Bio & CV

Susan Seaborn is a painter and a student of Studio Art (graduation: May, 2020) at the College of Visual Arts and Design at the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas.  She has studied with Matthew Bourbon, Annette Lawrence, Elaine Pawlowicz and Christian Fagerlund.  Her art was most recently seen at Where?House in Denton, the South Dallas Cultural Center, and in several curated student shows at UNT.  She is an Honorable Mention winner of the prestigious Voertman’s Student Art competition in 2018, curated by John Spriggins, Director of the South Dallas Cultural Center in Dallas, TX. 

 

In addition, Ms. Seaborn is an Adjunct Instructor of Italian at UNT, and is retired from a twenty-year career in Information Technology.  In addition to the B.F.A. in Studio Art degree, she holds a B.S. in Computer Science, a B.A. in Spanish and an M.A. in Italian Studies. 

Education

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.A., Spanish.  University of North Texas, Denton, TX.

Awards

2018

Voertman's Student Competition, Honorable Mention

Shows and Exhibitions

 

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.  Two works: “Untitled (Joyce)”, oil on panel, 30”x 40”; “Man, I’d love to have those long legs wrapped around me”, oil on panel, 25”x 48”.

 

October, 2019 “Halloweird Art Show”, featured artist at the Wherehouse art space in Denton, TX.   “Benched”, “YMCA”, 30”x 40”, oil on canvas, 2017; “Cateye Ranch”, “Self-portrait II”, 12” x 18”, oil on panel, 2019; “Falling Toy”, “Marshmallow Shooter”.

 

October, 2019 “Full Circle”, University of North Texas College of Visual Arts and Design, 4th Floor Space, Denton, TX.  “Alien Baby”, 20”x 24”, oil on canvas, 2019; “Mmmm good, girl”, 18” x 24”, oil on panel, 2019; “Hidden”, 18” x 24”, oil on panel, 2019.

 

April, 2019 “Junior Drawing & Painting Show”, University of North Texas College of Visual Arts and Design, 4th Floor Space, Denton, TX.  “Benched”, 60”x 23”, oil on panel, 2019.

 

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.  Two works: “Modella italiana”, charcoal on paper; “Seated nude grisaille #1”, oil on canvas.

 

September, 2018 “Ciao, bella” Exhibition at UNT Union Gallery, Denton, TX.  Selected Works from UNT Study Abroad in Florence, Italy, Summer of 2018.  Monotypes Selected: “Impeccable”, “Let’s Go”, “What do you want from me?” and “Wrap it up”; Figure Drawing, “Modella italiana”.

 

August, 2018, New York Academy of Art Summer Residency Exhibition, New York Academy of Art, New York, NY.  Subway tryptich, each 8”x 10”, oil on canvas.

 

August, 2018 Juried Exhibition “The Breast Show” at Echo Gallery, Johnson City, TX.  Artwork selected, “Target”, 2018 acrylic on canvas 24”x 24”. 

 

July, 2018 Juried Exhibition “Dream” at Sly Cat Gallery, Cedar Hill, TX.  Artworks selected: “Cateye Ranch”, 2018 oil on canvas; “Dead Birds with Toe Tags”, 2016 acrylic relief print on paper.

 

April, 2018 58th Annual Voertman Juried Student Art Competition.  Artworks selected for the show: “Nude with Red Drape” (Honorable Mention), 2017 soft pastel on Canson Mi-teinte; “Cateye Ranch”, 2018 oil on canvas; “Portrait I”, 2017 soft pastel on Canson Mi-teintes.

 

September, 2017 Single Fare 4, New York City, NY.  Artwork: “L’incidente” (3 works), “Colorado Girl” (4 works).  All works on NYC Subway Metrocards, acrylic, graphite and watercolor.

 

April 14, 2017 Spring Benefit Art Gala of the UNT Collegiate Recovery Program.  Artwork: Photo, “Abandoned Motel Colorado” (sold).

 

January, 2017 UNT Core Drawing Show, Lightwell Gallery at UNT.  UNT CVAD Core Drawing invitational show.  Artwork: Acrylic Print and Sculpey and wooden box Sculpture, “Birds with Toe Tags, Two Ways”)

 

Residencies/Workshops

2019 International Center for the Study of Painting Figure Workshop, Orvieto, Italy.  Painting workshop with Vincent Desiderio and Bernardo Siciliano.

 

2018 New York Academy of Art Summer Undergraduate Residency Program

 

2018 UNT College of Visual Arts and Design Student Project Funding Award, “Speak with your Hands: Gestures in Modern Italian Life”.

 

2018 UNT Study Abroad, Florence, Italy. Figure Drawing and Printmaking

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