Susan Erony attended Rhode Island School of Design, Massachusetts College of Art, Lesley University, and the University for Humanistic Studies in Utrecht, Holland. Her artwork has focused primarily on history and the human condition, and most recently on the creation of safe visual spaces in a troubling world. Erony has consulted to organizations on issues of art and society, taught and lectured on both art history and art practice, and organized exhibitions on subjects ranging from the use of artistic devices in creating prejudice to those showcasing the work of one artist. She is currently Visual Artist in Residence for the Gloucester Writers Center.
Current & Planned
September 5, 2020 – October 4, 2020
An exhibition for a time of danger and transitions.
Past Solo Exhibitions with Matthew Swift Gallery
Susan Erony: Lost in America
October 27, 2018 – November 25, 2018
An exhibition of new mixed media paintings by Susan Erony
whicih explore the the idea of visual beauty itself as both a refuge and a demand for the mind’s attention.
Susan Erony: Review
September 5, 2014 – October 5, 2014
An exhibition of Susan Erony
’s art of testimony, remembrance, and affirmation of the human capacity for good and evil, Review
reintroduces collectors and the public to the artist’s disciplined and forceful body of work from 1993 to the present, and to her themes of inhumanity and displacement, the solace and refuge of art, and the interplay of innocence, knowing, and not wanting to know.
Past Group Exhibitions with Matthew Swift Gallery
New Series Two
October 10, 2019 – November 18, 2019
Signature works of art by gallery and guest artists, in harmonious groupings, but without an express theme.
April 13, 2019 – May 27, 2019
An exhibition exploring the complex, evolving living world & the question of our human place in it.
Facing Five Years
January 17, 2019 – March 31, 2019
A program of exhibitions and events revisiting Trident Gallery’s first half-decade years and assaying the next.
A Time for Blue
January 20, 2017 – March 26, 2017
A themed exhibition of art selected by Director Matthew Swift.
In the Time We Have
March 12, 2016 – April 24, 2016
An exhibition of new and selected works of art reflecting themes of time, ephemerality, and maturity.
Beyond Real: Contemporary Landscapes
August 15, 2015 – September 13, 2015
A group exhibition offering more than fifty paintings, drawings, photographs, and mixed media works in the genre of landscape, chosen to represent a diversity of artistic approaches.
March 20, 2015 – May 31, 2015
During Spring Improvisations, special offerings and recent work by gallery artists will be on display and may change frequently and improvisationally. Stop into the gallery regularly to see new work and tell the Director what you’d like to see next.
The Art of Natural History
January 29, 2015 – March 15, 2015
An exhibition reprising last year’s winter partnership with the Museum of American Bird Art at Mass Audubon
and curated with two organizing ideas: Charles Darwin’s famous closing paragraph of On The Origin of Species,
and the idea that the art in the exhibition should straddle the boundary between documentation and interpretation of the natural world.
July 3, 2014 – July 27, 2014
An exhibition celebrating Gloucester Harbor and the area’s legacy of more than 150 years of excellence in the visual arts, displaying works of art by eighteen Cape Ann artists, including four guest artists, and introducing Gloucester artist Ed Touchette
, now represented by Trident Gallery.
January 17, 2014 – March 16, 2014
A trans-discipline, evolving, multi-media art experience—an exhibition of visual art and a coordinated series of performances evolving with the season from mid-winter into spring.
Walls of Plenty
November 29, 2013 – January 5, 2014
A cornucopia of art to feed the soul.
Three Artists in Dialogue with the Past
October 18, 2013 – November 24, 2013
An exhibition of works by three contemporary artists who engage the imagery and ideas of the mid-twentieth century and of earlier eras.
Home: The Inaugural Exhibition
August 30, 2013 – October 14, 2013
Trident Gallery's inaugural exhibition shows the work of twelve artists representing the excellence and variety of contemporary fine art on Cape Ann. Gallery Director Dr. Matthew Swift has assembled 39 works of art that explore ideas of “home.”