Suzanne Altman

category: Visual,

Contact & Info


Phone: 845-216-9059

  • NY

Artist Statement

I am a working artist with a studio in Ossining NY where I use oil paint to create mainly still lifes and portraits, with an emphasis on realism and exploration of light and color. I assemble objects in compositions with an idea of creating a narrative, often humorous or nostalgic, as well as an interesting interplay of color and form. I also explore the impact of reflections, transparency, light and shadow on these objects. I have worked as an art educator for about 15 years, after a previous career as a graphic designer. While teaching in a public high school, I initiated an AP Art History course, and have since developed a passion for the subject. I lecture and present courses on Art History topics at a variety of venues including libraries, women’s clubs, senior centers, arts organizations, and continuing education programs. I specialize in connecting my talks to current shows in NYC art museums, to enhance the experience of seeing the art in person. I continue to teach hands on art classes both privately and in group settings. I have exhibited my work in many one person and group shows in a variety of places over the past decade. Websites: My personal art: My Art History Lectures:

Educational Background

Educational Background
  • Tyler School of Art Temple University Elkins Park PA BFA
  • Pace University Pleasantville NY Masters of Art Education
  • Permanent Teaching Certification, Art K-12 NY State
  • Teaching Certification, Art K-12, NJ
Additional art study at
  • Art Students League
  • School of Visual Arts
  • Rockland Center for the Arts
  • Katonah Art Center
  • Westchester Art Center
  • Old Church Cultural Center
  • Bennington College
  • Provincetown Art Association and Museum
  • Cape School of Art

Teaching Artist Experience

Teaching Artist Experience I have taught art and art history in public (Bronxville High School) and private schools (Chabad of New City), as well as at many continuing education venues. A partial list of these venues: Schools
  • Westchester Community College
  • Hudson River Community Education
  • The Learning Collaborative
  • Greenwich School Continuing Education
  • Chappaqua Continuing Education
  • North Rockland Continuing Education
I have Presented Art History lectures at these locations: Libraries:
  • Nyack
  • Tarrytown
  • Montrose
  • New City
  • Tappan
  • South Orangetown
  • Blauvelt
  • Mahwah NJ
  • Teaneck NJ
  • Montclair NJ
  • Decorative and Fine Arts Society NJ
  • Bronxville Women’s Club
  • Women’s Club of Englewood, NJ,
  • Provincetown Art Association
  • Esplanade Palisades
I have also done weeklong art workshops at Greenburgh Library (portrait drawing) and the Pleasantville Senior Center (abstract art) Titles of some of the Art History programs, both individual and multi session, include
  • Art History for Travelers
  • Must See Treasures of the Great NYC museums
  • How to Read and Interpret a Work of Art
  • Great Women Artists
  • Art of the Dutch Golden Age
  • The Hudson River School
Also, profiles of individual artists such as Degas, Michelangelo, Matisse, Rembrandt, Gauguin, John Singer Sargent, and many others. Exhibitions:
  • Ossining Art Council, Firehouse Gallery
  • Nyack Library
  • Upstream Gallery Hastings NY
  • Blue Door Art Gallery Yonkers NY
  • Womenswork Gallery Poughkeepsie NY
  • Manhattan Borough Presidents Office
  • Englewood Hospital
  • Shore Gallery Provincetown MA
  • Nyack Art Walk
  • Pleasantville Library
  • Garnerville Art Center
  • Union Restaurant Haverstraw NY
  • Provincetown Art Association and Museum
  • Old Church Cultural Center, Demarest NJ
  • Womens Club, White Plains NY