Susan Nomberg McCollough



Artist Biography and Background

Bio
Susan Nomberg McCollough, born in Bronx, New York.
Lived in Dothan, Alabama from the age of six until graduation from Dothan High School.

Susan Nomberg McCollough received her bachelor of science degree in speech and art from The University of Alabama and has continued to study with many accomplished artists and teachers, including Professors Al Sella and Frank Engle of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, Max Hellman at The Birmingham Museum of Art; and Barbara Moon at The Little House on Linden in Birmingham. She has also studied at the Delgado Museum of New Orleans, now the New Orleans Museum of Art and in such places as Pensacola, Florida; Boston, Massachusetts; and at the University of California, Los Angeles. (U.C.L.A.)

Susan's paintings are displayed in libraries, banks, hospitals, senior care facilities, interior design showrooms, corporate offices, and private collections.
She has produced more than 500 paintings, many of which were commissioned, and has… exhibited in more than 10 solo exhibitions in Alabama and Florida. Her works are held in collections in Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, Texas, New York, California, and New Jersey. Her commissioned portrait of Pasquale's Inc. founder "Papa" Pasquale hangs in the company's national corporate office.
The University of Alabama recently commissioned Susan to create a painting to honor her late professor and life-long mentor, Al Sella. The painting is an impressionistic portrait of the iconic artist and his emblematic bicycle. The large portrait now hangs in the art building, Clark Hall, and is slated to do so in perpetuity.
She served on the Art Committee at the United States Sports Academy for more than 10 years. The USSA attracts and honors artists from around the world and is solely responsible for selecting featured artists for the Olympics. She now serves the committee as Artist Emeritus.
McCollough paints primarily on large canvases, sometimes working on as many as three or four paintings at a time. Her works are Abstract Expressionist in style with freedom of movement, and vibrant, or sometimes, monochromatic colors. She paints in acrylics and oils as well as works in mixed media with charcoal, pastels, or watercolors.
She was a partner/owner of Studio Three in Florida and today, works at her private studio in Gulf Shores, Alabama.
Susan's latest endeavor is her new Gallery and Studio that will house 50 or more representative examples of her work. The theme of her Grand Opening is: "Past and Present" She is excited about publically displaying her work after years of painting, as she says, "For the love of it." Most days you will find her working in the Studio where she welcomes all visitors to her new Gallery and Studio. It is located next to the Villas at The McCollough Institute. The Institute is located at 350 Cypress Bend Blvd., Gulf Shores, Alabama, 36452. Phone: 251-967-7677.
Lived
born 1944 Bronx, New York
Region
Alabama, California
Known for
Abstract, Sculpture, Figural, Impressionistic
Studied
Al Sella, Tuscaloosa, Al; 1962-1966
Frank Engle; Tuscaloosa,AL; 1962-1966
Max Hellman; Birmingham, AL; 1967-1969
UCLA; Los Angeles,CA; 1972
Boston, MA
Barbara Moon at The Little House on Linden in Birmingham,AL Delgado Museum; New Orleans, LA
Pensacola State College; FL; 2002
Professions
Painter, Sculptor
Books
2016: International Prize Leonardo Da Vinci-The Universal Artitst Catalogue (The official catalogue of the International Prize Leonardo Da Vinci-The Universal Artitst event). Curated by Salvatore Russo and Francesco Saverio Russo.
2015: Salento Event of Contemporary Art 2015 Catalogue (The official catalogue of the International Art Award David of Bernini in 2015)
2015: International Prize-Artists at the Castle Catalogue (The official catalogue of the International Prize-Artists at the Castle event). Curated by Salvatore Russo and Francesco Saverio Russo.
2015: Michelangelo Art Creator Catalogue (The official catalogue of the Michelangelo International Prize-Artist of the Jubilee) Curated by Salvatore Russo and Francesco Saverio Russo.
2015: The Best Modern and Contemporary Artists 2015 A prestigious international art book with a critical review by Salvatore Russo. It showcases four works of art on four pages published in two languages (English and Italian).
2015: X Edizione Florence Biennale–Art and the Polis 2015 (The official catalogue of the X Edition Florence Biennale 2015) Publication of work and biography. Catalogue Editore Rolando Bellini
2015: Marco Polo–Art Ambassador International Prize Catalogue (The official catalogue of the Marco Polo–Art Ambassador International Prize Event) Curated by Salvatore Russo and Francesco Saverio Russo.
2012, Book of Sella
2011, E Gaylon McCollough The Appearance Factor
Exhibition Record (Museums, Institutions and Awards):
COMMISSIONED WORKS
2015 Portrait of “Cooper” Holland and Carolyn Powell
2014 “Serenity” George and Susan Pittinos
2012 Portrait of “Sella” Dean Robert Olin, University of Alabama
"Papa Pasquale" National Corporate Office

HONORS AND AWARDS
2016 Selected to exhibit in “Tokyo International Art Fair 2016” to be held May 13-14, 2016 at the Omotesando Hills (aka Tokyo Champs-Élysées); Tokyo, Japan
2016 Selected for participation in 8th Edition of the Women’s Art World to be held from March 1-9, 2016 in the Museum of Marrakech; Marrakech, Morocco
2016 Selected to exhibit in “Berlin in Arte III” at Gallery 35 August in the famous “street galleries” Augustrasse, Berlin. January 26-31, 2016
2016 Selected to exhibit in “Innsbruck in Arte” at Innovation Art Gallery in Innsbruck, Austria. January 22-February 18, 2016.
2016 Recipient of International Prize Leonardo Da Vinci-The Universal Artist; Florence, Italy at the “Borghese Palace”
2015 Selected for membership into the Women’s Art World Organization; by invitation from Hayat Saidi, Founder and CEO
2015 Recipient of International Art Award-David of Bernini; Lecce, Italy at the “G. Paisiello”
2015 Recipient of the special prize International Award for Human Rights 2015 with Tribute to “Anne Frank”; Lecce, Italy at the “G. Paisiello”
2015 Recipient of International Prize-Artists at the Castle; Rome, Italy at the “Orsini Castle of Nerola”
2015 Recipient of Michelangelo International Prize-Artist at the Jubilee; Rome, Italy at the “Palazzo Cardinal Cesi”
2015 Selected to be published in “The Best Modern and Contemporary Artists 2015” catalog in Italy. The book will be presented in Edinburgh at The Dundas Street Gallery on 15th of November 2015 at 5:00 pm. Curated by Salvatore Russo (International Art Critic and Curator) and Francesco Saverio Russo (International Art Consultant)
2015 Recipient of Marco Polo International Prize-Art Ambassador Award in Venice, Italy at the “Palazzo Marin”.
2015 Exhibition Florence Biennale; Florence, Italy, “TRANSITION” and “BETWEEN THE LINES”
2015 MaCo Italia (in connection with Florence Biennale) has selected paintings and sculptures for display on the MaCo Italia website in Italy.
2013 Exhibition Energen Art; Birmingham, Alabama, “SOLAR CONNECTION”
2012 University of Alabama, commissioned for impressionistic portrait of late Professor Al Sella which hangs in perpetuity in the art department building, Clark Hall.

Exhibition Record (Galleries and Art Shows):
She has produced more than 500 paintings, many of which were commissioned, and has… exhibited in more than 10 solo exhibitions in Alabama and Florida. Her works are held in collections in Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, Texas, New York, California, and New Jersey. Her commissioned portrait of Pasquale's Inc. founder "Papa" Pasquale hangs in the company's national corporate office.
1966-present
Displayed in libraries, banks, hospitals, senior care facilities, interior design showrooms, corporate offices, and private collections.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2019 Artifact Gallery located in Manhattan; New York, New York
2015 “New Beginning” Whiting Gallery, Eastern Shore Art Center; Fairhope, Alabama Curated by Kate Fisher
2015 “August Abstracts” Gulf Coast Arts Alliance Art Gallery; Gulf Shores, AL curated by Wanda Price
2014 “The Susan N. McCollough 2014 Art Exhibition” Mary Elizabeth and Charles Bernard Rodning Gallery; University of South Alabama; Mobile, Alabama curated by Dr. Richard Wood, Dean of University Libraries.
1965-2012 Over twenty exhibitions held in libraries, banks, hospitals, senior-care facilities, Interior design showrooms, corporate offices and galleries.

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2016 Tokyo International Art Fair 2016; Tokyo, Japan at Omotesando Hills (Tokyo Champs’ Elysees)
2016 ArtExpo New York 2016 Manhattan, New York Pier 94
2016 “Women’s Art World-8th Edition” at the Museum of Marrakech; Marrakech, Morocco
2016 “Berlin in Arte 2016” Gallery 35 August in Augustrasse; Berlin, Germany
2016 “Innsbruck in Arte 2016” Innovation Art Gallery in Innsbruck, Austria
2015 Florence Biennale “Art and the Polis”; Florence, Italy International Abstract Artists curated by Lilia Lamas
2015 “Summer Invitational” Anna Lamar Switzer Center, Pensacola State College; Pensacola, Florida curated by Vivian Spencer
2013 “16th Annual Energen Art Competition” Energen Plaza; Birmingham, Alabama
Memberships
UNITED STATES SPORTS ACADEMY 2003-present
The USSA attracts and honors artists from around the world and is solely responsible for selecting featured artists for the Olympics. She now serves the committee as Artist Emeritus.
1971 Birmingham Art Association
WOMEN'S ART WORLD 2015-present
Women’s Art World is a concept founded by the international artist Hayat Saidi. The artistic event’s mission is to organize professional women artists of various nationalities to host in different countries.
It is an artistic event that takes place over a one week period during which several artistic activities are organized around different themes, mainly painting and the discovery of the host country.
Magazine and Media References
January 2016: Art International Contemporary Magazine A page dedication for receiving the International Prize-Leonardo Da Vinci. Directed by Salvatore Russo
2015: The Courier (Newspaper of the Easter Shore Region of Alabama as part of GulfCoastNwsToday.com Network) Article on recent honors and awards.
2015: The Baldwin Times (Newspaper of Baldwin County as part of GulfCoastNewsToday.com Network) Article on recent honors and awards.
2015: The Islander (Newspaper of the Gulf Coast Region as part of GulfCoastNewsToday.com) Article on recent honors and awards.
2015: The Foley Onlooker (Newspaper of the Gulf Coast Region as part of GulfCoastNewsToday.com) Article on recent honors and awards.
2015: The Times Independent (Newspaper of the Gulf Coast Region as part of GulfCoastNewsToday.com) Article on recent honors and awards.
2015: Effetto Arte Magazine as the “International Prize Michelangelo – Artists at the Jubilee” column – Italian Art Magazine Directorate General Sandro Serradifalco and Directorate Editor Paolo Levi
2015 News Art World Marco Polo International Prize-Art Ambassador – Italian Art Magazine
2015: People, Places and Programs The United States Sports Academy official news page. Publication of critique and upcoming events.
2015: Effetto Arte Magazine as the “Marco Polo – Art Ambassador International Prize” column- Italian Art Magazine Directorate General Sandro Serradifalco and Directorate Editor Paolo Levi
2015: Mullet Wrapper (Newspaper of the Gulf Coast Region) Article on the “August Abstracts” exhibition
2015: The Islander (Newspaper of the Gulf Coast Region as part of GulfCoastNewsToday.com) Short biography and article on the “August Abstracts” exhibition
2015: The Corsair (The official newspaper of Pensacola State College) Biography and Curator Critique of “Summer Invitational” exhibition
2014: The Vanguard (The official newspaper of The University of South Alabama)
Interview and article on “The Susan N. McCollough Art Exhibit: 2014”
2014: Steppin’ Out (The Arts, Entertainment and Empowerment Guide of the Gulf Coast) Short biography and article on “The Susan N. McCollough Art Exhibit: 2014”
2012: Mullet Wrapper (Newspaper of the Gulf Coast Region) Article on honor to late art Professor Al Sella
2012: The Crimson White (Newspaper of University of Alabama) Article on honor to late Art Professor Al Sella with dedication of portrait.
1972, Dothan Eagle, Showing at Princeton Gallery, Birmingham, AL
1971, Dothan Eagle, Houston Memorial Library

Other Sources
September 2015: A Successful Professional podcast interview by David DeSchoolmeester in Gulf Shores, AL.

September 2015: Lou in the Morning on WPFL Radio 105.1 in Century, Florida. Discussing my exhibiting at the upcoming X Edition Florence

Biennale 2015 in Florence, Italy; October 2015.
October 2015: Television interview by television station from Mexico during the X Edition Florence Biennale 2015.

http://media.instantcustomer.com/24714/0/24714/0/180_episode-
Artist Review(s)
Susan N. McCollough is a multi-faceted, international artist who captures the essence of her emotions on canvas, reaching deep within her soul. You feel the emotions from canvas to canvas and your mood quickly changes. Bold color schemes of intense hues create excitement unrivaled as you absorb her originality and uniqueness. Spontaneous movement, expressed translucency, veiling of sequences, flickering gold, goes beyond description and can be enjoyed independently of content. She has mastered Contemporary Art. Susan lives and works in Gulf Shores, Alabama where her gallery and studio are a major part of her life.
Kay Daughdrill
Exhibitor/Florence Biennale 2005
Curator/American Sport Art Museum and Archives, Daphne, AL

Susan N. McCollough received the honor of exhibiting at the Florence (Italy) Biennale, X Edition, 2015. Her portfolio is described as, “Like all the great global masters, the art of the Possible, the True and the Beautiful… impressive, and inspirational… extraordinary creations… the depth and breadth of her influences… the focus and discipline of her research… joyous explorations into the art world.”
Diane Page
National Art Teacher of the Year Winner

What a wonderful exhibition! Congratulations not only on that but also your International Award, Ambassador Marco Polo of Art to be presented in Venice, Italy in September. We are so proud of your achievements and thank you for your dedication to the wonderful world of Art! Blitz
Carl “Blitz” Poston

Artist Statement
I paint from the excitement of the blank canvas. I paint with freedom of inner-feelings, movement, connection of space, combination of colors, playing with negative space until it all speaks to me. My ideas come from so many things that just fill my head all the time. It comes from our travels, the faces I see, the natural works of nature and creations of mankind, the architecture, the people we meet, sometimes and mostly the feeling I get just waiting to start a new canvas.

Between sketching, reading and studying about art; I find that there are not enough hours in the day. Before I paint a new canvas, many times I will envision painting it as I fall asleep and I work it out in my head until I know the direction I will take the next morning. Sometimes I do not wait till the next morning. I find it all a labor of love, fun and exciting with every brush stroke I take....
I look at things that are realistic in nature and change them into abstract thinking.
Most times I visualize realism in the abstract.
Susan Nomberg McCollough
350 Cypress Bend Blvd
Gulf Shores, AL  36542
Phone: 251-967-7677
Styles
Abstract, Impressionist, Expressionist
Mediums
Oil, Acrylic, Pencil, Charcoal/Ink
Price Information
Paintingsfrom $1500 to $10,000