SUSAN SCHWALB

Forthcoming forty-year retrospective:

A Luminous Line: Forty Years of Metalpoint Drawings by Susan Schwalb

February 2, 2018 - April 29, 2018

Organized by the Arkansas Art Center and Garvey|Simon, New York, NY

This exhibition surveys the career of an artist who is crucial in reviving and redefining the ancient media of silverpoint and drawing with other metals. Schwalb has taken these traditional Renaissance media into the realm of abstraction, while retaining their beauty and serenity.

Schwalb’s beautiful art works, as well as her workshops and social media activity, have earned her the title, “the pied-piper of silverpoint.” She has helped to spark a revival of interest in metalpoint by both artists and scholars. The 2015 exhibition Drawing in Silver and Gold, mounted by the National Gallery of Art and the British Museum, began with Renaissance artists like Albrecht Dürer and Leonardo da Vinci and ended with Susan Schwalb.


Susan Schwalb's work has been exhibited internationally in museum and gallery exhibitions since the 1970s. Her work is in the permanent collection of numerous museums and institutions including The Museum of Modern Art, NY; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY; The Brooklyn Museum of Art, NY; The Museum of Prints and Drawings, Berlin, Germany; The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; The British Museum, London, England; The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; The Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock; and the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, DC to name a few.

 

Press

Exploring Susan Schwalb's forty years of metalpoint drawings at the Arkansas Arts Center
Susan Schwalb A Luminous Line Catalog
A LUMINOUS LINE: FORTY YEARS OF METALPOINT DRAWINGS BY SUSAN SCHWALB

This exhibition surveys the career of an artist who is crucial in reviving and redefining the ancient media of silverpoint and drawing with other metals. Schwalb has taken these traditional Renaissance media into the realm of abstraction, while retaining their beauty and serenity.

On Point: An Artist's Search through Time for the Perfect Line Essay by Janet Reynolds
Susan Schwalb at Derfner Museum
9 May 2017
Susan Schwalb, Silverpoint Drawings The Pythians
28 Jun. 2016
Susan Schwalb on Luminous Trace Femmes Folles
9 May 2016
Luminous Trace by Susan Schwalb Art Daily News
28 Apr. 2016
Interview with Artist Susan Schwalb Fine Art Intelligence
27 Apr. 2016
The Enduring Appeal of Metalpoint Roderick Conway Morris
Forgotten Art in Virtuoso Drawings Fisun Güner
17 Sep. 2015
Susan Schwalb, Artist Les Femmes Folles
29 Oct. 2013
Gallery Hopping on Thursdays Karen Vanegas
3 Oct. 2013
Susan Schwalb, Spatial Polyphonies ArtDaily.org
3 Oct. 2013
Lines of Liminality at Gerald Peters Gerald Peters Gallery
30 Aug. 2013
Susan Schwalb, Metalpoint Artist O'Delle Abney
17 Feb. 2013
Susan Schwalb: Luminosity, Light minimal exposition
23 Jan. 2012
A Gathering Quiet (Catalogue) Christine Temin
25 Jan. 2011
Point to Line to Plane (Cat. Essay) Lilly Wei
26 Sep. 2006
Susan Schwalb on Artsy
Susan Schwalb: Interior Voyages Helaine Posner
17 Mar. 2009
Susan Schwalb on 1stdibs