Susan (Shoshannah- Hebrew)
Adler George

Sculptor - Painter - Poet, Author & Illustrator of Children's books

Her works have been exhibited at galleries and museums regionally and nationally including the Maryland Art Place, Towson University, The DCCA, Gomez Gallery, the Janice Charach Gallery of Detroit, and is in private collections throughout the United States as well as in Ireland. She has been noted for her unusual and eclectic approach to art as well as for her eye for design. Most recently a painting of Susan's was sold to the luxury Lofts at Lakeview Apartments in Durham, NC as part of their permanent collection. She was also honored to be among the chosen artists in the 63rd Durham Art Guild Annual Juried Exhibition.

She has finished a group of works portraying her mother's Jewish Heritage which will debut at a Delaware Gallery. The past few years she has been experimenting with a pentimento style of art. Most recently she has been working on a multi-process of painting over oil and acrylic canvases with white house paint to create a bumpy surface on which she then creates fine-line drawings with pen and India ink. One of these new works was exhibited in Durham, NC at the Art Guild's notable annual exhibition and earned attention in a Durham newspaper by an art critic. More about her influences at bottom of page.


Writings, Publications, Readings:

  • Poetry Reading and International Book Launch for Three Rooms Press, Maintenant 13 Dada Journal, (Le) Poisson Rouge, (Soho/Greenwich Village) New York, NY, June 2019
  • Poetry Reading: West End Poetry Festival, Carrboro, NC, October 18, 2018
  • Poetry Reading and International Book Launch for Three Rooms Press, Maintenant 12 Dada Journal, (Le) Poisson Rouge, (Soho/Greenwich Village) New York, NY, June 6, 2018:
  • Publication: Inclusion in the esteemed, Annual Publication, Maintenant 12, A Journal of Contemporary Dada Writing and Art by Three Rooms Press, publication date June 2018
  • Publication: Inclusion in the Heron Clan V Poetry Journal, publication April 2018
  • Recent: Reading for Heron Clan V: Sweet Bee Theater, Pittsboro, NC, May 10, 2018
  • Recent: Reading for Heron Clan V: Golden Belt Studio ad Pop-Up Art Event, Durham, NC, April 20, 2018
  • Recent: Reading for Heron Clan V: The Oasis, Carrboro, NC, April 19, 2018
  • Recent: Reading for Heron Clan V: Lucky Tree, Raleigh, NC, April 18, 2018
  • Recent: Shadow Award Winner, The Molotov Cocktail: Prize Winners Anthology Vol. 3, December 2018
  • Recent: Reading: West End Poetry Festival: Carrboro NC, October 2018

Art & Exhibitions:

  • November 2019: Solo Exhibition, Painted Paradoxes, The Siegel JCC ArtSpace, Wilmington, DE,  November 10 - December 22, 2019
  • Recent: "Reclining": The 63rd Annual Juried Exhibition: Durham Art Guild, Durham, NC , 2017
  • Recent: Come Out and Play - Sculpture Show - Gim, Gim Farm, Pittsboro, NC,  2017
  • Recent: "Winter" Permanent Collection - Chosen for Lofts at Lakeview: Durham, NC - 2017
  • Recent: "Orange Explosion and Mask Envy:" Juried Annual Community Art Exhibit:- The ArtsCenter, Carrboro NC, 2015

Susan's background has often influenced her art:

Susan grew up outside of Annapolis, Maryland, attending a one-room schoolhouse. Her influences stem from the paradox of the serene countryside and comical but sometimes-tragic family characters. Her grandfather on her father's side (gentile), joined the Barnum T Bailey Circus during the Depression, after his partner jumped from the office window upon learning that they were to lose their business. Her mother was the youngest of seven, and from a prominent German-Jewish Family whose wealth also was lost when Susan’s grandfather died from diabetes complications. Her mother taught her about love and the appreciation of the ARTS and the quality of life. Her father introduced her to great literature. Susan is passionate, inquisitive and has a childlike fascination for the joys of life.

She studied dance at Peabody Conservatory, under Estelle Dennis, writing under award-winning author Andrei Codrescu. She was originally self-taught in art and also has studied under many successful art professors and exhibiting artists. Susan has a BA in English. Her past also includes founding a woman-owned art gallery.

She was approved for an Artist membership at MOMA. (Modern Museum of Art.) She has taught at the JCC, and at The Arts Center in Carborro. Susan is a member of the Durham Art Guild and the North Carolina Poetry Society. Susan lives by what she coined over 20 years go, “The Arts not only report different visions of our world, but also create new worlds and new visions.” This is her mission.