Susanna Heller

(b.) 1956, New York City, NY


Lives in Brooklyn, New York



1974-77 Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, B.F.A.

1976 New York University, History of Art, Seminar with Robert Rosenblum


Solo Exhibitions

2014 Olga Korper Gallery, Toronto, Canada

John Davis Gallery, Hudson NY


2013 Phantom Pain, Magnan Metz Gallery, New York, NY


2012 Intensive Care, MSVU Art Gallery, Halifax, Canada

2011  John Davis Gallery, Hudson, NY

2009 Olga Korper Gallery, Toronto, ON
On The Heel-Toe Express, Magnan Projects, New York, NY

2007 Olga Korper Gallery, Toronto, ON
Susanna Heller, Magnan Projects, New York, NY

Olga Korper Gallery, Toronto, ON

City Watch, Oakville Galleries, Oakville, ON

2003 Olga Korper Gallery, Toronto, ON

Out of Line, Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2002 From Here: New York City Paintings, Museum London, London, ON (traveling)

Olga Korper Gallery, Toronto, ON

Gallery 808, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA

2001 Luise Ross Gallery, New York, NY

2000 Olga Korper Gallery, Toronto, ON


Group Exhibitions

2014 Magnan Metz Group Exhibition: Destination Unknown, Magnan Metz Gallery, New York, NY
Outlet Fine Arts: “Arshile Gorky & Contemporary Drawings”, curated by Jason Andrews

The Last Brucennial, NY, NY

Sideshow Nation, Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn,NY

Parameters-Landscapes from North America and North Korea; Gallery Ho; NY, NY (4 person show) curator Heng-Gil Han, Korea Art Forum


2013 The Land Before and After Time; Accola Griefen Gallery, NY

Spiral Bound; notebooks by artists; 214 A Gallery, National University, San Diego, CA; Moony Center Gallery at the College of New Rochelle


2012   60 Painters Exhibition: A landmark exhibition of contemporary Canadian painting, catalogue


2011 It’s All Good!! apocalypse now, Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, NY


2010 Inaugural Group Exhibition, Magnan Metz, New York, NY


2009 Stedelijk Museum de Lakenhal, Leiden, Holland

Different At Every Turn: Contemporary Painters of the Hudson River;
Hutchins Gallery at CW Post Campus of Long Island University,
Kingsborough Community College, Erie Canal Museum in Syracuse 
Albany Institute of History and Art, SUNY Potsdam, West Point Military Academy

2008 Black Eyed Stars, Museum London, curator Andrew Hunter, catalogue

The New Hudson School, River Stone Arts, Havertraw NY, curator Bill Hockhausen

Peace Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn NY

Sprawling, Shore Institute of Contemporary Arts (SICA), Long Branch, NJ

Generations 6, AIR Gallery, NY

2007 War is Over, Sideshow Gallery; Brooklyn NY

Gallery Page and Strange, Halifax, NS Canada

Art Fairs: Pulse NY; 212 Art Fair; the Affordable Art Fair; Pulse London; Pulse Miami

2006 Allegories of Displacement, Westport Arts Center Westport, CT

War in the World, Hunterdon Museum of Art, Clinton, NJ

2005 Magnan Projects Inaugural Exhibition, Presentations, Edward Thorpe Gallery, NY                                    

Celebrate 22 Years, Jack Tilton Gallery, New York, NY

Merry, Side Show Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Generations 4, A.I.R. Gallery

Ben Addiction 2004, Goliath Visual Space, Brooklyn, NY

2003 Works on Paper, Olga Korper Gallery, Toronto, ON

Painters 15, MOCCA, North York, ON

Merry, Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Yellow, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY

2002 Proximity, curated by Robin Hill, The Work Space, New York, NY

911 Show: Artists Respond, Bronx River Arts Center, The Bronx, NY

Painters 15, Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, China
All Drawing, Gallery 808, Philadelphia, PA

RED, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY

WTC- Living in the Shadows: Artists Respond, Bronx River Arts Centre, NY

Selection I, The Brooklyn Rail, Brooklyn, NY; curated by Phong Bui


2001 Edgescapes, Goliath Visual Space, Brooklyn, NY

Blackbird Space, San Francisco, CA

21st Suffragettes, Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Mixed Media, The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA

Made in Brooklyn, curated by Nellie Appleby and Chris Martin, Brooklyn, NY

Merry, Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Olga Korper Gallery, Toronto, ON

Seven Hours; Art Berlin/New York #3, Berlin, Germany


Selected Awards
2005 The Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters & Sculptors Grant Award

2002 Canada Council Travel Grant

1999 Artist in Residence: Pooch Cove, Newfoundland
Artist in Residence Saskatoon, SK (joint sponsored by the University of Saskatchewan & Mendel Art Gallery)


1992 The National Endowment for the Arts (Painting)

1988 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship (Painting)


Selected Biography (reviews)

2014 Marisa Mule, article, Scene Magazine/New York Observer 
The Hopkins Review, Art; Winter 2014


2013 At the Galleries/Bascove; review
Jonathan Goodman, review; The Brooklyn Rail, May 2013
Mira Schor, review; A Year of Positive, review
Gorky’s; video interview
Bradley Rubenstein,, review
Carolina Miranda,

2012 Karen Wilkin, catalogue essay for Intensive Care, MSVU
Art Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia

2010 John Bentley Mays, Art Architecture and the City; exhibition review
Gary Michael Dault, review, The Globe and Mail, Toronto, Canada

2007 Dault, Gary Michael, review; The Globe and Mail , Oct,2007

2005 CITY WATCH, Oakville Galleries Museum; 2 essays, illustrated.

Dault, Gary Michael, "Gallery Going", The Globe and Mail, October 7, 2005

Sayej, Nadja, Reviews C Magazine, Fall, 2005

Gelber, Eric, ARTCRITICAL.COM, "Studio Visit", September

2004 Enright, Robert "Border Reviews: Site Requiem" Border Crossings, Winnipeg

Kuntz, Melissa, Art in America, "Reviews of Exhibitions", March

Gordon, Daphne, The Toronto Star, "Shopping: The Art of Looking"

Milroy, Sarah, The Globe and Mail, "Visual Arts", Toronto

2003 Jordan, Betty Ann, "Remains of the Day", Toronto Life, December 2003

Dault, Gary Michael, The Globe and Mail, "Gallery Going", December

La Rocco, Benjamin J., The Brooklyn Rain, "Artsceen", August-September

2002 Goddard, Peter, "911 and after: Ashes to art", The Toronto Star, September 7, 2002                     



2013 Susanna Heller, Phantom Pain, exhibition catalogue;MagnanMetz Gallery, NY, NY essay Julian Kreimer
2012 Intensive Care, Mount St Vincent University Art Gallery, Halifax, NS, Canada; essay by Karen Wilkin

2009 Hollandmania, Stedelijk Museum de Lakenhal Leiden

2007 Black Eyed Stars; Museum London- curator Andrew Hunter, London ,ON ,Canada

2002 From Here: New York City Paintings (curated by Brian Meehan), Museum London,


1991 Susanna Heller, Art Gallery of Concordia University, Montréal, QC

1988 Susanna Heller, Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Lethbridge, AB


Selected Collections
Air Canada Corporation, Montréal, QC

Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, ON   

Canada Council Art Bank, Ottawa, ON

Canada Overseas Investments, Toronto, ON

Concordia University Art Gallery, Montréal, QC

The Donovan Collection, St. Michael's College, Toronto, ON

Lahey & Associates Real Estate, Ltd., Ottawa, ON

McMillan, Binch, Toronto, ON

Museum London, London, ON

National Bank Financial, Montréal, QC

Nazca Limited, Toronto, ON

Oakville Galleries, Oakville, ON                        

Osler, Hoskin and Harcourt, New York and Toronto

Properties Group Management Ltd. Ottawa, ON

Toronto Dominion Bank, Toronto, ON

Torys, Toronto, ON

Trader Media Corp., Toronto, ON

Weatherspoon Art Gallery, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, NC

The Woodbridge Group, Toronto, ON                             


Spirits in the Material World
Susanna Heller's Studio
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