“Notes on the State of Virginia” is now on display at the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Gallery, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA         September 4 — December 20

The exhibit was on view at the William King Museum of Art (Abingdon, Virginia) from March 1 to July 15th.


For more images, reviews, and a video of the “Notes on the State of Virginia” project, see page: http://www.suzannestryk.com/works-on-paper/notes-on-the-state-of-virginia

In June, “Painters on Painting” featured Suzanne’s homage to Maria Sibylla Merian: https://paintersonpaintings.com/suzanne-stryk-maria-sibylla-merian/

Group Exhibits     

“Ideation, Sketchbooks,” Susquehanna Art Museum, Harrisburg (PA)       March 23 — May 15

“On the Brink: Artists Take Action,” Central Vermont Medical Center, Montpelier (VT)   April — May

“Organic Form: Works Inspired by Nature,” Blue Spiral 1, Asheville (NC)   March 1 — April 27

“Exaltation of Larks (Putting a Bird on It),” Chroma Projects, Charlottesville (VA)    June 1- 30

“Collaborations,” Cumberland Gallery, Nashville, TN                                          August 4 – September 8


Solo Exhibits:

“Notes on the State of Virginia,” Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center, Portsmouth, VA    August 19 – October 15

“Nesting Material,” Chroma Projects, Charlottesville, VA    May 5 — 27      [See article in C’ville arts magazine by Elizabeth Derby: http://www.c-ville.com/chromas-nesting-materials-elegant-science-center/#.WRhKpeHyuM9 ]

3-Person show, Blue Spiral 1, Asheville, NC   March 9 — April 28

“Aquaterra: A Celebration of Earth Day,” 2-Person show, Capitol One Bank, Richmond, VA    March 28 — June 4


The September-October Kenyon Review features Suzanne’s images (cover and portfolio) in “The Poetics of Science” issue.  Visit: http://www.kenyonreview.org/conversation/suzanne-stryk/ to read Suzanne’s conversation with KR editor Sergei Lobanov-Rostovsky.

kenyon review cover

Suzanne’s series “Notes on the State of Virginia” continues to tour the state. It runs from April 1 through December 31 at the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley in Winchester, Virginia.

In January “Notes on the State of Virginia” was reviewed in the Washington Post  and featured in the Northern Virginia arts magazine élan.  http://www.suzannestryk.com/publications/reviews/

Suzanne’s art was featured in the January issue of Escape into Life, an international website of art and culture.http://www.escapeintolife.com/artist-watch/suzanne-stryk/

2016 Group exhibits:

“A Sketch of the Universe: Art, Science and the Influence of D’Arcy Thompson,” Edinburgh City Art Centre, Edinburgh, Scotland

“Unexpected Surfaces,” Cumberland Gallery, Nashville, TN

“In Consideration of Bees,” Chroma Projects, Charlottesville, VA, and The Danville Museum of Fine Art and History, Danville, VA


Suzanne presented the keynote talk, “The Beetle and the Double Helix: Why Nature Matters in the Art Classroom,” for the Virginia Art Educators Association annual conference.

Solo Exhibits 2015:

“Notes on the State of Virginia,” Athenaeum in Alexandria, Virginia / December 15 2015 through January 31 2016.

Shape of Flight installation 1








“Shape of Flight,” Solo Exhibit, Ingram Gallery, Vanderbilt University / February 16-March 20

“Natural Order,” 4-person exhibit, Blue Spiral 1, Asheville, NC September-November 2015



Shenandoah spring issue features an interview with Suzanne: http://shenandoahliterary.org/641/2014/09/25/suzanne-stryk-artist-flight-and-life/

“Pollinator,” Blue Spiral, Asheville, NC / Suzanne included her new work on mirror in this group exhibit featuring honey bees.

Suzanne’s mirror works represented by Cumberland Gallery at the 2014 Los Angeles Art Show January 15-19.

Senator Mark Warner’s office selected Suzanne’s artwork for a year-long exhibit of Virginia artists.


Suzanne’s exhibit “Notes on the State of Virginia” opened at the Taubman Museum of Art in Roanoke, Virginia, on June 14th and ran through August 24th.

The D’Arcy Wentworth Thompson Museum in Dundee, Scotland, purchased Suzanne’s painting “Reasons for Numbers” for their art collection.

Two of Suzanne’s vortex paintings were selected for the new Music City Center’s permanent art collection in Nashville, Tennessee. They appear in the publication for the collection UNCONVENTIONAL.

Suzanne’s painting Ascent: Homage to Avian Flight was selected for the exhibit “High Art: 15 Years of Collecting” at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC.

The summer issue of London-based Antennae: The Journal of Animals and Visual Culture features the work of Suzanne and collaborator Ann Ropp’s paintings with an essay by Scott Contreras-Koterbay.


Suzanne’s work Field Notes (Natural Domain Series) is included in the anthology Convergence: The Art Collection of the National Academy of Sciences (with 14 essays including those by NAS curator J.D. Talasek, E.O. Wilson, and Lucy Lippard).

“Nest” was the theme of Suzanne’s 2012 May Farm School painting workshop (Shenandoah Valley, VA). During the week, students painted nest imagery and collaborated on building an 8′ high nest from branches and sticks.



Suzanne is the recipient of a 2011 Virginia Commission for the Arts Individual Artist Fellowship in support of her series, “Notes on the State of Virginia.”

Link to A! Magazine article: Suzanne Stryk Awarded Fellowship

Launching the Imagination: A Comprehensive Guide to Basic Design (McGraw-Hill), by Mary Stewart, features an interview with Suzanne along with images by the artist.


Solo Exhibits:

Flyway: Birds in the Art of Suzanne Stryk 2000-2010
traveled to the following venues in 2010:

February 12 — March 15
Perspective Gallery, Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, Virginia

July 26 — September 9
Gallery 180, The Illinois Institute of Art
Chicago, Illinois

September 18 — November 7
Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History
Danville, Virginia










Brochure for Flyway with essay by VT art history professor Martha Allison

Suzanne presented the keynote address, “The Beetle and the Double Helix: Why Nature Matters in the Art Classroom,” to the Georgia Art Educators Association’s Annual Conference in October, 2010.

Catalogs from past exhibits:

Second Nature: The Art of Suzanne Stryk 
William King Museum
Abingdon, Virginia

Keeping An Eye on Things
available from ETSU natural history museum shop at the Gray Fossil Site Museum
Gray, Tennessee