Susannah Martin – Biography

1964 Born in New York City, U.S.A

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1982-86  Studied at New York University, N.Y. U.S.A.
Bachelor of Science, Major in Painting
Recipient SEHNAP Scholarship Award
Studied under among others: John Kacere, Louise Lawler, Sherrie Levine, Peter Campus

1986-90 Employment at Sandro La Ferla Backdrops, Inc., New York City, U.S.A. (Set and Mural Painting)

1990-91 Self-employment as set and mural painter, New York City,U.S.A.

1991  Moved to Germany, Berlin

1991-93  Self-employment as set and mural painter, Berlin

seit 1994  Self-employment as set and mural painter, Frankfurt am Main

2000  Birth of daughter Lilian

since 2004  Return to independent work and portraiture

Solo Exhibitions


Just Nature curated by Julia Reichelt,Kunstforum TU Darmstadt,  Darmstadt, Germany

Primordial Tourists, Jonathan Levine Projects, New Jersey, USA


Salon Dogs, Galerie Stoerpunkt,  Munich, Germany


Susannah Martin, Galerie Kunst am Kettwiger Tor, Essen, Germany


Primordial Tourists, Galerie Stephan Stumpf, München, Germany

Group Exhibitions


THE NUDE, Galerie Störpunkt, , Munich, Germany

Midnight Garden – curated by Beautiful Bizarre Magazine, Modern Eden Gallery,  San Francisco, CA, U.S.A.

Lucid, Beinart Gallery, Melbourne, Australia


Art New York, Art Fair with LICHT FELD Gallery, New York, NY, U.S.A.

Page Art Projekt curated by Carsten Siebert, Kunstkabinett Bad Soden, Bad Soden, Germany

Go Wild curated by Conor Walton, Gormleys Fine Art Gallery, Dublin, Ireland

Half Pound of Art, Galerie Stoerpunkt, Munich, Germany


Delusional, Jonathan LeVine Projects, New Jersey, USA

Monumental, Galerie Stoerpunkt, Munich, Germany

Painting the Figure Now, Wausau Museum of Contemporary Art, WI, USA

Stroke Art Fair, Galerie Stoerpunkt, München, Germany

Animation Re-imagined, curator Michael Cuffe, Modern Eden Gallery, San Francisco, CA, USA

Half Pound of Art, Galerie Stoerpunkt, , München, Germany


Poets Artists Group Show, Arcadia Contemporary, Culver City, CA, USA

Two Sides Of the Coin, Galerie Greulich, Frankfurt a.M., Germany

The Encrytped Form, Galerie Störpunkt, München, Germany

Lichtenberg Reloaded, Altes Rathaus Göttingen, Göttingen, Germany

Kunstansichten Offenbach 2017, Upper City Center, Offenbach, Germany

Stockholm Independent Art Fair, Kunstverein Montez, Stockholm, Sweden


Inner Visions-Contemporary Realism, Abend Gallery, Denver, CO, USA

Im’ago Primordialis, Krab Jab Studio, Seattle, USA

LICHT FELD Gallery, Winter Group Show, Basel, Switzerland

Lichtenberg Re-loaded, Marburger Kunsthalle, Marburg, Germany

Animal Turn, Galerie Greulich, Frankfurt a.M., Germany


Lichtenberg Reloaded!, Wilhelm Busch Museum, Curated by WP Fahrenberg, Hannover, Germany

STROKE Art Fair, Galerie Stoerpunkt, Munich, Germany

The Artist’s Gaze-Seeing women in the 21st Century, Sirona Fine Art, Curated by Vic Selbach, Florida, USA

KUNST Messe Frankfurt, Kunstverein Familie Montez, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

NUDE 7, Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, USA


Neujahrs Ausstellung, Gallery LICHTFELD, Basel, Switzerland

ART FAIR Cologne, Galerie Stoerpunkt, Cologne, Germany

Endangered Visions, Manilart, Manila, Philippines

Artists of the Gallery, Galerie Stoerpunkt, Munich, Germany

SCOPE Basel, LICHTFELD Gallery, Basel, Switzerland

An Art Collectors’ Sanctuary James Yarosh Gallery, Blairsden Mansion, N.J. (U.S.A.)


PREVIEW BERLIN Art Fair Kunstverein Famile Montez, Berlin, Germany

Fräulein, Fräulein, Ponyhof Artclub Gallery, München, Germany

FRESH PAINT, Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, OH (U.S.A.)

CONTEXT, Art Fair Miami Licht Feld Gallery , Miami, FLA (U.S.A.)

LICHT FELD 13, Biennale Basel 2013 Galerie LICHT FELD Basel/Münchenstein (CH)

Dacia Gallery New York , Gallery Artists European Tour Palmenhaus , Erfurt, Germany

Die Leinwand des Leibes – Körperkult als neue Sozial Plastik, Künstlerverein Walkmühle, , Wiesbaden, Germany

Erotik Mann, Kunstverein Wörth e.V., Galerie Altes Rathaus, Wörth am Rhein, Germany

Frankfurt / Weimar, Der Laden, Bauhaus Universität Weimar, Weimar, Germany


Figurative Malerei, Galerie Stephan Stumpf, München, Germany

Reflections, Dacia Gallery, New York, N.Y. U.S.A.

Febuary Exhibition, Project 30, Online Gallery,

Monmouth Museum, 33rd Annual Juried Competition, New Jersey, U.S.A.

Lay of the Land – the Terrain of the 21st Century, Infinity Art Gallery, International Online Gallery, Los Angeles, U.S.A.


Morgenluft und schöne Maitli!, Gallery Fishpiece, Zürich, Switzerland

NUDE 3, Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, U.S.A. Catalogue

Alive , Soft Spot Gallery, New York, U.S.A.

Groß Berlin – 2011, Galerie Marzia Frozen, Berlin, Germany

Die Verführkraft schöner Kunst, Die Verführkraft schöner Kunst, Galerie Stephan Stumpf, München, Germany

ART PARIS, Grand Palais, Paris, France Saatchionline Top 125

32nd Annual Exhibition, The Monmouth Museum, New Jersey, USA

Au Naturel- The Nude in the 21st Century, Clatsop Art Center Gallery, Oregon, U.S.A


Contemporary Proposals for Young Collectors, Museo Civico di Alatri, Palazzo Gottifredo, Italy Curator: Adelinda Allegretti


In between – die Kunst, erwachsen zu werden, Künstlerverein Walkmühle, Wiesbaden, Germany


The Hoyt National Drawing and Painting Show The Hoyt Institute of Fine Arts, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.


Emerging Artists, Loeb Galleries, New York, N.Y., U.S.A


Small Works, Juried CompetitionWashington Square Galleries, New York, N.Y., U.S.A.

Art Fairs


STROKE Art Fair, Galerie Stoerpunkt, Munich, Germany

KUNST Messe Frankfurt, Kunstverein Familie Montez, Frankfurt am Main, Germany


Endangered Visions, Manilart, Manila, Philippines

ART-FAIR Cologne, Galerie Stoerpunkt, Cologne, Germany

SCOPE Basel, Licht Feld Gallery, Basel (CH)


Preview Berlin Art Fair, Kunstverein Familie Montez, Berlin Germany

CONTEXT Miami Art Fair, Licht Feld Gallery, Miami, U.S.A.


ART PARIS, Grand Palais, Saatchi Art, Paris (FR)

Prizes and Awards

2012  Finalist in the AW Artists Wanted, Year in Review 2011 International Competition

2011  The Monmouth Museum, “32nd Annual Juried Exhibition”, 1st Place Juror Award, New Jersey, USA

2009  Artistwindow, Kunstwettbewerb “Faces”, 1. price winner

Selected Mural Projects

( SEB Asset Management, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Commerzbank Grundbesitz Investmentgesellschaft mbH, Wiesbaden, Germany

Schufa AG, Wiesbaden, Germany

Bethmann Bank, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Cafe Gallileo Galilea, Hofheim, Germany

Museum Höchst AG, Frankfurt, Germany

La Casa del Habano, Frankfurt, Germany

Märchenwelt Kinderzimmer, Frankfurt Germany

Nardini Boutique, Berlin, Germany

Motorola GmbH, Taunusstein, Germany

Restaurant Stella del Mare, Königswinter, Germany

Restaurant Giardinetto, New York City, U.S.A.

Mr. and Mrs. Mathew Bronfman, New York City, U.S.A.

Mr. and Mrs. Edward Burden, New York City, U.S.A.

Mr. and Mrs.Arthur Aeder, New York City, U.S.A.

Karin und Nils Thompson, Königstein, Germany

Norbert und Bettina Guthier, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Schmidt´s Papeterie, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Margarete Childs, New York City, U.S.A.

Sparkassen Versicherung, Wiesbaden, Germany

Claudia Seltzer Haar Design, Frankfurt, Germany

Mr. And Mrs. Michael Ainslie, Greenwich, CT, U.S.A.

Ray Warman and David Del Tredici, New York City, U.S.A.

Evangelische Mathäus Gemeinde, Rüsselsheim, Germany

Mrs. Heidi Fischer, Frankfurt, Germany

M. Schultz Werbeagentur AG, Frankfurt, Germany

Restaurant Joe Champs, Frankfurt, Germany

Selected Set Design Projects

Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt, Germany

Madbox Filmtrick GmbH, Frankfurt, Germany

Kleine Oper Bad Hamburg, Germany

Neue Sentimental Film, GmbH, Frankfurt,Germany

Frankfurt Film, Frankfurt, Germany

U5 Filmproduktion, Frankfurt, Germany

RTL, Hamburg, Germany

Der Spiegel, Hamburg, Germany

Bilfinger Berger, Mannheim, Germany

Frankfurter Allgemeine Magazine, Frankfurt, Germany

Blum und Ufer Werbeagentur, Frankfurt, Germany

Ogilvy Werbeagentur, Frankfurt, Germany

Michael Conrad und Leo Burnett Werbeagentur, Frankfurt, Germany

Young und Rubicam Werbeagentur, Frankfurt, Germany

Wirz und Hafner Werbeagentur, Frankfurt, Germany

B+B Promotions, Mannheim, Germany

Das Werk, Frankfurt, Germany

Das Projekt, Hofheim, Germany

Art Life GmbH, Hofheim Wallau, Germany

Selected Private Collections

Paavo Järvi, Paris, France

Uli Seibert, Berlin, Germany

Lina und Klaus Banke, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Janet and James Wilson, New Jersey, U.S.A.

Nicole und Henning Heuerding, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Simone Draxler, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Norah Burden, New York City, U.S.A.

Joshie Jamada, Tokyo, Japan

Cornelia Sengpiel und Hermann Prelle, Bad Soden, Germany

Alessandra und Patrick Hild, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Anke und Robert Koschitz, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Wibke Rumpf, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Cecile und Kevin Mac Gowan, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Ali und Suzanne Jafari, Frankfurt, Germany

Hemma und Roland Götz, Recklinghausen, Germany

Petra Isenbeck, Hamm, Germany