SUZANNE STRYK

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SUZANNE  STRYK
Suzanne Stryk's nature paintings merge observation with imagination in a dreamlike blend of precise knowledge and myth. She gives us images that invite us to ponder the deep connection of precious life forms. Suzanne is the recipient of a 2011 Virginia Commission for the Arts Individual Artist Fellowship in support of her series, "Notes on the State of Virginia."
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SUZANNE  STRYK Cycle

Cycle
- Mixed media on canvas
30 x 30 in
$ 1,800.00


SUZANNE  STRYK Cycle
Cycle
Mixed media on canvas  
30 x 30 in
$1,800
SUZANNE  STRYK Field Work_ No. 4
Field Work, No. 4
Mixed media  
30 x 22 in
$1,600
SUZANNE  STRYK Annual Report
Annual Report
Mixed media on wood  
24 x 42 in
$2,800
SUZANNE  STRYK Because the Sky is Blue
Because the Sky is Blue
Acrylic on canvas  
46 x 72 in
$6,000
SUZANNE  STRYK Becoming
Becoming
Mixed media  
12 x 12 x 2-1/2 in
$1,200
SUZANNE  STRYK Both Sides of the Day
Both Sides of the Day
Mixed media  
18 x 24 in
$1,500
SUZANNE  STRYK Collection
Collection
Mixed media  
12 x 12 x 2-1/2 in
$1,200
SUZANNE  STRYK Fragile
Fragile
Mixed media on wood  
20 x 46 in
$2,800
SUZANNE  STRYK Helix
Helix
Mixed media on wood  
38 x 36 in
$3,200
SUZANNE  STRYK How the Past Returns (Audubon_s Redwing)
How the Past Returns (Audubon's Redwing)
Mixed media  
24 x 24 in
$2,200
SUZANNE  STRYK Layers (Praying Mantis)
Layers (Praying Mantis)
Mixed media  
12 x 12 x 2-1/2 in
$1,200
SUZANNE  STRYK Music Lesson
Music Lesson
Mixed media  
12 x 12 x 2-1/2 in
$1,200
SUZANNE  STRYK Primal Order
Primal Order
Mixed media on wood  
38 x 36 in
$3,200
SUZANNE  STRYK Shape of Flight
Shape of Flight
Acrylic on canvas  
84 x 54 in
$7,200
SUZANNE  STRYK Urban Nest
Urban Nest
Mixed media  
12 x 12 x 2-1/2 in
$1,200

SUZANNE  STRYK

SUZANNE STRYK

SUZANNE STRYK Biography

Stryk’s paintings merge observation with imagination in a dreamlike blend of precise knowledge and myth. She gives us images that invite us to ponder the deep connection of precious life forms.

Born in Chicago, Suzanne Stryk currently lives amid the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. Stryk received her BA from Northern Illinois University and her MA from East Tennessee State University. Suzanne has shown in numberous solo and group exhibitions all over the United States. Her mixed media work can be found in numerous museum collections throughout the country, including the Smithsonian (DC), The Taubman Museum of Art (Roanoke, VA), and The David Brower Center (Berkeley, CA).  She is the recipient of a George Sugarman Foundation grant and a Virginia Commission for the Arts Individual Artist Fellowship. 

Suzanne currently works from her studio in Virginia.

 

SUZANNE STRYK Statement

Outside my studio last summer, I picked up a blackbird’s egg that had fallen from its nest. Back inside my studio, I carefully placed the egg on my drawing table, where it became a sketch, rather than a fledgling. It then became part of my collection, and would later find itself in a painting. Now, a row of eggs glistens from the black background of a painting on my easel, each detailed with umber calligraphic streaks under a smooth glaze, and each labeled with a tiny white number. One egg’s cracked open. Above it I’ve sculpted a wild nest in rough relief, branches splayed right and left—a chaos of sticks. Order, wildness, potential, reality, out there, in here—all in my thoughts as the living world passes through eye, mind, and hand to make an image.

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