LAUREL SUCSY John Davis Gallery Website CV
Memphis, TN | Painting
Laurel Sucsy is an artist based in Memphis and New York. She holds a BA from Bowdoin College and an MFA from Tyler School of Art. She has completed residencies at The Ragdale Foundation, The Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and The Vermont Studio Center and received certificates from Temple University Rome and Brandeis University. Her recent solo exhibitions include Paintings at John Davis Gallery, Hudson, NY, Just Hot Milk at The Medicine Factory, Memphis, TN, and Chasing the Rabbit at Clough-Hanson Gallery, Memphis, TN. Sucsy’s paintings have been exhibited in numerous group shows, including Identity at Mississippi State University; Present Tense at The Dixon Gallery and Gardens, Memphis, TN; Boundary Hunters at Fosdick-Nelson Gallery, Alfred, NY; and Gangbusters at Plane Space, NYC among others. She also curated and participated in Between the Eyes at Crosstown Arts Gallery in Memphis, TN. She is the recipient of the Arts Accelerator Grant from ArtsMemphis and was included in New American Painting: Issue #124.
Sucsy creates abstract paintings that negotiate boundaries. She investigates the exchange between fragility, balance, and duplicity. Using color, scale and composition, her work embodies ideas of interdependency and a process of recognition, where relationships are ever shifting. In particular, she explores the effect of time as a component of perception. Her painting practice- one rooted in discovery- is evidence of a search for a delicate finitude.