VISUAL ARTIST - ABSTRACT EXPRESSIONIST
Susana Aldanondo (b. 1976) is a candidate for the MFA at the New York Academy of the Arts in Tribeca, and a graduate of The Art Students League of New York’s Fine Arts Program. An art school rich in history, it is where artists like Jackson Pollock, Yayoi Kusama, Georgia O’Keefe, among others also studied; there, she studied world renowned art masters. She was the winner of the Leonard Rosenfeld Merit Scholarship in 2022, awarded by a jury of curators of the MoMA and PS1MoMA. She is a juried member and Board member and Chair of Marketing of The New York Society of Women Artists, an organization founded in 1925 recently granted historical status by the State of New York. Aldanondo also holds a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations with a focus on the High North and Indigenous People’s studies.
She was an artist in residence in Iceland, helping to organize an arts festival and held a painting workshop in a local school and local prison, as she explored the theme of compassion, empathy and art, through an initiative sponsored in part by the Ministry of Culture of southern Iceland. Her work was featured in shows such as The Equalizer, curated by a renowned Hollywood curator, and is sought after by renowned collectors in the United States who organize benefit galas for notable causes. She has collaborated with musicians of the Juilliard School of Music in New York, the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music, and independent musicians and jazz orchestras in Queens, New York. Her work took part of the Gala for The Art Students League held at The Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Gala for The New York Foundation of the Arts, as well as other benefit galas for honorable causes.
Recent exhibitions include a collective exhibition of works honoring the great master Hugo Bastidas, of works handpicked to be shown alongside his work at a prestigious gallery in Manhattan, Hofstra University, CUNY-Hunter College, and the scholarship winners exhibition at the Phyllis Harriman Mason Gallery on 57th street, New York, New York. Her work can be found in The Permanent Collection at The Art Students League of New York, the D. Lubecki Family Collection in Iceland, the A. Balliro Family Collection in East Hampton & SoHo, New York, and the P. Hall Family Collection in London, UK. Her work can be found in private collectors’ homes around the world. Susana explores the ‘here and now’ and the relationship between place, music, and identity. She can often be found painting nonrepresentational work in the public spaces of the city of New York.