Susan Mastrangelo

Susan Mastrangelo was born and raised in New York City and Washington D.C. She studied at the Kansas City Art Institute and the New York Studio School, and received her MFA from Boston University under the tutelage of Philip Guston. Based in New York since graduate school, she has shown nationally and internationally, and is a recipient of a Mercedes Matter Award, a Rockwell Grant and two grants from the Pollock Krasner Foundation. She has been a visiting artist at the American Academy in Rome, a guest at Civitella Raneri, and a resident at Yaddo, The Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, The Ragdale Foundation, The Triangle Workshop (as a student of Anthony Caro), and the Tyrone Guthrie Center. For 27 years she taught and chaired the Art Department at the Buckley School in New York City, and now works as a full time multidisciplinary artist at the Can Factory in Gowanus, Brooklyn.

High expectations, 2020, Knitting, cord filler, fabric, acrylic paint on wood panel, 60 x 48 inches.
Not A Ghost Town, 2020, Knitting, cord filler, fabric, acrylic paint on wood panel, 60 x 48 inches.
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  1. […] Susan Mastrangelo joined us in mid-October. She told us that the last year had been incredibly productive for her. At the beginning of lockdown, she moved upstate to a home she has in the Catskills where she began knitting to soothe her anxiety. Typically her work involves upholstery cord, fabric and paint on wood but the knitting found its way into her work and things took off from there. Now returned to Brooklyn, she is still very productive and when we spoke, had a show up at a gallery there. To hear more about her work and her experience of the pandemic, listen to the complete interview. […]

  2. […] Susan Mastrangelo joined us in mid-October. She told us that the last year had been incredibly productive for her. At the beginning of lockdown, she moved upstate to a home she has in the Catskills where she began knitting to soothe her anxiety. Typically her work involves upholstery cord, fabric and paint on wood but the knitting found its way into her work and things took off from there. Now returned to Brooklyn, she is still very productive and when we spoke, had a show up at a gallery there. To hear more about her work and her experience of the pandemic, listen to the complete interview. […]