Suzanne Anan is an American artist who creates figurative compositions primarily reflecting women as her subject. She creates in all mediums, but prefers the unpredictable results that painting serves to project the humility and vulnerability created with every stroke of oil onto canvas. Her work is inspired by great works of poetry and literature, and her raw material comes from real life and musings. These evocative images resonate moods and memories and question what it means to feel human.
Suzanne’s work was selected for inclusion in the Honoring Women’s Rights: Visual Voices Together exhibition to be held at National Steinbeck Center.
Anan’s work has recently been shown in a group exhibition at the 80WSE Gallery in New York and was included in a contemporary portrait exhibition in Lecce, Italy featuring the work of Andy Warhol and Xiao Lu.
Her work was selected this past March for the Artour-O Exhibition in Florence, Italy where she exhibited one of her latest works, “Venetian Red.”
Her work was awarded the President’s Award in 2011, by juror Shiva Amadi for a National Women’s Arts Exhibition titled “From Our Perspective.”
Anan’s work was selected by juror, Daniel Shay of the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C. for a National Arts Exhibition in 2011, titled “Strokes of Genius” for her painting titled “Ain’t I A Woman?” She received an award of Merit for her work.
Suzanne’s work titled “The Most Of It,” inspired by a poem written by Robert Frost was recognized by David Grant, the former President of the Dodge Poetry Foundation.
Anan’s work was exhibited with 46 artists from
31 countries in an International Art Exhibition in Florence, Italy in November 2010 and then in May 2011 in Ferrara, Italy at the Castello Estense to bring public awareness to Human Rights issues.
Suzanne studied abroad in Venice, Italy and received her Master’s Degree of Art from New York University and a Bachelors of Fine Art from Kean University. She continues her study at the Arts Students League of New York. Her artwork has been featured and sold in international exhibitions and in local galleries, donated to several non-profit organizations, and commissioned by large corporations such as Johnson and Johnson and The Newark Museum. Her work has been recently added to the private collection of Sir Paul McCartney and Lady Nancy in Sussex, England.
She designed numerous award winning pieces for clients such as The Newark Museum and the State Theatre of NJ. She volunteers for several non-profit organizations as a designer and educator.She is an Artist Member of the American Artists Professional League of NY and the Salmagundi Club.