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Susanna Coffey
Biography
1977
Bachelor of Fine Art, Magna Cum Laude, University of Connecitcut at Storrs, Connecticut.
1979-1982
Art Teacher at the New Haven Correctional Center, Connecticut Mental Health Center, CETA Summer Program, and Hillhouse After School Program, New Haven, Connecticut.
1980
Connecticut Commission on the Arts.
1982
Master of Fine Art, Yale School of Art, New Haven, Connecticut.
1982-Present
The F. H. Sellers Professor in Painting (endowed chair 1998), with tenure, (1989) The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
1983
Visiting artist, Indiana University Northwest, Gary, Indiana.
1984
Ragdale Foundation Residency, Lake Forest, Illinois.
1985
Received Illinois Arts Council Grant.
Visiting artist, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois.
Associate professor, painting, University of Illinois, Circle Campus, Chicago, Illinois.
1987
Received S.A.I.C. Faculty Enrichment Grant (also in 1990 and 1991).
Visiting artist, University of Illinois, Champagne-Urbana, Illinois.
1988
Visiting lecturer and critic, Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama.
Visiting lecturer, University of Indiana, Bloomington, Indiana.
1989
Panelist, "The Role of a Liberal Arts Curriculum in the Education of Visual Arts," The School of Visual Arts. New York, New York.
Lecturer, Uptown Hull House, Chicago, Illinois.
1990
Received Chicago Artists Abroad Travel Grant.
1991
Visiting artist, Smith College, Northampton, Massachusetts.
Graduate advisor, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, Rhode Island.
Resident artist for students from the four Scottish art schools, Hospitalfield Trust, Abroath, Scotland.
1992
Marie Walsh Sharpe Foundation Studio Program.

Received Illinois Arts Council Grant.

Panelist, "Exposures, Women, and self-definition," Sazama Gallery, Chicago, Illinois. November, 1992.
Visiting artist, University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut.
1993
Received Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award.
Received National Endowment for the Arts.
Instructor, HEOP early college program, Parsons School of Design, New York, New York.
Instructor, Design and Color, Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, New York.
Visiting lecturer and critic, New York Academy of Figurative Art, New York, New York.
Visiting lecturer and critic, Tyler School of Art, Elkins Park, Pennsylvania.
Curator, Home Girls, Beacon Street Gallery at Uptown Hull House, Chicago, IL
1994
Received Academy Award in Art from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.
Visiting instructor and lecturer, Bard College, Hudson, New York.
Visiting lecturer and critic, Yale School of Art, New Haven, Connecticut.
Lecturer and graduate critic, Four Painters Series, The Boston Museum School, Boston, Massachusetts.
Lecturer and critic, The New York Studio School, New York, New York.
Visiting lecturer, Williams College, Williamstown, Massachusetts.
Curator, Prodigal Daughter, Rockford College Art Gallery, catalog with essay by Dr. Carol Becker.
1994-2006
Visiting critic, The Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, Vermont.
1995
Lecturer, Instructor of drawing marathon, Randolph-Macon College, Lynchburg, Virginia.
Visiting artist, The University of Illinois, Champagne-Urbana, Illinois.
Visiting lecturer and critic, Royal College of Art, London, United Kingdom.
Critic and Instructor of Drawing Marathon, The New York Studio School, New York, New York.
1995-1996
Received The Hassam, Speicher, Betts, and Symons Funds Purchase Award from The American Academy of Arts and Letters, 1995 and 1996.
1996
Received The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship.
Instructor, Intro painting, New York University, New York, New York.
Instructor "Imaging the Inferno", Studio Art Center International, Florence, Italy.
Graduate advisor, The American University, Washington, D.C.
1997
Panelist, "Face to Face," Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois. November 8, 1997.
Lecturer and graduate critic, Yale School of Art, New Haven, Connecticut.
Visiting lecturer, The New York Studio Program, New York, New York.
Visiting lecturer and graduate critic, The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
1998
Visiting lecturer, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, New York.
1999
Instructor, The Cooper Union School of Art and Design, New York, New York.
Visiting lecturer, Parsons School of Design, New York, New York.
Artist-in-Residence, The Studio Art Exhibition Program, Jaffe-Friede & Strauss Galleries, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire.
Lecturer, The College of Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina.
Visiting instructor, lecturer, graduate critic, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts.
Lecturer and graduate seminar, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa.
Visiting lecturer and graduate critic, The University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon.
2000
Lecturer and critic, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, Massachusetts.
Instructor, Advanced Painting, The Cooper Union School of Art and Design, New York, New York.
Lecturer and critic, Herron School of Art, Indianapolis, Indiana.
Lecture series, The New York Academy of Figurative Art, New York, New York.
2001
Panelist, "Identities: Contemporary Portraiture," New Jersey Center for Visual Arts, Summit, New Jersey.
Panelist, "Figuration in Contemporary Art," College Art Association Annual Conference, Chicago, Illinois.
Lecturer and critic, The University of Washington at Seattle, Seattle, Washington.
Lecturer and critic, The University of North Carolina, Greensboro, North Carolina.
Lecturer and critic, Yale School of Art, New Haven, Connecticut.
Instructor, Advanced Painting, The Cooper Union School of Art and Design, New York, New York.
Lecturer and critic, Western Connecticut State College, Danbury, Connecticut.
2002
Participant, "Symposium on Thomas Eakins, Scholars/ Artists Day" The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Painting instructor, Advanced Painting, The Cooper Union School of Art and Design, New York, New York.
Visiting lecturer and critic, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Visiting lecturer and critic, The University of California at Davis, Davis, California.
Visiting lecturer and critic, The University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Presenter, "Symposium on Religious Paradox/Ambiguity and Materiality," Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
2003
Visiting lecturer and critic, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, Massachusetts.
Visiting lecturer and critic, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts.
Visiting lecturer and critic, The University of Washington, Seattle, Washington.
Visiting lecturer and critic, Kendall School of Art, Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Visiting lecturer and critic, Oxbow School of Art, Saugatuck, Michigan.
Visiting lecturer and critic, Hampshire College, Amherst, Massachusetts.
Visiting lecturer and critic, Western Connecticut State College, Danbury, Connecticut.
Curator, Paying Attention, Creative Arts Workshop, New Haven, Connecticut.
2004
Visiting lecturer and critic, Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut.
Drawing instructor, The American Academy of Design, New York, New York.
Painting instructor, The Anderson Ranch, Aspen, Colorado.
Instructor, The Marie Walsh Sharpe Summer Program for H.S. Juniors, Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Visiting faculty, The New York Studio School, New York, New York.
Visiting lecturer and Curator for The Halsey Gallery, The College of Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina.
Visiting lecturer and critic, Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana.
2005
Lecturer, "On Failure," The New York Studio School, New York, New York.
Panelist, "Portraiture, An Historical Perspective," The Staten Island Museum, New York, New York.
Panelist, "Color and Paint," College Art Association Annual Conference, Atlanta, Georgia.
Painting instructor, The New York Studio School, New York, New York.
Visiting lecturer, Pace University, New York, New York.
2006
Residency at Bellagio, Lake Como, Italy. May, 2006.
Member of The National Academy of Art and Design, since 1999.
Visiting lecturer and critic, The Maryland Institute of Art, Baltimore, Maryland.
Visiting lecturer and critic, Yale School of Art, New Haven, Connecticut.
Instructor, The New York Studio School, New York, New York.
2007
Resident Faculty, Skowhegan, Maine.
Lecture - Susanna Coffey, Lecture Center 102, School of Fine and Performing Arts. Suny at New Paltz. New Paltz, NY. November 14, 7:15 p.m.
Sponsored by the Student Art Alliance.
Instructer, Advanced Painting and graduate Advisor, Yale School of Art, New Haven, Connecticut.
2008
Honorary Doctorate and Commencement speaker, The Pennsylvania College of the Arts, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
The Hassam, Speicher, Betts, and Symons Funds Purchase Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.
Lecture, critiques, Massachusetts College of Art, Low Residency Program, Provincetown, Massachusetts.
Lecture, Kalamazoo Museum of Art, Kalamazoo, Michigan.
"The Wier Farm Lecture," Western Connecticut State College.
2009
Lecture - Susanna Coffey, New York Academy of Art, New York, New York, November 4.
Graduate Critiques and Seminar, MICA, Hofberger School.
Lecture and Critiques, Vermont Studio Center.
Summer Painting Class, Jung Ang University, Seoul, Korea.
Panel, "Closed and Open Form: Clarity/Ambiguity 2009," Artists Equity Association. New York, New York.
Panel, WNYC Community Advisory Board Art Coverage Symposium.
The John Hultberg Memorial Prize for Painting The National Academy Museum, New York, New York.
2010
Panel, CAA 2010, "Painting Here in Chicago," Chicago, Ilinois.
Panel, "Portraiture," The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, Illinois.
Panel, "The Serious and the Sublime," Eastern Connecticut State University. Willimantic, Connecticut, November.
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