Classen Sullivan's work has been featured at The Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of 

Contemporary Art, the Aldrich Museum, the Housatonic Museum and twice at the New 

Britain Museum of American Art, one of which was a solo exhibition.  Recently her work 

has been shown at the Helena Anrather Gallery, Harawick Gallery, and AD Gallery in NYC.

She has received a Connecticut Commission on Arts Grant, and was selected as an Aldrich Museum fellowship artist.  Her work is part of the collection of the New Britain Museum of American Art.

Susan Classen Sullivan

Select Exhibitions:

A.D. 5th Anniversary Exhibition, 2024

Drawings by Sculptors 2023, 

organized by Carl D'Alvia,

Helena Anrather Gallery, NY, NY

as above so below 2021, solo show, AD Gallery, NYC

The Frog Show, 2021, Harkawick Gallery, NYC,

Curated by Reilly Davidson

You've got to have eyes in the back of your head, 2020

solo show, Catbox Contemporary, NY

cut the branch you're sitting on 2019,

Joshua Abelow, Susan Classen Sullivan

Fred Escher, NJ

Furies 2018, Helena Anrather, NY, NY

Directors Favorite’s 20l6 Douglas Hyland selection
New Britain Museum of American Art New Britain, CT

Remythologies: New Inventions of Old Stories 20l5

Housatonic Museum, Bridgeport, CT

Real Art Ways, 2012 Solo Exhibition
“Love you more than life”, (corpse series) Hartford, CT

Extraordinary Facilities, 2011
50th Anniversary Exhibition
John Slade Ely House, New Haven, CT

Mindsets 2010
Yale Haskins Laboratories, New Haven, CT

Grey Area 2010
Connecticut Commission on Art and Tourism Harford, CT

Radius: Emerging Artists 2007
Aldrich Museum/ Ridgefield Guild, Ridgefield, CT

Connecticut Contemporary, 2007

Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, CT

Sodo Project, 2006
Sodo Gallery, Hartford, CT

Housatonic Museum of Art, Bridgeport, CT
Curator: Judy Kim, Curator, American Federation of the Arts

Circles 2005 John Slade Ely House, New Haven, CT

New/Now, Solo Exhibition 2003
New Britain Museum of American Art Juror: Will K. Wilkins, Real Art Ways

Pump House Gallery, Hartford, CT

Two Person Exhibition 2002Pump House Gallery, Hartford, CT

Body Language 2002
John Slade Ely House, Center for Contemporary Art. New Haven, CT

Award Exhibition2001
Mill Pond House Gallery, Smithtown, NY

This Little Piggy Went to Market, Solo Exhibition, 2000 Northwestern Community College

Awards /Grants

Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism

Fellowship, 2010 Aldrich Museum Radius Emerging Artist Fellow, 2007


New Britain Museum of American Art
Douglas Hyland Collection

Select Publications

Editors of Journal, “cut the branch you’re sitting on at darkZone,” Journal, April, 2019
Editors of Autre, “cut the branch you’re sitting on at darkZone,” Autre, April, 2019
Editors of Ofluxo, “cut the branch you’re sitting on at darkZone,” O FLUXO, April, 2019

New Yorker, 2018, “Furies”, Andrea K. Scott

DL Review, 2018, “Furies at Helena Anrather”, Marialuisa Pasto

Daily Voice, 2015, Housatonic Museum reinvents the past, Joe Jenkins

New Haven Register, 2013, “Life Ascending”

Hartford Courant, 2012. “Love you more than life”, Susan Dunne

Artes Magazine, 2012, “Innovative Ceramics”, Stephen Kobasa

Hartford Courant, 2007, “A different state of mind”, Matt Eagan

Wesleyan University, Masters 1994
Central Connecticut State University 1981 Art Education Certification

Eastern Connecticut State University 1979 B.A. Fine Art and Literature