Suzanne Edmonson is a California based artist and a native of Texas. Her interest in art was sparked at an early age and she started taking art & painting lessons to unleash her creativity on canvas.  Her early work was recognized and led to several art honors in high school.  She continued to study art in college at the University of Texas at Arlington, where she earned a BFA, and Southern Methodist University in Dallas.  Her art education and expertise led her to a professional and successful career in advertising as an Art Director where her artistic sensibilities and vision were critical to creating ad campaigns for major brands. 

During her advertising career, she never abandoned her love of painting and always found time to create, finding inspiration in the art of Claes Oldenburg, Andy Warhol & Jasper Johns.  Their visions of ordinary things, scenes, etc. in life were transformed into extraordinary works of art and Suzanne’s work reflects that inspiration as it looks at objects, scenes, and animals, and gives them an important statement in life, sometimes with just a whirl of whimsy. She uses bright colors, floating objects and a flight of the imagination to capture the personalities of sweet creatures in both oils and acrylics, combining visuals to create a captivating composition.

Her paintings are in private collections through sales and commissions. She currently lives in Los Angeles with her husband and three cats.

Los Angeles Art Association, Oil Painters of America, Southern California Women's Caucus for Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, California Art Club, Women Painters West, Angeles Crest Art Guild, California Art League,  Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Women In Film.

Curriculum Vitae
Exihibitions in Juried Shows Include:

2023 - Color Pop, Oceanside Museum Of Art, Maria Mingalone - Juror, Oceanside, CA
2023 - 21st Annual Peninsula Art League, Open Juried Show, Harbor History Museum, Gig Harbor, WA
2023 - L'Amore & More, LELA International, The Makery, Downtown Los Angeles, CA

2023 - PORTRAITS, Women Painters West, California Heritage Museum, Tobi Smith-Curator, Santa Monica, CA
2023 - Foolish Game, Gallery 825, LA, CA
2023 - Full Bodied, Gallery 825, LA, CA
2023 - Open Theme, Camelback Gallery, International Juried Arts Award, LA, CA  Bronze Award
2023 - Small Time, Gallery 825, LA, CA
2023 - Memories, Women Painters West, Joe A. Oakes - Juror, LA, CA  First Place Award
2023 - What Now?, Women Painters West, David Limrite - Juror, LA, CA  Honorable Mention
2022 - ARTMIX, Bakersfield Museum of Art, Melissa Banuelos-Curator, Bakersfield, CA
2022 - The Beauty of Everyday Things, Women Painters West, Genie Davis-Juror, LA, CA
2022 - Gleaming Apollo, Gallery 825, LA, CA
2022 - Factory Fresh, Gallery 825, LA, CA
2021 - A Century of California Women Artists, Women Painters West, The Brand Library and Art Center, Glendale, CA
2021 - Full Bodied, Gallery 825, LA, CA
2021 - Chestnut, Gallery 825, LA, CA
2021 - Chiba City Museum of Art Exhibition, Julienne Johnson-Curator, Tokyo, Japan
2021 - User to User, Gallery 825, LA, CA

2021 - Petite Works, Gallery 825, LA, CA

2021 - Informationary, Gallery 825, LA, CA

2021 - 17th Annual Love & Passion Show, Unmasked, Karyn Mannix Contemporary Exhibition, 

           East Hampton, NY

2020 - Celebrating Ten Years, Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA

2020 - Festoon, Gallery 825, LA, CA

2020 - Make Plain, Gallery 825, LA, CA

2020 - Art of the Square, bG Gallery, Bergamot Station, LA, CA

2019 - 2020 - Open Show Exhibition, Gallery 825, Ade Omotosho, Perez Art Museum, Miami, LA, CA

2019 - 19th Japan International Art Exhibition, National Art Center of Tokyo, Julienne Johnson-Curator, Tokyo, Japan, 

           Honorable Mention

2019 - #Enough, The Neutra Institute Gallery & Museum, Silverlake, CA

2019 - Pulse Of LA 2019, SoLA Gallery, Holly Tempo-Juror, LA, CA

2019 - Unfettered, Avenue 50 Studio Gallery, Marie Cenkner - Curator, LA, CA

2019 – Coy, Gallery 825, Phyllis Hofberg – Juror & Curator, LA, CA

2019 – 2019 California Open Exhibition, TAG Gallery, Ruth Weisberg-Juror, LA, CA

2019 – Above & Beyond, TAG Gallery, Paige Wery-Curator & Juror, LA, CA, Honorable Mention

2019 – Thousand Oaks Art Gallery, Thousand Oaks, CA

2019 – New Beginnings, Topanga Canyon Gallery, Topanga, CA

2018 – Best Friends Painted Pets, Copro Gallery, Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, CA

2018 – Through The Looking Glass, Encino Terrace, Third Place

2018 – Connections - San Diego Museum of Art Artists Guild, San Diego, CA

2018 – The Pasadena Art Show at Laemmle Playhouse 7, Pasadena, CA

2017 – Unintended Consequences, Chaffey Community Museum of Art, Ontario, CA, Honorable Mention

2017 – The Favell Museum Art Show, Klamath Falls, OR

2017 - The Pasadena Art Show at Laemmle Playhouse 7, Pasadena, CA

2017 - Shades Of Red at Vista Chamber of Commerce Gallery, Vista, CA

2017 - Women In Art, Towns Burr Gallery, Burbank, CA

2016 – Best Friends Painted Pets, Copro Gallery, Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, CA

2016 – Las Laguna Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA

2016 - Pasadena Art Show, Group Exhibit, Laemmle Playhouse 7, Pasadena, CA

2016 – Lamperouge Gallery, The Brewery Art Complex, LA, CA, Honorable Mention

2016 – Group Exhibit, Encino Terrace Center Gallery, Encino, CA

2016 – A Moment In Time, The Historic Blinn House, Pasadena, CA

2016 – The Pasadena Art Show at Laemmle Playhouse 7, Pasadena, CA

2015 - California Art League 3rd Annual Open Exhibition, The Historic Blinn House, Pasadena, CA

2015 - The Exhibition at Creative Arts Center Gallery, Burbank, CA

2015 - The Pasadena Art Show at Laemmle’s Playhouse 7, Pasadena, CA

2015 - Winter Exhibition at Arena 1 Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

2014 - 2015 -Rural Places and Urban Spaces Exhibit in the Altadena Town & Country Club Gallery, Altadena, CA

2014 - Sacred Memories Exhibit at the El Pueblo Historical Museum, Los Angeles, CA

2014 – The Haven, Cope Studios, Glendale, CA

2014 - No Boundaries, San Fernando Valley Arts Alliance, Tarzana, CA

2012 - Designer Services Group, Culver City, CA

2011 – Fresh Faces – 2x2 –Bath House, Dallas,TX

2011 - The Schomburg Gallery in Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, CA

2009 - The McGroarty Arts Center, Tujunga, CA