Suzanne LaFleur is an award-winning artist based in New York City. She grew up in Southampton, NY and the area’s rich culture inspired her to pursue a career as an artist. She studied painting at the Art Students League of New York under the tutelage of Burton Silverman and Ephraim Rubenstein.
Suzanne LaFleur lived abroad for 20 years, moving between Kuwait, Lebanon, and France. During summer vacations in the South of France, she visited Monet’s Garden and Renoir’s residence at Cagnes-sur-mer. She took art classes and painted en plein in an impressionistic style. Soon after, she began exhibiting in galleries, diplomatic embassies, and exhibition halls throughout the Middle East. Her paintings are in the private collections of the Kuwait royal family. LaFleur considers the experiences from this period to be major influences on her art practice.
Since moving back to New York City in 2008, LaFleur has exhibited at galleries, museums, and art fairs in New York City, the Hamptons, Boston, and Palm Springs.
Suzanne LaFleur is an award-winning artist who has exhibited in galleries and museums throughout the United States, Middle East, and Europe. In Summer 2015, she had a solo exhibition titled Déjà vu at Mark Humphrey Gallery, Southampton. In Summer 2014, LaFleur was presented by Hollis Taggart Galleries, New York at Art Southampton. She exhibited in New Voices at Lawrence Fine Art, East Hampton,
and Outside the Lines: Modernist Drawings at the National Arts Club, New York. In 2014, she had a solo exhibition titled Serene Refuge at Lawrence Fine Art and was featured in the annual Women Only exhibition at Flomenhaft Gallery, New York. LaFleur has exhibited at the Park Avenue Armory, and Pulse Contemporary Art Fair (Presented by Benefit Print Project, New York) and Art Hamptons. In 2012, LaFleur made her New York solo debut in the exhibition Untamed at Bogardus Mansion, New York. In 2010, she made her Chelsea debut in the two-artist exhibition Constructed Spirits at Coleman Burke Gallery, New York.
The Artists Magazine selected LaFleur’s drawing Flight of Passion as a finalist in its 32nd Annual Art Competition. She is a 2014 Guild Hall Museum prize-winning artist. The National Arts Club honored her with the 2014 Art Spirit Foundation Gold Medal and 2013 Flora Giffuni Memorial Award.
Suzanne LaFleur is an Exhibiting Artist Member at the Guild Hall Museum, East Hampton and National Arts Club, New York. She is a Signature Member of the Pastel Society of America, New York.
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