SUSAN MAAKESTAD RESUME
1987 M.F.A. The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
1981, 1979 M.A., B.A. Central Washington University, Ellensburg, WA
Graduated magna cum laude and Dean's Scholar
• GRANTS, FELLOWSHIPS & COMMISSIONS
2020-21 MEMPHIS-SHELBY COUNTY AIRPORT AUTHORITY. Large scale designs printed in ceramic ink on windows in Concourse B. Administered through the UrbanArt Commission
2019 URBANART COMMISSION. Painting purchased for the City of Memphis Moveable Art Collection, Memphis Public Libraries
2016 INAUGURAL ARTSACCELERATOR CSA (Community Supported Art), one of five project artists, ArtsMemphis sponsored
2013 ARTSACCELERATOR GRANT ArtsMemphis, Memphis TN $3000 individual artist grant
2011 URBANART COMMISSION DIRECT PURCHASE AWARD Painting purchased by the City of Memphis
2007 URBANART COMMISSION DIRECT PURCHASE AWARD Three paintings purchased by the City of Memphis
2004 URBANART COMMISSION TEMPORARY PUBLIC ART EXHIBITION & HONORARIUM First Tennessee Bank ArtForum, FedEx Forum, Club Level, Memphis, TN
1994, 1992, 1991 INDIVIDUAL ARTIST GRANTS Peoria Area Arts and Sciences Council, Peoria, IL
1989 NOMINEE Awards in the Visual Arts (A.V.A. Fellowship)
1988 NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS VISUAL ARTIST FELLOWSHIP Administered by Arts Midwest
2011 RESIDENT FELLOW Paducah Arts Alliance, Paducah, KY
2005 RESIDENT FELLOW The Hambidge Center, Rabun Gap, GA
2004 ARTIST AT PINE NEEDLES St. Croix Watershed Research Station, Marine on St. Croix, MN
2001 RESIDENT FELLOW Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Sweet Briar, VA
2000 RESIDENT FELLOW Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT M.C.A. Faculty Fellowship
1996 & 1995 MALLARD ISLAND STUDY CENTER Oberholtzer Foundation, Rainy Lake, MN
1994 RESIDENT FELLOW The MacDowell Colony, Peterborough, NH
• SOLO SHOWS
2023 Splendid Day, Spalding Nix Fine Art, Atlanta, GA. Part of Layer-by-Layer show
2023 Mallory and Wurtzburger Galleries, Dixon Gallery and Gardens,, Memphis, TN
2016 Circuitous Succession Gallery, Memphis, TN
2015 Works on Paper Gallery, Sinclair Community College, Dayton, OH
2013 The Rymer Gallery, Nashville, TN
2010 Material, Memphis, TN
2008 Meek Art Gallery, The University of Mississippi, Oxford, MS
2007 Lewis Art Gallery, Millsaps College, Jackson, MS
2006 Clough-Hanson Gallery, Rhodes College, Memphis, TN VIEW PDF OF EXHIBITION CATALOG
2005 Harry Krug Gallery, Pittsburg State University, Pittsburg, KS
Freed-Hardeman University, Henderson, TN
2004 Arkansas State University Fine Arts Center Gallery, Jonesboro, AR
1999 Cossitt Library Gallery, Memphis, TN
1998 Groveland Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
1997 Trumbull Art Gallery, Warren, OH
1996 Crandall Art Gallery, Mount Union College, Alliance, OH
1995 Space Gallery, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI
Flora Kirsch Beck Gallery, Alma College, Alma, MI
1994 McDonough Museum of Art, Youngstown State University, Youngstown, OH
1993 Main Gallery, Prairie State College, Chicago Heights, IL
1992 Laura A. Sprague Art Gallery, Joliet Junior College, Joliet, IL
1991 C.G. Jung Institute of Chicago, Evanston, IL
• TWO PERSON SHOWS
2010 URBAN SIGHT Fine Arts Gallery, East Arkansas Community College, Forrest City, AR (with Beth Edwards)
2007 Sarratt Gallery at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
2006 Perry Nicole Fine Art, Memphis, TN (with Elizabeth Alley)
2005 Tennessee Arts Commission Gallery, Nashville, TN (with Dolph Smith)
2004 Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art, Augusta, GA (with Hamlett Dobbins)
1998 Main Gallery, Memphis College of Art, Memphis, TN (with Su-En Wong)
1997 Steinway Gallery, Chapel Hill, NC
Esther Allen Greer Museum, University of Rio Grande, Rio Grande, OH
1996 Lincoln Center, Fort Collins, CO
Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, Grand Rapids, MI
1995 Groveland Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
1994 SXU Gallery, Saint Xavier University, Chicago, IL
Lovely Fine Arts, Inc., Oakbrook Terrace, IL
1993 Quad City Arts Center, Rock Island, IL
1991 Isis Gallery, University of Notre Dame, South Bend, IN
Harry Nohr Gallery, University of Wisconsin-Platteville
1988 William Engle Gallery, Indianapolis, IN
• SELECTED GROUP SHOWS
2022 ENSEMBLE, Spalding Nix Fine Art, Atlanta, GA
2021 NEAR & FAR LIGHT, James May Gallery on Artsy, Algoma, WI
2019 HELLO, MY NAME IS...ARTIST, L Ross Gallery, Memphis, TN
COLOR SCHEMES: THE VALUE OF INTENSITY Crosstown Arts at Crosstown Concourse, Memphis, TN
2015 PUBLIC/ART/ISTS Crosstown Arts, Memphis, TN
PUBLIC/ART/ISTS PART 2 ArtsMemphis, Memphis, TN
2014 YOUR ATTICA ON THE PACIFIC Tiger Strikes Asteroid LA, Los Angeles, CA
MEMPHIS PULSE: 2013 ArtsAccelerator Finalists Fogelman Galleries of Contemporary Art, University of Memphis, Memphis, TN
PRESENT COMPANY EXCLUDED: or the Disposability of the Decisive Moment Santa Fe College, Gainesville, FL A Selection of Photos
2013 NATURE RECONSTRUCTED Troy Plunk Gallery, Freed-Hardeman University, Henderson, TN (with
Beth Edwards and Erin Harmon)
12 x 12, Todd Art Gallery, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN
PRESENT TENSE: The Art of Memphis from 2001-Now Dixon Gallery & Gardens, Memphis, TN
FABLES OF THE ECO-FUTURE Hambidge Center for the Creative Arts & Sciences, Rabun Gap, GA
2012 CROSSROADS: A SHIFTING LANDSCAPE Walsh Gallery, Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ
IT CAME FROM MEMPHIS: Selections from the Permanent Collection, Memphis Brooks Museum of Art
2011 GIFTY PLEASURES: SMALL WORKS BY GALLERY ARTISTS The Rymer Gallery, Nashville, TN
2010 MUDDY WATER: THREE MEMPHIS PAINTERS ON PAPER, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY
(with Beth Edwards and Erin Harmon)
RECENT WORK The Rymer Gallery glass room exhibition space, Nashville, TN
2009 VCCA ALONZO DAVIS FELLOWSHIP EXHIBIT Sande Webster Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
LINEWEIGHT: CONTEMPORARY DRAWING Truman State University, Kirksville, MO VIEW ESSAY PDF
WORKS ON PAPER The Long Island Museum, Stony Brook, NY
2008 EVOKE The Rymer Gallery, Nashville, TN.
PAPERWORKS! Marin Museum of Contemporary Art, Novato, CA
WATERWORKS, MCA On the Street, Memphis, TN. (with Beth Edwards and Erin Harmon)
1 x 41, Perry Nicole Fine Art, Memphis, TN
2007 A NATURAL ORDER: Art Exploring the Organic and Artifice Claypool-Young Art Gallery,
Morehead State University, Morehead, KY
2006 HORIZONS Bradbury Gallery, Arkansas State University, Jonesboro, AR
33RD ANNUAL JURIED COMPETITION Masur Museum of Art, Monroe, LA
2005 CROSSING THE LINE The Painting Center, New York, NY
SOUTHERN PERSPECTIVES University of Arkansas Fine Arts Center Gallery, Fayetteville, AR
48TH ANNUAL DELTA EXHIBITION Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AR
2004 FIRST TENNESSEE ARTFORUM FedExForum Club Level, Memphis, TN
BIENNIAL 2004 Peninsula Fine Arts Center, Newport News, VA
SMALL MATTERS OF GREAT IMPORTANCE Edward Hopper House Art Center, Nyack, NY
LANDSCAPE: Paintings from Groveland Gallery in Minneapolis University Art Gallery,
University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse
PLEIN AIR Groveland Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
2003 LET'S MAKE A DEAL Perry Nicole Fine Art, Memphis, TN
MARKS: CONTEMPORARY DRAWING Target Gallery at the Torpedo Art Center, Alexandria, VA
ART WITH A SOUTHERN DRAWL University of Mobile, Mobile, AL
A SENSE OF PLACE: Continuity and Change in the New South Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art,
2002 ART ON PAPER 2002 Weatherspoon Art Museum, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, NC
IN CELEBRATION OF SPRING: THE CONTEMPORARY LANDSCAPE Delta Axis@Marshall Arts,
SIDE BY SIDE Brooks Museum of Art, Memphis TN
SECRET GARDEN River Gallery, Chattanooga, TN
2001 THE PAINTED LANDSCAPE Groveland Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
1999 WATER WORKS: FIVE PAINTERS WORK ON PAPER Prince Street Gallery, New York, NY
1998 THE MIDWESTERN LANDSCAPE: EIGHT WOMEN'S PERSPECTIVES Freeport (IL) Arts Center. Travelled to
Bicenennial Art Center, Paris, IL, Rend Lake Community College, Mt. Vernon, IL, Springfield (IL) Art Association
1997 RURAL INSPIRATIONS Rockford Art Museum, Rockford, IL
1996 NSEW: FOUR PERSPECTIVES ON THE LANDSCAPE Minneapolis College of Art and Design
1995 NATURE RECONSTRUCTED: NATURE REMATERIALIZED The Minneapolis Foundation, Minneapolis, MN.
1994 NEW GALLERY ARTISTS Groveland Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
THREE PAINTERS Bruce Gallery, Edinboro University, Edinboro, PA
LOCATION Frederick Layton Gallery, Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design
1993 PLACES OF THE HEART: Expressionism in Contemporary Landscape Art Dean Jensen Gallery,
1990 MORE ABSTRACTIONS Sazama Gallery, Chicago, IL
EXHIBITION 1990 Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley, CA
SMALL WORKS 80 Washington Square East Galleries, New York University, New York, NY
1989 GALLERY ARTISTS Sazama Gallery, Chicago, IL
RECENT PAINTINGS Lloyd Shin Gallery, Chicago, IL
GROUP SHOW Dean Jensen Gallery, Milwaukee, WI
1988 ABSTRACT PAINTING IN WISCONSIN Madison Art Center, Madison, WI
EXPLORATIONS INTO ABSTRACTION Art Center of Minnesota, Wayzata, MN
• CURATED SLIDE REGISTRIES
Viewing Program, The Drawing Center, New York, NY
LOCATE Arts, Nashville, TN
UAC Video. "UAC & MEM, Welcome to Memphis, Welcome Home". 3-minute video about the Memphis Airport remodel including an interview with me about my commission, February 15, 2022.
Interview. "Life and Work with Susan Maakestad." MemphisVoyager magazine, April 26, 2022.
Griff, Zach. "Memphis reinvents itself as a post-Delta hub with a new 23-gate terminal", The Point Guy, February 16, 2022.
Koeppel, Fredric. "There's bliss beyond the horizon in Susan Maakestad's joyous "White Out", The Commercial Appeal, April 4, 2016.
Jones, MiChelle. "The Rymer Gallery shares views of the open road as envisioned by Tennessee artists", The Tennessean, February 14, 2013.
Wills, Betsy. "Local Color", Artstormer blog, May 23, 2012.
"Crossroads: A Shifting Landscape." Exhibition catalog. View catalog essay. Walsh Gallery at Seton Hall University, February 2012.
Eagan, Corianne. "Memphis artist to talk at Yeiser." The Paducah Sun, July 29, 2011.
Koeppel, Fredric. "Abstract canvases hold glimpses of endless highways." The Commercial Appeal, March 26, 2010.
Koeppel, Fredric. "Memphis College of Art staff showcases the artist within." The Commercial Appeal, October 9, 2009.
Knowles, Carol. "Go Deep." The Memphis Flyer, January 22, 2009.
Lisle, Andrea. "Baring tools of inspiration." The Commercial Appeal, January 9, 2009.
Knowles, Carol. "Back to basics: works at On the Street and the Dixon." The Memphis Flyer, October 9, 2008.
Knowles, Carol. "In with a bang: January shows span 40 years of Memphis art." The Memphis Flyer, January 24, 2008.
Koeppel, Fredric. "Revisiting some favorites: Exhibition of new works by Perry Nicole artists displays varied styles." The Commercial Appeal, January 18, 2008.
Howe, Alyce. "Maakestad portrays urbanism in a new light." The Purple and White, November 1, 2007.
Koeppel, Fredric. "The year in fine art: critic narrows the field to eight exhibitions at local galleries and musuems." The Commercial Appeal, December 29, 2006.
Knowles, Carol. "Riders of the Storm: Local art in 2006, signs of the time." The Memphis Flyer, December 28, 2006.
Knowles, Carol. "En Route: two artists at Perry Nicole take us for a ride." The Memphis Flyer, November 23, 2006.
Koeppel, Fredric. "Urban Fragments Isolated in Artist's 'Abstractions'." The Commercial Appeal, February 17, 2006.
Knowles, Carol. "Space Travel: Inside and Out of the City Limits." The Memphis Flyer, February 9, 2006.
Knowles, Carol. "True colors: seeing red at 'Red Show'." The Memphis Flyer, January 27, 2006.
Koeppel, Fredric. "'Red Show' needs blue pencil." The Commercial Appeal, January 13, 2006.
Maddox, David C. "Susan Maakestad: Painting the Margins." Catalog for solo show Urban Abstraction at Rhodes College, Jan/Feb 2006. VIEW PDF OF CATALOG
Maddox, David C. "Everyday Scenes: Two Painters Who Render the Banal in Distinct Ways." Nashville Scene, March 24, 2005.
Hall, David. "Wet Paint." Memphis Flyer, May 23, 2002.
Dobbins, Hamlett. "Susan Maakestad: Landscapes." Dateline Memphis, September 30, 1999.
Meyer, Deborah Raenette. "Two Women, Two Natural Visions in Oil." Chapel Hill News, November 21, 1997.
Silberman, Rob. "Second Round of Area Gallery Exhibits Attract but Retreat to Ordinary Values." Minneapolis Star Tribune, November 3, 1995.
Sult, Amy. "Painters Show Similar Interests, Different Results." Kalamazoo Gazette, September 17, 1995.
Moehl, Karl. "Contemporary Visual Art Invitational." New Art Examiner, April, 1992.
Moehl, Karl. "24 x 24: Small Paintings by Six Illinois Artists." New Art Examiner, October, 1991.
• PERMANENT COLLECTIONS
Tennessee State Museum, Nashville, TN
Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Memphis, TN
The City of Memphis
• TEACHING EXPERIENCE
2012-2020 PROFESSOR Memphis College of Art, Memphis, TN
2004-2012 ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR Memphis College of Art, Memphis, TN
1997-2004 ASSISTANT PROFESSOR Memphis College of Art, Memphis, TN
1996-1997 VISITING ASSISTANT PROFESSOR and ACTING HEAD OF PAINTING School of Art and Art History, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
1989-1994 PART TIME FACULTY Bradley University, Peoria, IL
1987-1989 INSTRUCTOR Mount Senario College, Ladysmith, WI
• OTHER TEACHING
2022-present CREATIVE AGING MIDSOUTH, Memphis, TN
2022 PENINSULA SCHOOL OF ART, Fish Creek, WI
2014-2020 FLICKER STREET STUDIO, Memphis, TN
• CURRENT GALLERY AFFILIATION
Spalding Nix Fine Art, Atlanta, GA
Born Susan Ginalick in Macomb, Illinois