Susan Constanse

Susan Constanse Untitled (Earths series)
Artist Statement
Susan Constanse is a formalist, working primarily in paint, collage and drawing media. The works depict not a moment but a time span, providing a denser and more meaningful representation of internal spaces.

Artist biography
Susan Constanse is a Pittsburgh native. Her work has been shown in galleries in Pittsburgh PA, Portland OR., New York, NY., Chicago, IL. and London. In addition to her studio practice, Ms. Constanse has been actively involved in community art projects in Homewood, the Hill district and East End Communities in Pittsburgh. She is a recipient of a Ludwig Vogelstein grant in support of her work and her paintings are in several private collections.

Selected Exhibits
Group exhibit, Modernformations, Pittsburgh PA
Stuckists: Elizabethan Avant-Garde, London, UK
12th Annual Anniversary Exhibition, Box Heart Gallery, Pittsburgh PA
Three Rivers Arts Festival, Juried Arts Exhibition, Pittsburgh PA
The Artistic Process as Exorcism, Modernformations, Pittsburgh PA
Venue of Merging Arts, Johnstown PA
Geek Art /Green Innovators Festival , Pittsburgh PA
Solo Exhibit, Image Box, Pittsburgh PA
Tenth Anniversary Exhibit, Box Heart, Pittsburgh PA
Three Rivers Arts Festival, Juried Arts Exhibition, Pittsburgh PA
Most Wanted Fine Art, Pittsburgh PA
Soulpurpose, 709 Gallery, Pittsburgh PA
Double Vision, Luke & Eloy Gallery, Pittsburgh PA
8th Annual Art Inter/National, Box Heart Gallery, Pittsburgh PA
The Blogger Show, Panza Gallery, Pittsburgh PA
The Blogger Show, Digging Pitt Too, Pittsburgh PA
The Blogger Show, Agni Gallery, New York NY
Power, Future Tenant, Pittsburgh PA
In Full Bloom, SPACE, Pittsburgh PA
Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh PA
Secrets, Group 10, Washington DC
Solo exhibit, Digging Pitt Gallery, Pittsburgh PA View installation images View reception images
Secrets, presented by Group A, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts
Inside Out Three, Digging Pitt Gallery, Pittsburgh PA
Concealments, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Pittsburgh PA
New Member’s Exhibit, Frick Gallery of the University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
Group A/New Works, Fe Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA
Definition/Connotation, Space 101, Pittsburgh, PA
Embedded, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Pittsburgh, PA
Featured Artist, City Arts Venue, Springfield IL
Featured Artist, LaFond Gallery, Pittsburgh PA
Out of the House, Group exhibit, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA
Stuckist Group show, ArtBank Gallery, London, England
ArtWalk Festival, Oxford, England
Stuckism: The first Remodernist Art Group ArtBank Gallery, London, England
Ephemeral, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Pittsburgh, PA
Ex Libris, Group exhibit, 937 Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA
Personal Thunderstorms, Helios Arts, Pittsburgh, PA
Chewing the Fat, Gallery on 43rd St., Pittsburgh, PA
A Thousand Living Painters
Au Courant: Volume 2 

Education and outreach activities
June: Origami Menagerie – Three Rivers Arts Festival
May: Change the Plane: Origami Workshop @Digging Pitt Gallery
July: Marks – Hill House Association, Youth Arts program
Drawing program exploring mark-making with traditional materials used in a
non-traditional manner.
June: Poetry Boot Camp – Bloomfield Garfield Corporation. Youth Arts program
Interdisciplinary project with poetry and visual arts components
Ele-sense – Hill House Association, Youth arts program
Interdisciplinary project using origami and literature components
January – May
Visual Arts Career Orientation Project – Associated Artists of Pittsburgh
Acted as Co-instructor for a series of workshops in artist’s studios for area high school students.
Artists Connect – Associated Artists of Pittsburgh
Lead artist for a mentorship program for a group of area high school students
Career Paths in the Arts
Served as panelist for a discussion about careers in applied arts.
Places of Honor project – Associated Artists of Pittsburgh
Acted as co-instructor for an intergenerational, interdisciplinary project with elementary school students at two area schools.
2002 – 2004
Brashear Association, Instructor (P/T, after school program)
Develop and implement curriculum for middle school students participating in a 2d survey class of the Young Artists Apprenticeship program.
2002 – 2003
Carnegie-Mellon University, Assistant Adjunct Professor
Develop and implement curriculum for Sophomore 2d class in the Pre-College Art program.
Recipient – Ludwig Vogelstein Foundation Grant for poetry
May – September: innpressions with innertainment Live! – bi-monthly, open mic series at the Firehouse Lounge in Pittsburgh PA
October: The Atramendous Blade, online publication of “In Absence”
June: Response, a literary collaboration with Michael Sahaida, Pittsburgh Filmmakers, Pittsburgh, PA
February: Pittsburgh Love Stories, publication of “The Driving Lesson”
May: Competed in final round for the Pittsburgh Slam Team
Fall Issue: Yawp Magazine, publication of “A Love Story”
Carnegie-Mellon University Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania(1977-1980)
Major: Fine Arts Emphasis: Fibers Minor: Glassblowing
Professional Affiliations
Brew House Association, Secretary of the Board (2001)
Associated Artists of Pittsburgh, Board of Directors, Education Chair (2003)
Current Representation
Box Heart
, Pittsburgh, PA