I am Susann Allgaier, a visual artist living in Florence, Italy.
I create paintings, drawings and sculptures using traditional techniques.
Studied at the Art Schools of Bern and Zürich; earned her M.F.A. at the Graduate School of Figurative Art of the New York Academy of Art in New York City. Has worked as a professional artist, gilder, art restorer and conservator in Zürich, London, Florence, and New York City and as an instructor at Florence School of Fine Arts, VERTO Education New Haven University, Accent Global Learning University of Minnesota and SACI Studio Arts College International in Florence, Italy; Parsons School of Design, the New York Academy of Art, and The New School University, in New York City. A recipient of grants from the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation, the Ludwig Vogelstein Foundation and the E.D. Foundation, her paintings, drawings and sculptures have been featured in solo exhibitions in New York City, Italy and Switzerland, as well as in group shows throughout the U.S. and Europe.
Quarantine Project: Connecting in Spite of Covid 19
A series of 40 portrait drawings observed from life over Zoom of people in quarantine during this pandemic crisis. The project was conceived as a way of staying connected while stuck alone or with their families in different places, apart and yet strangely together. Sitters are located all over the world and have been affected in different ways by the isolation that the virus has imposed upon them.
In exchange for their work, I have made for each participant two masks, hand-sewn with colorful fabrics, created by me especially for this project.
- Multiple Datesdom 26 magFirenze26 mag 2024, 14:00 – 17:00Firenze, Via Monte Oliveto, 74, 50143 Firenze FI, ItalyJoin me on site in the beautiful Villa Strozzi Garden in Florence's Oltrarno District. Together we will discover some of the garden's treasures while exploring basic gouache and egg tempera painting techniques.