Susan Dory


Artist Susan Dory creates formalist paintings that often investigate memory, private life and the notion of sentimentality through the application of color. Her paintings are characteristically minimal, employing elements of repetition and restraint. The artist is interested in how color evokes certain emotions and how colors can be manipulated to elicit certain psychological responses. This year, Dory exhibited “New Paintings” with Winston Wachter Fine Art in New York City and was featured in the 8th NW Biennial at the Tacoma Art Museum in Washington State. The artist has received several awards, including a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant (2001), the Neddy Award from the Behnke Foundation Artist Fellowship (2003) and the King County Office of Cultural Affairs Purchase Award (2002). Dory has been featured in numerous publications, including a review in Art in America for her 2000 exhibition at Howard House in Seattle.