M.Ed. Creative Arts in Learning, 1992, Lesley College, Cambridge, Ma.
Graduate Degree Program, Sculpture and Ceramics, 1986, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Wi
B.A. Psychology, 1981, University of Michigan , Ann Arbor, Mi.
Painting Intensive, 1977, LaCoste, France
coursework / workshops
Portrait Painting from Photographs. Daphne Confar. Concord Art, 2018
Push, Pull, Play, (Woodworking.) Katie Hudnall, Haystack Mtn. School of Crafts, 2018
Wood, Wire, Paper, String. Sally Moore, Art New England, 2015
Painting Personal & Powerful. Nancy McCarthy, MassArt, 2014
Power of Observation. Catherine Kehoe, MassArt, 2013
Painting Tutorial. Sue Miller, Cambridge Adult Education, 2010 -2011
Oil Painting. Judith Austen, Cambridge, Ma. 2008
Encaustics Master Class. Joanne Mattera, Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill, 2007
Mixed Media. Bonnie Goldstein, Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill, 2006
Research as Creative Act. Judith Leeman, SMFA, 2006
Encaustics. Tracey Spadafora, Somerville, 2005
Mixed-media/Fiber Arts. Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Isle, Maine. 2004
Suzanne Lubeck has been a visual artist creating paintings and sculptures from her Vernon Street Studio in Somerville for over 17 years. Suzanne is a proud Somervillen participating widely in community events and serving on the Somerville Open Studios Board for many years.
Her formative years were spent traveling in a powder blue Peugeot with two pop tents, her mother, father, and 3 siblings throughout Europe, including travel on a freighter from harbor to harbor on the Mediterranean Sea. By the time she was nine years she'd been to over 30 countries. (Not military, not diplomat.)
Prior to her full time studio practice she was an arts administrator and arts educator at the Milwaukee Art Museum, in public and private schools, after school programs, and adult community arts centers from Wisconsin, to Germany, and then Massachusetts.
In order to balance the trifecta of occupations that don’t compensate for hourly work: artist, teacher, and mother, Suzanne also makes Beaded Crochet Jewelry.
2019 Art on the Rocks Art Exhibition, Marquette, Mi.
2019 4 Vernon St. Artists, The Old Schwamb Mill, Arlington, Ma.
2018 Fairy Tales/Scary Tales, Brickbottom Gallery, Somerville, Ma.Pauline Lim, curator
2017 Creative Process, New Arts Center, Newton, Ma.
2004 - 2019 Somerville Open Studios, Vernon Street Studios, Somerville, Ma.
2004 - 2016 Artists’ Choice Exhibit, Somerville Art Museum
2014 - 2015 12” x 12”, Bromfield Gallery, 450 Harrison St., Boston, Ma.
2014 Contingency Plans II, Solo Show, Salon R., Cambridge, Ma.
2007 - 2019 Sutton’s Bay Art Fair, Sutton’s Bay, Michigan
2006 - 2015 December Art Exhibit & Sale, SMFA, Medici Group Artist
2013 Entering Somerville, Nave Gallery, Somerville, Ma.
2013 Rediscovered Patents, Inside/Out Exhibit, Davis Sq., Somerville, Ma.
2011 - 2012 Somerville Open Studios Volunteer Show, Bloc 11, Somerville, Ma.
2008 Group Show, 38 Cameron, Somerville, Ma.
2007 Thinking in Wax, Castle Hill Gallery, Joanne Mattera, Truro, Ma.
2006 A Thousand Words, Gallery 1581, Brookline, Ma
1995-present Painted Bird Gallery, Sutton’s Bay, Mi.
awards / affiliations / community
Artist of the Month, Somerville 2019 (May)
Grant Recipient, Somerville Arts Council 2011
The Crit Lab with Patricia Miranda, member 2018 - Present
Concord Art Association, member since 2018
Cambridge Art Association, member since 2019
Encaustics Instructor at New Arts Center, Newton, Ma., 2015 - 2017
President, Somerville Open Studios Board 2014 - 2016
Member, Somerville Open Studios Board 2009 - 2014