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Sue McNally
updated: 09/17/2014
website: suemcnally.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
Artwork Title
art-medium
art-year
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Inside Outside
Utah Heads
Double Double
Drawing Boobs
Cute and Ugly
Ugh
Old Man Young Hand
Wide Jaw and Jowls
Portrait
Cartoon Head Real Hand
As Dad
Adult Life
Runny Nose
Recovered
German Expressionist Model
 
Portfolio Keywords:  figurative, gestural, identity, portraiture, obsessive, process
 
 
Inside Outside by Sue McNally
Inside Outside
Watercolor on paper
2014
25 " x  40 " 
Utah Heads by Sue McNally
Utah Heads
Ink, gesso and gouache on paper
2014
25 " x  40 " 
Double Double by Sue McNally
Double Double
Ink and gesso on paper
2014
25 " x  40 " 
Drawing Boobs by Sue McNally
Drawing Boobs
Ink, watercolor and gesso on paper
2014
25 " x  40 " 
Cute and Ugly by Sue McNally
Cute and Ugly
Ink and gesso on paper
2014
25 " x  40 " 
Ugh by Sue McNally
Ugh
Watercolor on paper
2014
11 " x  15 " 
Old Man Young Hand by Sue McNally
Old Man Young Hand
Watercolor, gesso and ink on paper
2014
11 " x  15 " 
Wide Jaw and Jowls by Sue McNally
Wide Jaw and Jowls
Ink on paper
2014
11 " x  15 " 
Portrait by Sue McNally
Portrait
ink on paper
2014
11 " x  15 " 
Cartoon Head Real Hand by Sue McNally
Cartoon Head Real Hand
Watercolor, gesso and ink on paper
2014
11 " x  15 " 
As Dad by Sue McNally
As Dad
Ink on paper
2014
11 " x  15 " 
Adult Life by Sue McNally
Adult Life
Watercolor, gesso and ink on paper
2014
11 " x  15 " 
Runny Nose by Sue McNally
Runny Nose
Watercolor on paper
2014
11 " x  15 " 
Recovered by Sue McNally
Recovered
Ink and gesso on paper
2014
11 " x  15 " 
German Expressionist Model by Sue McNally
German Expressionist Model
INk and gesso on paper
2014
11 11 " x  15 " 

Artist Statement

  I have been drawing myself since I was a teenager.  This habit of drawing my face has developed into watching myself age and documenting the results.  These portraits record my appearance, my lifestyle and my evolution as an art maker.  As much as these works are about the subject, they are also about the act of drawing itself.  In contrast to the large, labor intensive oil paintings I make, which take many hours to create, my drawing is quick, responsive and intuitive leaving the responsibility of specific representation behind.  The titles are decided as quickly as the drawings are made; snap decisions meant as memory aids as much as identifiers.  These drawings serve to liberate my hand in the art making process while giving a nod to the gesture drawing that is the foundation of my training. 

Artist Bio / CV

Education
1994 Savannah College of Art and Design MFA
1990 University of Rhode Island BFA

Awards and Fellowships
2012 RISCA, Professional Artist Development Grant 

2011 RISCA, Fellowship Award in Drawing and Printmaking
2010 Ucross Foundation
2001 Yaddo
1998 Vermont Studio Center

Museum and Corporate Collections
RISD Museum
Newport Art Museum
Wellington Management Corporate Art Collection

Fidelity Investment Corporate Collection

Exhibitions

2014 Transcendent Landscapes, Drive-By Projects, Boston, MA  

2014  Middle Ass Bad Age, Auxiliary Projects, Brooklyn, NY

2013  Do What You Must Do, Hamilton Gallery, Salve Regina University, Newport, RI

2012  Green Space, T.F. Green Airport, Warwick, RI: Program funded by RISCA
2011  This Land is My Land and Other Things, The Hunter Gallery, St. George’s School, Middletown, RI

2010  Armchair Traveler, Sara Nightingale Gallery, Watermill, NY
2009  Picture Paradise, Newport Art Museum, Newport, RI 

Group Exhibitions 

2014  The Land Has Many Parts, Jane Deering Gallery,  Santa Barbara, CA

2013  Locally Made  Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

2013  Unearthing Elements from the Natural World: Outside and Inside Traditional Landscape

          Becket Arts Center, Becket, MA

2013  Strange Landscapes, One Mile Gallery, Kingston, NY

2012  Time Flies/Two years at Drive-By,  BK Art Projects, Boston, MA

 

2011  What’s Out There, Sara Nightingale Gallery, Watermill, NY
2011  13th Annual Fidelity Investments Invitational Exhibition, Providence Art Club, Providence, RI
2011  RISCA Fellowship Exhibition, ACGOW, Westerly, RI
2011  Scenery, Drive-By, BK Art Projects Boston, MA
2010  Ucross: 26 Years of Visual Art Exhibitions, Nicolaysen Art Museum, Casper, WY
2010  Behind the Green Door, DNA Gallery, Provincetown, MA
2010  Extreme Scale, Providence Art Club, Providence, RI
2010  Natural Reaction, Heskin Contemporary, New York, NY
2010  Winter Wonderland, The Beehive, Boston, MA: Curated by Beth Kantrowitz and Kathleen O’Hara
2009  New Work, DNA Gallery, Provincetown, MA
2009  Nature/Artifice: Contemporary Works from the Collection, Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI