The Fires of War
February 25 - April 17, 2022
ABOUT THE SHOW
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Susan Crile was born in Cleveland, Ohio in 1942. Earning her Bachelor of Arts Degree at Bennington College, Vermont, Crile also studied at New York University and Hunter College, NYC. Crile currently lives and works in New York City and is professor emeritus at Hunter College of The City University of New York.
The Fires of War depicts the aftermath of the 1990-91 Persian Gulf War. These are powerful paintings and drawings that were first shown in exhibitions at The Saint Louis Art Museum and the Blaffer Gallery of The University of Houston, followed by venues including the National Council for Culture, Art and letters, Kuwait City, State of Kuwait.
With over forty one-person exhibitions to her credit since 1971, Crile most recently soloed at James Graham & Sons, NYC. Numerous group exhibitions, national and international, have included her work. Public collections representing Crile's work include Chase Manhattan Bank, West Germany, and NYC; Chemical Bank, CitiBank, and Exxon Corporation, NYC; and General Electric Company, CT. Honors earned by Crile include the Ingram Merrill Foundation Grant (1972), two National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships (1982 & 1989), and in 1990, a residency in painting at the American Academy in Rome.