abstract artist Sarasota - Susan von Gries

Abstract Artist ~ Abstract Expressionist

Susan von Gries

Susan von Gries is an award winning international abstract artist with a BA in Fine Arts from University of Wisconsin, who currently resides with her husband in Sarasota, Florida.

Born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, she lived in El Salvador, Brazil, Venezuela, Belgium and the Netherlands with her family as an expatriate for 20 years. She has also traveled widely in Southeast Asia, Eastern Europe and the Near East. While living overseas she experienced, assimilated and pursued her passion for art.

Susan has exhibited in Brussels and The Hague as well as the United States.  She was the art commentator on Radio de Vie, an English broadcasting station in Waterloo, Belgium. Her work, including sculpture, is in private collections in Europe and North America.

Abstract Artist &
Commentator on Art Critique Radio Program

1982 Radio de Vie, Brussels, Belgium, Monday at Two, Art Critiques-Brussels Gallery Scene.

abstract artist & expressionist Susan von Gries Sarasota Florida

Artist’s Inspirations


2018 – 530 Burns Gallery, Sarasota, Florida.

2018 – J & J Gallery, Sarasota, Florida.

2014 – 2018: Gallery at MoZaic, Mozaic Restaurant, Sarasota, Florida.

2010 – 2014: The Dancing Crane Gallery, Bradenton, Florida; Enzo’s Hairstyling, Sarasota, Florida; Charlotte’s Restaurant, North Liberty, Iowa.

2012- 2015:  Living Walls Furniture & Design, Sarasota, Florida.

2009 – 2010:  Frary Gallery, Sarasota, Florida.

2005 – 2009:  Sternberg Interiors and Gallery, Sarasota, Florida.


  • Florida Artist Group, Inc. (FLAG)

  • artinsight-sarasota, (founding member)

  • Arts and Cultural Alliance of Sarasota

  • Art Center Sarasota

  • Women’s Caucus For Art (WCA)

  • Woman’s Exchange, organization supporting the Sarasota/Manatee Arts, 6 year Board of Directors (WEX)

  • Florida Museum for Women Artists (FMWA)


2019  Von Gries Makes Colorful Debut at 530 Burns Gallery, SRQ Daily Friday Weekend Edition, January 25, 2019 by Philip Lederer.

2013 Stories We Tell, Women’s Caucus for Art, exhibition catalogue, Phoenix Gallery, New York, New York, juror Jessica Porter.

2013 FLORIDA ARTIST GROUP 63rd Annual Exhibiton and Symposium exhibition catalogue, LeMoyne Center for the Visual Arts, Tallahassee, Florida.

2013 A WALK INTO ABSTRACTS, Volume 6, e-book, by Sue St. John

2013 Bound, Women’s Caucus for Art exhibition catalogue, Phoenix Gallery, New York, New York, juror, Cora Rosevear.

2012 FLORIDA ARTIST GROUP 62nd Annual Exhibition and Symposium exhibition catalogue, Ringling College of Art and Design, Sarasota, Florida

Susan’s business advice to artists noted in Jerry Chautin’s column, Let’s Talk Business, Herald Tribune Business Weekly magazine, April 23, 2012

2011 Man as Object, Reversing the Gaze, Women’s Caucus for Art exhibition catalogue, juror Tanya Augsburg.

Featured in Your Observer, Painted Ladies, September 29, 2011, Sarasota, Florida.

Featured in Style, Herald Tribune, August 7, 2011, Sarasota, Florida.

Bachelor of Fine Arts, University of Wisconsin