Susan Michod, American

Susan Michod

I started my career after graduating from Pratt Institute in 1969 working with pattern painting. From 1975 to 1981 I showed in New York with Susan Caldwell Gallery as well as Andre Zarre, and in Chicago with Jan Cicero. But soon my work was evolving out and the patterns were no longer confined to canvas. Chairs were incorporated and miscellaneous found objects. Doors were attached to the canvases in an attempt to expand painting's dimensionality. I was doing more installations and what I did were post-abstract landscapes that spot-lit my fascination with nature, specifically swamps, deserts, and the underwater world.

My work changed again in 1992 when I developed brain cancer. One day I was painting, the next I was in a coma. Slowly, and central to the recovery process, I began to paint again. Paint itself - its texture, its depth - rejuvenated me. I returned to the work I'd done shortly before my cancer and painted over it in an attempt, I guess, to erase the past. With an electric sander I swiped down through the layers of the past. Five years after my cancer I showed these paintings at the Cultural Center in Chicago in a show called "Fragile Landscapes."

- Susan Michod, 2008

Recent and Solo Shows

2011 Gallery 175, Chicago, IL
2010 Chicago Art Loop Open, Block 37, Chicago, IL
2009 Featured in an online show at www.gosiakoscielak.com
2008 Koscielak Gallery, Chicago
The Artist Project, Artropolis Chicago Art Fair, Merchandise Mart, Chicago, IL
2006 The 181st Annual Exhibition of Contemporary American Art,
The National Academy Museum, New York, NY
2005 Art in the Abstract, Illinois State Museum Chicago Gallery,
Thompson Center, Chicago, IL
Recent Acquisitions, Illinois State Museum, Springfield, IL
2004 Dizzy: paintings by SM and Rebecca Shore,
Hinsdale Center for the Arts, Hinsdale, IL
That 70’s Show: the Age of Pluralism in Chicago,
Northern Indiana Arts Ass/Munster, IN
2003 Biennale Internazionale Dell’Arte Contemporanea, Florence, Italy
Andre Zarre Gallery, New York
momma COMMA boy, A.R.C. Gallery, Chicago
2002 Stable Studios, Chicago
1999 University Club of Chicago, one person show
1997 Fragile Landscapes, Chicago Cultural Center
1996 Jean Albano Gallery, Chicago, group show
1993 Artemisia Gallery, Installation Show, Chicago
1992 Wilson Galleries, Anderson University, Anderson IN
1991 Wilson Galleries, Anderson University, Anderson IN
1990 Kirkland Fine Arts Center, Millikin University, Decatur IL
1989 Rearranging the Dark House, set, collaboration and exhibit,
The Organic Lab Theatre, Chicago
1988 Gwenda Jay Gallery, Chicago, one-person show
1986 Jan Cicero Gallery, Chicago, one-person show
1984 Jan Cicero Gallery, Chicago, one-person show
1982 Jan Cicero Gallery, Chicago, one-person show
1982 Painted Places, Susan Caldwell Gallery, New York City, one-person show
1981 Evanston Art Gallery, Evanston IL, one-person show
1980 Jan Cicero Gallery, Chicago, one-person show
1979 Andre Zarre Gallery, New York City, one-person show
New Dimensions: Surface, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
1978 Jan Cicero Gallery, Chicago, one-person show
1977 John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan WI, one-person show
1976 Artemisia Gallery, Chicago, one- and two-person shows
1975 Artemisia Gallery, Chicago, one- and two-person shows
1974 Artemisia Gallery, Chicago, one- and two-person shows
1971 American Institute of Architects Gallery, Chicago, one-person show
1969 Pratt Institute Graduate Gallery, New York City, one-person show


Exhibitions

1998 Earthly Visions; Real and Imagined Landscapes, Jan Cicero Gallery, Chicago
1998 Gallery Artists, Jan Cicero Gallery, Chicago
1997 Chicago School, 1945-96, Jan Cicero Gallery, Chicago
1997 By Women Only, Robert DeCaprio Art Gallery, Moraine Valley, Palos Hills IL
1996 Jean Albano Gallery, Chicago
1995 Drawings, Jan Cicero Gallery, Chicago
1991 The Emotional Landscape, State of Illinois Gallery
traveling show of 10 Illinois artists, sponsored by the Illinois Arts Council
Disquieting Landscapes, Suburban Fine Arts Center, Highland Park IL
Jan Cicero Gallery, Chicago
1990 Nancy Lurie Gallery, Chicago
18 Artists, 18 Major Works, 1800 Building, Chicago
1989 Shanghai Fine Arts Gallery, China
travelling show to five Chinese cities, sponsored by the Shanghai Contemporary Fine
Arts Assoc.and the Shanghai Oil and Sculpture Research Institute
Work on Paper, Gwenda Jay Gallery, Chicago
1988 Four Brothers Press, Gallery 400, University of Illinois-Chicago
Artemisia Gallery Fifteenth Anniversary Show, Artemisia Gallery, Chicago
Paper Press Collaborations, Coker College, Hartsville SC
1987 Collaborations, Paper Press Gallery, Chicago
1985 Then and Now, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago
Major New Work, Jan Cicero Gallery, Chicago
Labyrinths, ARC Gallery, Chicago
1983 Shared Space, The Bronx Museum, New York City
1982 The Chair Show, Thorpe Intermedia Gallery, Syracuse NY
Chicago Now, Brentwood Gallery, St. Louis MO
1981 June Fever, Susan Caldwell Gallery, New York City
Useable Art, curated by John Perreault at The Queens Museum, New York City
1980 Primitive Sources, Contemporary Visions, Jan Cicero Gallery, Chicago
1979 Chicago--Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe and Munich, Germany
Persistent Patterns and Differentials, Andre Zarre Gallery, New York City
1978 Fifth Anniversary Show, Andre Zarre Gallery, New York City
Perspective 1978--Works by Women, Albright College, Reading PA
Small Works in Color, Organization of Independent Artists, New York City
7 x 9, N.A.M.E. Gallery, Chicago
Opening Show, Lockerbie Gallery, Indianapolis IN
Group Show, Barbara O’Kun Gallery, St. Louis MO
1977 76th Exhibition by Artists of Chicago and Vicinity, The Art Institute of Chicago
Pattern Painting, curated by John Perreault at PS 1, Flushing NY
1976 Painting and Sculpture Today, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis IN
Drawings: The Wednesday Evening Group, Bergman Gallery, The University of Chicago
1975 Illinois Painters, Rockford College Invitational, Rockford IL
Carleton College Invitational, Northfield MN (Purchase Prize)
Governor’s Mansion Exhibit, Springfield IL
1975 27th Illinois Invitational, Illinois State Museum, Springfield IL (Purchase Prize)
1974 27th Illinois Invitational, Illinois State Museum, Springfield IL (Purchase Prize)
1973 Opening Group Show, Artemisia Gallery, Chicago, Founding Member
1972 Chicago Imagists, Group Show, Deson-Zaks Gallery, Chicago
Know What You See, Traveling Show, Illinois Arts Council
1971 Know What You See, Traveling Show, Illinois Arts Council
1970 Art for Collectors, Renaissance Society, The University of Chicago

Public Collections
The Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
The Chase Manhattan Bank, New York City
Industrial Trust & Savings Bank, Muncie IN
Toledo Trust Company, Toledo OH
St. Paul Bank, St. Paul MN
Owens-Corning Fiberglass, Toledo OH
Xerox Corporation, Chicago
Marquette Bank, Chicago
Prudential Insurance Company
Levy and Erens
Illinois State Museum, Springfield IL
Carleton College Collection, Northfield MN
Hastings College, Hastings NA
The Artist Guild Collection
Private collections in Chicago, New York City, Toledo, Indianapolis, Milwaukee, etc.

Professional Experience
1987 Collaboration Grant, Paper Press Gallery, Chicago
1984 Artist’s Grant from the Illinois Arts Council
1977-79 Visual Arts Panel, Illinois Arts Council
1969-74 Professor of Art, Chicago Academy of Fine Arts
Painting and Drawing Techniques
Advanced Materials and Techniques of Painting
Fourth Year Fine Arts Thesis
Art History Survey Course

Education
1969 MFA, Pratt Institute Graduate School of Art and Design, Brooklyn NY
1967 BS, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
1963-65 Smith College, Northampton MA

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