Susan Leshnoff often uses nature as a subject, concentrating on visions of the sky and its spiritual interpretation. A long time interest in Kabbalah and Jewish mysticism contributes to the spirituality often found in her paintings, and is profoundly focused in her Genesis series. Leshnoff’s paintings have been included in a number of group exhibits in the tri-state area, including the Monmouth Museum, Kean University, and The College of St. Elizabeth, in New Jersey; Legend Gallery, the Philadelphia Foundation and the Da Vinci Art Alliance in Philadelphia; and Pleiades Gallery of Contemporary Art in New York City. She has had two recent one person shows, “Genesis Revealed” at the Legend Gallery, Philadelphia, 2015, and “SkyVisions” at the Lederer Gallery at the State University of New York (SUNY) , Geneseo 2014. Prior one person shows were at Colombia University and Union Theological Seminary in NYC. Susan was awarded Distinguished Professor Emerita in Fine Arts in 2016 by the College of Communication and the Arts , Seton Hall University, South Orange NJ, where she taught for 17 years as Associate Professor of Fine Arts and Former Chair of the Department of Art, Music and Design. Her keen interest in the history of Art Education, particularly before and during the Holocaust, has resulted in presentations at international, national and regional conferences and publications as book chapters and journal articles. A New Jersey native, she has her art studio in Philadelphia, Pa
Education: University of Pennsylvania, BA; University of the Arts, MA; Columbia University, Ed.D. Also studied at: Accademia di Belle Arti, Florence, Italy; Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts (PAFA).