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MAC – Multnomah Arts Center Instructors

Suzy Kitman

Art – Drawing, Painting, Printmaking

Suzy Kitman

After receiving her B. A. from Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio, Suzy moved to New York City. There she furthered her studies in art. While she worked as a patina artist at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and in various commercial art related jobs, she began to study figure drawing at the New York Academy of Art. Her study of realism led her to the National Academy of Design, School of Fine Arts, where she began to use oils. A merit scholarship from the Art Students League enabled her to continue to study for one year. After 13 years in New York, she headed west, and received her M.F.A. in Painting from The University of Montana in May 1997.

Suzy’s fruit, portrait, landscape, and still life series have been shown in invitational shows and gallery settings across the country, and have received numerous awards. Her work has appeared on the cover of the book, “The Baby Can Sing”, by Judith Slater, and the periodicals ArtCalendar Magazine and Menninger Perspective. She has also had editorial illustrations published in Menninger Perspective, Calyx and Cutbank. Generous residency fellowships from The MacDowell Colony, New York Mills Art Retreat and Blue Mountain Center have greatly aided in the development of her painting.