Suzy Spence is a painter who divides her time between Brooklyn, Vermont, and Maine. She first exhibited her hunt scenes and society portraits at Colin De Land’s conceptual art gallery American Fine Arts, Co., the archives of which are held at The Smithsonian Museum of American Art and Bard College Library. Her recent paintings of fox hunts and equestriennes are part fantasy, part ethnography, furthering her exploration of English Sporting Art.
Spence was the recipient of a 2016 Painting Fellowship at Great Spruce Head Island, Maine, a residency situated in the historic home of Fairfield Porter. She has an M.F.A. from The School of Visual Arts, a B.F.A. from Parsons School of Design, attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, and Smith College. She is Executive Publisher of Artcritical.com and is closely involved with The Review Panel moderated by David Cohen, a monthly forum that brings leading critics to debate art exhibitions before a live audience at the Brooklyn Library.