oil on canvas
33" x 47"
Review by Elizabeth Michelman in the September/October 2013 issue of Artscope Featured Artist: "Family Matters: Suzanne Hodes portrays three generations of Women" at Brandeis, Kniznick Gallery WSRC
Article in the Boston Globe, June 20, 2013, by Nancy Shohet West "Waltham artist offers a personal story across generations" about "Family Matters: Three Generations of Women" at Brandeis.
Paintings included in "Best of Worldwide Landscape Artists Volume II", 2012, Kennedy Publishing
New York City painting in the permanent collection of the New Britain Museum of American Art, 2012, New Britain CT
Online Gallery Interview, December 2011, with many images
Honorary Phi Beta Kappa Award for Art Career at Radcliffe/Harvard Reunion, 5/2010
Article about Artana Show, with several images in American Art Collector, 5/2008
Juror's Award, 1/2006, Women's Caucus for Art, Everything Begins in the Water at Mayyim Hayyim, Newton
Teacher of watercolor class "Vision and Expression" in Lesley University Seminars 2004, 2005
Sagendorph Memorial Prize, Yankee Magazine, 2001
Commission, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, 2000
Who's Who in American Art, 1995
Co-founder of Artists for Survival, group for peace and social justice, 1982
Co-founder of Artists West Studios, Waltham, MA, 1980
Bunting Institute Fellowship in Painting and Printmaking, 1971–73
Fulbright Fellowship in Painting, Paris, 1963–4
Columbia University, MFA, 1962
Radcliffe College; Brandeis University, BA Fine Arts, 1960
Kokoschka School: Salzburg, Austria, Summer 1959; City Award/Painting
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, summers 1957–58
Growing up in New York City I attended the High School of Music and Art and went often to the Metropolitan Museum of Art to learn from Cezanne. As a student at Radcliffe, I met and was encouraged by Agnes Mongan, then Curator of Drawings at the Fogg Museum, and through her support studied for two summers at the Skowhegan School in Maine. This intense experience led me to transfer to Brandeis and to major in studio art, taking courses with Arthur Polonsky and Mitchell Siporin. A summer studying with Oskar Kokoschka at his "School of Vision" in Salzburg was a major influence. Later I found work in New York, teaching science at the Fashion Institute of Technology and as a studio assistant at the Pratt Graphic Center.
As a graduate student at Columbia University, I worked with my advisor Meyer Schapiro, on my thesis "The Comparison of Form and Structure in the Paintings of Vermeer and Mondrian," relating the tightly composed realistic space of Vermeer to the syncopated rhythms and abstract structure of Mondrian. I was very much inspired by the power and energy of the New York Abstract Expressionist artists.
For many years I have been attempting to portray my experience of city life. I am drawn to collage and collage-like images that combine disparate and unexpected elements. I hope these impressions will reveal multiple perceptions and interpretations to the viewer. I also want to suggest associations of time and memory, and the relationship and interaction of images, both past and present, in an attempt to mirror the workings of the mind.