Asheville, NC

suzannedittenber@gmail.com


Education

 

 

2010

UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE, Durham, NH

Master of Fine Arts, Painting

Summa Cum Laude

 

2007

COLUMBUS COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN, Columbus, OH

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Painting

Summa Cum Laude, Valedictorian    

  

2007

SCHOOL OF THE MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, Boston, MA

AICAD Mobility Program

Completion of Studies in Painting, Drawing and Printmaking

 

2001

GRACE COLLEGE, Winona Lake, IN

Bachelor of Science, Art Education, English Education

Magna Cum Laude


Selected Exhibitions

 

 

2017

7th Annual National Juried Exhibition, Juror: Bill May (Arrowmont), Carroll Gallery, Huntington, WV

Savvy Painter Online Juried Exhibition

The University of Southern Mississippi 2017 National Juried Painting Exhibition, Juror: Peter Van Dyke, Hattiesburg, Mississippi

2017 UNC Asheville Art Faculty Exhibition, S. Tucker Cooke Gallery, Asheville, North Carolina

Got Dressed in the Dark, Group Exhibition: Rob Anderson, Brett Baker, Suzie Dittenber, Shaun Ellison, Aubrey Levinthal, Sean Oswald, Chris Peckham, Scott Ramming, Eleanor Ray, Catherine Richards, Marla Sweitzer, Tyler Wilkinson, Dayton, OH

SOLO EXHIBITION  I Want to Read You, Harrison Center for the Arts, Indianapolis, IN

Tertium Quid, Arts, Letters and Numbers, Averill Park, NY

 

2016

Tiny V, Gallery 924, Indianapolis, IN

Indy Blue, Harrison Center for the Arts, Indianapolis, IN

Active Imagination: Artists Respond to Global Challenges, Crapo Gallery, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

SOLO EXHIBITION  Pages, Dimensions Gallery, Bloomington, IN 

Summer Invitational, Gordy’s Art and Frame, Muncie, IN

Mini Golf at the IMA, Curated by Scott Stulen, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, IN

HUGE HOT MEGA SURPLUS, Wheeler Arts Community, Indianapolis, IN (two person exhibition)

 

2015

"Portmanteaux," Metcalf Gallery, Taylor University, Upland, IN (two person exhibition)

 

2014

“Expanding Borders: Biennial Regional Artist Exhibition,” Brandenburg Galleries, Olivet Nazarene University, Bourbonnais, IL

“Observed,” Fifth Street Gallery, Stivers School for the Arts, Dayton, OH

 

2013

“La Lumière Fantastique: Brittany Shines in Baltimore,” Group Exhibition, MICA, Baltimore, MD

SOLO EXHIBITION  “Painting in Maine: Summer Work,” Huntington, University, Huntington, IN

Solo Open Studio Exhibition, Longfellow Schoolhouse, Great Cranberry Isle, ME

“Miami Young Contemporaries Competition,” Juror: Lance Esplund, Miami University, Miami, OH

 

2012

Alfred and Trafford Klots Residency Exhibition, The Abbey, Léhon, France

“56th Mid-States Art Exhibition,” Juror: Peter Plagens, Evansville Museum of Art, Evansville, IN

“Strokes of Genius,” Juror: Mark Karnes, Maryland Federation of Art, Annapolis, MD

“What I Say When I’m Not Speaking,” Faculty Exhibition, Taylor University, Upland, IN    

“The Fifth Annual National Juried Exhibition,” Juror: Yvonne Jacquette, Prince Street Gallery, New York, NY

 

2011

SOLO EXHIBITION  “Le Colline Italiane,” The Clown Gallery, York, ME

”From the Garden to the Kitchen,” Group Exhibition, George Marshall Store Gallery, York, ME

”ReView,” Recent Work by UNH Alumni, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH

 

2010

Annual Faculty Exhibition, New Hampshire Institute of Art, Manchester, NH

SOLO EXHIBITION  “Where We Live,” Drift Gallery, Kittery, ME

SOLO EXHIBITION  ”First Light,” Paradise Gallery, Kittery, ME

”Pleased to Meet You,” Group Exhibition, George Marshall Store Gallery, York, ME

MFA Thesis Exhibition, University of New Hampshire Art Museum, Durham, NH

Juried Invitational, Group Exhibition, The Gallery at 100 Market, Portsmouth, NH

 

2009

“Small Works Show,” Group Exhibition, Three Graces Gallery, Portsmouth, NH

”Boston Young Contemporaries,” Group Exhibition, 808 Gallery, Boston University, Boston, MA 

”Close Associations: MFA Artists,” Group Invitational, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH    

MFA Student Group Exhibition, Thompson Hall, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH        

“Boston Printmakers,” Group Exhibition, 808 Gallery, Boston University, Boston, MA

Annual Student Show, Group Exhibition, Copley Society Gallery, Boston, MA  

 

2008

“Contemporary American Realism: 2008 Biennial,” Juror: Susanna Coffey, Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Fort Wayne, IN (catalogue)

SOLO EXHIBITION  “New Voice,” Grove City Hall, Grove City, OH

 

2007

BFA Thesis Exhibition, Columbus College of Art and Design, Columbus, OH

”The Extropianists,” Group Exhibition, The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

”SMFA Printmakers,” Group Exhibition, The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA


Teaching Experience

 

 

2017-

UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA ASHEVILLE, Asheville, NC

Assistant Professor of Painting

 

2012-2017  

TAYLOR UNIVERSITY, Upland, IN

Assistant Professor of Drawing, Painting and Printmaking

 

2012 

GRANITE STATE COLLEGE, Concord, NH

Instructor

 

2012

UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE, Durham, NH

Instructor

 

2010-2011

THE NEW HAMPSHIRE INSTITUTE OF ARTS, Manchester, NH

Instructor, Foundations Department

 

2009        

UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE, Durham, NH

Instructor of Record


Residencies, Recognition, Awards

 

 

2017

Arts, Letters and Numbers Residency, Averill Park, NY

 

2016

Elizabeth Foundation, New York, NY

 

2015

Printmaking Collaboration, Wolfe Editions, Portland, ME

 

2014        

Full Scholarship - Vermont Studio Center Residency, Johnson, VT

 

2013        

Heliker-Lahotan Foundation Artist Residency, Cranberry Island, ME

 

2013        

Miami University Young Contemporaries: 3rd Place $1,000 prize awarded by Lance Esplund

 

2012        

Alfred and Trafford Klots International Program for Artists Residency Award, Lehon, France

 

2009        

Graduate Assistantship, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH

 

2009        

GAPKA Paint Award, Boston Young Contemporaries, Boston, MA

 

2008        

Purchase Award, Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Fort Wayne, IN

 

2008-2010    

Full Tuition Scholarship, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH      

Graduate Fellowship, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH

 

2005        

Merit Scholarship, Columbus College of Art and Design, Columbus, OH


Curatorial Projects

 

 

2014-2017  

Gallery Director, Metcalf Gallery, Taylor University, Upland, IN

 

2017

Through Sunset into the Raccoon Night, Curator

Metcalf Gallery

Two Artist Exhibition: Matt Kleberg, Liz Kleberg and Tal Gilboa (collaboration)

 

2016

Are We Having Fun Yet?, Curator

Metcalf Gallery

Two Person Exhibition: James Hapke and Josh Cave

 

A Heads Up Game, Curator

Metcalf Gallery

Group Exhibition: Dara Engler, Craig Hood, Josh Jefferson, Nat Meade, Anthony Palocci, Suzy Schireson, Emil Robinson

 

IOTA, Curator

Metcalf Gallery

Solo Exhibition: Linnea Spransy

 

The Imperfect, Curator

Metcalf Gallery

Solo Exhibition and Artist in Residence: Ben Duvall

 

Converting the Impossible into the Actual, Curator

Metcalf Gallery

Solo Exhibition: Matt Herrmann

 

2015

WITHIN WITHOUT, Curator

Metcalf Gallery 

Group Exhibition: Jarrod Beck, Jordan Tate, Olivia Moore, Andrea Myers

Guest Lecturer: Jarrod Beck

 

Coordinator: Alumni Exhibition

Metcalf Gallery

Juror: Meaghan Ritchey

 

2014    

Recipient of $10,000 Women’s Circle of Giving Grant for Metcalf Gallery programing, Taylor University    

 

A Gap in the Screen: Tracking the Trickster through Art and Myth, Co-Curator with Peter Acheson and Craig Olson

Metcalf Gallery

Group Exhibition: Chris Martin, Peter Acheson, Craig Olson, Liv Aanrud, Hannah Barnes, Joshua Welker, Sean Foley, Ben LaRocco, Jamie Powell

Guest Lecturers: Peter Acheson, Craig Olson, Joe Ricke

 

Passion and Structure: Julienne Johnson, Assistant Curator (Lead Curator: Peter Frank)

Metcalf Gallery

Guest Lecturers: Peter Frank, Julienne Johnson

 

The Spirit of the American West, Co-Curator with Kathy Herrmann

Metcalf Gallery  

Made possible by a generous donation from the Allen Whitehill Clowes Charitable Foundation

Guest Lecturers: Edgar Heap of Birds, James Nottage

 

2013    

Crosscurrents in Contemporary Abstraction, Co-Curator with Joshua Welker

Metcalf Gallery

Group Exhibition: Katherine Bradford, Jill Nathanson, Linnea Spransy, Dan Sutherland, Corey Antis, Hannah Barnes, Jennifer Moses

Guest Lecturers: Corey Antis, Hannah Barnes

 

2012-2013

Coordinated Taylor University Art Department Guest Lectures: Lindsay Warren, Hannah Barnes, Julee Holcombe, Rachel Baxter, Lisa Wicka

  


Bibliography

 

 

2017

"I Want to Read You," Nathan Foxton, http://harrisoncenter.org/i-want-to-read-you/

 

2016

"Artists' Work Offers Commentary on Big Issues," Don Wilkinson, South Coast Today, October 27, 2016 

Rock and Sling, issue 11.1, featured artist

 

2015        

“Letting the World In,” Collect Magazine, Spring 2015 Issue

SLAG Mag, Volume 2, Issue 1

Gambling the Aisle, Spring Issue

 

2014        

Passion and Structure: 2008-2014, Julienne Johnson, Edited by Suzanne Dittenber

 

2013        

“New Exhibit Opening Today,” Huntington Herald-Press (IN)


Lectures/Visits

 

 

2015

Lecture, Metcalf Gallery, Taylor University, Upland, IN

Guest Juror, Fort Wayne Artist Guild, Fort Wayne, IN

 

2014        

Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT

Alumni Lecture Series, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH

Guest Juror, Department of Art Annual Student Exhibition, Huntington University, Huntington, IN

 

2013    

Heliker-LaHotan Foundation, Great Cranberry Isle, ME