all concepts welcome
I am not limited to a specific style of art. There can be cubist, realistic, action painting, geometric, language, forms of all kinds in the same work. Anything and everything can happen. I invent and discover as the painting evolves, as writers often say their characters create their destiny. When I was in Rome at the American Academy I fell in love with the umbrella pines and that has been a continuous source of inspiration. There are other works that are focused on one subject, such as figures, landscapes, and abstraction. I hope that my paintings each present a singular experience that is profoundly engaging  and compelling.


2014 Cassian de Vere Cole Fine Art, London, England

2013 Cassian de Vere Cole Fine Art, London, England

2011 Galerie Nacional, San Jose, Costa Rica

2011 Wei Celeste Gallery, London, England

2009 “Stone Pines of Rome,” Broadbent Gallery, London, England

2007 Chard Art, Devon, England
2005 A. D. D. Gallery, Hudson, NY

2003 Landmark Gallery, Tarrytown, NY

2002 Show Walls Gallery, New York, NY

2001 Cassian de Vere Cole Fine Art, London, England

1999 Zella Gallery, London, England

1997 Zellermayer Galerie, Berlin, Germany

1997 Richard Heller Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

1995 Zellermayer Galerie, Berlin, Germany

1993 Works Gallery, Costa Mesa, CA


2020 Feld+Haus, Frankfurt, Germany

2011 Watermill Museum, Watermill, NY

2011 Meinblau e.V., Berlin, Germany

2008 Angus Broadbent Gallery,Three Artists, London, England

2008 Regarding Global Warming, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, N.Y.

2008 CCC Arts, Hudson, N.Y.

2006 A.I.R. Gallery, New York, NY

2006 “Design + Art”, CCC Arts, Hudson, N.Y.
2005 “Abstract Art”, CCC Arts, Hudson, N.Y.

2004 Michael Steinberg Fine Art, New York, NY

2004 A.I.R. Gallery, New York, NY

2003 A.I.R. Gallery, New York, NY

2003 Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Santa Monica, CA


Visiting Artist, American Academy of Rome

Pollock Krasner Foundation Grant

Yaddo Fellowship

Fellowship for Cite des Arts, Paris, France

Louis Comfort Tiffany Award

Skowhegan School Purchase Prize

Columbia University: Full Scholarship First Prize, Graduate Exibition

Philadelphia College of Art, First Award Sculpture, Second Award Fine Arts Dept., Skowhegan Scholarship


Philadelphia College of Art BFA
Skowhegan School of Art
Columbia University MFA


Susan Elias, ‘Stars,’ by Karen Yager, 2014

‘Susan Elias,’ by Gary Brandwynn, 2011

Register-Star, January 15, 2005

Pulse Magazine, January 13, 2005

New York Times, December 14, 2003

Taconic Weekend, November 20, 2003

James Steele, Architectual Digest, December 1996

Der Tagesspiegel, Berlin, February 25, 1995

“Current Abstractions”, Michael Darling, February 1994

“Susan Elias”, Peter Frank, December 1994

European Travel & Life, February 1994

L.A. Times, March 18, 1994

“Coastal Abstractions”, Peter Frank, September 1993

Braunschweiger Zeitung, May 9, 1989

Wolfenbütteler Zeitung, April22, 1989

L.A. Herald Examiner, Septmber 27, 1987

Art News, Summer 1977

Parnassus, Spring 1977