Susie Pryor
Under the Surface:

PFA: Tell us about your background. Where did you grow up? Your family?
I grew up in Athens GA. Both of my parents were from small towns in North GA,. I had a very close relationship with my Grandparents in Clarkesville. Visiting their rural home amid cows and barns was very influential as my Grandmother’s spiritual and giving nature seemed to answer so many of life’s questions.


PFA: How would you say your background influenced your career? And at what age did you become curious about art?
I began drawing at the age of 12 and my mother encouraged me to try painting in my early teens. Through high school, painting filled my afternoons as I struggled to render old barns and still life set ups sans any formal training. The challenge kept me entertained and out of trouble during the Rocking 70’s.


PFA: What inspires you, and how do you stay inspired? How has this shaped your artistic philosophy?
People of visible genuine character inspire me. This may be why children frequently surface in my work. They have yet to become self conscious and concerned with how they are perceived by others.


PFA: What artist(s) has (have) had the biggest influence on your work?
All of them, all eras, all genres, All.

PFA: What is your artistic philosophy?
In every artistic effort, it’s most important to embark on something unknown either in process, materials, or in subject. The result will be fresh, genuine and contain an electric charge that can’t be found in work that is approached with over confidence.

PFA: What do you need around you while you are working in the studio?
Mo-town music.

PFA: What do you most enjoy doing while you are not painting?
Photography

PFA: What is your favorite traveling experience?
FRANCE, last Fall.

PFA: If you weren't an artist, what would you be?
A Gallerist!
SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

“20th Year Anniversary Show”, Pryor Fine Art, Atlanta, GA 2010
“Solo Show” Bennett Street Gallery, Atlanta, GA 2009
“One Woman Show” Bennett Street Gallery, Atlanta, GA, 2008
“Solo Show” Jules Place, Boston, MA, 2000 - 2007
“One Woman Show” Bennett Street Gallery, Atlanta, GA, 2007
“Susie Pryor: Recent Paintings” Bennett Street Gallery, Atlanta, GA, 2006
“Georgia Painters: Energy, Movement and Spontaneity” Macon Museum of Art, GA, 2005
“One Woman Show” Bennett Street Gallery, Atlanta, GA, 2005
“One Woman Show” Bennett Street Gallery, Atlanta, GA, 2004
“One Woman Show” Tyler White Gallery, Greensboro, NC, 2004
“One Woman Show” Bennett Street Gallery, Atlanta, GA, 2003
“One Woman Show” Tyler White Gallery, Greensboro, NC, 2002
“Expression with Light” Solo Show, Bennett St. Gallery, Atlanta, GA, 2001
“Interpretations” Solo Show, Bennett St. Gallery, Atlanta, GA, 2000
Cummer Museum, Garden Week, Jacksonville, FL, 1999
Morris Museum of Art, Le Bal du Musee Benefit, Augusta, GA, 1999
The Morris Museum of Art, Black and White Ball 1998, Augusta, GA
Featured Artist of the Month, Bennett Street Gallery, October, 1998


PUBLICATIONS

Cabin & Cove, Spring/Summer 2012
100 Southern Artists
Children's Hospital Christmas Card fundraiser, Winter 2009
Atlanta Style and Design, Winter 2008
Art Galleries and Artists of the South, Volume 3, Issue 2
Atlanta Style and Design, Spring 2005
Cover Artist, Rabun’s Laurel, October 2003
You can be a Successful Artist, March 2000
Museums and Galleries, January 2000 Cover and Feature
Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles, September 1999
The Georgia Pharmacy Journal, February 2000 and July 1999 Covers

SELECTED PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

The Georgian Bank, Atlanta, GA
Grace|17∙20 Restaurant, Norcross, GA
Peachtree Hills Place, Atlanta, GA





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