• Bio

    Susan Palmisano's paintings have also been shown in more than seventy national and international exhibitions. Her current and upcoming exhibitions include a two person exhibit at the University of Southern Mississippi (2019); "Bright and Bold" with the Women's Caucus for the Arts in Washington DC (2018); "Sanctuary" at Gallery 263, Cambridge, MA (2018); "Artists Who Teach" at the Westmoreland Museum of Art in Greensburg, PA (2018): the Cooley Gallery in Leesburg, VA; and "Sight Lines" at the Butler Street Lofts in Pittsburgh (2018.)

    Other notable exhibits include "Neutral Buoyancy" at The Mercado Velho Gallery in Tondela, Portugal (solo); "Library Thoughts 4" at Hegyvidek Gallery in Budapest, Hungary; Can Serrat in Barcelona (Le Bruc), Spain (solo); “Shifting Sites of Desire,” Mallin Gallery in Kansas City, MO (solo); “XI Miedzynarodowe Warsztaty Tworcze,” Center of Culture in Glucholazy, Poland; and “Transitions/Transformations,” Nightingale Gallery at Eastern Oregon University. Other exhibitions include “Eating Lessons” at Gallery 402, New York City, N.Y. (solo) and Galerija Alurija at the Art Academy, University of Zagreb, Croatia (solo); “Sweet Dreams,” LH Horton Gallery, Stockton, Calif. (solo); “The Imaginary Woman,” The Contemporary Art Gallery, Opole, Poland (solo); “Fresh Paint: Process & Possibilities,” Arlington Arts Center, Va.; and “Indulgence: A Feast for Your Eyes,” Louis Bernal Gallery, Tucson, Ariz.

    In addition to her exhibits, Palmisano recently traveled to Indonesia and China where she was an invited visiting professor at Ganesha University in Singaraja, Bali, Petra Christian University in Surabaya, Java, as well as Wenzhou University in China.

    Palmisano earned her M.F.A. in Painting from the University of Cincinnati and her B.F.A. in Painting from the University of Dayton, where she graduated summa cum laude. Palmisano is Professor of Painting at Indiana University of Pennsylvania where she also serves as Graduate Coordinator for the MA and MFA programs in Art. Susan has been a faculty member of IUP's Art Department since 1994.