Susan Grossman
American, born 1967
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Selected exhibitions
2017
American Realism: A Survey,
Gerald Peters Gallery
Susan Grossman: City Moments,
Jerald Melberg Gallery
2014
A Sense of Place: Images of New York,
BIRNAM WOOD / GALLERIES

Susan Grossman likens her drawings of urban landscapes to film noir. “[They] have movement in them,” she says, “an element of danger; something is always happening.” To find the references for her works, Grossman walks the streets of New York City, photographing pedestrians, architecture, strong light sources, and quotidian objects. She rearranges these elements in her drawings, working on several of them at once. She draws primarily in charcoal on paper, and her hallmark palette is monochromatic, with the occasional appearance of color pastel. She has occasionally drawn subjects other than urban landscapes, such as scenes of the countryside.