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Suzanne Long in front of Vermont State Supreme Court inner doors

HARRTIET WOOD (aka Suzanne Long) was born in 1937, in Jacksonville, Florida. Studies at Pratt Institute and Art Students League in New York. Since 1959 participation in NO!art manifestations and exhibitions in the Tenth Street (March Group). Many exhibitions in the USA. Since 1978 professor at different institutions. Is involved in problems of the social reality and in landscapes. — Lives in Marshfield/Vermont.

I had been a political protest (anti-war) artist and expressionist figure painter until around fifteen years ago when I turned to abstract expressionism. Even though it's no longer like jumping into the abyss like it was in the fifties, I find it still a relevant genre, drawing me in with more and more complexities, distillations and challenges.

It has offered me the physicality and emotional connection with my work that I needed and along with formal considerations has proved to be a psychically integrative process. My communication with the painting continues until it leaves my studio. For me, there is a connection between writing poetry and painting out of my unconscious, in the sense that both are grabbing the moment and distilling the emotions.

The immediacy of the work and approaching the unknown each time I paint makes it virtually impossible to copy a painting. It is practice, giving myself completely to the moment in the least self-conscious way possible. This way of working has been noted by Zen masters who consider it a form of practice/meditation. —Harriet Wood

2013  INNER DOORS | The Vermont State Supreme Court, Montpelier, VT
2012  OCCUPY SPACE | River Arts, Morrisville, VT
2011  NEW PAINTINGS | Catamount Art Center, St. Johnsbury, VT
2009  NOW AND THEN | Catamount Art Center, St. Johnsbury, VT
2005  MEMORIAL AND DESIRE | Sterling College, Craftsbury Common, VT
2003  NO!art in BUCHENWALD | Boris Lurie: Geschriebigtes/Gedichtigtes, catalogbook
           Contribution:   My Brother Died
1995  NO! | Neue Gesellschaft für Bildende Kunst, Berlin
           Contributions:   Edwardian RomanceThe Beat Goes ON!
           NO BOX | Edition Hundertmark, Cologne, Contribution
1988  NO!art anthology | Edition Hundertmark, Cologne
1961  INVOLVEMENT SHOW | March Gallery, New York

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