I am honored to have been asked to participate in "One Question/One Answer" in the online publication Romanov Grave.
Click here to see and read the interview, in which I discuss the relationships between two recent bodies of work on paper.
Susanna Starr "Bride's Handkerchief" pastel on paper
Susanna Starr "Drain Mat" (green) paint on absorbent sheet
What might have been and what has been
Point to one end, which is always present.
Burnt Norton, TS Eliot
‘Always Present’ is an online exhibition that brings together the work of 25 contemporary artists. Featuring photography, video, objects and printmaking; the works on show centre around themes of identity, remembrance and the transient nature of images.
From familial histories to memory loss, hand gestures to flying children, the works on show cover a broad range of creative responses and highlight how our past is always caught up in the present, and projecting itself into the future.
From April 29th 2021
April 10 - May 31, 2021
The Torpedo Factory
105 N. Union Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
image: Susanna Starr Chiffon Noir
I am thrilled to be participating in this group exhibition curated by Nikki Brugnoli
Target Gallery presents a digital and in-person exhibition Those Spaces Between Us. This show considers the distances between people and their surroundings and how that divide becomes its own character in art, history, memories, and the stories people tell about themselves.
“The selection of works for this exhibition has been about an acknowledgement of longing, of close examination of spaces the artist frequently inhabits, and of ritual. The exhibition features how we remember and how we navigate within our human connectivity,” Nikki Brugnoli
Click to see Exhibition Catalog
I am thrilled to be participating with several pieces from my "Saturation" series in this online group exhibition Curated by Catherine McCaw-Aldworth, originating from the U.K.
Exhibition Dates: March 22-28th, 2021
Have you ever wondered what's beyond our line of sight? Why we only see blue when we look up but we know there is an infinite amount of space surrounding us. The great Beyond... within reach yet extremely intangible.
'The Sky has no Surface' looks to these intangible things asking artists to explore their own boundaries and surfaces in relation to what goes beyond our line of sight.
Created and Curated by Artist Catherine McCaw-Aldworth, This online Exhibition goes hand in hand with a time when we are unable to touch and be close, playing with ideas of intangibility and expanding them beyond the current global situations to metaphorical and real boundaries. Some of these ideas are limited in logistics but through exploratory art practice the artists have been able to capture and contextualise these earthly and ethereal subjects. Split into three sections, the curator had in mind three quotes when beginning the planning for this online show. The works all speak to each other in some way, communicating various themes and contexts with the hope that anyone who views this online exhibition would expand their line of sight to see beyond what they believe is the surface of the sky and realise that there is no surface at all.
I am honored and grateful to be a recipient of this grant during the 2020 Pandemic
I am very pleased to announce a solo exhibition of my new work
Kenise Barnes Fine Art
February 28 - April 20, 2020
Please join me at the reception
Friday February 28
1947 Palmer Avenue, Larchmont, New York
Tuesday - Saturday 10:00 - 5:30 and by appointment
914 834 8077
Curated by Akili Tommasino, Associate Curator, Modern and Contemporary Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Carris Adams, Tanya Alvarez, Aurora Andrews, Jose-Aurelio Baez, Raina Briggs, Ryan Clow, Matt Crane, Richard Deon, Carla Dortic, Deborah Druick, Mark Eisendrath, Rebecca Flis, Gigi Gatewood, Chet Gold, Victoria van der Laan, Jesse Meredith, Sarah Pater, James Marshall Porter, Jr., Anne-Audrey Remarais, Eric Souther, Susanna Starr, Paula Stuttman, Sarah Sweeney.
October 25 - December 14, 2019
Opening Reception: Friday, October 25 // 5 – 8 pm
621 River Street, Troy, NY 12180
The torrent of centuries rolling over the human race has continually brought new perfections, the cause of which, ever active though unseen, is found in the demands made by our senses, which always in their turns demand to be occupied. -Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin
We have all felt unseen and marginalized at some point. We overshare online to counteract our fear of going unnoticed, posting image after image, counting our tokens of approval. Our subconscious craves this positive reinforcement, and so, we post more. We choose the most flattering beach vacation photos. We glide through museums and stop just long enough to capture ourselves in front of a masterpiece. We seek validation through our social media posts. Yet, the complex algorithms that reinforce our behavior remain hidden to us. Our fear of being unseen makes us susceptible to manipulation.
The human eye can only perceive light at wavelengths between 390 and 750 nanometers, a range far narrower than many animals. Our conscious mind can process 40 bits of information per second. Meanwhile, our subconscious can process around 400 billion bits of information. The vast majority of our own mind remains unknowable to us. Since dark energy and dark matter make up approximately 95% of the universe, we can only understand our world through the remaining minute specs of matter that we can measure and observe. It is paradoxical, then, that our fear of being unseen is so prominent, when we are blind to most of the external world and most of our own inner thoughts. This should liberate us from the fear. Awe exists in the darkness. Potential emerges from the unseen.
Art has the ability to illuminate parts of the all-encompassing darkness. Art can draw out elements of the unseen and make them discernible.
This exhibition features work about what we do not see: the invisible, the hidden, the overlooked. Whether speaking to one’s relationship to digital, physical or psychological space, or to the effects of cultural blindness, the artists in this exhibition are united in their desire to unveil the unseen.
I am very honored and grateful to be a 2019 recipient of Stephen King's extraordinary grant for artists and writers.
652 CANYON ROAD, SANTA FE, NM
OCTOBER 7 - NOVEMBER 4, 2016
I'm very pleased to be included in this dynamic exhibition curated by Jane Sauer at Tansey Contemporary in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
I'm very pleased to announce my participation in Defining Sculpture
curated by Douglas Dreishpoon at The Albright-Knox Art Gallery
June 18 - October 9, 2016
Albright-Knox Art Gallery
1285 Elmwood Avenue, Buffalo, NY, 14222
Defining Sculpture Opens at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery
June 17, 2016
Buffalo, NY – Tomorrow, June 18, the Albright-Knox Art Gallery will open a new exhibition, Defining Sculpture, featuring works drawn exclusively from the museum’s collection and organized by Chief Curator Emeritus Douglas Dreishpoon.
During the heyday of Abstract Expressionism in the 1950s, the Buffalo-born painter Ad Reinhardt jokingly defined sculpture as “something you bump into when you back up to look at a painting.” Reinhardt’s admittedly humorous dismissal of sculpture, as an object that occupies real space and ends up getting in the way, set it at odds with painting.
Paradoxically, many postwar sculptors—among them David Smith and Louise Bourgeois, both of whom are included in this exhibition—began their artistic careers as painters. This common ground, however, did not prevent others, particularly the influential New York critic Clement Greenberg, from drawing even finer distinctions.
Greenberg argued that color was exclusive to painting, that traditional painting was distinguished by its two-dimensional format, and that sculpture’s third dimension made color superfluous. Greenberg’s modernist stance of essentially denying sculpture all extraneous influences prevented him from seeing its imminent transformation; its cross-fertilization with dance, theater, film, music, and literature; and its innumerable extensions into the landscape. By the early 1960s the very notion of sculpture, as the thing you bump into, was about to crack open.
“Sculpture’s history, synonymous with the course of Western civilization, extends back thousands of years,” said Dreishpoon. “Defining Sculpture highlights some of the more recent developments of that history, from 1960 to the present, a period of accelerated experimentation, transformation, and innovation.”
Defining Sculpture offers a perspective on the medium’s remarkable development and hybridity from the postwar years to the present. Radically transformative Pop art sculptures by Marisol and Claes Oldenburg, inspired by Robert Rauschenberg’s all-but-the-kitchen-sink Combines, join sprawling and monumental abstractions by Polly Apfelbaum, Katharina Grosse, and Tara Donovan that celebrate the glorious possibilities of color, while selected statements by contemporary sculptors provide timely points of view.
Located in the museum’s 1905 Building, Defining Sculpture will be on view until October 9.
I am thrilled to be included in this Exhibition curated by Marcia Wood, Marcia Wood Gallery, Atanta, GA.
ABSTRACTION TODAY AT MOCA GA
May 7, 2016 - July 2, 2016
Abstraction Today includes artists: Kimber Berry, Benjamin Britton, Lucinda Bunnen, Brendan Carroll, InkYoung Chun, Ryan Coleman Jeff Conefry, Maggie Davis, Terri Dilling, Caio Fonseca, Bojana Ginn, Mike Goodlett, Hense, Carol John, Cynthia Knapp, Eric Mack, Michi Meko, Pascal Pierme, Kim Piotrowski, Thomas Prochnow, Phil Ralston, Seana Reilly, Rocio Rodriguez, Pete Schulte, Susanna Starr, Ben Steele, Ann Stewart, P. Seth Thompson, James Turrell, Venske & Spanle, and Zuzka Vaclavik.
For More Information Visit: MOCA GA
I am very pleased to announce my Solo Exhibition
"Hyperglo"Marcia Wood Gallery, Atlanta GA
November 20 - December 23, 2015
Opening Reception Friday November 20, 7-9 pm
1037 Monroe Drive, Atlanta, GA 30306
Tuesday - Saturday 12pm - 5pm
Curated by Amanda Lundy
October 1 - October 23, 2015
Reception Thursday October 1, 5-7pm
Artist Talk October 1, 5:30pm
Ennis Hall Art Gallery
320 West Hancock Street
Milledgeville, GA 31061
I am very pleased to announce my participation in this international museum exhibition at the new Museo Centro Gaias, Cidade Da Cultura, Santiago de Compostela, Spain.
March 21, 2014 - September 14, 2014
I am thrilled to be selected as one of the artists featured on the recently launched Foliocue.com - an online magazine and style guide featuring the work of contemporary artists.
I am thrilled to be included in this exhibition at the Fine Arts Center Gallery, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville.
September 9 - October 11, 2013
Gallery hours: M-F 9am-5pm, Sunday 2-5pm
Please contact the curator, Cynthia Nourse Thompson, for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org
I am very pleased to be participating in this year\'s ArtPadSF Art Fair in San Francisco, in an exhibition about Painting with Beta Pictoris Gallery.
May 16 - May 19, 2013
The Phoenix Hotel, Rooms 44 & 45
601 Eddy Street
San Francisco, CA 94109
Flippo Gallery, Pace-Armistead Hall
Ashland, VA, 23005
Gallery hours: Monday - Friday 10am - 4pm or by appointment
for more information, please e-mail: email@example.com
Ventana 244 Gallery
244 North 6th Street (between Roebling and Havemeyer)
Brooklyn, NY 11211
Thursday & Friday 5-7 pm, Saturday & Sunday 12-6 pm
subway: L train to Bedford Avenue
Domestic Objects explores concepts of our constructed private spaces, belonging, family, domesticity, and material possessions.
September 5, 2012 - October 18, 2012
Opening Reception September 5, 6-8pm
98 Orchard Street (just below Delancey)
NY, NY 10002
D Grand Street
Beta Pictoris Gallery
2411 Second Avenue North
Birmingham, AL 35203
August 31 - October 5, 2012
Opening Reception Friday August 31 6-9pm
beta pictoris gallery
2411 Second Avenue North
Birmingham, AL 35203
July 20 - August 24, 2012
Opening Reception Friday July 20, 6-9pm
A Modern Marriage
Design Within Reach Studio hosts Marcia Wood Gallery
February 20 - March 17, 2012
Opening Reception: February 20, 7-9 pm
Design Within Reach Studio
2451 Peachtree Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30305
UAB Visual Arts Gallery, Ground Floor
Humanities Bldg. 900 13th Street South
Director: John Fields
February 3 - March 9, 2012
Opening Reception Friday February 17, 5 - 9 pm
The Visual Art Center of New Jersey
68 Elm Street
Summit, NJ 07901
January 13 - April 1, 2012
Opening Reception: Friday January 13, 2012 6-8pm