Susan Hudson, RCA
Susan Hudson lives and works in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. She moved from Montreal, where she was Chairperson of the Department of Design Art, Concordia University, as Associate Professor. Her previous work has been an exploration of classical fairy tales. Susan recently has focussed on nature. Being an extreme gardener has influenced her focus on the abstracted visions of vegetation. Her past exhibit of unusual juxtapositions of plant forms and the wider landscape revealed this. (Click to go to Susan Hudson's Gallery).
Her studio work in Lunenburg is varied and explores an expansive range of media, one that often incorporates painting and collage with photographic and or computer designed images.
In 1999, Susan Hudson was elected to the Royal Canadian Gallery of the Arts.
Susan is President and founder of the artists’ co-operative, Peer Gallery in Lunenburg. She was also a founding member of the photographers’ and printmakers’ co-operative — Viewpoint Gallery — in Halifax.
2011 Craig Gallery at Alderney Landing, Halifax, NS
2011 Peer Gallery, Lunenburg, NS.
2009 Peer Gallery, Lunenburg, NS
2008 Russell Gallery, Peterborough, ON
2008 Peer Gallery, Lunenburg, NS
2007 Peer Gallery, Lunenburg, NS
2006 Russell Gallery, Peterborough, ON
2005 Peer Gallery, Lunenburg, NS
2001 Viewpoint Gallery, Halifax, NS
2001 Des Brisay Museum, Bridgewater, NS
1999 Lunenburg Art Gallery, Lunenburg, NS
1998 Anna Leonowens Gallery, (NSCAD University) Halifax, NS
1994 Galerie Westend, Montreal, QC
1990 Galerie Westend, Montreal, QC
1987 Madison Gallery, Toronto, ON
1986 Galerie Daniel, Montreal, ON
1981 Galerie Lauze, Montreal, QC
1979 Pascal Gallery, Toronto, ON
1979 Wallack Gallery, Ottawa, ON
1979 Concordia University Gallery, Montreal, QC
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2011 Five centuries of European Prints from the collection of Drs. Jonathan Meakins & Jacqueline McClaran, Musee des Beaux-Arts, Montreal, QC.
2005 INK/PAPER/ART, Argyle Gallery, Halifax, NS
2001 Innovations on Paper, Acadia University, Wolfville, NS
1994 The International Festival of the Image, Rochester, NY, U.S.A.
1981 The Canada Council Art Bank, Montreal, QC
1981 The Cardigan Milne Gallery, Winnipeg, MN
1980 The Musée d’Art Contemporain, Montreal, QC
1979 Musée du Quebec, Quebec City, QC
1979 T he Lachasse Gallery, Toronto, ON
1979 T he Cardigan Milne Gallery, Winnipeg, MN
1979 The Cardigan Milne Gallery, Winnipeg, MN
1978 The Internal Landscape, a touring exhibition arranged by the Canadian Embassy, Washington, Boston, Chicago, Atlanta, U.S.A.
1977 Cent Gravures du Quebec, Atelier de Realisations Graphiques de Quebec, Paris, France, Calgary, AB
1977 Invitational Exhibition, Primera Bienal Del Gradado de America, Venezuela, South America
1977 Photo ‘77, National Film Board, Ottawa, ON
1976 Invitational Exhibition, Bienal Americana de Artes Graficas, Columba, South America
1975 Invitational Exhibition, The National Council of Jewish Women, Ottawa, ON
1975 An Exhibition of Realism, The Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, ON
1975 Women Photographers, National Film Board, Ottawa, ON
1975 Art Femme, Musee d’Art Contemporain, Montreal, QC
1974 The Society of Canadian Painters/Etchers and Engravers Exhibition, Commonwealth Building, London, England
1974 Heal’s Summer Print Show, London, England
1974 Participation Quebec, International Art, Milan, Italy
1974 Quebec Printmakers, Bayreuth Festival International, Bayreuth, Germany, Quebec Printmakers, Musee d’Art Contemporain, Montreal, QC
1974 Invitational Exhibition, The National Council of Jewish Women, Ottawa, ON.
1973 Ontario Association of Architects Exhibition, Toronto, ON.
1973 The Thomas More Institute, Montreal, QC
COLLECTIONS, selected items
The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal, QC
The Thomas More Institute, Montreal, QC
The Steinberg Collection, Montreal, QC
The Reader’s Digest Collection, Montreal, QC
The Toronto Dominion Bank Collection, Toronto, ON
McGill University, Montreal, QC
Musee d’Art Contemporain, Montreal, QC
The Royal Bank Art Collection, Toronto, ON
The Quebec Cultural Affairs Art Collection, Quebec, QC
Concordia University Montreal, QC
The Canada Council Art Bank Ottawa, ON
The Canadian External Affair, Ottawa, ON
The National Film Board, Ottawa, ON
The Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, MN
Mohawk College Art Collection, Hamilton, ON
Sheridan College Art Collection, Sudbury, ON
Confederation Centre Art Collection, Charlottetown, PEI
Air Canada Art Collection, Toronto, ON
Alcan Company of Canada, Montreal, QC
Esso Company of Canada Montreal, QC
Harvard University Art Collection, Boston, Massachusetts
Citicorp Bank of Canada, New York City, New York
North London Polytechnic, London, England
L’Oeuvre Gravée, Berne, Switzerland
Nova Scotia Contemporary Artists, Volume 2, Nimbus, Halifax, NS.
La Gravure au Quebec, Les Editions Heritage, Montreal, QC
L’Art au Quebec Depuis 1940, Les Editions La Presse, Montreal, QC
Photography 1975, National Film Board, Ottawa, ON
The Eternal Peter Pan, (an Art Book), published by Tundra Publishing Co., 1986, Montreal, QC.
Two other books based on the story of Peter Pan, author James Barrie and illustrated by Susan Hudson, The Story and The Play, also published by Tundra Publishing Co.
A half hour television documentary on Susan Hudson, as part of a series on Canadian visual artists. Produced by the CBC., 1981, Montreal, QC