Suzanne Gauthier’s studio practice has been located in Sleeping Dog Studio, 5524 Cornwallis St, Halifax, since 1992. Suzanne Gauthier was born in Lorette Manitoba and studied and taught at the University of Manitoba (BFA Honours 1969).  She moved to Toronto in 1979 and to Montreal in the mid-1980s, where she participated in a number of exhibitions and visiting artist programs  In 1989 she relocated to Halifax to teach full time in the Fine Arts Department at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, from which she retired in 2013.

The recipient of several Canada Council grants, as well as grant awards from the provinces of Manitoba, Quebec, Ontario and Nova Scotia, she has also been a member of the selection jury for the Canada Arts Council, the Ontario Arts Council and the Nova Scotia Tourism, Culture and Heritage Department.  Her work has been exhibited in group and solo shows throughout Canada and is represented in public collections in Canada and the U.S. A book of her drawings, “Fox River Diaries”, was published by Ink, Inc. in 2006.  In 2007 she participated in the exhibition “The Ulsan/Halifax Project” taking place in Ulsan, Korea, and in 2012 her work was included in an exhibition in Glasgow, Scotland.

Over the Sofa showcases the many, many works on paper, most never before exhibited, which accompanied, either pre or post, the large scale multi-panel triptychs for which she is best known.

SELECTED COLLECTIONS                                                                                                                                                                                                    

Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax, N.S.

Massey Foundation, Ottawa, Ontario

Nova Scotia Art Bank, Halifax, N.S.

The Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa,

Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Bemis Foundation, Omaha, Nebraska, USA

MacDonald Stewart Art Centre, Guelph, Ontario

Dalhousie University Art Gallery, Halifax, N.S.

Kemper Art Gallery, Kansas City, Missouri, USA

Canada Council Art Bank, Ottawa, Ontario

Musee d’art Contemporain, Coll. Lavalin, Mtrl, Qc

Government  of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Mb

St. Mary’s University Art Gallery, N.S.

Centre de la patrimoine, St. Boniface, Mb

Mt. St. Vincent U. Art Gallery, Bedford, N.S.

Musee du Quebec, Quebec City, Qc