Suzanne Stryk was born in Chicago and currently resides in Southwest Virginia. She’s had solo exhibitions in locations throughout the country, including the National Academy of Sciences (DC), the Morris Museum of Art in Augusta (GA), the Eleanor B. Wilson Museum in Roanoke (VA), and Gallery 180, The Illinois Institute of Art in Chicago. Her paintings have hung in over 60 group shows, including those at the The Anchorage Museum of Art (AK) and The Butler Institute of American Art (OH). A mid-career survey of the artist’s work, “Second Nature: The Art of Suzanne Stryk,” spanning the years 1990-2005, was organized in 2005 by the William King Museum in Abingdon, Virginia, an affiliate of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.
The artist’s images have appeared in numerous publications, including Art Papers and New American Paintings, with full portfolios in Shenandoah, The Kenyon Review, Orion and Ecotone. Among the collections that own her work are the Smithsonian (DC), The David Brower Center (Berkeley, CA), The D’Arcy Wentworth Thompson Collection (Scotland), and the Taubman Museum of Art (Roanoke, VA). Her series of drawings “Genomes and Daily Observations” appears in the Viewing Program at The Drawing Center (NY, NY). She is the recipient of a 2007 George Sugarman Foundation grant and a 2010-11 Virginia Commission for the Arts Individual Artist Fellowship for her project “Notes on the State of Virginia.”