2020 Exhibition by Artists of the Mohawk Hudson Region
Albany Institute of History and Art.
September 19, 2020 – January 3, 2021
Celebrating its eighty-fourth year, the 2020 Exhibition by Artists of the Mohawk-Hudson Region, hosted by the Albany Institute of History & Art, highlights the work of the best visual artists in the region. This juried exhibition is sponsored jointly by the Albany Institute of History & Art, the University Art Museum, University at Albany, The Hyde Collection, Glens Falls, New York, and Albany Center Gallery. The exhibition is open to all visual artists residing within a 100-mile radius of the Capital District and Glens Falls.
Juried by Susan Cross, Senior Curator at MASS MoCA, the exhibition features 73 artists and 108 works ranging from paintings and drawings to prints, photography, collage, sculpture, textiles, and installation works. A catalogue of the exhibition will be available.
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Arts Mid Hudson, Poughkeepsie, NY
“Look Back in Wonder”
Look Back in Wonder is an online exhibit hosted by Arts Mid-Hudson and curated by Elisa Pritzker and Greg Slick.
Look Back in Wonder deals with the constant human quest through time and how artists respond to it. Whether personal, social or anthropological, the artists’ approach to the past through various media has one thing in common: who are we and where do we come from?
Susan Berger Bio
Susan Berger was born in New Haven, Ct and was educated at art school there. After receiving her certificate in fine arts received a scholarship at the Art Student’s League and later decided to go for a special certificate at the School of Visual Arts in film. She had exhibited at the Judson Church, which was known for reaching out to young artists living in lower Manhattan. She became very interested in using fiber and switching from the traditional art form of painting. She had lived in a small loft in “Little Italy” which was tenuous and learned of her acceptance to Westbeth Artist Complex in the Far West Village. She was 21 years of age and one of the pioneers of its beginnings in 1970. Susan did exhibit around the country of her tapestries, which was more accepting outside of New York City. Susan decided to pursue more academic studies, which was library school at Columbia. She became a school librarian for many years with New York City Board of Education until she retired in 2009. During the 1970s and 1980s she exhibited at Art Centers in Scottsbluff, NE, St Louis, MO, Springfield, IL, Scottsbluff, NE, Monterey, CA and Westport, CT. During the early 2000s, Susan participated in special fiber oriented national exhibitions like Blue Door Gallery in Yonkers, NY; Craft USA at the Silvermine Arts Center in New Canaan CT, and Monmouth Museum of found objects incorporated into fiber type work. Since she had a studio in Hudson Valley in NY and was honored in being accepted to special exhibitions in Albany and Glenn Falls, NY called Artists of the Mohawk Hudson Region and received special recognition of awards. She has been on special online exhibitions at White Columns called “Wise Child”, Ely Center for Contemporary Art; Arts Mid Hudson Gallery called “Look Back in Wonder.” Susan has been accepted at various Artists Residencies at Joan Mitchell Center in New Orleans, LA, Brydcliffe Art Colony, Woodstock, NY; Hambridge Center for Arts, Hambridge, GA, Art Park, Lewiston, NY; Cummington Artist’s Community, Cummington MA and very early at the MacDowell Artist Colony, Peterborough, NH. Along the way, in helping her create more of her work she was honored by receiving grants such as Puffin Foundation, The Pollack-Krasner Foundation, Joan Mitchell Foundation and New York Foundation