I love the physical part of painting. The control I feel when scraping, dripping and layering the material on the canvas is very satisfying to me. I have a vision of what needs to be created and to begin the process, I drag sharp lines across the canvas cutting the idea out of my mind. It's very hard for me to explain with words. But, once there - I feel balanced. My subject matter describes already seen places and situations and events that have made a mark on my life. The abstract style works for me, depicting a déjà vu image I've experienced.
Seanna Noonan Book was born in 1968 in Bridgeport, Connecticut. She spent her childhood years near Rochester New York. Seanna attended The University of the Arts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania graduating in 1991 with a bachelor's degree. In 1994 she was accepted to The MFA program at The School of the Arts & Design at SUNY Purchase in Purchase, NY. During that time Seanna studied under Master Printer Antonio Frasconi. She graduated with her Master’s degree in 1996. Seanna's work is in many private collections and has been shown throughout the NYC area and beyond. Working out of a Studio in Morristown NJ, Seanna works with several Interior designers in the area creating work collaborating with the designer’s specific projects.
SOLO EXHIBITIONS 2015- Solo Show, Cleff Kurtz Penthouse. 14th Street, NYC 1996- Richard & Dolly Maass Gallery, SUNY Purchase, Purchase NY, Solo Exhibition. 1991- University of the Arts, Philadelphia PA, Solo Exhibition.
GROUP EXHIBITIONS 2016- FreschStyle Showroom Art Event, 57th Street NYC 2014- Pancakes and Booze Art show Miami. 2011- Arts Guild of NJ, Nexus International Artist exhibit, Rahway NJ 1998- The Pelham Art Center, National Art Exhibition "Outlook 98" 1991- Art of the Book event, Mesa Arizona. 1987- University of the Arts, Philadelphia PA, Group print show.
AWARDS 2014-2015- Keyholder Artist at The NJ Center for Printmaking, Branchburg NJ. 2011- "Honorable Mention best in show" Arts Guild of NJ, Nexus International Artist exhibit, Rahway NJ. 1998- Mentioned in article in The New York Times ART section "ART; Show revels in Innovative use of Materials, By, William Zimmer.
PRIVATE COLLECTIONS Shauna and Joe Candella, Atlantic Beach NY and Brooklyn, NY Christine and James Sommerville, Buckhead, GA James and Maria Noonan, Vero Beach FL and Fairport NY Michael Kurtz and Lisa Cleff Kurtz, NYC and CutchogueNY Darrin and Janice Sokol, Chatham NJ and Harvey Cedars NJ. Patrick Callinan, Middletown NY Jennifer Lee, Brooklyn NY Tom and Lisa McKay , Pittsford NY Larry and Lori Pitowsky, Short Hills NJ Natasha Dewees Clerihue, New Providence, NJ Dan Wozinski and Suzie Klein, New Providence, NJ Brian and Laurie Hill, New Providence NJ