Rescue, oil on gessoed board, 24" x 24", 2020
Soft Thunder, oil on linen, 48" x 36", 2021
Suzanne Benton

Suzanne Benton is a native New Yorker who has shared her many-faceted art for 70 years and in 32 countries. A highly recognized metal mask maker and mask performance artist, printmaker, painter, lecturer, and workshop leader, she’s exhibited widely, with representation in museums and private collections worldwide. A trans-culturalist and feminist pioneer based in the States, Suzanne is a former Fulbright Scholar (India) and recipient of multiple grants, artist residencies, and hostings by the cultural arm of US Embassies. Author of The Art of Welded Sculpture and numerous articles, she is and has been listed in Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Art, and Feminists Who Changed America 1963-1975, Edited by Barbara Love, 2006.

All About Color follows decades of intertwining color in ways that support the narrative in my monoprints with Chine collé. Narrative no longer centers the work in this new direction. Her skill with color has taken full possession. Four lengthy visits, including a Fulbright to India had long brought the palette of South Asia into her work, yet it was the Pandemic that turned the focus towards a cosmic realm filled with color.