Susanne Apgar’s artistic impulses appear to have been triggered or perhaps galvanised by a simple surrealist coffee-table art book in her childhood home. Amazed and obsessed by the peculiar images like a fur-covered cup and spoon, long legged elephants and outed inner visions, her path was set. Permission granted.  Susanne was born in New Jersey and raised in Montreal.   After completing a BA she studied Illustration and Design at Dawson College followed by Fine Arts at Concordia University.  She generally works in oils and is currently spending time on gallery work, teaching and freelancing in editorial, advertising and book illustration. Her paintings are exhibited in galleries across Canada, the U.S and Australia. She currently works out of Toronto.





Exhibitions

2017

'Lovers Eye', Modern Eden Gallery, San Francisco, February

TBA Beinart Gallery Australia

TBA wow x wow

TBA Flower Pepper Gallery California

TBA Gristle Gallery NY

2016

The LA Art Show 2016 'Littletopia'  Los Angeles. January 27-31, 2016

3 person show, Nature's Tale, Flower Pepper Gallery Pasadena, April

'The Way We Rust' Arch Enemy Arts, Philadelphia, March 

'Portrait of Friends', Modern Eden Gallery, San Francisco, June

'Growth-Decay' Paradigm Gallery, Philadelphia, June

'Growth-Decay' part two, Antler Gallery, Portland, June

'Unnatural Histories V' Antler Gallery Portland, September 

TBA December NYC

2015

‘Nightmare In Wonderland part 0’, Rotofugi Gallery, Chicago, February
‘Love and Life’, 8 person show. Flower Pepper Gallery, Pasadena, February
‘Nightmare In Wonderland part ll’, Distinction Gallery, Los Angeles, April
‘Xiong Mao’, Flower Pepper Gallery, Pasadena, April
‘Storybook’, Modern Eden Gallery, San Francisco, April
‘6 x 6’, Augusta Clown Gallery, Melbourne, Australia, June
‘Foliage’, Flower Pepper Gallery, Pasadena, September
‘Anniversary Show’, Flower Pepper Gallery, Pasadena, December
‘Coaster show’, La Luz de Jesus Gallery, Los Angeles, September
‘Verdant’,  Modern Eden Gallery, San Francisco  October
‘Cash and Carry’, La Luz de Jesus Gallery, Los Angeles, December
‘Wanderlust’, Modern Eden Gallery, San Francisco, December

2014

‘Mass Culture’, Alexi Era Gallery, St Louis, February
‘Twice Told Tales’, Flower Pepper Gallery, Pasadena, January
‘Laluzapalooza 28’, La Luz de Jesus Gallery, Los Angeles, March
‘Morpheus’, The Hive, Los Angeles, March
‘Of History and Hope’, Flower Pepper Gallery, Pasadena, April
‘Wilderness’, Auguste Clown Gallery, Melbourne, Australia, June
‘Pandamonium’, Flower Pepper Gallery, Pasadena, June
‘Temple of the Soul, Alexi Era Gallery, St Louis, July
‘Secret World’, Gristle Tattoo and Art Gallery, Brooklyn, August
‘Coaster Show’, La Luz de Jesus Gallery, Los Angeles, September
‘Anniversary Show’, Flower Pepper Gallery, Pasadena, December

2013

‘Grand Opening Exhibition’, Alexi Era Gallery, St Louis, November
‘Mad Hatters’, Flower Pepper Gallery, Los Angeles, November
‘Coaster Show’, La Luz de Jesus Gallery, Los Angeles, September
‘CAJA’, Los Angeles, July
‘Metamorphosis, Liminal Beings & Legendary Creatures’ Gristle Tattoo, Brooklyn, NY, April
‘Laluzapalooza’, La Luz de Jesus Gallery, Los Angeles, March

2012

‘Laluzapalooza’, La Luz de Jesus Gallery, Los Angeles, March

2011

Wiseguys Art Gallery, Calgary, April
‘Everything But the Kitschen Sync’, La Luz de Jesus Gallery, Los Angeles, March

2010

Exposition Carrefour Gallery Rye, Montreal, July

2009

AWOL, Toronto, Group Show, August

2007

B.J. Wood, Montreal, September
‘Everything But the Kitschen Sync’, La Luz de Jesus Gallery, Los Angeles, March

2006

‘8-1-16-16-25 … a nice, shiny, happy view of the world’ 3-person show, QUAB Gallery, Calgary, September
‘Everything But the Kitschen Sync’, La Luz de Jesus Gallery, Los Angeles, March
‘Dreams & Nightmares’ 3-person show, QUAB Gallery, Calgary, January

2005

‘VULNURATUS’, Solo Exhibition, QUAB Gallery, Calgary, October
1040 Gallery, Montreal QC

2004

‘Raw Hide’, VAV Gallery, Montreal

2002

‘Prevailing Human Spirit’, Museum of American Illustration, S of I, New York, NY.

2001

‘Brunch Encan D’Oeuvres D’Art, 8th Edition’, Vitrine sur Montréal

2000

‘Deform Party’ Solo Exhibition, Zeke’s Gallery, Montreal
‘Brunch Encan D’Oeuvres D’Art, 7th Edition’, Vitrine sur Montréal




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