About Susan Snipes




Artist’s Statement


My art is a quest for transformation in a time of ecological and spiritual concern. I employ intuitive and experimental approaches to process and materials, drawing on influences that include earth sciences, ecofeminism, and mythology. Through scale, natural pattern, and repetition, I explore connections that cross time and species. The interplay of control, resistance, and chance alludes to the flow of life.
I engage various materials, including found objects, hand-made natural inks, beeswax crayons, and mineral pigments from foraged and local sources. My most recent works are informed by my attachment to Northeast Ohio, using regional materials and imagery that echo the place's color, texture, and story.





Artist Bio

Susan Snipes is an interdisciplinary artist and painter known for her textured and expressive works  that investigate relationships of the self: with other humans, with the natural world, and with oneself.

Her site-specific installations use biodegradable materials to create immersive environments that foster a deeper connection with the natural world. Her immersive and interactive installations   contrast inner and outer dialogues about anxiety and mental health. 
Currently pursuing an MFA in interdisciplinary arts at Vermont School of Fine Arts, Susan's journey is fueled by her exploration of ecological and spiritual concerns and her artistic voice resonates with ecofeminism.

She received a B.A. in Art History from Case Western Reserve University. Originally from Toledo, Ohio, Susan now resides in Cleveland, Ohio.





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Exhibitions

2024
Mirrored Perspectives: The Art of Reflection, UNDERSTORY, Cleveland, Ohio

79th Annual May Show, Mansfield Art Center, Mansfield, Ohio

May Show, The Gallery at Lakeland, Kirtland, Ohio

Winter Studio Space, Susquehanna College, Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania

2023
Heal the Man, Heal the Land, Earthkeepers Handbook, curated by Kim Abeles and WhiteFeather Hunter

Winter Exhibition, The Ark, Vermont College of Fine Arts, Montpelier, Vermont

2022
CAN Triennial, “YOU ARE HERE”, The Sculpture Center, Cleveland, Ohio

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


2021
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

 
2020 
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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