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 gilder, art restorer and conservator in Zürich, London, Florence, and New York City and as an instructor at ACCENT, Salvemini - Duca D'Aosta and SACI 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 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.
BEHIND THE SCENES:
February 26, 2022 8pm CEST
Join me in my studio for demonstrations on traditional water and oil gilding techniques and how they can be combined with egg tempera painting.
Virtual wine and snacks will be provided.