Contemporary Abstract Style
Susana Aldanondo is an abstract expressionist artist based in New York City, she finds inspiration in the music that is deeply tied to her identity, tango and jazz.
Susana studied art at The Art Students League of New York, with abstract art masters Ronnie Landfield and Frank O’Cain, and realistic and color art master Henry Finkelstein, taking part of their prestigious degree program.
She is a member of the historic New York Society of Women Artists (NYSWA), the National Association of Women Artists (NAWA), and a member of the Brooklyn based artist organization Artsgowanus.
After winning a competition juried by The Milken Family Foundation, the Director at The Newport Contemporary Art Museum and the Colby College Museum, she has been the subject of group exhibits internationally and her work was also selected to be displayed at the Susquehanna Art Museum in a group exhibit that focused on works of art inspired by music.
Her connection to music has led to collaborations with different musicians, composers, and music scholars who have sought her collaboration. She was invited to take part of the inaugural art gallery event and festival by National Arts Diversity Integration Association (NADIA) in Harlem, NY. NADIA is an inclusive organization that brings together musicians, composers and scholars of the Julliard Music School in New York City and Columbia University along with visual artists.
She was selected to take part of an artist residency in Iceland where, along with a group of international artists, she worked at the local school and also the local prison, where she led the painting workshop and helped organize an art festival where the works of students and workshop participants were displayed.
Susana is also inspired by the city and its vibrancy, and can often be found painting in the streets of New York, while listening to music. She has become known for having painted on the Brooklyn Bridge, she has also painted in Times Square, Central Park, Astoria Park, in the streets of Long Island City and SoHo. Some of her recent exhibitions and events include: The Art Students League Gala 2021 at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City as part of their juried selection of works for their auction, London Art Biennale 2021, This Mist Be The Place Exhibition at One Brooklyn Bridge Park by The Art Students League and Chashama, among others. Her work is found in private collectors homes in New York City, Westchester, Arizona, California, Florida, Iceland, Denmark, France, UK, Spain, Germany and Brazil.