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

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


Recent Shows

July 2003

Gedney Farm Gallery, New Marlborough MA, Group show.

July 2004

Spencertown Academy, Spencertown NY, Group show.

June 2005

A series of chicken pictures currently at the Stonover Farm Gallery, Lenox MA.

July 2005

Invitational solo show at the Welles Gallery, Lenox, MA. Sixty-six paintings selected from work done over the past twelve years.

October 2005

Drawings and works on paper in a solo show at the Art at Bagels Two Gallery, Pittsfield MA.

2008 

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.

 

April 2009

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.

 

June 2009

Mahkeenac Boating Club – part of a small group show inspired by Lake Mahkeenac, called Aquatic Art.

 

August  2009

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.

  

April 2010

Hancock Shaker Village – More Creatures Gathered Here.

 

June  2010

Mahkeenac Boating Club – part of a small group show of Aquatic Art.

 

April 2011

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.

 

June 2011

Mahkeenac Boating Club – part of a small group show of Aquatic Art.

 

April 2012

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.

Ongoing

Numerous portrait commissions for private clients in New York and the Berkshires.


Education

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


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.