Susan Calza

susancalza@gmail.com
10 First Avenue
Montpelier, Vermont 05602
Cell: 802-224-6827
Home: 802-229-4552

Solo Exhibitions
2017 – Let’s Not Pretend, this is ordinary gold, Axel’s Gallery, Waterbury, VT
2015 – Susan Calza, Recent Work, Doc’s Gallery, Evanston, IL
2015 – Deva’s and Demons, 3rd Floor Gallery, Hardwick, VT
2012 – Much Acquainted Missing, Dibden Center for the Arts, Johnson State College, Johnson, VT
2012 – Objects of Analysis, Black Box Gallery, Visual Art Center, Johnson State College, Johnson, VT
2007 – Turn The Car Around, Dibden Center for the Arts, Johnson State College, Johnson, VT
2004 – No Conclusions, Dibden Center for the Arts, Johnson State College, Johnson, VT
2001-2002 – Black Box Theater, Johnson VT, Performance series
1999 – The Mouth of The Lion, Exquisite Corpse Gallery, Burlington, VT
1999 – Hush, I Have Something To Tell You, Dibden Center for the Arts, Johnson, VT, Exhibition and Performance
1994 – Organ of Hearing, Be Still My Heart, Dibden Center for The Arts, Johnson, VT
1998 – Dibden Center for The Arts, Johnson State College, Johnson, VT, Performance
1997 – Mobius, Boston, MA, Performance
1991 – Remembering in Under the Skin, C.A.G.E. Gallery, Cincinnati, OH
1985 – Neon Paintings, Marianne Deson Gallery, Chicago, IL

Group Exhibitions
2015 – Rock, Paper, Scissors, Studio Place Arts, Barre, VT
1992-2014 – Faculty Exhibitions, Johnson State College, Johnson, VT
1995 – Exposed, Helen Day Art Center, Stowe, VT
1995 – Organs Of Descent, Kipp Gallery, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA
1993 – 8 Artistes Du Vermont, Galerie Horace, Sherbrooke, QC, Canada
1992 – Enlightened Discoveries, Let There Be Neon City, New York, NY
1992 – Artful Nature, Evanston Art Center, Evanston, IL
1992 – Biennial Exhibition, Ft. Wayne Art Museum, Ft. Wayne, IN
1992 – Women in the Visual Arts
1992 – Erector Square Gallery, New Haven, CT
1991 – The Omnibus Exhibition, Indianapolis Center for Contemporary Art, Herron Gallery, Indianapolis, IN,
1991– The Dark Ages, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, IN
1991 – Infinity of Form, Indiana State Museum, Indianapolis, Indiana
1990 – Works With Neon, Dome Gallery, New York, NY
1990 – Artistas Contemporáneos Y Neon, Centoira Galeria De Arte, Buenos Aires, Argentina
1990 – Artistas Contemporáneos Y Neon, Lincoln Centro Galería, Buenos Aires, Argentina
1990 – Border Crossing, The Gallery, Indianapolis, IN
1989 – Public/Private, Marianne Deson Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
1989 – Chicago International Art Exposition, Navy Pier, Chicago, IL
1989 – Shaping Clay, Shaping Culture
1988 – Deson at Franklin, Franklin Street Gallery, Chicago Illinois
1988 – Sculpture and Installation, Art Expo, Marianne Deson Annex, Chicago, IL
1988 – The Light Show, Northern Univ. Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
1987 – Mid-states Travelling Exhibition
1986 – The 39
th Annual Mid-states Art Exhibition, Evansville Museum of Arts and Sciences, Evansville, IN
1986 – Gallery Artists, Marianne Deson Gallery, Chicago,IL
1985 – Susan Calza, Neon Paintings, Marianne Deson Gallery, Chicago, IL
1985 – Sculpture Chicago, “85, River City, Chicago, IL
1985 – Adobe Sculpture Symposium – Tasmanian School of Art Tasmania, Australia

Awards
2017 – MASS MoCA  Studio Residency, Assets for Artists
2015 – Artist Development Grant, Vermont Arts Council
2014 – Gallery Named: The Susan Calza Black Box Gallery, Johnson State College, Johnson, VT
2009 & 2012 – Faculty Development Grant, Johnson State College
2006 – Artist Fellowship Award, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT
1999, 2003 & 2004 – Advanced Research Grant, Johnson State College, Johnson, VT
1999 – Special Projects Grant, Vermont Council on the Arts
1996 – Special Projects: Watershed Arts Grant, Vermont Council on the Arts
1996 – Artists Development Grant, Vermont Council on the Arts
1994 & 1995 – Faculty Research Grant, Johnson State College, Johnson, VT
1992 – Award of Excellence, Ft. Wayne Art Museum, Ft. Wayne, IN
1992 – Director’s Award, Erector Square Gallery, New Haven, CT
1991 – Master’s Fellowship Grant, Indiana Arts Commission
1989 – Artist Fellowship Grant, Illinois Art Council
1986 & 1988 – Faculty Research Award, Indiana University, Hope School of Fine Arts, Bloomington, IN
1986 – Artist Fellowship Grant, Illinois Arts Council
1986 – Museum Guild Purchase Award, First Prize, Evansville Museum of Art, Evansville, IN
1985 – Sculpture Chicago ‘85
1983 – Omaha Brickworks Residency
1982 – Oxbow Residency

Professional Experience
2017 – Let’s Not Pretend, subject of documentary film by Riley Bartolomeo, currently on Amazon Prime, trailer on YouTubefilm festival selections in NY, LA, London, Paris (on-demand Art TV), Rome, Italy, Sao Paulo, Brazil, Jamaica, Maribor, Slovenia, Tunisia, Bangladesh.
2017 – JD Allen WMAC radio interview
2015 – Visiting Artist/Critic, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT
2015 – Juror, Stockley Gardens, Arts Festival, Norfolk, VA
2015 – Artist Interview

2012 – Artist Talk

Teaching Experience
1992-2014 – Professor of Art & Co-Director Johnson State College/Vermont Studio Center MFA Program, Johnson, VT
1988-1992 – Sculpture Program Head, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

Bibliography
5/17/17 – Jones, Rachel Elizabeth, Golden Opportunity , Seven Days pp.82-83
5/18/17 – Preview, Times Argus, p.B2
3/15 – Rodgers, David, The Hardwick Gazette
11/ 13 – Greenia, Victoria, Calza on Art , Basement Medicine
5/14 – Greenia, Victoria, Calza Leaves Her Mark on VAC, Basement Medicine
3/12 – Bandar, Leila, Anarchist Art, Vermont Art Zine,
6/97 – Awodey, Marc, Salt of the Earth, Seven Days review, 23
8/95 – Staff Reporter – review, p 11, Times Argus
7/95 – Elinor Earle – review, p 1B, 12B Stowe Reporter
9/92 – Calhoon, Sharon C., review p 15, 16, Dialogue Magazine
9/92 –Michele Rowe-Shields, Artful Nature
9/92 – Evanston Art Center, exhibition catalogue
6/92 –Steinbaum, Bernice – Biennial Exhibition Ft. Wayne Art Museum, exhibition catalogue
5/92 – Editorial Staff –Dialogue Magazine, censorship controversy, p 6
3/8/82 – Dieter, Mary, The Courier Journal, censorship controversy p B 1
2/28/92 – Fahy, Joe, The Indianapolis Star Censorship controversy, p C-5
11/24/91 – Cunningham Anne, The Indianapolis Star, review, p – G-15
11/14/91 – Calhoon, Sharon C., Perspectives, Indianapolis News, review,
9/91 – Kheel, Claudia, Infinity of Form , Johnson State College, exhibition catalogue
9/15/91 – Mannheimer, Steve, Indianapolis Star, review, E-8
7/91 – Robinson, Ann G. , Dialogue
5/91 – Seybert, Diane, Arts Indiana, review, pp 34, 35
4/22/91 – Mannheimer, Steve, The Indianapolis Star, review, p E-8
3/91 – Roberts, Catsou, Dark Ages: The Poetics of Science, Indianapolis Museum of Art catalog
11/90 – Calhoon, Sharon, The New Art Examiner review, vol.18, no. 3, pp 45& 46
10/20/90 – Galli, Aldo, La Nación, Buenas Aires, Argentina, Referencias, p 5
4/90 – Williams, Anne, IUPUI at Indianapolis, Border Crossing Catalog
4/90 – Roberts, Richard, Arts Indiana, vol. 12 no. 3, p 13, and magazine cover
4/22/90 – Mannhiemer, Steve, Indianapolis Star, review, p E-8
3/6/87 – Albrecht, B.E. , The Cleveland Plain Dealer, review, p 20
11/3/86 – Wolff, Theodore F., The Christian Science Monitor , review, p. 29
1986 – Jacobs, Mary Jane, Sculpture Chicago ‘85 exhibition catalogue
1/86 – Morgan, A.L, The New Art Examiner, review, vol. 13, no. 5, pp 34, 35
9/85 – Hanson, H., Chicago Magazine, review, vol. 34, no. 9, p 18
8/30/85 – McCracken, D., The Chicago Tribune, review, section 7, p 8, CN
8/29/85 – Delcoma, W., The Chicago Sun-Times, review
11/82 – Atterbury, G., The New Art Examiner, review, vol. 10, no. 2, p 21
3/22/81 – Raynor, V., The New York Times, review, p 22, CN8/80 – Hanson, B., The Hartford Courant, review, Sunday Arts Edition

Education
1983-MFA, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign