Color. Form. Space. Once only childish playmates, this tempestuous trio has become a passion for Su Knoll Horty as she fulfills her lifelong dream to be a painter. Her love of bold colors and abstracted space has been inspired by the work of Nicolas de Staël, Josef Albers, Richard Diebenkorn and David Hockney. Exploring the power of color to elicit emotion, Su sees it as her task to convey the exuberance she feels when working with the intense colors in her painting.She is also fascinated by the spatial dimensions, which can develop through the relationship of colors. That’s passion. Once you’re in its Jack Russell grip, there’s no shaking it off – no matter where life takes you.
In 2012, Su completed the CE Core Curriculum Program at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts (Pafa).Su continues with Master Classes at Pafa. She is a member of the Philadelphia Sketch Club and received two Honorable Mention awards for her entries in the Absolutely Abstractshows, in 2012 and 2013 as well as being a juror in the 2015 Absolutely Abstract Show. Su exhibits regularly and has exhibited in numerous solo and group shows. Her work is held in the Camden County Art Bank in New Jersey and in numerous private collections.
Su Knoll Horty is represented by Bluestone Fine Art Gallery in Old City Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, exhibits at Hardcastle Gallery in Centreville, Delaware and will be exhibiting this summer, opening on July 7th, 2018, at SOMA NewArt Gallery in Cape May, New Jersey.