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About Susan Snipes

Art + Stories of Transformation

Artist’s Statement

My art captures pivotal moments of the hero’s journey – the universal story of leaving for an adventure, overcoming challenges, and returning home transformed. This journey is a commitment to pursue the unknown. As an artist, it is the path I am destined to follow.

Working intuitively, my experiences as a mystic and seeker emerge in my art. I incorporate personal symbolism – thistle thriving in harsh conditions, gemstones formed by time and pressure - and set scenes using memories of place - jagged peaks of the Rocky Mountains, vast waters of the Great Lakes. 
I rely on this fusion of the material and immaterial worlds to capture the otherworldliness of key moments of the hero’s journey.

I hope that those who experience my art will find inspiration and solace during their own journeys of transformation.

Artist Biography

Susan Snipes is a mixed media painter. She creates richly textured paintings about personal transformation using abstract organic forms.

Susan’s paintings have won multiple awards and have been exhibited nationally. Her art is in private collections across the United States.
Susan is pursuing an MFA in interdisciplinary arts at Vermont School of Fine Arts with an anticipated graduation in January 2024. She received a B.A. in Art History from Case Western Reserve University. Susan was born in Toledo, Ohio and lives in Cleveland, Ohio.


CAN Triennial (FORTHCOMING), The Sculpture Center, Cleveland, Ohio

Member Exhibition, Artist Archives of the Western Reserve, Cleveland, Ohio

Primal Disposition, Vestige Gallery, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Potential Energy (SOLO EXHIBITION), Suite 215 Gallery, Cleveland, Ohio

May Show
, The Gallery at Lakeland, Kirtland, Ohio 

48th Hoyt Regional Juried Exhibition, Hoyt Art Center, New Castle, Pennsylvania - MERIT AWARD

Celestial Bodies, Adrian Center for the Arts, Adrian, Michigan - HONORABLE MENTION

BAYarts Annual Juried Exhibition 2021, Sullivan Gallery, Bay Village, Ohio 

Art in Isolation, Ashtabula Arts Center, Ashtabula, Ohio - HONORABLE MENTION

49th Annual Juried Art Exhibition, Margaret “Peg” Bowen Gallery, Chagrin Falls, Ohio

Great Northern Art Explosion, AuSable Artisan Village, Grayling, Michigan

Art from the Shutdown, YARDS Projects, Cleveland, Ohio

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