Artist Statement

Observations of resilience in the plant world feed my art practice. As humans damage the environment in an attempt to embrace and appreciate it, there is beauty in the chaos that ensues. Plants continue to grow in the most hostile of habitats. Using these tenacious plants, clay, and extreme heat to portray destruction in search of beauty, as well as the beauty of destruction, I look to nature to assuage my concern for the environment and each other. It is clear that nature will persist long after the Anthropocene.

Tina Suszynski                                                   

Tina Suszynski attended Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA, earning a B.A. in International Studies after spending her junior year studying in Paris, France. She then earned a J.D. from Loyola University of Chicago. She has taken art classes at the Art Institute of Chicago, the Evanston Art Center, and the Denver Art Students’ League as well as workshops from Robin Hopper, Eric Jensen, Jun Kuneko, Paul Soldner, Lana Wilson, Stan Welsh, Benjamin Lira, Rick Parsons, Trey Hill and Mark Newport. Suszynski has been a resident artist at Valor Arts+Media and AIR Vallauris in France. Additionally, she initiated an artist-invite-artist group that has done residencies in Red Lodge, Montana, and Curamilla, Chile. In 2019, she became a member of Artnauts, a socially and politically based art collective that shows internationally. 

2006  Sterling & Ceramic, Linked by Sculpture, an Ocean Apart, Bell Gallery, Denver, CO
2007  The Garden Party, Curtis Arts and Humanities Center, Greenwood Village, CO
2007  Impact:20 Years!, Art Students League of Denver, Denver, CO
2007  Games Artists Play, Curtis Arts and Humanities Center, Greenwood Village, CO
2010  Sparkling Universe, Downtown Aurora Visual Arts, Aurora, CO
2011  Painting and Ceramic Exhibition, The Purple Box Annex, Bell Gallery, Denver, CO
2011  Painted Violin, Denver Young Artists Orchestra Association, Denver, CO
2013  Red Rocks Community College, Susan K. Arndt Gallery, Lakewood, CO
2013  Works on Paper, Sculpture in Clay, Caribou Art Gallery, Denver, CO
2013  Abstract Concepts, Caribou Art Gallery, Denver CO
2015  Significant Women Artists, Curtis Arts and Humanities Center, Greenwood Village, CO
2016  Equinox, Sync Gallery, Denver, CO
2016  Valor Resident Artist Exhibition, Valor Arts+Media, Lone Tree, CO

2016  Own an Original, Littleton Museum, Littleton, CO
2017  Members Show 2017, Foothills Art Center, Golden, CO
2019  Invictus, Global Livingston Institute, Women’s Leadership Conference, Entusi, Uganda and The Art Gallery-School of Industrial and Fine Art, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda
2019  All Colorado Art Show, Curtis Center for the Arts, Greenwood Village, CO
2019  Turning Points, Royal University of Fine Arts, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
2020  My Country: Dreams and/or Reality, Historical Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Sarajevo, Bosnia
2020  Pink Progression: Collaborations, Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, Arvada, CO
2020  The Walls Between Us, Center for Visual Arts, MSU, Denver, CO
2020  Phase Change, Curtis Center for the Arts, Greenwood Village, CO
2021  Uncanny Times: Looking Back, Looking Forward, Seidel City, Boulder, CO
2021  Without Borders, Elysium Gallery, Swansea, Wales and Art Spot Korn, Kyoto, Japan
2021  My City: Life During the Coronavirus, Redline Contemporary Art Center, Denver, CO (virtual exhibition)

2022   Common Nature / Naturaleza Comun,, El Centro de Memoria, Paz y Reconciliacion

2022   New Directions, Novi Hram (The New Temple), International Festival Sarajevo Winter
2023   Remains, Historical Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

2023 Common Nature 2/ Naturaleza Comun 2, Artificio Gallery and Alcadia Galeria de Arte, Villaviciencio, Colombia; Comunidad Uitoto Manuca de la Chorrera Amazonas, La Chorrera, Colombia; Exhibition a