About the Artist

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Artist Suzanne Wiggin’s roots are planted deep in the swamps of Louisiana. She moved to New Mexico as a young woman and fell in love with the light and the landscape. Her early work focuses on the beauty of the Southwest and has expanded considerably over the years.

Recently, Suzanne has added printmaking to her repertoire of work. Through monotypes and etchings, she has taken her work to a new level. She has explored beyond landscape into several subjects, such as leaf crowns and flower buds.

Suzanne makes her home in a valley near the quaint, art-centric town of Taos. Much of her work is landscapes with the stunning light the area offers. A wealth of colors come in every shade throughout the seasons, giving her an endless variety of scenes to work from. The trees, the leaves, the mountains, the waterways... All have been captured in their timeless beauty through the movements of her brush.


Biography

EDUCATION

1994    MFA, Boston University, Boston, MA. Painting.
1992    MA, Utah State University, UT. Painting.
1985    BAE, University of NM, Albuquerque, NM. Art Education and French.
1983    L’Universite d’Aix-Marseille III, Aix-en-Provence, France.
1980    Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Sao Paulo, Brazil.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2008    Art Works Gallery, Fairbanks, AK.
2006    Fenix Gallery, Taos, NM.
2006    Meyer-Munson Gallery, Santa Fe, NM.
2004    Meyer-Munson Gallery, Santa Fe, NM.
2003    Fenix Gallery, Taos, NM.
2003    Gail Harvey Gallery, Santa Monica, CA.
2002    The Munson Gallery, Santa Fe, NM.
2001     Gail Harvey Gallery, Santa Monica, CA.
2000    The Munson Gallery, Santa Fe, NM.
1999     Gail Harvey Gallery, Santa Monica, CA.
1998     The Munson Gallery, Santa Fe, NM.
1997      Opus Gallery, NY, NY.
1996     The Munson Gallery, Santa Fe, NM.
1994     Collins-Pettit Gallery, Taos, NM.
1991      Collins-Pettit Gallery, Taos, NM.
1989     Grycner Gallery, Lahaina, HI.

INVITATIONAL EXHIBITIONS

2013     Blue Rain Gallery, Santa Fe, NM.
2009    Sedona Plein Air Festival, Sedona Art Center, AZ.
2003    Harwood Museum of Art, Taos, NM. Contemporary Art/Taos
2002    Foothills Art Center, Golden, CO. Taos Art Today-Northern New Mexico Printmakers
1998     Albuquerque Museum, NM.
1997     Arvada Center, Arvada, CO. Taos Today Exhibition.
1997     Anderson Contemporary Art. Albuquerque, NM.
1995     American Academy of Arts and Letters. NY, NY.

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2015      Taos Spirit, Winterowd Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM.

2012     The Munson Gallery, Chatham, MA.
2012     Pressing On, Taos, NM.
2011      Geoffrey Lasko Gallery, Taos, NM. Ten Taos Printmakers.
2005    The Munson Gallery, Chatham, MA.
2004    Sandy Carson Gallery, Denver, CO.
2003    Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson, AZ. Six Degrees Print Exchange.
2003    Fenix Gallery, Taos, NM.  Print as Art.
1999    Meyer Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ.
1997    Gail Harvey Gallery, Santa Monica, CA.
1996    Sandy Carson Gallery, Denver, CO.
1996    Collins-Pettit Gallery, Taos, NM.
1995    Trinity Arts Group, Atlanta, GA.
1995    Slingshot, Santa Fe, NM.
1994    Boston University Art Gallery, Boston, MA.
1992    New Gallery, Houston, TX.
1992    Collins-Pettit Gallery, Taos, NM.
1991     Le Mieux Gallery, New Orleans, LA.
1990    Vermont Studio School Gallery, Johnson, VT.
1988    Thompson Gallery, University of NM, Albuquerque, NM.

 

JURIED SHOWS

2013     RedLine, Denver, CO.  528.0 Exhibition.
2011      Harwood Museum, Mexorado, Taos, NM.
2000    Museum of Fine Arts, Santa Fe, NM.
1997     Open Studios’ Western States Competition.
1996     Museum of Fine Arts, Santa Fe, NM.
1996     SITE Santa Fe, Monothon, Santa Fe, NM.
1991      Shoestring Gallery, Rochester, NY.
1991      Boise State University Gallery of Art, Boise, ID.
1990    Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art, Logan, UT.
1990    Tippetts Exhibit Hall, Logan, UT.

COMMISSION

1993    Altarpiece commissioned for the San Lorenzo a Grignano Church, Santa Maria (Chianti), Italy.

PUBLISHED  ARTICLES

Southwest Art – July, 2008
Santa Fean – June/July, 2008
Western Art Collector – 2008
100 Artists of the Southwest – 2006
Focus/Santa Fe – June/July, 2006
American Art Collector – May, 2006
Taos News – November 26, 2003
Pasatiempo – August 30, 2002.
Albuquerque Journal – October 20, 2000.
Art Talk – July, 1999.
Albuquerque Journal – August 6, 1998.
New American Painting – Fall, 1997.
Denver Post – August 23, 1997.
Albuquerque Journal – June 15, 1997.
Taos News – May 1, 1997.
Southwest Art – April, 1997.
Pasatiempo – June 12, 1996.
Santa Fe Reporter – March 27, 1996.
Santa Fean – March, 1996.
The Magazine – August, 1995.
The Magazine – November, 1994.
The Houston Post – July 23, 1992.
Taos Magazine – July, 1991.

PERMANENT COLLECTIONS

Hallmark Collection
Harwood Museum
ICG Communications
Knoxville Museum of Fine Art
MCI
Media News Group
Neenan Co.
Sunwest Bank
Paramount Pictures
Partridge Designs
Ritz Carlton
St Vincent Hospital
Texaco
Wildwood Enterprises