Susan Nalaboff Brilliant is an artist whose work centers on the figure in abstraction, movement and stillness. Her training in dance, deep interest in visual art, and a scholarship at the Alvin Ailey American Dance Center led to a invitation to create posters for a company season in the Diaghilev-Ballet Russe tradition.
Susan graduated with a B.A. in Philosophy Magna Cum Laude from Ithaca College where she studied art with Allen Atwell and dance with Vergio Cornei. Upon moving to New York City she continued taking classes with Isaac Sawyer and Robert Cenedella at the Art Students League while pursuing her career in dance and choreography.
Susan's work has been exhibited at the New York Painters Studio Gallery where she studied with Charles Pasqaulini and was included in group exhibitions at The Art Students League in Manhattan. Her paintings are in several private collections and were included in the Gambino family exhibitions on Long Island. Since moving to San Francisco her work has been featured in several "Open Studios".
Susan is currently creating new work at her studio in San Francisco's Dogpatch district. A recent installation of her paintings at the Northern California Women's Imaging Center in Palo Alto led to the acquisition of several paintings for the center's permanent collection.
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