Suzanne Starr lives in Connecticut, in the United States, and is a full time artist now, after retiring a few years ago as an art educator from public school teaching. During her teaching career she received the award for Outstanding Elementary Art Educator in 2003 from the Connecticut Art Educators Association. During her teaching career she taught Art for pre-K through grade 12. She has taught adult art classes as well in various locations and a college level Drawing 1 class as an adjunct professor through UCONN.
Suzanne’s work focuses on narratives which reflect on emotions, interactions, our relation to each other and to the world we live in. Primarily working in black and white, But now expanding into acrylic painting, Suzanne enjoys the tactile and textural capabilities of graphite and charcoal. In the simplicity of these materials, much power is held.
Suzanne has won numerous prizes in National Exhibitions as well as at the state and local levels. Her works are owned by collectors in Connecticut, Massachusetts and New York., and Maine.
When not actively creating, she is enjoying her life with her husband, her daughters and her two incredible grandchildren.
Suzanne’s work has been exhibited in the following locations:
The Salmagundi Gallery New York, NY
The New Britain Art League, New Britain CT
Mystic Museum of Art, Mystic CT
Connecticut Artist Shows at the Slater Museum
The Artists’ Cooperative Gallery of Westerly, Westerly RI
Marquis Gallery, New London, CT
Line/Shape Award The American Artists Professional League Members Only Online “Celebrating the Spirit of America”
President’s Award, American Artists Professional League 89th Grand National Exhibition
Content/Composition Prize, American Artists Professional League Members Only Online Portrait Theme Show
Line/Shape Prize, American Artists Professional League Members Only Celebrating the Spirit of America Theme Show
Honorable Mention, Marquis Gallery New London CT
Watercolor prize, Mystic Art Museum, Mystic CT
First prize, Connecticut Women Artists Members Show
Third Place, Mystic Art Museum, Mystic CT
The Washington Trust Award, Artist’s Cooperative Gallery of Westerly RI
Jerry’s Artarama Award, Artist’s Cooperative Gallery of Westerly RI
The American Artists Professional League- Elected Artist
The Connecticut Women Artists Organization- Elected Artist
The Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts- Associate Member
The Mystic Art Museum- Elected Artist