Susan O'Reilly



Bio

Susan has been a working artist for more than 20 years. She was trained in Fine Arts and English Literature, graduating with a B.A. from St. Joseph's University followed by post-graduate study at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. Susan's flair for seeing the usual in unusual ways and her love of fine arts has followed her both through her career, in computer graphics, logo design, illustration, as an art teacher and as a commissioned artist. Susan's paintings span a range between extreme detail and whimsy, with a special focus on how light turns everyday images into emotional vistas. She continues to accept commisioned work, but with an effort to pursue a personal vision. Fine and Commercial Artist Member of Post Tour; CAC; Philadelphia Sketch Club, Signature Member Hudson Valley Art Association, American Women Artists, Wallingford Art Center Instructor; Wallingford Community Arts Center, Wallingford, PA Board of Directors, Wallingford Art Center Exhibition Committee Head, March 2015 Wallingford Community Art Center Commissioned work: Philadelphia and surrounding suburbs. Upcoming and Recent Exhibits December 2015 F.A.N. Gallery, group show Old City Philadelphia PA October 2015- POST Tour Crane Old School February 2015- "Women Artists of Philadelphia" Artists House Gallery, Philadelphia February 2015- Annual Notre Dame Invitational Art Show, Villanova PA October 2014- POST Open StudiosTour; Philadelphia September 2014: Hudson Valley Art Association; Salmagundi Club New York, NY July 2014: Philadelphia scenes- Artist House Gallery February 2014- The Featured Artist; Academy of Notre Dame Annual invitational Art Show November 2013- Artists House Gallery "Views of Philadelphia" group exhibit June- September 2013- Art of the State, State Museum of PA , Harrisburg July-August 2013: Artists House Gallery Group Exhibit Featured Faculty Member- Wallingford Arts Center January -February, 2013 October 2012 Featured: Artists House Gallery October 2012: Post Open Studios Tour February 2012 Featured: Artists House Gallery February 2012 Annual Notre Dame Academy Invitational January 2012 Faculty Show Wallingford Arts Center December 2011 Small Works Show, Artists House Gallery September 2011 Faculty Show, University Arts League Philadelphia October 2011 POST Open studios tour July 2011 Summer group show, Artists House Gallery January 2011 Featured: Artists House Gallery December 2010 Artists House Gallery Small Works Exhibit Art in City Hall; PSC Members 150th Anniversary Exhibit September-October 2010 CFEVA/POST Fundraiser October 2010- selected out of the Post Tour artists to be one of four artists featured in kick-off party for the 2012 POST tour. Mount Vernon St, Philadelphia Artists House Gallery New Faces June 2010 Academy of Notre Dame Invitational Annual Show Villanova PA February 2010 Recent Juried Shows Art of the State, State Museum of PA, Juror : Lucy Gans June-September 2013, Harrisburg, PA Hudson Valley Art Association 80th Annual Juried Show July 2011, Lyme CT Allied Artists of America Annual Show. Juror: George Bolge, National Arts Club New York, NY 11/2010 Philadelphia Sketch Club 2011 Annual Show. Philadelphia PA Hudson Valley Art Association Annual Show. Juror: Nelson Shanks NAC, New York NY 7/2010 PSC 2010 Annual Show. Juror: Jon Redmond. Honorable Mention Award, Philadelphia PA Wayne Art Center Annual Show Juror: Michael Gallagher 11/2009 Fellowship of PAFA Annual Show Artists House Gallery Juror: Bill Scott 8/2009