Affiliations:Politics Policy and the Arts
Susan Crile’s paintings move between the poles of beauty and horror. Her work is in the collections of many museums including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York NY, The Hirshhorn Musem & Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C., The Soloman R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY and the Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH. She has exhibited at numerous museums in the US and Europe which include Il Museo di Roma in Trastevere, Il Museo di Palazzo Mocinego in Venice, the Phillips Collection in Washington DC, the Berta & Karl Leubsdorf Gallery at Hunter College and the St Louis Museum of Art. She has had over 50 one person exhibitions.
Crile has received two National Endowment for the Arts awards, and a Residency grant to The Bellagio Study and Conference Center, at The Rockefeller Foundation in Bellagio, Italy and a Residency at The American Academy in Rome. She has lectured in the United States and Europe, and has taught at Princeton University, Sarah Lawrence College and Barnard College, among others. She is a professor at Hunter College, CUNY where she has been on the faculty since 1982.
Currently, Crile is finishing the second part of a trilogy, IN OUR NAME, of life-size paintings on paper of Guantanamo prisoners and is about to begin the 3rd part of the trilogy on the United States prison system (the first concerned the abuse and torture of the Abu Ghraib prisoners). Concurrently, she is working on an ongoing series of paintings of Italian Ethiopian, Moroccan, and Indian walls.
- Website: Susan Crile