Suzanne Onodera


July 17, 2020 News:

I am humbled and honored to announce that I have been awarded a grant from NY Foundation for the Arts and NYS Council on the Arts. The grant will be used to continue work on the project Hawaii After the War.

“(Suzanne’s) abstracted landscapes radiate with energy and movement as she captures stroke by stroke the beauty of nature. Onodera is a brilliant colorist, mapping shadow and light in tones that when laid against each other have the power to create a harmonic chord, pulsing from the surface of the canvas. Gesture is essential in Onodera’s work – you can sense the movement of the artist’s hand in every element. She owes her influences as much to Joan Mitchell as to the tonalist landscape artists of earlier centuries.” - Donna Seager, Seager Gray Gallery

"Onodera’s work borrows from the landscape painting tradition, while straying from its conventions. Elements hinting at humankind’s impact on nature are always present, lending a mood of unease to the turbulent skies, mountain fires and deep pools she depicts. Her paintings illustrate and yet undermine what is familiar. Mystery is present in her work, as are highly resonant, psychologically deep themes of decay, loneliness, stewardship and regeneration." - Michaele Weissman, author of God in a Cup and History of Women in America

Original artwork for private and corporate collections. East and west coast representation.