Glowing in their reverberations of color and form, Susan Pasquarelli’s watercolor paintings take on a life of their own. Infused with the raw emotion and the rigid discipline that seems to be forever at odds when left within the human mind, this Taos artist is instead letting the energies bleed into their own beings on paper.
Born and raised in Southern California, Pasquarelli received her BA in Art History from the University of California, Berkeley. In the 1970s she moved to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where she commuted to graduate school at Brooklyn College in New York. It was there that she studied drawing and painting with Lee Bontecou, Phillip Pearlstein, Lois Dodd, and Alan D’Arcangelo among others. After receiving her MFA in 1982, she began showing her work regularly as well as teaching drawing and painting for twenty years at various colleges in the Philadelphia region, including fourteen years at Philadelphia University.
Shortly after moving to Taos, New Mexico, from Philadelphia in 2004, Pasquarelli was awarded a three-month residency at the Harwood Museum of Art (January-April 2005). Her work has been shown in museums and galleries throughout the U.S.—including twenty solo exhibitions in New Mexico, Pennsylvania, and Washington DC—and her work is held in numerous public and private collections. She has also received several fellowships and awards, including three first-place prizes in competitions in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Maryland, and a Visual Arts Fellowship from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts.
Schools of Study
B.A. in Art History
University of California, Berkeley
California College of Arts and Crafts
M.F.A. in Painting and Drawing
Brooklyn College, City University of New York
Partial List of Collections
Staten Island Museum, N.Y.
Evansville Museum, In.
French Senate, Paris
Midland Federal Savings, Denver, Co.
The Central Bank, Jefferson City, Mo.
Numerous Private Collections
Artist-in Residence, Harwood Museum of Art, Taos, New Mexico, 2005
Juror’s Choice, 20th Annual Art on Paper, 1997
Maryland Federation of Art Visual Arts Fellowship, 1992
Pennsylvania Council on the Arts
First Prize, “The Philadelphia Group,” 1991
Honorable Mention, Annual Juried Exhibition, 1989
Baum School of Art, Allentown, Pennsylvania
First Prize, Philadelphia Drawing Competition, 1988
Philadelphia Art Alliance Graduate Fellowship, 1982
Winterowd Fine Art, Santa Fe, 2016
Rosenfeld Gallery, Philadelphia, 2013, 2011, 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002, 2000, 1997, 1995
McKinney Gallery, West Chester University, Pennsylvania, 2006
Zane Bennett Contemporary Art, Santa Fe, 2005
National Academy of Sciences, Washington DC, 2003-4
Geis Realty Group, United Plaza, Philadelphia, 2003
Rose Lehrman Gallery, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, 1994
Jessica Berwind Gallery, Philadelphia, 1994, 1992, 1990, 1987
Paley Design Center, Philadelphia, 1993
George School, Newtown, Pennsylvania, 1980
Susan Pasquarelli at 203 Fine Art
Susan Pasqurelli is a 2022 Guest Artist. Please follow the link below to view the online catalogue for the 2022 exhibition Non-Objective / Taos, organized by 203 Fine Art.