Resume

Susan Merrill
11 Yale Hill
Stockbridge MA 01262
(413) 298 4723

Born Baltimore, Maryland 1942.
Resident of Stockbridge, in western Massachusetts, since 1966.

[divider]

Recent Shows

[one_fourth content_align=”left”]
July 2003
[/one_fourth]

[three_fourth_last content_align=”left”]
Gedney Farm Gallery, New Marlborough MA, Group show.
[/three_fourth_last]

[one_fourth content_align=”left”]
July 2004
[/one_fourth]

[three_fourth_last content_align=”left”]
Spencertown Academy, Spencertown NY, Group show.
[/three_fourth_last]

[one_fourth content_align=”left”]
June 2005
[/one_fourth]

[three_fourth_last content_align=”left”]
A series of chicken pictures currently at the Stonover Farm Gallery, Lenox MA.
[/three_fourth_last]

[one_fourth content_align=”left”]
July 2005
[/one_fourth]

[three_fourth_last content_align=”left”]
Invitational solo show at the Welles Gallery, Lenox, MA. Sixty-six paintings selected from work done over the past twelve years.
[/three_fourth_last]

[one_fourth content_align=”left”]
October 2005
[/one_fourth]

[three_fourth_last content_align=”left”]
Drawings and works on paper in a solo show at the Art at Bagels Two Gallery, Pittsfield MA.
[/three_fourth_last]

[one_fourth content_align=”left”]
2008 
[/one_fourth]

[three_fourth_last content_align=”left”]Orthopaedic Associates, Great Barrington – Arthroscopic Art. – These small paintings were fantasies of the complex and beautiful world as doctors see it inside a single joint of the human body.[/three_fourth_last]
 [one_fourth content_align=”left”]April 2009[/one_fourth]
[three_fourth_last content_align=”left”]Hancock Shaker Village  – All Creatures Gathered Here. This Shaker quote describes the many different kinds of farm animals in the Shaker barnyard. I had a solo show of pigs, turkeys, chickens, cows, and sheep, which was such a success it became an annual event, in conjunction with the month-long Baby Animals season opening at the Village.[/three_fourth_last]
 [one_fourth content_align=”left”]June 2009[/one_fourth]
[three_fourth_last content_align=”left”]Mahkeenac Boating Club – part of a small group show inspired by Lake Mahkeenac, called Aquatic Art.[/three_fourth_last]
 [one_fourth content_align=”left”]August  2009[/one_fourth]
[three_fourth_last content_align=”left”]The View from Home. This was a large show I shared with Suzette Alsop. The paintings were domestic interiors and back yards, family, and animals.[/three_fourth_last]
  [one_fourth content_align=”left”]April 2010[/one_fourth]
[three_fourth_last content_align=”left”]Hancock Shaker Village – More Creatures Gathered Here.[/three_fourth_last]
 [one_fourth content_align=”left”]June  2010[/one_fourth]
[three_fourth_last content_align=”left”]Mahkeenac Boating Club – part of a small group show of Aquatic Art.[/three_fourth_last]
 [one_fourth content_align=”left”]April 2011[/one_fourth]
[three_fourth_last content_align=”left”]Hancock Shaker Village – The Black-and-White Barnyard. In this show, which was twice as big as the first two, and located in the Brick Poultry House, was a collection of paintings of animals whose black-and-white coats change color according to atmospheric conditions such as light and shade.[/three_fourth_last]
 [one_fourth content_align=”left”]June 2011[/one_fourth]
[three_fourth_last content_align=”left”]Mahkeenac Boating Club – part of a small group show of Aquatic Art.[/three_fourth_last]
 [one_fourth content_align=”left”]April 2012[/one_fourth]
[three_fourth_last content_align=”left”]Hancock Shaker Village – Families, Flocks, and Herds. These were paintings of two or more animals, whose shifting movement changes the design they create on the canvas.[/three_fourth_last]
[one_fourth content_align=”left”]Ongoing[/one_fourth]

[three_fourth_last content_align=”left”]
Numerous portrait commissions for private clients in New York and the Berkshires.

[/three_fourth_last]

[divider]

Education

B.A. Bennington College, Bennington VT
M.A, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Accademia delle Belle Arti, Rome, Italy

[divider]

Books

I LIVE IN STOCKBRIDGE is a child’s history of the town of Stockbridge,  with words by Susan Geller and pictures by Susan Merrill, published in 1976, and updated and re-printed in 2012.

 

 

 

WASHDAY is a picture book for young children, written and illustrated by Susan Merrill and published by Clarion books, the Seabury Press, New York, 1979.

 

 

 

WARM MORNING is a 315-page novel about growing up in a magic house in rural Maryland, written by Susan Merrill with pen-and-ink drawings by the author, published in 2011.