Susan N McCollough

Susan N McCollough

Gulf Shores, AL, United States

About Susan N McCollough

International Artist, Susan Nomberg McCollough was selected “Artist of the Year” 2017 by Art Tour International and selected one of the Top 60 Masters of Contemporary Art. She was selected for The Best Modern/Contemporary Artist of 2015/2016/2017. She was born in Bronx, New York and lived in Dothan, Alabama where she graduated from Dothan High School.

She received her bachelor of science degree in theater and art from The University of Alabama and has continued to study with many accomplished artists and teachers including Professor Gary Sussman at Students Art League of New York, Vytlacil Campus in Sculpture and Sonia De Franceschi at the Accademia D'Arte; Florence, Italy.

She has produced numerous paintings, many of which were commissioned, and has exhibited in many solo and group exhibitions on 4 continents.

The University of Alabama commissioned Susan to create a painting to honor her late professor and life-long mentor, Al Sella. The painting is an impressionistic portrait of the iconic artist and his emblematic bicycle. The large portrait now hangs in the art building, Clark Hall, and is slated to do so in perpetuity.

Susan served on the Art Committee at the United States Sports
Academy for more than 10 years. The USSA attracts and honors
Artists from around the world and is solely responsible for selecting featured artist for the Olympics. She now serves the committee as Artist Emeritus and serves on the Board of Trustees.

She is a member of the Women's Art World organization in Marrakech, Morocco. The WAW's mission is to bring together and promote Women's art in a world of different cultures, languages and art. Today there are 20 countries and 35 artists represented in Women's Art World. She is a member of ICAF (International Culture and Arts Federation) of South Korea; NOMA (New Orleans Museum of Art) in New Orleans, Louisiana (USA); BMOA (Birmingham Museum of Art) in Birmingham, Alabama; Mobile Museum of Art in Mobile, Alabama (USA); Metropolitan Museum of Las Vegas in Las Vegas, Nevada; MOMA (Museum of Modern Art) New York City, New York (USA) and MMOA (Metropolitan Museum of Art) in New York City, New York (USA).

McCollough paints primarily on large canvases, sometimes working on as many as three or four paintings at a time. Her works are Abstract Expressionist in style with freedom of movement, and vibrant, or sometimes, monochromatic colors. She sculpts and paints in oils and acrylics as well as charcoal and ink, pastels, water-colors and mixed media.

Education

• University of Alabama; B.S. Degree in Art
• Studied with Max Hellman – Birmingham Museum of Art; Birmingham, Alabama
• Studied with Barbara Moon – Little House on Linden; Birmingham, Alabama
• Art Students League of New York – Intensive course in Sculpture – Gary Sussman
• Accademia D’Arte – Old Masters and gold leafing techniques – Florence, Italy; Sonia DeFranceschi
• Taught Advanced Abstract Art Workshop; Gulf Coasts Arts Alliance; Gulf Shores, Alabama

Events

HONORS AND AWARDS:
• 2018 BOLOGNA, ITALY; Recipient of “International Prize Raffaello”; Gnudi Palace
• 2018 ONTARIO, CANADA; Selected to exhibit “Water For Life International Art Exhibition” Niagara Falls History Museum; May 12 – September 9
• 2018 NEW YORK, NEW YORK; Selected as one of Art Tour International’s Top 60 Masters of Contemporary Art 2018; April 2018
• 2018 NEW YORK, NEW YORK; Selected to exhibit in Art Tour International’s Top 60 Masters Create 4 Peace – International Exhibition; Rio Gallery III;
April 15 – 30, 2018
• 2017 BERLIN, GERMANY; Selected to receive one of “The Best Modern and
Contemporary Artist 2017” Awards; Georges Casalis room; Sept 2017
• 2017 FLORENCE, ITALY; Selected as Artist of the Year 2017 by Art Tour International Magazine
• 2017 FLORENCE, ITALY; My painting “New York New York” selected for the front cover of Art Tour International’s Top 60 Masters of Contemporary Art 2017
• 2017 Selected for “Master Artist Award” of the Top 60 Masters of Contemporary
Art by Art Tour International 2017
• 2017 SOUTH KOREA; Selected as member ICAF (International Culture and
Arts Federation); Haegeumgang Theme Museum; Permanent Collection
• 2017 CANNES, FRANCE; Selected to exhibit “Artistes Du Monde De
Cannes”; Gare Maritime Cannes; September 23-26
• 2017 CINCINNATI, OHIO; Selected to exhibit “Blink Art Resource Artist
Showcase 2017”; Art Design Consultants Gallery; June 3–July 7
• 2017 BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA; Selected for Cover page; Alabama Art
Supply Newsletter
• 2017 PALERMO, ITALY; Selected to exhibit “Biennale Internazionale D’arte Del
Mediterraneo”
• 2017 LAS VEGAS, NEVADA; Selected to exhibit “2017 International Masters
Exhibition”; Metropolitan Gallery Museum; March 4 – July 3
• 2016 MIAMI, FLORIDA; Selected to exhibit “Spectrum Miami” Art Show
• 2016 FLORENCE, ITALY; Selected to exhibit “Contemporaries at Uffizi”; Uffizi
Gallery Museum
• 2016 PARIS, FRANCE; Selected to exhibit “Paris Louvre Expo”; Carrousel du
Louvre
• 2016 PARIS, FRANCE; Selected to exhibit “Gran Prix Louvre”; Carrousel du
Louvre
• 2016 TUSCALOOSA, ALABAMA; Commissioned for “National Championship
16” by Holland and Carolyn Powell
• 2016 MILAN, ITALY; Recipient of “International Prize Tiepolo – Arte Milano”;
Clerici Palace
• 2016 VERONA, ITALY; Recipient of “Shakespeare in Art Award”; Verona Fair;
• Triennale d’Italia
• 2016 MIRA, ITALY; Recipient of “International Prize Canaletto – Artistic Career
Award”; Valier Mansion
• 2016 TOKYO, JAPAN; Selected to exhibit “Tokyo International Art Fair 2016”;
Omotesando Hills (aka Tokyo Champs-Élysées)
• 2016 MANHATTAN, NEW YORK; Selected to exhibit “ArtExpo New York 2016”;
Pier 94
• 2016 MARRAKECH, MOROCCO; Selected for “8th Edition of the Women’s Art
World Exhibition”; Museum of Marrakech;
• 2016 GULF SHORES and ORANGE BEACH, ALABAMA; Selected for local
honor “Best of the Best” by Chamber of Commerce
• 2016 BERLIN, GERMANY; Selected to exhibit “Berlin in Arte III”; Gallery 35
August “street galleries” of Augustrasse
• 2016 INNSBRUCK, AUSTRIA; Selected to exhibit “Innsbruck in Arte”;
Innovation Art Gallery
• 2016 FLORENCE, ITALY; Recipient of “International Prize Leonardo Da Vinci-
The Universal Artist”; Borghese Palace
• 2015 MARRAKECH, MOROCCO; Selected for membership “Women’s Art
World Organization”; by invitation from Hayat Saidi, Founder and CEO
• 2015 LECCE, ITALY; Recipient of “International Art Award-David of Bernini”; G.
Paisiello
• 2015 LECCE, ITALY; Recipient of “International Award for Human Rights 2015
With tribute to “Anne Frank”; G. Paisiello
• 2015 ROME, ITALY; Recipient of “International Prize-Artists at the Castle”;
Orsini Castle of Nerola
• 2015 ROME, ITALY; Recipient of “Michelangelo International Prize-Artist at the
Jubilee”; Palazzo Cardinal Cesi

Exhibitions

LOCAL EXHIBITIONS:

SOLO:
• 2015 “New Beginning” Whiting Gallery, Eastern Shore Art Center; Fairhope,
Alabama; Curated by Kate Fisher
• 2015 “August Abstracts” Gulf Coast Arts Alliance Art Gallery; Gulf Shores, AL
Curated by Wanda Price
• 2014 “The Susan N. McCollough 2014 Art Exhibition” Mary Elizabeth and
Charles Bernard Rodning Gallery; University of South Alabama; Mobile,
Alabama; Curated by Dr. Richard Wood, Dean of University Libraries
• 2013 “Past and Present” The Susan N. McCollough Gallery; Gulf Shores,
Alabama; Curated by Susan N. McCollough

GROUP:
• 2015 “Summer Invitational” Anna Lamar Switzer Center, Pensacola State
College; Pensacola, Florida; Curated by Vivian Spencer
• 2005 Eden Condominiums; Perdido, Florida


EXHIBITIONS/JURIED:

GROUP:
• 2018 Water for Life International Art Exhibition; Niagara Falls History Museum;
Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada
• 2018 Top 60 Masters Create 4 Peace Exhibition; New York, New York; by Art Tour International Magazine at Rio Gallery III
• 2018 Art Expo New York 2018; New York, New York; by Art UpClose at Pier 94
• 2018 Architectural Digest Design Show 2018; New York, New York; by Art UpClose at Piers 92 & 94
• 2017 Spectrum Miami; Miami, Florida in the Arts and Entertainment District
• 2017 “Artistes Du Monde De Cannes”; Gare Maritime; Cannes, France
• 2017 Art Comes Alive 2017; Art Design Consultant Gallery; Cincinnati, Ohio
• 2017 Monaco Yacht Summit 2017; Le Suffren, Monaco
• 2017 Blink Art Resource Artist Showcase 2017; Art Design Consultant Gallery;
Cincinnati, Ohio
• 2017 VIP Art Shopping Zone; Biennale del Mediterraneo Palermo; Palermo,
Italy
• 2017 International Masters Exhibition 2017; Metropolitan Gallery Museum; Las
Vegas, Nevada
• 2017 ArtExpo New York 2016; Manhattan, New York Pier 94
• 2017 Architectural Digest Design Show; Manhattan, New York Piers 92 & 94
• 2016 Spectrum Miami; Miami, Florida in the Arts and Entertainment District
• 2016 Contemporaries at Uffizi; Uffizi Gallery Museum; Florence, Italy
• 2016 Paris Louvre Expo; Carrousel du Louvre; Paris, France
• 2016 Gran Prix Louvre Video Exposition; Carrousel du Louvre; Paris, France
• 2016 Tokyo International Art Fair 2016; Tokyo, Japan at Omotesando Hills
(Tokyo Champs’ Elysees)
• 2016 Art Monaco ‘16; Monte Carlo, Monaco at Espace Fontvieille
• 2016 Biennale Riviera del Brenta; Mira, Italy at the Villa Valier
• 2016 ArtExpo New York 2016; Manhattan, New York Pier 94
• 2016 Architectural Digest Design Show; Manhattan, New York Piers 92 & 94
• 2016 “Women’s Art World-8th Edition” at the Museum of Marrakech; Marrakech,
Morocco
• 2016 “Berlin in Arte 2016” Gallery 35 August in Augustrasse; Berlin, Germany
• 2016 “Innsbruck in Arte 2016” Innovation Art Gallery in Innsbruck, Austria
• 2015 Florence Biennale “Art and the Polis”; Fortezza da Basso; Florence, Italy;
Curated by Lilia Lamas
• 2013 “16th Annual Energen Art Competition” Energen Plaza; Birmingham,
Alabama