Susan Crile’s paintings move between the poles of beauty and horror. Her work is in the collections of many museums including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York NY, The Hirshhorn Musem & Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C., The Soloman R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY and the Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH. She has exhibited at numerous museums in the US and Europe which include, Il Museo di Roma in Trastevere, Il Museo di Palazzo Mocinego in Venice, The phillips Collection in Washington DC and the St Louis Museum of Art. She has had over 50 one person exhibitions.
Crile has received two National Endowment for the Arts awards, and Residency grants to The Bellagio Study and Conference Center, at The Rockefeller Foundation in Bellagio, Italy and to The American Academy in Rome. She has lectured in the United States and Europe, and has taught at Princeton University, Sarah Lawrence College and Barnard College, among others. She is a professor at Hunter College, CUNY where she has been on the faculty since 1982.
Currently, Crile is working on a series of life sized paintings on paper of Guantanamo prisoners and a series of paintings on the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. She also has been designing and making hand printed silk scarves in Calcutta, India.
Susan Crile lives and works in New York.