women with Vision @ The Muscarelle Museum of Art

The Muscarelle Museum of Art is proud to present the virtual exhibition “Women with Vision: Masterworks from the Permanent Collection” in recognition of the 100 Years of Women celebration at William & Mary. This panoramic virtual tour allows the user to view works from the Muscarelle collection alongside curatorial research expressly chosen to honor the contribution women have made in the arts. Women with Vision online launches the Museum’s digital initiatives project called VIRTUAL MUSCARELLE. For optimal viewing, we suggest using Google Chrome, Safari, or Opera web browsers.

Press Release Available Here

“Women with Vision,” presents the opportunity to see pieces by historically important artists such as Marguerite Gérard, Julia Margaret Cameron, Rosa Bonheur, Suzanne Valadon, and Mary Cassatt. Twentieth-century leaders include Alice Neel, Louise Nevelson, Miriam Schapiro, Cindy Sherman, and Kiki Smith. Also represented are cutting-edge contemporary artists such as Tania Brassesco, Carole A. Feuerman, Kay Jackson, Alison Saar, and Kara Walker. Notable recent acquisitions include Barbara Holtz’s allegorical painting “Prospects,” Sue Johnson’s art historical reinterpretations, Maria Larsson’s inventive digital collage, and Doreen Reid Nakamarra’s Dreamtime story. 

Finding Elsewhere: Art Faculty Exhibition

Finding Elsewhere: Art Faculty Exhibition
September 24 - November 10, 2018
Boyden Gallery, Montgomery Hall
 St. Mary's College of Maryland

Exhibiting artists: Tristan Cai, Sue Johnson, Giulia Piera Livi, Jessye McDowell, Carrie Patterson and Lisa Scheer. Curated by Kate Pollasch.

Opening reception: Mon. September 24, 2018, 4:45-5:45pm

Curator's Panel Discussion: Mon. Nov. 5, 4:45-5:45pm
Boyden Gallery

Exhibition catalog available. 

Ready-Made Dream at the Ridderhof Martin Gallery, University of Mary Washington

October 25 - December 2, 2018

Opening reception: Thursday, October 25. 5-7pm

Gallery talk: Friday, October 26 @ Noon in the gallery


Ridderof Martin Gallery, University of Mary Washington, Fredericksburg, VA


This solo exhibition by Sue Johnson, Ready-Made Dream, considers the cyclical nature of mass consumption. The exhibition features floor-to-ceiling vinyl panels, found objects and newly designed floor works—transforming the gallery into the interior of an ideal, modern home. Johnson's work makes various art historical allusions ranging from ancient Pompeiian mosaics and 17th-century Dutch still-life paintings to Dada and Pop collages. The artist's process intentionally blurs the boundaries between the real and the imagined, the historical and the timeless, the hand-painted and the digital. What results is an immersive environment constantly tugging at our sense of what is real (adapted from an essay by Patty Lee Daigle, University of Memphis, where the exhibition most recently appeared).

At the Muscarelle Museum of Art - Women With Vision: Masterworks from the Permanent Collection

February 10 – May 13, 2018

From the press release:

Paintings, drawings, works on paper and sculptures ranging across four centuries, from 1660 to 2017, will be featured in Women with Vision: Masterworks from the Permanent Collection, opening to the public on Saturday, February 10, 2018. The selection presents works by more than thirty women artists including historically important figures such as Marguerite Gérard (1761–1837), Julia Margaret Cameron (1815–1879), Rosa Bonheur (1822–1899), and Mary Cassatt (1844–1926).

Among the numerous highlights is White Flower, a captivating close-up and large still life by Georgia O’Keeffe (1887 – 1986). White Flower, which was gifted to the College by Abby Aldrich Rockefeller (Mrs. John D. Rockefeller) in 1932, remains the most important modern painting in the Muscarelle permanent collection. O’Keeffe was given the honorary degree of Doctor of Fine Arts in 1938 from the College.

Women with Vision also offers the opportunity to see art by twentieth-century leaders including Alice Neel, Louise Nevelson, Miriam Schapiro, Cindy Sherman, and Kiki Smith while featuring works by cutting-edge contemporary artists: Carole A. Feuerman, Kay Jackson, Ana Maria Pacheco, and Tania Brassesco [and her partner Lazlo Passi Norberto] . Notable recent acquisitions include Barbara Holtz’s allegorical painting Prospects, Sue Johnson’s art historical reinterpretations, and Maria Larsson’s innovative digital collage.