Bio & CV
Susan Seaborn is a painter based in Denton, Texas. After a career in computers and languages, and a break in there to raise a couple of boys, she graduated with a BFA in Studio Art in May, 2020 from the College of Visual Arts and Design at the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas. She has studied with Christian Fagerlund, Matthew Bourbon, Annette Lawrence, Elaine Pawlowicz and other wonderful faculty. Her art was most recently seen at RO2 Gallery in Dallas at the Chaos! show, at Denton's Anna Street Studios "Art Friends" group exhibition, and at the Denton Maker's Fest 2022.
Ms. Seaborn paints and in her spare time curates four shows a year at Anna Street Studios in Denton, Texas. In addition to the B.F.A. in Studio Art degree, she has 18 hours towards an MFA in Studio Art, which she intends to finish at some point; an M.A. in Italian Studies; a B.A. in Spanish and a B.S. in Computer Science. Find her on Instagram at @susandtx.
1981 - 1985
B.S., Computer Science. Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, TX.
2003 - 2008
B.A., Spanish. University of North Texas, Denton, TX.
2014 - 2016
M.A., Italian. Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT.
2016 - 2020
B.F.A., Studio Art. University of North Texas, Denton, TX.
2020 - 2022
18 hours towards an M.F.A. in Studio Art. University of North Texas, Denton, TX. Withdrew from program.
Voertman's Student Competition, Honorable Mention
2018 UNT College of Visual Arts and Design Student Project Funding Award, “Speak with your Hands: Gestures in Modern Italian Life”. Funding to assist in research of Italian gestures and production of a series of monotypes during a study abroad in Italy. The results of this project were presented to an audience of studio art and Italian language students at UNT in Fall, 2018.
Shows and Exhibitions
October, 2022 “Art Friends” group painting exhibition, Anna Street Studios (my studio/gallery), Denton, TX.
October, 2022 “Something Figurative This Way Comes”, Accrete Art Collective at Backspace Gallery, Bloomington, IN “Puffer Fish”.
August, 2022 “Chaos”, Ro2 Gallery, Dallas, TX “Calm Seth”, “Billy”, “Nico’s Yellow Shirt”, “Self-portrait Workout Wear”.
April, 2022 “North Texas Graduate Collective Exhibition”, UNT CoLab, Denton, TX. Work: “Four Billys”.
April, 2022 “Denton Maker’s Fest Juried Show”, Greater Denton Arts Council Appleton-Patterson Center, Denton, TX. Works: “Why Doesn’t She Brush Her Hair?” (2nd place), “Mom is Always Watching”.
July, 2021 “The MAC 23rd Annual Membership Exhibition, Together”, The MAC, Dallas, TX. “Hold Your Car Keys Like A Weapon”.
February, 2021 “2021 TAC Small Works Show”, Fort Worth Community Arts Center, juried by Giovanni Valderas. “Hold Your Car Keys Like A Weapon”.
January, 2020 “60th Annual Voertman Juried Student Art Competition”, juror: Andrea Karnes, Fort Worth Modern.
January, 2020 “20 in 2020”, juried group show at Voertman’s store gallery, Denton, TX.
November, 2019 “Figure Drawing & Painting Fall 2019”, University of North Texas College of Visual Arts and Design, 4th Floor Space, Denton, TX. Curated student figure drawing and painting show.
October, 2019 “Halloweird Art Show”, featured artist at the Wherehouse art space, Denton, TX.
October, 2019 “Full Circle”, University of North Texas College of Visual Arts and Design, 4th Floor Space, Denton, TX.
April, 2019 “Junior Drawing & Painting Show”, University of North Texas College of Visual Arts and Design, 4th Floor Space, Denton, TX.
February, 2019 “Figure Drawing & Painting Spring 2019”, University of North Texas College of Visual Arts and Design, 4th Floor Space, Denton, TX. Curated student figure drawing and painting show.
September, 2018 “Ciao, bella”, Exhibition at UNT Union Gallery, Denton, TX. Selected Works from UNT Study Abroad in Florence, Italy, Summer of 2018.
August, 2018 New York Academy of Art Summer Residency II Exhibition, New York Academy of Art, New York, NY.
August, 2018 Juried Exhibition “The Breast Show” at Echo Gallery, Johnson City, TX.
July, 2018 Juried Exhibition “Dream” at Sly Cat Gallery, Cedar Hill, TX.
April, 2018 UNT’s “58th Annual Voertman Juried Student Art Competition”. Honorable Mention. Juror: John Spriggins, South Dallas Cultural Center. Three pieces selected for show.
September, 2017 Single Fare 4, New York City, NY.
April 14, 2017 Spring Benefit Art Gala, UNT Collegiate Recovery Program.
January, 2017 UNT Core Drawing Show, Lightwell Gallery at UNT. UNT CVAD Core Drawing invitational show.
2022 The Art Room Denton, assisted in painting the new mural for Our Daily Bread at Denton’s new Community Center, Denton, TX.
2021 The Art Room Denton, Community Art Project; Completed a panel for mural at Cumberland Children’s Home, Denton, TX.
2021 Drawing the Hand, The Teaching Studios, Roberto Osti, online.
2020 Dorielle Caimi Conceptual Self Portrait Workshop, Santa Fe, NM.
2020 Peggy Kroll, Expanding the Universe Series 4, online.
2019 International Center for the Study of Painting Figure Workshop, Orvieto, Italy. Figure painting workshop with Vincent Desiderio and Bernardo Siciliano.
2018 New York Academy of Art Summer Undergraduate Residency Program. Four-week intensive figure workshop along with art history, and museum and gallery visits and a student exhibition.
2018 UNT Study Abroad, Florence, Italy. Courses: Advanced Figure Drawing (Fagerlund), Paper Sculpture & Monotypes (DeCaen)