Suzanne Sbarge was born in Hartford, Connecticut in 1965. She has lived in Albuquerque, New Mexico since 1989. She received her B.A. degree in Art History and Studio Arts from Barnard College in New York City (1987) and her M.A. degree in Art Education from the University of New Mexico (1991). She has also studied studio arts at L’Ecole des Beaux Arts in Toulouse, France; Syracuse University in Florence, Italy; The Art Students’ League in New York City; University of Connecticut; University of Massachusetts; as well as Anderson Ranch in Colorado, Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina and Vermont Studio Center. Her work has been exhibited in over 75 group exhibitions and 15 solo shows since the late 1980s. It is in the collections of over 100 local, national and international collectors, and has been represented at galleries across the United States. 

In addition to her own work, she is a gallery director, curator, graphic designer and arts consultant. She is the Founder/Executive Director of 516 ARTS in Albuquerque, an independent, nonprofit, contemporary art organization operating a museum-style gallery in downtown Albuquerque. In her arts administration work, she focuses on contemporary art and interdisciplinary projects in an educational context.


M.A. Degree: University of New Mexico, Art Education, 1991.
B.A. Degree: Barnard College, New York City: Art History & Studio Arts, 1987.

Residencies & non-degree work:
Vermont Studio Center, VT, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2007 & 2009. 
Penland School of Crafts, NC, 1998 & 2000. 
Anderson Ranch, CO, 1997 & 2011.

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2015: A Wing and a Prayer, Mariposa Gallery, Albuquerque, NM.
2010: New Work, Harwood Art Center, Albuquerque, NM.
2007: Breathing Space, Mariposa Gallery, Albuquerque, NM.
2006: Inside Out, Nüart Gallery, Santa Fe, NM.
2005: Earth to Honey, PaperGami, Albuquerque, NM.
2004: Suzanne Sbarge, Volakis Gallery, Napa, CA.
2003: Bird’s-eye View, Harwood Art Center, Albuquerque, NM.
2001: Hybrids, Guadalupe Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM.
2000: Apogee, Orbit Gallery, St. Paul, MN.

Selected Group Exhibitions

2015: Public Selects, Albuquerque Museum, Albuquerque, NM.
2015: Encompass, Harwood Art Center, Albuquerque, NM.
2014: Real and Surreal, Sandra Lee Gallery, San Francisco, CA.
2014: Axle Indoors, Peters Projects, Santa Fe, NM.
2014: Poetics of Light: Pinhole Photography, New Mexico History Museum, Santa Fe, NM.
2008: Inception, SCA Contemporary Art, Albuquerque, NM.
2008: The Boat Show, Wally Workman Gallery, Austin, TX.
2007: Echoes of Surrealism, Volakis Gallery, Yountville, CA.
2007: Cut & Paste: The Collage Show, curated by James Kaufman, TAG Gallery, Nashville, TN.
2006: Intimate Works, Bachelier Cardonsky Gallery, Kent, CT.
2006: Against the Grain, Galleri Urbane, Marfa, TX.
2005: Mythical Tales, Melanee Cooper Gallery, Chicago, IL.
2003: Faces & Figures, Galleri Urbane, Silver City, NM.
2002: 3 Corners, Eye Lounge, Phoenix, AZ.
2002: House Show, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL.