Suzanne Unrein

Studio Building
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Studio Location
Messerschmidt, Oil on Canvas, 68" x 78"
Rapid East, Oil on Canvas, 68" x 78"
Que Besa Su Mano, Oil on Canvas, 59" x 69"
A Thousand Ways, Oil on Canvas, 48" x 53"
Aestival, Oil on Canvas, 60" x 84"
Artist's Statement

I have been studying the Old Masters, abstracting their compositions. I started with Rubens, Correggio and Raphael, then branched out to less likely combinations of Poussin and Bougereau. Now it’s the animaliers of the 17th & 18th centuries, the boar hunts and dogfights. By combining the hounds from these genres with the figures from more epic scenes the dogs become a dysfunctional Greek chorus further confusing the summarizing of a scene. I am less interested in the narrative than the elements and forms that inspire the abstraction, and movement, with a larger range of color combinations. By combining figures from a variety of artists in a range of eras, I want to transport them from their original meaning into the contemporary domain and the challenge of newer interpretations.


Solo Exhibitions
2010 RARE Gallery, New York, NY
2008 “Suzanne Unrein.Subtracting Evolution,” Boltax Gallery, Shelter Island, NY

Two Person Exhibitions
2010 NEXT Art Fair, Boltax Gallery, Chicago, IL
”Suzanne Unrein & Craig Cully,” Galleri Urbane, Dallas, TX

Grants, Residencies & Awards

2009 Fellowship, Jentel Artist Residency Program
2007-8 Project Studio Recipient, Painting Space 122, NYC

Selected Group Exhibitions
2010 The Norwood Collection, Norwood, New York, NY
2009 SCOPE Miami, RARE Gallery, Miami Beach, FL
RARE Gallery, New York, NY
“Suzanne Unrein, Heejung Cho, Hong Seon Jang”, Gallery 201 at PS122, New York, NY