Susan Bee

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Ahava, Berlin , 2012 Oil, Enamel, And Sand On Canvas 24 X 36 In. © courtesy of the artist
Face to Face , 2013 Oil And Enamel On Canvas 20 X 24 In. © courtesy of the artist
Criss Cross, 2012 Oil, Enamel And Sand On Canvas 24 X 30 In. © courtesy of the artist
Fred and Adele , 2012 Oil And Enamel On Canvas 24 X 20 In. © courtesy of the artist
Light in the Forest , 1973 Oil On Canvas 19" X 26" © Courtesy of the artist
Buster 'n Sis , 1992 Mixed Media On Canvas 40.5" X 50" © Collection: Susan Bernstein and Daniel Kleinman
Her Candle Burns Hot , 1999 Oil And Collage On Linen 48" X 34" © Courtesy of the artist
Eye of the Storm , 2007 Oil On Linen 48" X 51" © Courtesy of the artist
Valentine , 2012 Oil, Enamel, And Collage On Canvas 10" X 10" © Courtesy of the artist and Accola Griefen Gallery
Out the Window , 2011 Oil And Enamel On Linen 16" X 20" © Courtesy of the artist and Accola Griefen Gallery
Pieta , 2011 Oil On Linen 14" X 18" © Courtesy of the artist and Accola Griefen Gallery
Arrested , 2011 Oil On Linen 18" X 14" © Courtesy of the artist and Accola Griefen Gallery
The Trip , 2012 Oil On Canvas 18" X 24" © Courtesy of the artist and Accola Griefen Gallery
Death in Venice , 2011 Oil On Linen 18" X 24" © Courtesy of the artist and Accola Griefen Gallery
Haunted House , 2011 Oil On Linen 20" X 16" © Courtesy of the artist and Accola Griefen Gallery
Alphabet of Trees , 2012 Oil On Canvas 20" X 24" © Courtesy of the artist and Accola Griefen Gallery
Pennies from Heaven, 2011 Oil On Linen 16" X 20" © courtesy Accola Griefen Gallery
Doomed to Win, 1983 Oil On Linen 50" X 54" © Susan Bee
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Susan Bee  is a painter, editor, and book artist, who lives in New York. Bee is represented by Accola Griefen Gallery , New York, where she will have a solo show of new paintings from May 23-June 29, 2013. Criss Cross: New Paintings will be accompanied by a catalog with an essay by art critic and poet, Raphael Rubinstein.

She has had six solo exhibitions of her paintings and works on paper at A.I.R. Gallery in New York. Her work has also been included in numerous group exhibitions in the United States and abroad. She had a fellowship at MacDowell Colony in 2012.

Bee has published fourteen artist books including collaborations with poets Susan Howe, Johanna Drucker, Charles Bernstein, Jerome Rothenberg, Regis Bonvicino, and Jerome McGann. Bee is the coeditor, with Mira Schor, of M/E/A/N/I/N/G Online.

Susan Bee has a BA from Barnard College and a MA in Art from Hunter College. She teaches at the School of Visual Arts and at the University of Pennsylvania.


1997    Hunter College, M.A., Art
1973    Barnard College, B.A., Art History and Art
            High School of Music and Art, NY

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2013    Criss Cross, Accola Griefen Gallery (upcoming) (catalog)
            "Susan Bee, Breathing Room," The Brooklyn Rail, New York, NY
2011   "Recalculating: New Paintings," A.I.R. Gallery, New York
2010   "Susan Bee: A Retrospective," Kelly Writer's House, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
2009   "Eye of the Storm: New Paintings," A.I.R. Gallery, New York, 2009
2006   "Seeing Double: Paintings by Susan Bee and Miriam Laufer," A.I.R. Gallery, New York, (catalog with essay by Johanna Drucker)
2004   "Sign Under Test: Paintings and Artist’s Books," Pacific Switchboard Art Space, Portland, Oregon
2003   "Miss Dynamite: New Paintings," A.I.R. Gallery, New York
2002   "Miss Dynamite and Other Tales," Olin Art Gallery, Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio
2001   "Ice Cream Sunday: Paintings and Works on Paper," Ben Shahn Galleries, William Paterson University of New Jersey, (catalog with essay by David Shapiro)
2000   "New Work," Herbert H. Lehman Suite, Rare Books and Manuscript Library, School of International Affairs, Columbia University, New York
1999   "Beware the Lady: New Paintings and Works on Paper," A.I.R. Gallery, New York (catalog with an essay by John Yau)
           "Touchdown, Recent Paintings, Cornershop Gallery, Buffalo
1998   "Post-Americana: New Paintings," A.I.R. Gallery, New York
1997   "Recent Paintings and a New Artist's Book," Granary Books Gallery, New York
1992   "New Paintings," Virginia Lust Gallery, New York
1997   "Altered Images," Jack Morris Gallery, New York
1972   "Solo Show," Office of the Graduate School, Columbia University, New York

Selected Group Exhibitions
2013    40/40 Show 40: A.I.R. Gallery, NY, curated by Lilly Wei
            A.I.R. Gallery 40th Anniversary Exhibit, Louise McCagg Gallery, The Diana Center, curated by Marley Blue Lewis and Emma Quaytman
2011   "Au Plaisir du Livre: Collectif Generation et les nouvelles perspective de livre d'artiste," Librairie Auguste Blaizot, Paris, France
           "Vestige: Traces of Reality, Konsthallen, Sandviken," Sweden and A.I.R. Gallery, NY
           "Women of the Book: Jewish Artists," Jewish Themes, Park School, Baltimore, MD
           "Leslie Scalapino Memorial Exhibition," Reed College Art Gallery, Portland, OR
           "It's All Good Apocalypse Now!!!" Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2010   "Poems & Pictures: A Renaissance in the Art of the Book (1946-1981)," Center for Book Arts, NY, 2010;
            Museum of Printing History, Houston, TX, 2011; Western New York Book Arts Center, Buffalo, NY, 2011
           "Locks in Translation," Gallery West, Suffolk County Community College, NY
           "The Granary Books Collection: An Exhibit," Library, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, 2010
2009   "Generations 7," A.I.R. Gallery, NY
           "Hudson's Valley at 400: Paradise or Paradise Lost?", Athens Cultural Center, Athens, NY
           "All Suffering Soon to End!", Callicoon Fine Arts, Callicoon, NY
           "Global Books," Cite du Livre, Aix-en-Provence, France
2008-2009   "A.I.R. Gallery: The History Show: Archival materials from 1972 to the present," Fales Library, New York
2008-2010   "Your Documents Please," Museum of Arts and Crafts, Itami, Japan and various locationsUniversity, NY
2008   "A.I.R. Gallery: The History Show: Works from 1972 to the present, Part I," A.I.R. Gallery, NY
           "Scene Change," A.I.R. Gallery, NY
           "Metaphor Taking Shape: Poetry, Art, and the Book," Bienecke Library, Yale University, New Haven, CT
           "Generations 6," A.I.R. Gallery, NY
           "Peace, Sideshow," Brooklyn, NY
2007   "One True Thing," A.I.R. Gallery, NY; Putney School, VT
2006   "Complicit! Contemporary American Art and Mass Culture, University of Virginia Art Museum, Charlottesville, VA
2005-2006   "Too Much Bliss: Twenty Years of Granary Books," Smith College Museum, MA
2005   "Upstarts and Matriarchs: Jewish Women Artists and the Transformation of American Art," Mizel Center, Denver, CO
2003-2004   "Triennial 9: Form and Contente: Corporal Identity-Body Language," Traveling show;
                     Museum fur Angewandte Kunst, Frankfurt, Germany; Chicago Ateneum, IL; Museum of Arts and Design, NY
2004   "Revolt She Said," MLF (Mouvement de la Liberation des Femmes), Forde Espace d’art contemporain, Geneva, Switzerland
           "Sketches," A.I.R. Gallery, NY
           "Generations .04," A.I.R. Gallery, NY
2003   "Retrospectives," Gallery 312, Chicago, IL
           "Love and/or Terror," University of Arizona Museum of Art, Tucson, AZ
           "Wish You Were Here Too; New Moves," A.I.R. Gallery, NY
           "Publishing Granary's Books: A Conversation in the Margins," University of California, San Diego, Mandeville Special Collections Library
2002   "Pieces 5," Gallery 128, NY
           "Generations III: A Survey of Women Artists, A.I.R. Gallery, NY
2001   "Talking to Myself: Culture, Fantasy, and the Domestic Condition," Porter Troupe Gallery,  San Diego, CA
           "Poetry Plastique," Marianne Boesky Gallery, NY
           "Art for Plot," The Kitchen, NY
           "Tributaries," A.I.R. Gallery, NY
1997-2005   "Women of the Book: Jewish Artists, Jewish Themes," Traveling Show
2005   "Celebrating Yaddo Artists, Williamsburg Art and Historical Center, Brooklyn, NY
           "Off the Shelf: Contemporary Artists' Books," Mass Moca
           "Generations II," A.I.R. Gallery, NY
1998-1999   "The Next Word, Text and/as Image and/as Design and/as Meaning," Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase, NY
1998   "The Art of the Book, Sterling Library," Yale University, CT
           "A Secret Location on the Lower East Side," The New York Public Library
           "A.I.R. 25th Anniversary Show," Kingsborough College Gallery, NY
1997   "Generations," A.I.R. Gallery, New York
           "Girls!Girls!Girls!", Tricia Collins, Grand Salon, New York
1996   "Field Days, Cerulean Embankments," Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA
My Friends in My Apartment, Barbara Pollack's apt., New York, 1996
           "Voices from the Heart," HarperCollins Exhibition Space, New York
1993, 1994, 1996   "Open Book," Barnard College Gallery, New York
1995   "A Child’s World," Dru Arstark Gallery, New York
           "$800 Show," G.E. Einstein Gallery, New York
           "Three Artists," Granary Books Gallery, New York
1994   "Symbolic Surface," Klarfeld Perry Gallery, New York
           "Art & Language: Re-reading the Boundless Book," Minnesota Center for Book Arts,  Minneapolis
1993   "This is Not a Hat," Police Building Gallery, OIA, New York
           "Women's Art, Women's Lives, Women's Issues," Tweed Gallery, New York
           "Songs of Retribution," Richard Anderson Gallery, New York
1992,1993,1994   "Blast Art Benefit," New York
1992   "The Beauty in Breathing," Ruth & Marvin Sackner Archive, American Lung Association, Miami Beach
           "Ecstasy Shop," Dooley Le Cappellaine Gallery, New York
1991   "The Tree," Elysium Arts, New York
           "Fire and Ice, Hallwalls," Buffalo
           "Burning in Hell," Franklin Furnace, New York
1990   "Individual Style," Virginia Lust Gallery, New York
           "China: June 4," P.S. 1 Museum, New York
           "Sex and Subtext," Ceres Gallery, New York
1989   "Fresh from New York," Govett-Brewster Gallery, New Zealand; 1988, Artspace, Auckland, New Zealand
1987   "In Pieces: The Figure Fragmented," P.S. 122, New York
           "PoArtics," BACA Downtown, New York
           "Heresies: Issues that won't go away," PPOW, New York
1986   "Out of the Ooo Cloud," Blum Art Institute, Bard College
           "Taking Liberties," Pace University Gallery, New York
1985   "State of Mind/State of Union," Interart Center, New York
1984   "Work in Concrete," Pompeii Gallery, New York
           "Woman Artists of the 80s: New Talent," A.I.R., New York
           "Dreams and Nightmares," Interart Center Gallery, New York
           "Re(Birth), Moonmade Space," New York
           "Artists Call," Work, New York
1983   "Bodies & Souls," Artists' Choice Museum at David Findlay Jr. Gallery, NY
1982, 1983,1984, 1985   "Holiday Invitational," A.I.R. New York
1982   "Project Installation," P.S. 1, New York
1981   "Escapes," Art Latitude Gallery, New York
           "Photo-Fusion," Pratt Institute Gallery, New York
1980   "Wordworks," P.S. 122, New York
           "Tycho," Snug Harbor Cultural Center, New York
1979   "New Work from New York," Mercato del Sale Gallery, Milan
           "Destination Paris," Lara Vincy Gallery, Paris
1978   "Posters, Books, and Postcards," Women's Building, Los Angeles
1977   "Artwords and Bookworks, Los Angeles Institute of Art
1976   "Hunter College Graduate Show," Hunter College Gallery, NY
1974   "Women Artists," University of California, Santa Barbara
1972   "Three Artists," Earl Hall Gallery, Columbia University, NY

Art Fairs
2010, 2011   Affordable Art Fair, NY
2010   ArtHamptons, Bridgehampton, NY

Coeditor: M/E/A/N/I/N/G Online #1-4 (2002-2007)
Coeditor: M/E/A/N/I/N/G: An Anthology of Artists' Writings, Theory, and Criticism, Duke University Press, 2000
Coeditor: M/E/A/N/I/N/G, 1986-1996, New York
Guest coeditor, Ripple Effects: Painting and Language, New Observations, #113, 1996, NY

Artist's Books
Entre, poems by Regis Bonvicino, Global Books, France, 2009
The Burning Babe and Other Poems, poems by Jerome Rothenberg, Granary Books, 2005
A Girl's Life, text by Johanna Drucker, Granary Books, 2002
Bed Hangings, poems by Susan Howe, Granary Books, 2001
Log Rhythms, poem by Charles Bernstein, Granary Books, 1998
Little Orphan Anagram, poems by Charles Bernstein, Granary Books, 1997
Talespin, Granary Books, 1995
Liquid Perceptions, 1994
Fool's Gold, poems by Charles Bernstein, Chax Press, 1991
The Nude Formalism, poems by Charles Bernstein, Sun and Moon, 1989
The Occurrence of Tune, poem by Charles Bernstein, Segue, 1981
Not, Asylum's Press, 1980
Photogram, Asylum's Press, 1978

Book, CD, and Magazine Covers
Recipes from a Red Planet, by Meredith Quartermain, Book Thug, Toronto, Canada, 2010
The Capilano Review, 3.12/ Fall 2010, Vancouver, Canada
La Piel De La Memoria,
Julia Gutierrez Munoz, Edicones Alfar, Spain, 2010
If Not for the Courage, Daniel Morris, Marsh Hawk Press, NY, 2010
The Skylark, Peter Straub, Subterranean Press, NY, 2010
War and Peace #4,
O Books, Oakland, CA, 2009
Elders Series #4, Tribute to Emma Bee Bernstein,
Belladonna Books, NY, 2009
Blind Witness,
Charles Bernstein, Factory School, NY, 2008
Girly Man, Charles Bernstein, University of Chicago, 2006
Sibila, Ano 6, No. 11, Sao Paulo, Brazil, 2006
Sibila, Ano 6, No. 10, Sao Paulo, Brazil, 2006
News on the Rail,
Marty Ehrlich, Palmetto Records, NY, 2005
Nashim, Indiana U, No.8, Fall 2004
World on Fire, Charles Bernstein, Nomados, Vancouver, Canada, 2004
Remorsa de Cosmos, Regis Bonvicino, Atelie Editorial, Brazil, 2003
Sibila, Ano III, No. 4, Sao Paulo, Brazil, May 2003
Some Vague Wife, Kathy Lou Schultz, Atelos 12, 2002
Fox: Poems 1998-2000, Adrienne Rich, Norton, 2001
With Strings, Charles Bernstein, University of Chicago Press, 2001
World, Maxine Chernoff, Salt Press, 2001
Boundary 2, Vol. 27, No. 2, Summer 2000
Republics of Reality, Charles Bernstein, Sun & Moon, 2000
Stand, Volume 2, No. 1, Leeds, UK, March 2000
New American Writing, Number 17, Chicago, 1999
My Way, Charles Bernstein, University of Chicago Press, 1999
Technological Trajectories and the Human Environment, National Academy Press, 1997
The Bird Lovers, Jens Bjorneboe, Sun & Moon, 1994
Doublespace, Hank Lazer, Segue, 1992
Technology and Environment, National Academy Press, 1989
Rough Trades, Charles Bernstein, Sun & Moon, 1991
The Sophist, Charles Bernstein, Sun & Moon, 1987
Content's Dream, Charles Bernstein, Sun & Moon, 1985
Nomads Occupy the Global Village: Left Political Art Timeline 2001- 2012, G. Roger Denson, Huffington Post, 2012

Heathenites, film by George Kuchar, 2008
Complicit!, CD with interview, University of Virginia Art Museum, 2006
I of the Cyclops, film by George Kuchar, 2006
Emma’s Dilemma, film by Henry Hills, 2005
New Arts Program, Here and There by Janet Roberts, Kutztown, PA, 2005
What is Art?, video by George Quasha, 2005

Fellowship, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, 2002, 1999
Yaddo Fellowship, 2001, 1996
Publication Grants, Visual Arts Program, National Endowment for the Arts, 1992-1997
Publication Grants, Visual Arts Program, New York State Council on the Arts, 1989-1997

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