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We are about to embark on a maiden voyage like few others. 

Step on the gangway of our noble sailing ship. 

She’s built of strong oak with three tall masts fashioned of conifer.  

We will be visiting destinations both real and mythical. Some might be fabrications of your imagination. you will have to determine which is which.  



History describes for us an imagined past in which all civilizations suffer and perish. Art history and science describe and record cultural remnants as facts, this is humankinds folly and hubris.

Our shared sentiments around this collective memory we call history. History makes us feel better, but only serves up the proof that all human imaginings are perishable no matter our false sense of permanence.

Mankind repeats one simple story in myriad form: Someone comes to town, a set of circumstances change those involved; someone leaves town changed. Artists of all stripes continue to reinvent this basic narrative structure and mankind will continue to know himself as unique to an indifferent universe.

I attempt to make beautiful and timeless images that describe our shared narratives.



Hometown, Kansas City Missouri
Lives and works in Kingston, NY

Education: Kansas City Art Institute

Kevin Paulsen is represented by Kenise Barnes Fine Art and Nantucket House


Spiritus Mundi

Group Exhibition

Bullet Gallery
292 3rd Street btw. Avenue C and D

New York City

2017-2019 Nantucket House              ongoing

                  Kenise Barnes Fine Art      ongoing

Rockland County Center for the Arts

2014  Bergdorf Goodman 7th floor

          May 10th thru August 10th

2012 Nantucket House, Nantucket, MA

2011 Bergdorf Goodman 7th floor and windows along 5th Ave.

         Graphicus Gallery Nantucket MA

         Nantucket House, Nantucket MA

2010 Kelley Roy Gallery, Miami FL

         Nantucket House, Nantucket MA


2009 Southern Vermont Arts Center

         Nantucket House, Nantucket MA

         Nathan Turner, Los Angeles CA.

2008 Kelley Roy Gallery, Miami Florida!

         Nantucket House, Nantucket MA

         Nathan Turner, Los Angeles CA

         Tyler Taylor Fine Art, New Cannan CT.

2007 Bergdorf Goodman, New York NY

         David Findlay Gallery, New York NY!

2006 Gore Dean, Washington DC


2005 David Findlay Gallery, New York NY

         L&E Reid Fine Art and Antiques, New Preston CT

2004 Wetmore & Buchheit, Woodstock VT

         L&E.Nantucket MA!


2003 Wright Gallery, Kingston NY




My grandmother taught me to knit and last year, as fears of the virus mounted, I found myself knitting in the evenings. I know that it brought me comfort, as if her spirit was surrounding me. I didn’t consciously decide it would become part of my work. But as I looked at the patterns that emerged they began to take on a spiritual hue and I wanted to see them as part of a larger canvas. At this point in my life, I am much more conscious of how music and  a love of materials are interwoven in my work. More than ever before, this last year has reinforced the lesson that life is not predictable, that there is no guarantee as to what the future brings. Consequently, this realization has allowed me to put more of a trust in my intuition, and to rely on the inner resources which have made me who I am.


The main component of my work is cord filler, a thick woven type of rope used in upholstery. To begin each piece, is to compose with the line of the cord. The wave or spiral of the cord moves to an inner beat. It has to remain in harmony and balance. I then paint, and incorporate found remnants of fabric. The knitted pieces fill in as a kind of memory the past, and a filter for the future. 

Working intuitively allows me the freedom to work without a preconceived vision of what the ending will be. When I begin each piece, I know only the materials I will be using and  I have a general idea of the colors, but I remain in the dark as to how it will culminate in composition and placement of materials.  

This approach allows me to be in sync with a natural flow and rhythm, while leaving me open to surprises, constant inspiration. And endless possibilities. 


Susan Mastrangelo was born and raised in New York City and Washington D.C. She studied at the Kansas City Art Institute and the New York Studio School, and received her MFA from Boston University under the tutelage of Philip Guston. Based in New York since graduate school, she has shown nationally and internationally, and is a recipient of a Mercedes Matter Award, a Rockwell Grant and two grants from the Pollock Krasner Foundation. She has been a visiting artist at the American Academy in Rome, a guest at Civitella Raneri, and a resident at Yaddo, The Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, The Ragdale Foundation, The Triangle Workshop (as a student of Anthony Caro), and the Tyrone Guthrie Center. For 27 years she taught and chaired the Art Department at the Buckley School in New York City, and now works as a full time multidisciplinary artist at the Can Factory in Gowanus, Brooklyn. 


75 Henry Street 30b, Brooklyn, NY, 11201



2020 Mercedes Matter Award, The New York Studio School, New York

2015 Visiting Artist / Scholar, The American Academy in Rome, Rome Italy

2015 Guest of Civitella Ranieri, Umbertide, Italy
2009 Rockwell Grant, The Taft School, Connecticut
2000-05 Elizabeth Foundation Subsidized Art Studio
1996 Tyrone Guthrie Center Residency, New Bliss, Ireland
1994 The Ragdale Foundation Residency, Lake Forest, Illinois
1991 Virginia Center For the Arts Residency, Virginia
1991 The Triangle Workshop with Anthony Caro, Pine Plains, NY
1990 The Pollock Krasner Foundation
1990 Yaddo Residency, Saratoga, NY
1990 Virginia Center for the Arts Residency, VA
1987 The Pollock Krasner Foundation


2021 Safe At Home, 490 Atlantic, Brooklyn, NY
2019 Installation, Pulse, Brooklyn Infusion Center, Brooklyn, NY
2019 Common Denominators, Schauraum K3, Feminale 09, Simbach am Inn, Germany
2014 Narcissism and the Self Portrait, Ann Street Gallery, Installation, Newburgh, NY
2013 Street Scenes, Windows Installation, Imogen Holloway Gallery, Saugerties, NY
2012 Motion Pictures, Melville House, Collaboration With Poet, Albert Mobilio, Brooklyn, NY

2010 Slice of Life, Saint Peters, The Narthex Sculpture Installation, NY, NY
2009 Slice of Life, Mark Potter Gallery, The Taft School, CT
2005 Sculpture, The Square One Gallery, NY, NY
2004 About Face, The Durst Organization, NY, NY
2003-2006 Heads In Limbo, Art Resources Transfer, Online Exhibition
2000 Installation of Heads, Art Resources, NY, NY
2000 Heads, Heads, Heads, Locus Media Inc., NY, NY
1997 Sculpture, Curcio/Spector Gallery, NY, NY
1997 Small Sculpture, Galerie du Tableau, Marseille, France
1990 Sculpture, Philippe Staib Gallery, NY, NY
1990 Wood Sculpture, Installation of Sculpture, Estate of Augustus St. Gaudens, Cornish, NH


2021 The Subject Is The Line, Thompson Giroux, Chatham, NY
2021 Where The Wind Blows, Three Person Show, The Lockwood Gallery, Kingston, NY

2021 Hermerica, Woodstock Byrcliffe Guild, Woodstock, NY
2020 The 11 Women of Spirit, Zürcher Gallery, NY, NY
2020 Magnum Opus 490, Atlantic, Brooklyn, NY

2019 En Masse, Thompson Giroux, Chatham, NY
2019 Three Dimensional Objects and Assemblages, City-Museum of Neuotting, Neuottting, Germany

2019 Schauraum K3, Druckgraphik, Simbach am Inn, Germany
2018 Parallel Realities, Collarworks Gallery, Troy, NY
2017 Hygge, Cross Contemporary Art, Saugerties, NY
2017 A Decade in the Making, Watson MacRae Gallery, Sanibel Island , FL
2017 Declaration of Sentiments, Athens Cultural Center, Installation, Athens, NY
2017 Saugerties Sculpture Celebration, Cross Contemporary Gallery, Saugerties, NY
2016 Cowgirls of the Hudson #5, Brik Gallery, Catskill, NY
2016 Group Show, Sideshow Gallery, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY

2014  Narcissism and the Self Portrait, Installation, Ann Street Gallery, Newburgh, NY

2015  Ulterior Motif, The Painting Center, NY, NY

2015 Thrice Legendary or Forever Then, Centatto, Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY
2015 The Artist in the Studio, BRIC House Media, Brooklyn, NY
2015 Group Show, Sideshow Gallery, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY
2014 21 & Counting, The Painting Center, NY, NY
2013 Women’s Stories, Watson MacRae Gallery, Sanibel Island, FL
2013 Group Show, SideShow Gallery, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY
2012 Cowgirls of The Hudson, Brik Gallery, Catskill, NY
2012 Whale Oil to Whole Foods, Green County Council on the Arts, Catskill, NY
2012 Group Show, Watson MacRae Gallery, Sanibel Island, FL
2012 New York Artists, Watson MacRae Gallery, Sanibel Island, FL
2012 Group Show, SideShow Gallery, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY
2011 Drawing the Line, From Process to Purpose, Watertown Arsenal, Watertown, MA

2011 It’s All Good, Sideshow Gallery,, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY
2010 Cowgirls of the Hudson, Brik Gallery, Catskill, New York, NY
2010 Group Show, Sideshow Gallery, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY
2009 Feminale 09, Schauraum K3, Simbach am Inn, Germany
2009 Works on Paper, Kentler Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2009 It’s a Wonderful Life, Sideshow Gallery, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY
2008 What’s in a Face, Salena Gallery, Long Island University, Brooklyn, NY
2008 PEACE, Sideshow Gallery, Williamsburg, New York, NY
2007 Exhibition of Triangle Artists, DUMBO, Brooklyn, NY
2007 Cowgirls of the Hudson, Brik Gallery, Sculpture and Painting, Catskill, NY
2007 Painters and Sculptors that Create Faces, Brik Gallery, Faces, Catskill, NY
2007 Dialogue, 6 Artists of Irish Ancestry, National Arts Club, NY, NY
2007 War Is Over Again, Sideshow Gallery, Williamsburg, New York
2006 Cowgirls of the Hudson, Brik, Catskill, New York, NY
2006 Dimension, The Art League of Long Island, Dix Hills, New York, NY
2005 Visual Arts and Jazz, The Orensanze, Vision Festival, New York, NY
2005 Silent Auction, Groundswell Mural Project Benefit, Artist Space, New York, NY

2004 Three Artists, Painting and Sculpture, A.D.D. Gallery, Hudson, NY
2003 According With Nadelman: Contemporary Affinities, June Kelly Gallery, NY, NY

2003 Sculpture, A.D.D. Gallery, Hudson, NY
2002 The Orensanze, Vision Festival, Visual Arts and Jazz, NY, NY
2002 Painting and Sculpture Benefit, Art Resources, New York, NY
2002 Three Women Sculptors, A.D.D. Gallery, Hudson, NY

2001 Painting and Sculpture Benefit, Art Resources, NY, NY 2001 Sculpture, Islip Art Museum, Islip, NY
2000 Performance of Visual Art, Locus Media, NY, NY 2000 Painting and Sculpture, Art Resources, NY, NY

2000 Boxes, Locus Media, NY, NY
2000 Conversation, Painting and Sculpture, Art Resources, NY, NY
1999 Painting and Sculpture, Rudolf Huber Wilkoff Gallery, Simbach, Am Inn, Germany

1999 Take Out Eat In, Molloy College Rockville Center, NY
1995 Behind the Eight Ball, Organization of Independent Artists, NY, NY
1991 Triangle Workshop Artists, Usdan Gallery, Bennington, Vermont
1990 Chelsea Vaudeville, Chelsea Artists, NY, NY
1989 Sculpture, Philippe Staib Gallery, NY, NY
1989 Form and Fetish, Sorkin Gallery, NY, NY
1987 Hybrids, Addison Ripley Gallery, Washington D.C.
1987 Sculpture, A.I.R. Gallery, NY, NY
1987 Sculpture and Painting, J.L. Becker Gallery, Provincetown, MA
1986 Painted Sculpture, Art In General, NY, NY
1883 Constructed Images, Lucky Strike, NY, NY
1981 Painting Show, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, NY, NY
1977 Paintings and Drawings, Washington Post, Washington D.C


1991-2017 Head of the Art Department, The Buckley School, NY, NY
2013 Reading of Heads in Limbo, and Display of Small Heads, Lesley Heller Gallery, NY, NY

2012 Panel Discussion Collaboration of Poets and Artists, Melville House, Brooklyn, NY 2009 Rockwell Visiting Artist, The Taft School, Watertown, CT
2008 Curator of exhibition What’s in a Face, Long Island University, Brooklyn, NY
2007 Curator of exhibition What’s in a Face, Brik Gallery, Catskill, NY
2005 Visiting Artist, Pace University, NY, NY
2003 Book titled Heads in Limbo, Collaboration with poet Geoffrey O’Brien
1991-94 Member of the Advisory Board, Fashion Institute of Technology, NY, NY
1987 Curator of Sculpture Show Hybrids, Addison Ripley Gallery, Washington, DC
1979 Visiting Artist, Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA
1977-80 Instructor of Painting and Drawing, Fisher College, Boston, MA.


1977 M.F.A., Fellowship, Student of Philip Guston, Boston University, Boston, MA

1974 B.F.A., Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO
1973 The New York Studio School, NY, NY
1973 Tangelwood Summer Program, Lenox, MA

1971 Montgomery College, Rockville, MD


2021 Corona, Sarah, Mercedes Matter Awards, Margalit Startup City, Art Spiel, February 8, 2021

2020 Wilkin, Karen, “At the Galleries”, Hudson Review
2020 Kirkpatrick, Catherine, “Artists on Coping: Susan Mastrangelo”, Art Spiel, June 25, 2020

2019 Dreidimensional, Neuotting, Germany, Passauer Neue Press, May, 2019
2019 Rosenberg, Von Imme, “Draht, Papier, New York”, Passauer Neue Presse, June 7, 2019
2017 “Declaration of Sentiments”, The Albany, Times Union, June, 2017
2017 Arts Alive / Green County Council On The Arts, Greene County, NY
2015 Butler Sharon, Weekly Feature, “Two Coats of Paint”, September 2015
2012 Ecpat Auction, “Art Critical”, January 2013
2010 Waldhorn Alexandra, “Motion Art”, Our Town, June 18, 2010
2007 Ghen, Dina, “Photographs of Art Collection”, Loft Magazine
2007 Alarconez, Alvaro E., “They Look Good at Brik”, The Daily Mail, August 2007
2006 Nadelman, Cynthia, “American Ceramics”, July 2006
2006 Gilbert, Debora, “Cowgirls”, The Daily Mail, August 4, 2006
2005 Seligman, Tina, “A Day in Art”, Magazine Art
2004 Ghen, Dina, “Photographs of Art Collection”, Interior Design
2003 Geoffrey O’Brien, “Accompanied Poems”, Heads in Limbo
2003 Wei, Lilly, “According with Nadelman”, Art News, October 2003
2003 Seligman, Tina, “Vision Festival”, Magazine Art
2003 Naves, Mario, “According With Nadelman”, The New York Observer, July 7 2003
2003 Lombardi, Dominick, “Keeping it Simple With Color and Form”, The New York Times, Feb 16

2003 Fintz, Jeanette, “Departures, Arrivals and Pitstops”, The Artful Mind, February
2000 Johnson, Ken, “Conversation Show”, The New York Times, August 4
2000 Avery, Susan, “Head Trip”, NewYork Magazine, April 17
1999 Braff, Phyllis, “Take Out, Eat In”, The New York Times, February 21
1994 Nadelman, Cynthia, “Sculptors Drawings, Drawing”
1990 Cyphers, Peggy, “One Person Show”, Arts Magazine
1990 Glueck, Grace, “An Art School Says Thanks”, The New York Times, September 24
1987 Lewis, Jo Ann, “Hybrids”, The Washington Post, January 13


I was born in Hobart. The imagery of Tasmania is both vegetal and mythical and is all over my work. It repeats and transforms in scale and in context as I paint it into my narrative.

This subject is also structured with many elements of my remembered landscape. This landscape was all around me growing up on the edge of Lindisfarne, populated with plant forms - from dry bush, eucalypts, rainforest ferns, pandani to my Fathers fruit garden. I add to this my fascination with the ancient heads and shapes created by Daniel Herbert on the Ross Bridge. Weaving all these influences into my painting is deliberate. I wish it to evoke a multiplicity of readings.

The imagery of my paintings comes from a process. I draw on site in Tasmania, as well from memory, extracting and repeating shapes based on the drawings. I study Tasmanian history from notes and photographs left to me by my uncle Norman Laird, also a Tasmanian artist. My palette reflects the lush colours I experienced wandering in this wondrous landscape, as a child, as a young man and as an adult.
I want my paintings to envelop and transport the viewer to come along on a journey, to share and learn more as we go, about the mystery of nature, its wildness and its underlying structure. My hope is that we are all reminded of the unique history of this place.



99 Commercial Street, Brooklyn, New York 11222, USA

2019 - Tasmanian Devil, Casimir Effect Gallery, New York
2018 - Greenpoint Open Studios, Brooklyn, New York
2017 - Artist of the Week, Pierogi Gallery, New York
2016 - Mobile Gallery, Bushwick Open Studios, Brooklyn, New York
2015 - Water Witch, Cross Contemporary Art, Saugerties, NY
2013 - Ship of Fools Mural, Hungry Ghost Café, BRIC Arts/ Media House, NY
2010 - Tasmanian Devil, Yes Gallery, Brooklyn, New York

          - Artist of the Week, Pierogi Gallery, New York
1999 - Drawings, Amarin Cafe Gallery, Brooklyn, New York

2021 - Where Winds May Blow, Lockwood Gallery, Kingston NY

          - Unicorn, Store for Rent Gallery, Brooklyn NY
2019 - First, Second, and Third Person, Pierogi Gallery, New York

          - Spiritus Mundi, 292 Theatre Gallery, New York, NY
2015 - 3 Curators: 3 Exhibitions, New York Studio School Gallery, New York 2014 - 20th Anniversary Exhibition, Pierogi Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

          - Collection, Cross Contemporary Art, Saugerties, NY
          - From the Vault, Imogen Holloway Gallery, Saugerties, NY
          - Top Drawer, Imogen Holloway Gallery, Saugerties, NY
          - Mobile Gallery, Bushwick Open Studios, New York
          - Sideshow Nation 11: The Alamo, Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2013 - Housewarming: Notions of Home from the Center of the Universe, BRIC

          - Unhinged, Pierogi Gallery, Brooklyn, New York
          - Affordable Art Fair, New York, NY
          - Sideshow Nation, Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, New York

          - Mobile Gallery, Bushwick Open Studios, Brooklyn, New York

          - Beasts and Bodies, Schema Projects, Brooklyn, NewYork

2012 - Open Mic: Occupy, Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, New York

          - Bushwackers, Bushwick Open Studios, New York
          - Joy Taylor and Garry Nichols, Imogen Holloway Gallery, Saugerties, NY

          - The Mysteries of Love and Life, Thompson Giroux Gallery, Chatham, NY

          - Land Escape, Parallel Art Space, New York
          - GO: Brooklyn, Organized by Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, New York -

2011  - 7 New York Painters, Brik Gallery, Catskill, New York
          - Surrealism, Factory Fresh Gallery, Brooklyn, New York

1994 - 2010 - Exhibited in New York City, Upstate New York and Japan - 1994

1985 - 1994 - Exhibited with Stella Downer Fine Art, Sydney, Australia

          - Exhibited with MacQuarie Gallery, Sydney, Australia


- Osaka Hilton Hotels, Osaka, Japan
- Westpac Bank, New York, NY - ARTBank, Sydney, Australia

- Samuel P. Harn Museum, University of Florida, Gainesville - Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
- National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia
- Burnie Regional Museum, Tasmania, Australia
- University of Newcastle, N.S.W., Australia
- Gustav and Vita Peterson, New York, NY
- Dr. Moe and Nancy Vokshoor, New York, NY

- William Wright and Hillarie Mais, Sydney, Australia

- National Art School, Sydney, Australia
- Senator Rob Valentine, Hobart, Australia
- Jen Dragon, Saugerties, New York

- Tom Burckhardt, New York, NY

- Hobart, Tasmania

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