Suzanne Chamlin

WINNER: Suzanne Chamlin
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Suzanne Chamlin, Olive, OIl on Canvas, 14 x 18″, 2017, NFS


Based in Brooklyn, Suzanne Chamlin received her M.F.A. from Yale University in 1989 and her B.A. from Barnard College in 1985. Chamlin’s works are in the collections of the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C; The Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven; and the Nelson Atkins Museum, in Kansas City, Missouri. She is a recipient of residencies at the Albers Foundation, Yaddo, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, the Ragdale Foundation, Fundacion Valparaiso in Spain, and the Edna St. Vincent Millay Colony.

From the artist:
“The first stage of my painting process is a meditation and translation of what I see, and later I imagine into the space. I make changes until the piece feels like it has a sense of place. In my recent paintings, I am interested in the reduction of forms as a way to simplify and allow light and atmosphere to prevail.”

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