"Suz Stovall passionately explores color through vibrating color fields and thin, spontaneous line. Stovall's abstract works invite the viewer to look deeply and enjoy the visual feast of color."
"My current work is spontaneous and joyful exploring color, composition and design."
Suz Stovall moved to the mountains in Utah in 2003 with intentions of retirement as a gallery owner. After over 10 years she closed her “top 100” gallery Urban Artifacts in Houston, Texas. She now resides in Colorado and spends everyday in her studio painting.
Suz is a university-trained artist, having studied graphics and painting at the University of Memphis. As a full time studio artist she was an award-winning ceramicist winning numerous awards in some of the most prestigious shows, including the American Craft Council show. She was also featured in several national magazines as well as one woman and small group shows. Having been honored as being selected for a solo exhibition at the Brevard Art Center and Museum, Brevard County FL. In addition her work is in several private and corporate collections.
She has been involved in all aspects of the art world. a gallery owner, teacher, artist, judge and juror.
The Rhythm of Color -
Music plays a huge influence in my work.
Music and art share similar principles such as pattern, rhythm, balance and emphasis.
Let's take rhythm for example. Rhythm in music is something you can tap your feet to. It tells you how to sway with the music. Rhythm affects art in a similar manner. If an artist uses rhythm correctly, he or she make your eyes dance from one point in the painting to another. It is how the artist wants you to see his/her work.
Similarly, each tone or musical motif has certain weight that gives any song or melody it's overall balance. The artist also uses the same principle to add structure and balance the painting.Interestingly enough, many art forms use similar descriptive terms across art disciplines. Music, painting, drama, and architecture all use terms such as repetition, variety, intensity, rhythm, dialog, balance, unity and so on.
Recent solo shows :
Featured Artists, Royal Contemporary, February 23- April 2017
G 44, Colorado Springs : Solo Exhibition, April 7 - May 13, 2017
G 44, Colorado Springs : Solo Exhibition, February 12- March 19, 2016
Colorado Cultural Office of the Pike’s Peak Region 2014
Rico’s, Colorado Springs 2015
Selected Shows and Awards:
Castle Rock CO. Art Festival 2017 First in Painting
Denver Art Festival at Stapelton 2016, Merit Award (First in Painting)
Evergreen, CO. Fine Arts Festival, 2015, Award of Distinction (First in Painting)
Crested Butte, CO. Festival of Art, 2015, Juror's Award, (First in Painting)
Pike’s Peak Festival of the Arts, Colorado Springs: 2015 Best of Show
Commonwheel Art Festival, Manitou Colorado: 2014 First in Fine Art
Ten Women Artist, Seminole Community College, Sanford, Florida
Deland Museum of Art, Juried Exhibition, Deland Florida
Spotlight ’93, American Craft Council, South Eastern Division, Gatlinburg,Tennessee
American Craft Council Show, Tampa Florida
Awarded Solo Exhibition, Brevard Art Museum, Melbourne Florida
Florida Craftsmen 49th Anniversary Juried Exhibition, Purchase Award of Distinction
Barnett Bank, permanent collection
Florida Craftsmen Annual Juried exhibition, Ceramic League of Miami, Award of Distinction
St. Augustine Art Festival, Award of Distinction, St. Augustine Florida
Lake Mary Heathrow Art Festival, Award of Merit, Lake Mary Florida
Winter Park Spring and Autumn Art Festival, Winter Park Florida
Walt Disney Festival of the Masters, Judges selection Award, Orlando, Florida
Las Olas Art Festival, Las Olas Florida
Ringling Museum Art and Craft Festival, Sarasota, Florida
Gasparilla Art Festival, Tampa, Florida
Brevard Art Center and Museum annual Juried Exhibition, Honorable Mention, Melbourne, Florida
Past Solo Exhibitions:
Timothy’s Gallery, Winter Park, Florida
Brevard Community College Fine Art Gallery, Melbourne Florida
Ormond Beach Memorial Gallery, Ormond Beach, Florida
Joan Ling Gallery, Gainesville Florida
Brevard Art Center and Museum, Melbourne, Florida
Selected Group Exhibitions:
Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa Florida
Center for the Arts, Vero Beach, Florida
Florida State University Art Gallery, Tallahassee Florida
Albertson-Peterson Gallery, Winter Park Florida
Clay Pigeon Gallery, Sedona, Arizona
Galleria Santa Fe, Encinitas, California
Florida Craftsmen Gallery, Saint Petersburg, Florida
Jacksonville Art Museum, Jacksonville Florida
Owner, Urban Artifacts Gallery, Houston Texas 1995-2002 Awarded "Top 100"
C0-Chairperson, Brevard Art Center and Museum Annual Juried Exhibition
Chairperson, Florida Craftsmen Annual Conference and Exhibition
Member American Craft Council
Editor American Craft Council Southeastern Region “Spotlight ‘89” Juried Exhibition Catalog
Founding Member “Ten Women Artist”
Named to the 1992 “Voices of Women” Women in Brevard County making a difference
August 2015 Issue, Southwest Art
American Indian Art magazine, Autumn 1992
Artist of Florida, 1991 edition
Florida Magazine, Orlando Sentinel
American Craft Magazine