Susan Jillette SooZ

Gallery : Le Bourget
Susan JilletteSooZ

Birth: Susan Jillette (SooZ) was born in Nova Scotia. She currently lives in Montréal.

Training: SooZ studied drawing at Mount St. Vincent University in Nova Scotia and later graduated with honours from the Illustration and Design program at Dawson College. Since 2001, she has been working as a full-time professional artist.

Medium: Acrylic.

Artistic approach: ‘‘My present series, Improbable Creatures, is meticulously designed and painted with a mechanical steampunk aesthetic in mind. To achieve a unique industrial appearance, I combine drawings of nuts, bolts, rivets, and gears into an inventively-designed image. I then use acrylic paint to create textures, with stamping, dry brushing, splattering or by using any other technique which will give me the desired effect. By merging the mundane with the exotic, I find that I can introduce fantasy and whimsical proponents into my work’’ says SooZ.

Exhibitions: Numerous solo and group exhibitions since 2003 in Quebec and Ontario.

Collections: Her paintings can be found in private and corporate collections across Canada, United States, Holland, France, England, Russia, Poland and China.

Association: SooZ has been honoured by being elected into the Society of Canadian Artists (SCA), the International Guild of Realism (IGOR) and Autour de Nous (AND) a group of local professional artists.

Awards: SooZ has won many awards in Quebec and Ontario judged by her peers and the public. Accordingly, she was chosen to exhibit her work in Italy and her work is in the permanent collection in the Château Réaux in France.

Media coverage: Since 2004, SooZ’s art has been the object of many articles in newspapers and art magazines.