Friday, January 2, 2009

Who Made the Blog Today? Susanne Forestieri

Las Vegas portrait and figurative artist Susanne Forestieri applies her expressive, impressionistic style to a broad range of genres—showgirls, dancers, New York City street scenes, and family portraits, to name a few. One of her favorite subjects—children playing dress-up—inspired a series of small paintings for which she was awarded a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship in 1996. As one of the few so honored, a record of her work is in the Smithsonian Museum of American Art.

In 2003, the Las Vegas Art Museum gave her her first retrospective exhibition. Over the past few years, her work has been featured in Artist's MagazineSouthwest ArtInternational Artist magazine, and Las Vegas Home and Design. Her achievements and accolades are many.

In addition to teaching drawing part-time at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV), she writes a bi-weekly art review column for the Las Vegas Weekly. Follow this link (Las Vegas Weekly: From Santa Fe, with love) to read her December 31st column, titled "From Santa Fe, with love," featuring a quartet of printmakers, each putting their modern spin on a printmaking tradition.

See more of her work at either of these two sites:
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1 comment:

Nicky Watts said...

Wow! I've never seen this work before and it is truly great.