• Seager Gray Summer Group Exhibit

    A summer group exhibition
    July 16 - August 31, 2024

    Seager Gray Gallery
    108 Throckmorton Ave
    Mill Valley, CA

  • Ralph Turturro and Suzanne Onodera in Conversation

    Join two painters talking about painting and process on Friday, June 28th 6:30 - 8:30 pm, Center for the Arts.

    72 Main Street
    Homer, NY

  • Verdant

    A solo exhibition of new work now on view through Labor Day, 2023. Argazzi Art in Lakeville, CT. is just about two hours from NYC.

    Argazzi Art
    22 Millerton Road (RTE 44)
    Lakeville, CT 06039
    860 435-8222

    Friday – Sunday: 11 AM – 5 PM
    By appointment: 860 435-8222

  • Present Conversations

    A group exhibition featuring work by indigenous peoples and people of color.
    May - July, 2023
    Community Arts Partnership, Ithaca, NY

  • Six Painters

    Main Street Arts
    Group Exhibit: Six Painters
    Exhibition Dates: July 23–September 1, 2022
    Opening Reception: July 23, 2022, 3–6 p.m.
    Artist Talk: August 16, 2022 5–6p.m. (group discussion)

    DaShon Aubrey (Rochester, NY)
    Suzanne Onodera (Ithaca, NY)
    Anne Polashenski (Palmyra, NY)
    Rebecca Soriano (Rochester, NY)
    Susan Stuart (Albany, NY)
    Cliff Wun (Rochester, NY)

    Main Street Arts
    20 West Main Street, Clifton Springs, NY

  • Oasis - A group exhibit

    I am honored to be part of the group exhibit "Oasis" now on view at Seager Gray Gallery, Mill Valley, CA. AUGUST 21 - SEPTEMBER 30, 2021.

    Featuring Robert Adams, Raquel Baldocchi, Wolfgang Bloch, Renée Bott, Joe Brubaker, Tim Craighead, Charles Eckart, Devorah Jacoby, Claudia Marseille, Suzanne Onodera, Jane Rosen, Allison Stewart, Inez Storer Tim Tate & Michael Janis and Diane Williams.

    Visit Wednesday - Saturday, from 12 - 5pm and Sunday from 12 - 4pm We are also available by appointment and can meet with you via Zoom or FaceTime.
    Email art@seagergray.com for inquiries or infomation.

  • Silent Truths: Japanese Internment, Generational Citizenship, and American Silence A lecture in conjunction with Suzanne Onodera’s exhibition After the War

    Friday, July 30th
    Talk begins at 6:30 – 7:30 pm
    Community Arts Partnership’s Artspace Gallery
    110 N. Tioga, Ithaca, NY
    Visitors who are vaccinated have the option not to wear masks
    Space will be limited
    Free and open to all

    In conjunction with Suzanne Onodera’s exhibit After the War currently on display at Community Arts Partnership Artspace Gallery through July 31, 2021, Onodera will lecture on her process, the intimate familial stories behind her paintings, and the implications her work and her family's experience has for the honest – and urgent - documentation of American history.

    About the exhibit:

    The images in the exhibit document scenes from Japanese-American Internment Camps throughout the USA, the growth of Los Angeles from a farmland to an urban center, and the juxtaposition of a family in leisurely Hawaii while its members were simultaneously interned and serving in WWII. Her work allows gentle appreciation for small things against the barely-discernible backdrop of war and dehumanization.

    What is pictured is serene; what is not pictured is fiercely contextual.

    Onodera captures intimate moments in American history that occurred but were never documented. An unexpected discussion with her family led to her researching national archives, and combining the two, Onodera imagined and represented scenes from her Japanese American family's past in beautiful, monochromatic paintings.

    The exhibition After the War and supporting lecture are made possible by grants from the Community Arts Partnership of Tompkins County, the New York Foundation for the Arts, and the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA), with additional support from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA).

    The Community Arts Partnership's Artspace Gallery is located at 110 N. Tioga, on the north arm of the Commons, also home of The History Center in Tompkins County and the Downtown Visitor Center.

    For more information visit Artspartner.org

  • Argazzi Art

    Opening May 29, 2021

    A collection of new work at the Argazzi Gallery in Lakeville, CT through July 15th, 2021.
    A short but sweet article appeared in the local paper last week:

    22 Millerton Rd, Lakeville, CT
    Argazzi Art

  • Exhibition After the War Announced

    *** OPENING JULY 2021***
    July 2 - July 31, 2021

    This exhibition received support from the Community Arts Partnership of Tompkins County, the New York Foundation for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts, and the National Endowment for the Arts. It will be on view until July 31, 2021.

    The CAP ArtSpace is located at 110 N. Tioga St., Ithaca, NY. Their hours are Wednesday through Saturday 10:00 A.M. to 5:00 PM. For more information, visit artspartner.org.

    I am thrilled to partner with Community Arts Partnership of Tompkins County and are truly indebted for their generosity.

  • Community Arts Partnership of Tompkins County SOS Grant

    I am honored to be a recipient of an SOS grant from the Community Arts Partnership of Tompkins County to support the creation of artwork for the forthcoming exhibit "Hawaii After the War". Stay tuned for more information about the exhibit slated to open summer 2021.

  • NYFA Keep NYS Creating Grant 2020

    I am humbled and honored to announce that I have been awarded a grant from NY Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) and NYS Council on the Arts (NYSCA), with additional support from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). The funds from this grant will be used to continue work on the project Hawaii After the War. Please visit NYFA's grant page for a list of the grant recipients and a short description of my Hawaii After the War project.

    Thank you, NYFA, NYSCA and NEA!

  • The Influence of the Earth

    May 22 - July 12, 2020

    "Live in each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influence of the earth. " - Henry David Thoreau

    From the gallery: We are back in the gallery on an appointment only and curbside basis. As a theme, we selected this quote from Henry David Thoreau, that famous social distancer and lover of nature.

    The exhibition, “The Influence of the Earth,” includes works by Robert Adams, Leslie Allen, Wolfgang Bloch, Renee Bott, Kay Bradner, Tim Craighead, Charles Eckart, Kristen Garneau, Andrew Hayes, Devorah Jacoby, Lisa Kokin, Dana Lynn Louis, Claudia Marseille, Jann Nunn, Suzanne Onodera, Carole Pierce, Jane Rosen, Helen Stanley and Allison Stewart.

    Seager Gray Gallery

    108 Throckmorton Ave, Mill Valley, CA 94941
    Tuesday to Saturday 11am - 5:00pm, Sunday, 12 - 5pm.
    Phone 415 384-8288 *Appointment Only due to Covid-19*

  • Drive Thru

    June 8 - June 16, 2020

    Curbside gallery exhibition. No appointment needed for Curbside viewing. If you would like a social distanced, small group visit inside the gallery, please contact Ariel for info and updates.
    Sales encouraged.

    Corners Gallery
    903 Hanshaw Road
    Ithaca, NY 14850

  • Working, Still Working

    I am here.
    Staying in Place.

    These are crazy times, indeed, but artists are built for isolation and social distancing so I am weathering the storm in the best way I can under the circumstances. I am still getting in to the studio and trying to focus, but certainly the state of current events can make the days feel just so damn odd.

    I have had some events cancelled that may be rescheduled in the upcoming year, and I have been working on a new group of paintings some of which are in the portfolio portion of this website. I also hope to have *good news* soon, but for right now, it's just work and...more work.

    I count my blessings everyday and I am grateful for all of the support over these many decades!

    Stay healthy. We will get through this together.


  • Homer Center for the Arts

    Sadly, this event has been cancelled due to the Covid-19 outbreak. Stay tuned for rescheduling plans possibly forthcoming in 2021.

    A two person exhibit of paintings at the Homer Center for the Arts, Homer, NY.
    April - May, 2020

  • Libertad!

    A one night benefit pop-up at the Eye Gallery, Ithaca, NY
    February 7th, 5:00 - 7:30. Second floor of Petrune Vintage Clothing.
    100% of the proceeds will be donated to RAICES, helping families on the southern boarders. Over 50 artists and crafts people have donated to this cause.

  • Graphic Art Work for Robert Moog Festival

    Look for artwork by yours truly, in the form of posters, banners and digital media announcing a power packed lecture series celebrating Robert Moog. Cornell University campus and around Ithaca, NY, March 5 - 7th, 2020. In addition to the lecture and concert series, there will be an exhibition of Moog artifacts at the Rare and Manuscript Library, Cornell University, March - October, 2020.

  • Millay Colony for the Arts

    Late February 2020

  • Plus One - Corners Gallery

    Excited to be part of this invitational featuring gallery artists and their invitees.
    Dates: December 3, 2019 - January 25, 2020.
    Opening reception: December 13, 5:30 - 7:00pm
    Corners Gallery

  • akinoga press

    I am excited to announce that my painting "The Outer Layers" will be on the cover of poet Jack Slocomb's debut collection Native Tongue , to be published by akinoga press in October, 2019.

    Stay tuned for more information and in the meantime, read all about akinoga press, join their newsletter and listen to the podcast!

    akinoga press is a baltimore-based micro-press that specializes in handbound chapbooks. mychael zulauf (founder/everything else) strives above all to craft the most fitting home for the works the press publishes, and is actively on the lookout for work that is small, quiet, weird, easily-missed, and 100% needs to be read.

  • I will be curating the CSMA open call annual exhibit.
    December 7, 2018 – January 25, 2019

  • Opening October 9th - Elsewhere: a journal

    In Elsewhere: a journal, Suzanne examines the fleeting place where her ideas originate, gestate and are eventually made into the tangible. Her recent oil paintings, collages and drawings illustrate this process, each originating from Elsewhere. Elsewhere: a journal is Suzanne's second solo exhibition at the Corners Gallery.

    Corners Gallery

    October 9 - November 3, 2018
    Reception: Friday October 12, 2018
    5:30- 7:00pm

  • Some of my punk posters created during the years 1979 - 81 will be included in the lecture "The Politics of Punk in the Era of Trump", Friday October 26th, Ithaca College, Whalen Center, 5 pm. Free.

  • Some Other Things I Think About

    This exhibit will feature never before seen pen and ink drawings inspired by my observations and obsessions with lamps, and the absurd.

    Plan to stop by for a refreshing negroni on tap, Thursday night June 21, 5:30 - 7:30pm. Stay for a meal, too. The food is awesome.

    June 19 - Sept 22, 2018

    The Rook | Food and Drink
    404 West State Street
    Ithaca, NY

  • Made in New York 2018

    Schweinfurth Art Center
    Auburn, New York
    April 20 – June 17, 2018
    Opening reception: Friday April 20, 2018

  • Millay Colony for the Arts: Winter Shaker

    Millay Colony for the Arts
    Late February - Early March, 2018

  • Group Exhibition: Corners Gallery

    John McLaughlin, Tim Merrick, Suzanne Onodera, Barbara Page and Stan Taft.
    July 5 - August 31, 2017

    Corners Gallery
    903 Hanshaw Rd, Ithaca, NY

    Preview article in the IthacaTimes

  • Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts Residency

    May 1- 26, 2017

  • Painted Landscapes: Contemporary Views

    Heritage Museum
    Cape Cod, MA
    April - October 2017

    I am excited to announce that Painted Landscapes: Contemporary Views is now on view. The exhibit features 47 artists from across the US including Eric Aho, Edward Hopper, Marsden Hartley, Lois Dodd, Rackstraw Downes, Stephen Hannock, April Gornik and many others.

    A big thank you to Lauren Della Monica for including my work in the exhibition and CAP of Tompkins County for their generous SOS award, making travel to the opening possible.

    Copies of the book are available on Amazon.
    The exhibition program is available at the Heritage Museum bookstore.

  • Community Arts Partnership Grant Award

    I am excited to announce that I have been awarded a grant from the Community Arts Partnership (CAP) to help offset expenses for the exhibition Painted Landscapes, April - October 2017, Heritage Museum, MA.

  • Millay Colony for the Arts, Winter Shaker

    January 30 - February 13, 2017

  • Review for the Two Person Summer Exhibit

    Suzanne Onodera and Stan Taft
    Originally published in the Ithaca Times, July 2016


  • Suzanne Onodera and Stan Taft

    July 5th - August 31st, 2016
    Corners Gallery
    Ithaca, NY

  • Winter Shaker

    Millay Colony for the Arts
    March 7 - 21, 2016
    Austerlitz, NY

  • Virginia Center for the Creative Arts

    Amherst, VA
    I will be a Fellow at The Virginia Center for the Creative Arts (VCCA), Amherst, Virginia. September 2015

  • Schweinfurth Art Center

    Water Effect
    August 29 - October 18, 2015
    Reception for the artists: Friday September 4, 2015, 5 - 8pm.

    Schweinfurth Art Center
    205 Genesee St.
    Auburn, NY 13021

  • Crave

    Group Exhibition
    Corners Gallery, July - August 2015
    Opening Friday July 17th, 5:30 - 7:30pm
    corners gallery

  • Winter Shaker

    Millay Colony for the Arts
    Austerlitz, NY
    February 22 - March 8, 2015

  • All in the Family

    A Group Exhibition of Gallery Artists
    Seager Gray Gallery
    108 Throckmorton Ave
    Mill Valley, CA
    December 2104 - January 2015

  • Beautiful Dreamers

    Two person exhibit
    Gallery Wright
    103 Main Street
    Wilmington, VT
    Through the month of December 2014

  • The Wild and the Deep

    Solo Exhibition
    New paintings and work on paper.
    Please join us for a reception: Friday, September 12, 5:30 - 8pm
    Corners Gallery, Ithaca, NY
    Exhibit dates: September 2 - October 4, 2014
    corners gallery

  • Echo Art Fair

    Buffalo, NY
    September 6 -7th, 2014
    Central Library, Downtown Buffalo.
    Represented by Corners Gallery, Ithaca, NY

  • Seager Gray Gallery

    A Sense of Place
    A group exhibition featuring gallery artists
    Jeffrey Beauchamp, Kristen Garneau, Kim Kitz, Carole Pierce.
    August 2 - 31, 2014

    Seager Gray Gallery
    23 Sunnyside Avenue
    Mill Valley, CA 94941

  • Watershed Review

    Chico State University's Watershed Review, a literary publication, will feature my work in the spring 2014 issue.
    It is available on line beginning May 12th and is free of charge.
    watershed review

  • Los Angeles Design Center

    Some of my work can be seen at the Pacific Design Center via Laurie Ghielmetti and Kneedler Fauchere.
    On going in 2014
    8687 Melrose Avenue
    West Hollywood, CA 90069

  • Out of Bounds Radio

    Tish Pearlman, the host of Out of Bounds Radio, sculpts intelligent and engaging conversations with people who think and work outside the box.
    We had a great interview covering work processes, inspiration, keeping it all together and life's ups and downs. Thanks Tish!
    Original airing: January 22th 2014.
    Archives of Out of Bounds Radio can be found here:
    Out of Bounds Radio Show
    The archives are updated only a few times per year so please check back for the archived audio of this show.
    Out of Bounds exists on grants and donations. To make a tax-deductable donation visit Artspire.org


    A group exhibition exploring the Banned Book. 15 writers, artists and poets contribute to the vision. In conjunction with Banned Books Week. September - December 2013
    Tompkins County Public Library, Ithaca, NY

  • Saltonstall Foundation 2013 Spring Salon

    Sunday, April 14, 1:00-3:00pm
    Suzanne will be speaking with poet Fran Markover and sculptor Jeremy Holmes.
    Free and open to the public.

  • Painted Landscapes: Contemporary Views

    Is now available for pre-order
    Amazon and Barnes and Noble.

    A selection of Suzanne's recent work, along side other East and West Coast Painters, will be featured in a large, full color, hardbound book written by Lauren P. Della Monica and published by Schiffer Books in May 2013.

    "Painted Landscapes: Contemporary Views," will include a discussion of historic precedents of the Hudson River School and Modernism while exploring some of the legendary figures currently working in the genre as well as newer artists in the field.
    Artists featured: Raimonds Staprans, Christopher Brown, Stephen Hannock, Lois Dodd, Sam Cady, Robert Berlind, Jane Freilicher, Alex Katz, Wolf Kahn, April Gornik, Eric Aho, Randall Exon, Paul Resicka, Diana Horowitz, Elizabeth O'Reilly, Rackstraw Downes, John Dubrow, Richard Estes and Patricia Chidlaw. Additional artists to be included.

    Author: Lauren P. Della Monica, New York, NY
    Publisher: Schiffer Books, Philadelphia, PA
    Release date: 2013

  • Millay Colony for the Arts Winter Shaker

    March 2013

  • Poetry and Images

    A Collaborative Project with poet Bridget Meeds.
    Bridget and Suzanne will collect images and poems during their collective investigations of weather in the Upstate New York area. The project began in August 2012 and will continue throughout a 12 month period.
    Read Bridget's work here:
    The Fruiting Year

  • Finger Lakes Chamber Ensemble

    Winter Salon
    Music and Art
    Sunday, December 16, 2012
    Time: 4pm
    SOLD OUT --- Reservations Required
    Finger Lakes Chamber Ensemble

  • Gallery Wright

    Suzanne's work is now available at the Gallery Wright in Vermont.
    Gallery Wright

  • A Solo Exhibition of New Work

    CAP ArtSpace, Ithaca, NY
    June 1 - July 2, 2012
    Reception: Friday June 1, 5-7 pm in conjunction with Gallery Night
    Catered by Ithaca's own The Piggery!

    Artist Talk: Tuesday June 19th, 6:30 - 7:30

    Read Arthur Whitman's review in the Ithaca Times here

  • Marin Museum of Contemporary Art

    Altered Book Exhibition
    Novato, CA
    April - May, 2012

    Novato Arts Center at Hamilton Field
    500 Palm Drive
    Novato, CA 94949
    Exact dates and reception times tba

  • Millay Colony for the Arts, Winter Shaker

    Suzanne will return to the Millay Colony for the Arts in Upstate New York as a Winter Shaker, February 2012.
    Millay Colony for the Arts

  • Banned Books Week, 2013

    A group exhibition opening in October 2013 and running through December.Tompkins County Library, Ithaca, NY
    Curated by Suzanne Onodera.

  • Kneedler-Fauchere

    San Francisco Design Center
    101 Henry Adams St, #170
    San Francisco, CA 94103
    Contact Dolby Chadwick Gallery for more information.

    Los Angeles
    Pacific Design Center
    8687 Melrose Avenue
    West Hollywood, CA 90069
    Contact Dolby Chadwick Gallery for more information.

  • Small Works Invitational

    Costello Childs Contemporary Fine Art
    December 1st - 31st, 2011
    Reception: December 8th, 4-6pm

    Costello Childs Contemporary Fine Art
    2724 North 68th Suite 1
    Scottsdale, AZ 85257
    tel 480 949 2701
    fax 480 949 2724

  • Visual Aid's Big Deal Fundraiser

    Saturday November 12, 2011
    3 - 9pm
    Auction Artists include: Chris Duncan, Jeremy Morgan, Aondrea Maynard, Mel Prest, David Buckingham, Lisa Solomon, Jennifer Bain, Timothy Cummings, Heather Wilcoxon,Carol Lefkowitz, Monika Steiner, Keira Kotler, Carol Inez Charney and John Wood
    Galleries include:Catharine Clark Gallery, Silverman Gallery, Fouladi Projects, Slate Contemporary, K. Imperial Fine Art, Bryant Street Gallery, Chandra Cerrito Contemporary, Andrea Schwartz Gallery, Stephen Wirtz Gallery, Hang Art, Cain Schulte Gallery, Gregory Lind Gallery, Sandra Lee Gallery, Geras-Tousignant Gallery and Jack Fischer Gallery

    Visual Aid
    57 Post Street, Suite 905
    San Francisco, CA 94104

  • Suzanne Onodera in Ithaca Post

    Cited as one of the Best in The Year in Art 2010: In the group exhibition Landscape and Memory, Curated by Tim Merrick.
    Ithaca Post lists Suzanne Onodera's " Lushly Romantic oils..." as one of the highlights in the exhibition.

  • The Altered Book Exhibition and Benefit Auction

    Marin Museum of Contemporary Art
    April 16 - May 21, 2011
    Reception: April 16th, 5-7 p.m.
    Donna Seager of Donna Seager Gallery Talk 4 p.m.

    Novato Arts Center at Hamilton Field
    500 Palm Drive
    Novato, CA 94949
    Marin MoCA

  • Passages: In Celebration of Black History Month

    February 4 - March 25, 2011
    A group exhibition featuring work by eight local artists from diverse racial backgrounds.
    Robert Andrade, Raymond Dalton, Suzanne Onodera, Terry Plater, Jay Potter, Lin Price, Richard Robinson, and Sharl Smith.
    330 East State Street
    Ithaca, NY 14850