Work & Bio

Susan Oomen

Born in Smith Falls, Ontario. Has lived in Utopia since 1993

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Studied at

Bachelor of Art Education, Queen's University, Kingston 1972 – 1976
Bachelor of Education, York University, Toronto, 2000
After graduation in 1976 spent a year of travel in Europe


2007 Ontario Arts Council Grant
1999 Ontario Arts Council Grant
1992 Ontario Arts Council Artists in the Schools Project Grant
1991 Ontario Arts Council Grant
1988 Ontario Arts Council Grant
1984 - 1992 Aviva Benefit Art Show Toronto, Prize for painting
1984 Honourable Mention for Painting, TOAE, Toronto
1979 Ontario Arts Council Grant

Professional Activities

American Psychologist, Cover, September 2016, Volume 71, Article by Kate Hays p. 511
American Psychologist, Cover, May-June 2015, Volume 70, Article by Kate Hays p. 354,
Sandra Poitras, Artist profile Susan Oomen, Alliston Herald, Sideroads, p.16, winter 2005

Solo Exhibitions

Three, Two and One Person Exhibitions

2020 Summer Dreaming, Solo Show, Roberts Gallery, Toronto
2018 fragments of the day, Solo Show, Roberts Gallery, Toronto
2018 10 New Paintings, Studio 22 Open Gallery, Kingston Ontario
2017 A Perfect Day, Solo Show, Studio 22 Open Gallery, Kingston Ontario
2016 Against the Current, Solo Show, Roberts Gallery Toronto
2015 Interludes, Solo Show, Studio 22 Open Gallery, Kingston Ontario
2014 Reflections, Solo Show, Roberts Gallery, Toronto
2013 Susan Oomen Oils, Studio 22 Open Gallery, Kingston Ontario
2011 Anticipation, Three Artist Exhibit, Academy Gallery, Bath Ontario
2010 Three New Artists, Roberts Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
2009 Flowers, Memories, Dreams, Solo Show, Robert Macklin Gallery, Kingston, Ontario
2005 Still Waters, Solo Show, Muskoka Moose Gallery, Port Carling Ontario
2004 New Summer Paintings, Solo Show, Muskoka Moose Gallery, Port Carling Ontario
1991 Shadows - New paintings, Solo Show, Galerie Rochon, Toronto
1988 Discord & Harmony; Two Painters, The Gallery &Library, Cambridge, Ontario
1988 Roundup 88, A city wide Artists' Studio Tour, Toronto
1984 Solo Show, Linda Charyk Fine Arts, Willowdale
1983 TOAE, City Hall, Toronto Ontario
1976 Solo Show, Domino Theatre, Kingston, Ontario
1976 Graduation Exhibition, Queen’s University, Kingston

Group Exhibitions

2020-2009 Artists Choice, Roberts Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
2020-2009 Art Toronto, Roberts Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
2019-2012 Spring Show, Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hamilton, Ontario
2019 Something Big, Studio 22 Open Gallery, Kingston, Ontario
2019 Painting the Landscape, Group Show Darrell Bell Gallery, Saskatoon
2018 At Night, Group Show, Roberts Gallery, Toronto
2017 150 Years of Landscape, Roberts Gallery, Toronto
2016-2012 Spring Show, Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hamilton Ontario
2015-2014 Love Art Fair, Roberts Gallery, Direct Energy Centre, Toronto
2014 Open collection, Group show, Studio 22, Kingston
2013-2009 Art Toronto, Roberts Gallery, Toronto Ontario
2012 4X Oils, Studio 22 Open Gallery, Kingston Ontario
2012-2009 Sketches, Group Show, Roberts Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
2011 Summer Side, Four Artist Show, Academy Gallery Bath, Ontario
2009 A Touch of Rouge, Rouge Gallery, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
2009 Catch the Spirit, Benefit Show, The MacLaren Art Centre, Barrie Ontario
2008 Opening Group Show, Robert Macklin Gallery, Kingston Ontario
2008 Coast to Coast, Celebration of Canadian landscape painting, Roberts Gallery
2008 Flowers That Last, Abbozzo Gallery, Oakville Ontario
2007 Spaces Between, Four Painters, MacLaren Art Centre, Barrie Ontario
2006 Feminine Persuasion, Group Show, Latitude 44 Gallery, Toronto Ontario
2006 Art & Soul, Invitational Benefit Show, ROM, Toronto Ontario
2006 Local Colour, MacLaren Art Centre, Barrie
2006 The Little Art Show, Invitational Benefit Show BMW Building
2004 The Moose Show, CBC Atrium, Toronto Ontario
2004 Landscape the Lasting Tradition, Praxis Gallery, Toronto
2003 The Longest Night, Eastern Front Gallery, Toronto
1997 The Artist’s Show, Art Option Gallery, Markham
1990 Beneath the Surface, Five Women Painters, Galerie Rochon, Toronto
1986 Spring Show, A.G.O. Art Rental Gallery, Toronto
1985 Summer Paintings, Group Show, Linda Charyk Fine Arts, Willowdale
1983 Women’s Festival, K.A.A.I. Gallery, Kingston Ontario
1978 Les Esprits, Five Person Show, Another Space Gallery, Kingston Ontario


2 Build Architecture + Line Design, Alliston Ontario
Batten Hand Engraving, Toronto, Ontario
CFCF, Montreal, Quebec
Chestnut Realty, Port Carling, Ontario
Cookstown Centre for Wellness Therapy, Cookstown, Ontario
Davis and Company LLP, Toronto, Ontario
Jenncorp Logistics, Barrie, Ontario
Limestone District School Board, Kingston, Ontario
Michael Walker Law Office, Toronto, Ontario
Paradigm Capital Inc., Toronto, Ontario
PAL Insurance Services Ltd, Toronto
Royal Victoria Hospital, Barrie, Ontario
Shady Ave Magazine, Pittsburgh, PA
Soho Post and Graphic, Toronto, Ontario
Spaah-go by Nightingales, Bloomfield, Ontario
The Window Centre, Kingston
Numerous private collections in Canada, U.K. and the U. S.

Represented at

Roberts Gallery in Toronto
Darrell Bell Gallery in Saskatoon