Public Art Installations

2017

The Wave: An Interactive, Public Art Installation Celebrating Water at:

William Benton Museum of Art, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT

2016

HOME: A Site Specific Public Art Installation on the Meaning of Home and the Tragedy of Homelessness at:

Stamford Government Center, Stamford, CT;

The Wave: An Interactive, Public Art Installation Celebrating Water at:

Connecticut State Captiol, Hartford, CT

 "The Wave," Susan Hoffman Fishman and Elena Kalman. Polycarbonate Film and Parachute Cord, Site Specific Installation, Connecticut State Capitol, Hartford, CT, May, 2016.

"The Wave," Susan Hoffman Fishman and Elena Kalman. Polycarbonate Film and Parachute Cord, Site Specific Installation, Connecticut State Capitol, Hartford, CT, May, 2016.

 "Open House," Susan Hoffman Fishman and Elena Kalman. Parachute Cord, Charcoal and Plastic Sheeting. Governor's Island, NYC, 2015. Site Specific Installation Completed at Art Kibbutz Summer Residency.

"Open House," Susan Hoffman Fishman and Elena Kalman. Parachute Cord, Charcoal and Plastic Sheeting. Governor's Island, NYC, 2015. Site Specific Installation Completed at Art Kibbutz Summer Residency.

2015                 

Open House: A Site Specific Installation at: Governor’s Island, New York, NY;

The Wave: An Interactive, Public Art Installation Celebrating Water at:

Governor's Island, NYC

Chase Gallery, West Hartford, 

 "The Wave," Susan Hoffman Fishman and Elena Kalman. Polycarbonate Film and Parachute Cord. Site Specific Installation, The Wadsworth Museum of Art, Hartford, CT, 2014.

"The Wave," Susan Hoffman Fishman and Elena Kalman. Polycarbonate Film and Parachute Cord. Site Specific Installation, The Wadsworth Museum of Art, Hartford, CT, 2014.

2014

The Wave at:

Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, CT;

Ferguson, New Haven, New London and Willimantic, CT Public Libraries           

 "The Wave," Susan Hoffman Fishman and Elena Kalman. Polycarbonate Film and Parachute Cord, National Aquarium, Baltimore, MD for World Ocean's Day, 2013.

"The Wave," Susan Hoffman Fishman and Elena Kalman. Polycarbonate Film and Parachute Cord, National Aquarium, Baltimore, MD for World Ocean's Day, 2013.

2013

The Wave: An Interactive, Public Art Installation Celebrating Water at:

New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, CT;

National Aquarium, Baltimore MD;

Van Cortland Manor, Croton-on-Hudson, NY

2012                 

The Wave: An Interactive Public Art Installation Celebrating Water at:

Connecticut Office of the Arts, HOT School Institute, Hartford, CT;

EnvisionfestHartford, Hartford, CT;

Gaffney Elementary School, New Britain, CT

2011                 

The Wave: An Interactive Public Art Installation Celebrating Water at:

Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA;

 Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway, Boston, MA;

 Worthington Hooker School, New Haven, CT


Solo Exhibitions

 "World's Away," Susan Hoffman Fishman, Acrylic and Mixed Media on Paper, 6' x 8,' at  Retrospective of Holocaust Paintings , Chase Gallery, West Hartford, CT, 2014.

"World's Away," Susan Hoffman Fishman, Acrylic and Mixed Media on Paper, 6' x 8,' at Retrospective of Holocaust Paintings, Chase Gallery, West Hartford, CT, 2014.

2017                  Open House at Charter Oak Cultural Center, Hartford, CT

2016                  The Wave at Silliman Gallery, Yale University, New Haven, CT

2014                  Retrospective of Holocaust Paintings: 1985 - 1995, Chase Gallery, West Hartford, CT

2012                  Nocturnal Wave, Allegra LaViola Gallery, NYC

1995                  Waiting: Paintings by Susan Hoffman Fishman, Watson Gallery, Wheaton College, Norton MA

1992                  Waiting Rooms, Aetna Institute Gallery, Hartford, CT

1987                  The Newspace Gallery, Manchester College, Manchester, CT

1985                  Atria Gallery, Hartford, CT

1984                  John Cusano Gallery, South Norwalk, CT

1983                  Plumbing and Veneers, Farmington Valley Arts Center, Avon, CT


Grants/Residencies/Awards             

 "Megaliths," Susan Hoffman Fishman, Charcoal and Pastel on Paper, 4' x 8,' 1984. Collection of the Aetna Life & Casualty Insurance Co., Hartford, CT.

"Megaliths," Susan Hoffman Fishman, Charcoal and Pastel on Paper, 4' x 8,' 1984. Collection of the Aetna Life & Casualty Insurance Co., Hartford, CT.

2018

Invoking the Pause Grant, Creative retreat for a collaborative team to develop new responses to climate change. Awarded to Artists and Climate Change

2016

Vision Award, Charter Oak Cultural Center, Hartford, CT

2015                 

City of Stamford, CT: Community Arts Partnership Program Grant Award

Artist Residency, Governor’s Island, NYC

2014               

Awesome Foundation Connecticut Grant Award

Draftsmen’s Congress Mini-Residency, New Museum, NYC and Art Kibbutz

2013                 

Connecticut Office of the Arts, 2014 Arts Catalyze Placemaking Grant Award;

2012

2012 Curatorial Open Call Installation Award, LaViola Gallery, NYC

1995                 

Artist in Residence, Commendation and Assistance Award,  Contemporary Art Center, North Adams, MA.                 

1986                 

Connecticut Commission on the Arts Individual Artist’s Grant

1984

Aetna Life & Casualty Insurance Company Purchase Award               


Commissions 

 "The Brooklyn Wave," Susan Hoffman Fishman and Elena Kalman, Permanent Installation at 40 North 4th Street, Brooklyn, NY, 2014.

"The Brooklyn Wave," Susan Hoffman Fishman and Elena Kalman, Permanent Installation at 40 North 4th Street, Brooklyn, NY, 2014.

2017                  The Wave, Permanent Installation, William Benton Museum of Art, University of CT,  Storrs, CT

2014                  The Wave, Permanent Installation, Carnegie Management, 40 North 4th Street,: Brooklyn, NY

1986                  4’x 8’ Painting, Aetna Life & Casualty Insurance Company, Hartford, CT


Selected Group Exhibitions

2018                  Ann Street Gallery"Anthropocene," Newburgh, NY

2017                  William Benton Museum of Art"Unfiltered: An Exhibition About Water," University of CT, Storrs, CT

2016                  International Institute of Contemporary Art and Theory, " New Grounds," Mangalia, Romania

                           Site: Brooklyn, “Drawing Lines Across Mediums,” Brooklyn NY

                          Hillyer Art Space, "FORMAT," Washington, DC

                          Fotofoto Gallery, Huntington, NY

2015                  Manny Cantor Center, "Rooted," New York, NY

2013                  A.I.R. Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2010                  Fernando Luis Alvarez Gallery, Stamford, CT

1998                  100 Pearl Street Gallery, Hartford, CT

1995                  William Benton Museum of Art, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT

                          100 Pearl Street Gallery, Hartford, CT                 

1993                  Washington Art Gallery, Washington Depot, CT

1990                  Museum of American Political Life, University of Hartford, West Hartford, CT

                          Austin Arts Center, Trinity College, Hartford, CT

                          Connecticut Gallery, Marlborough, CT

1989                  Showcase Gallery, Connecticut Commission on the Arts, Hartford, CT

1988                  The Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield, MA

                          Aetna Institute Gallery, Hartford, CT

                          Bromfield Gallery, Boston, MA

1987                  Alternative Museum, NYC

                          Bromfield Gallery, Boston, MA

                          Showcase Gallery, Connecticut Commission on the Arts, Hartford, CT

1986                  Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT

                          Erector Square Gallery, New Haven, CT

                          Joseloff Gallery, University of Hartford, West Hartford, CT

1985                  Pump House Gallery, Hartford, CT

 Installation View of "Water Wars, #2" and "Rising Tides, #3" Susan Hoffman Fishman, William Benton Museum of Art, University of Connecticut, 2017

Installation View of "Water Wars, #2" and "Rising Tides, #3" Susan Hoffman Fishman, William Benton Museum of Art, University of Connecticut, 2017

 "The News a la Mary Cassatt," Susan Hoffman Fishman, Charcoal and Pastel on Paper, 6' x 8' at The Alternative Museum, New York, NY, 1987.

"The News a la Mary Cassatt," Susan Hoffman Fishman, Charcoal and Pastel on Paper, 6' x 8' at The Alternative Museum, New York, NY, 1987.


Collections

 "Waiting Room III," Susan Hoffman Fishman, Acrylic and Mixed Media on Paper, 1992, Collection of the William Benton Museum of Art, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT.

"Waiting Room III," Susan Hoffman Fishman, Acrylic and Mixed Media on Paper, 1992, Collection of the William Benton Museum of Art, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT.

William Benton Museum of Art, University of Connecticut, Storrs,CT

Aetna Life & Casualty Insurance Company, Hartford, CT

MidState Medical Center, Meriden, CT


EDUCATION

B.A. in Fine Arts, Trinity College, Hartford, CT

M.A. Ed., Hartford Art School, University of Hartford, West Hartford, CT                                   


Bibliography

Dunne, Susan                  The Hartford Courant, August 28, 2017, "Unfiltered: An Exhibition About Water At Benton in Storrs"

Hennessy, C.                    The Stamford Advocate, Feb. 12, 2017, "Public Art Can Transform Who We Are and How We Live"

Dunne, Susan                  The Hartford Courant, Jan 28, 2016, "The Heartbreaking Reality of Homelessness on Display at Charter Oak." 

Stagus, Julie                    The Hartford Courant, September 26, 2012, “The Wave Rolls In: Focusing on Water, Interactive Project Installed For EnvisionFest.”

Rosoff, Patricia                 The Hartford Advocate, January 25, 1996, “Two Artists and a Test of Faith” 

McNally, O.                       The Hartford Courant, March 7, 1993, p. G1, “Visions of Violence in Waiting”

Scalora, Sal                     The Hartford Advocate, Nov. 26, 1992, “Getting an Eyeful: Cunard and Fishman at the Aetna Gallery”

Schwendenwein, J.         Art New England, May, 1988, “Aetna Institute Gallery/Hartford: Works by Susan Hoffman Fishman, Francine Gintoff and Nancy Iddings”

Tutko, Nancy                   The New York Times, Feb. 28, 1988, p. CN 31, “Women Focus on Social Themes”

Damsker, Matt                  The Hartford Courant, Jan. 25, 1987, “Arts Commission Shows Work of 18 Artists Who Received Grants”

Damsker, Matt                 The Hartford Courant, April 12, 1987, p. G8, “Fishman Taps Terror: Sheeler’s Many Facets”

Pappas, N.                        Manchester Herald, April 2, 1987, P. 11, “Hartford Artist Confronts Weighty Issues”

Zimmer, W.                       The New York Times, Feb. 22, 1987, “Winners Work in Hartford”

Wadsworth, S.                  Art New England, Dec./Jan. 1986/1987, “Erector Square Gallery/New Haven: Connecticut Circumscribed”

Hanson, B.                        The Hartford Courant, Jan. 26, 1986, “Exhibition at Real Art Ways is Showcase for 9 Painters”

Wadsworth, S.                  Art New England, March, 1986, “Real Art Ways/Hartford: Nine Connecticut Painters”

Hanson, B.                        The Hartford Courant, May 12, 1985, “Fishman and Kalan at Atria”

Langdon, A.                      Art New England, Vol. 5, No. 8, July/August, 1984, A Thousand Words Gallery, South Norwalk, CT,  “Ben Mahmoud; Susan Hoffman Fishman”

Hirsh,Linda                       The Hartford Advocate, Jan. 19, 1983, “Plumbing and Veneers: Of Prisons Physical and Psychological”

Hirsh, Linda                       Art New England, Vol. 4, No. 3, Feb. 1983, “Farmington Valley Art Center/Avon: Susan Hoffman Fishman”

Margolies, L.                     Farmington Valley Herald, Jan. 13, 1983, p. 7A, “Plumbing and Veneers”

Robb, Anne                      The Hartford Courant, January 16, 1983, “Charcoals Explore a Bizarre House


 Catalogues

 Catalogue Published by The Connecticut Commission on the Arts Highlighting CT Individual Artist Grant Award Recipients, 1995

Catalogue Published by The Connecticut Commission on the Arts Highlighting CT Individual Artist Grant Award Recipients, 1995

Investing in Dreams: Connecticut’s Commitment to Imagination:

Published by the Connecticut Commission on the Arts, 1995

BAA 1988 Exhibition of Works on Paper:

Published by the Berkshire Art Association, 1988

From the Files: Curator’s Choice:

Published by the Alternative Museum, NYC, 1987

Connecticut Circumscribed:

Published by Erector Square Gallery, New Haven, CT, 1986

Hartford Art Hartford:

Published by the University of Hartford, West Hartford, CT, 1986