Bio: Susy Baranszky-Job grew up on the west side of Vancouver, British Columbia. She later adventured for a decade in the West Kootenays of the same province, and is now lives in the coastal village of Ladner. She has been creating art forever and ever, and has been teaching visual art for over twenty five years. She possesses a Diploma of Fine Arts, a Bachelor of Studio Art, a B.ED in visual art education, and a Masters in Arts Education; she is currently studying to become a certified art therapist. She primarily paints on canvas with acrylic and oil, but also enjoys getting her hands dirty with a fabulous ball of clay. Her work has been sold through private and public galleries, commercial retail stores, art cooperatives, and by commission. Boating in the waters off the coast, spotting wildlife at cabins, getting lost abroad, dragging geriatric dogs about, and obsessively loving her brilliant family all contribute to the visual musings of her messy mind. Tangles and shiny things are current themes of exploration.

Statement:  There is a possibility that if one ceases to continually hack through personal brambles to find the path it might be noticed that, indeed, truth lives in the untidy and impenetrable. My current work is inspired by my life long attempts to untangle complications only to discover, again and again, that there is no coveted gold string to lead me to clarity. My current feeling is that peace of mind exists amidst our tangled complications, not outside of them. My images explore complicated lines and glimmers of gold and light; I suspect I paint this way as a means to tangibly actualize my dense and confused musings of, well, everything really. I do know that I experience peace of mind as lay down, and down again, these repetitive lines, and that I understand true delight when the light shines through these ~ perhaps this is enough.

Thank you for spending time with my messy mind…

Current Studies: post masters Advance Diploma in Art Therapy
Completed 2012 – Simon Fraser University – Masters of Arts Education /   1992 – University of British Columbia – Bachelor of Education -Visual Art Major/  1990 –  UBC – Bachelor of Arts – Studio Arts major/  1987  –  Langara College – Diploma in Fine Arts/

Solo Exhibits
2016 “Tangles and Brambles” – Bubby’s Kitchen Restaurant, Victoria, BC
2016-“Gold Strings and Shiny Things” – Performance Works Gallery, Granville Island Cultural Society, Vancouver BC
2007 “Poppies” Duggan’s Coffee House, Vancouver, BC
Main Stage Gallery, Rossland BC
The Cellar Fiber Studio, Rossland BC
Trail Creek Studios, Trail BC

Group Exhibitions:
2017- Ic(o!)nic, The Fort Gallery, Fort Langley, BC, Juried
2017-Summer Showcase 2017, Tsawwassen, BC
2017-“Oil and Water 2017” Gallery 1710, Tsawwassen, BC Juried
2016- “I-Selfie” – Muddy River Landing, Ladner, BC- a collaborative art project
2016 – RAW-“Signature”, Group Event, Celebrities Night Club, Vancouver, BC
2015 – “The Anonymous Show ” Muddy River Landing, Ladner, BC
2015 – “Shine 2015” exhibit, Ladner BC
2015 – Icon 2015-Canadian Federation of Artists gallery, Vancouver, BC-Juried
2015 – Group show- The Dancing Pig Restaurant, Ladner, BC
2015 – Foliage and Flowers 2015-Canadian Federation of Artists Gallery, ( 2 works) Vancouver, BC – Juried-FCA 3rd Prize Award
2015 – Abstract Show 2015 – Canadian Federation of Artist Gallery, (2 works) Vancouver, BC -juried
2014-Painting on the Edge 2014 – Canadian Federation of Artists Gallery, Vancouver, BC-juried
2014-Oil and Water 2014 – (3 works) Gallery 1710, Tsawwassen, BC-Juried
2014-Small, Smaller, Smallest – Canadian Federation of Artists Gallery, Vancouver, BC-juried, FCA 2nd Prize Award
2014-Canvas Unbound – Canadian Federation of Artists Gallery, Vancouver, BC-Juried
2014-Fifth Annual ISABC Exhibit, York House School – Vancouver, BC
2013 – Arts 2013 – Surrey Art Gallery, Surrey, BC – juried – 1st Prize-Category 1
2013- Variations 2013 – Longhouse Gallery, Tsawassen, BC – Juried
2013 – The Art of Motherhood – Langley Centennial Museum- Langley, BC- Juried
2013 – Cause for Pause, Feathers and Fur – Longhouse Gallery – Tsawassen, BC – Group
2013  – Canvas Unbound 2013 – Federation Gallery, Vancouver- group -juried-FCA 2nd Prize Award
2013 – Rite of Spring – Deer Lake Gallery, Burnaby, BC – group -juried
2013- The Art of Being Together – L’Arche, Nikkei Museum and Heritage Centre-group-Juried-Finalist
2013 – International Women’s Day , Rising Up Exhibit –  Amnesty International, , Vancouver Public Library-group-juried.
2013-Landscapes 2013 – Federation Gallery, Vancouver-group-juried
2012 – ISABC Annual Art Exhibit, York House School, Vancouver, BC-group
1994 to 2002 – VISAC Community Art Gallery-a variety of exhibits-juried and invitational, Trail, BC

Profit and Non Profit Venues
Presently- The Blue Door Interiors, Ladner, BC
2001 to 2002-The Barefoot Contessa, Vancouver, BC
1996 to 2002- Feather Your Nest, Gallery and Boutique, Rossland BC
1996 to 2002-Main Stage Gallery, Rossland BC
1996 to 2002-The Cellar Fiber Studio, Rossland BC
1996 to 2002-The Craft Connection Gallery Co-Op, Nelson BC
1994 to 2002 – VISAC Community Art Gallery , Trail, BC
1994 to 1996 – Trail Creek Studios, Trail BC

Other: Canadian Art Therapist Association//Canadian Federation of Artists/ BC Art Teachers Association / National Art Educators Association / BC College of Teachers / Canadian Society of Education through Art / Semiahmoo House Society /

Rossland, Trail, Nelson, Surrey, Ladner, Golden, Kelowna, White Rock, Whistler, Vancouver, Victoria, New York City, Budapest, Chicago, Edmonton


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