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After graduating from high school in Los Angeles, Suzanne Révy (b. 1962) moved to Brooklyn, NY and earned a BFA in photography from the Pratt Institute where she was immersed in making and printing black and white photographs.  She studied with Phil Perkis, Bill Gedney, Ann Mandlebaum, Christine Osinski, and Judy Linn among others. Following art school she worked as a photography editor for U.S.News & World Report magazine in Washington, DC and later as acting picture editor for Yankee magazine in Dublin, NH.

With the arrival of two sons, she left the world of publishing and began to make pictures of her children, their cousins, and friends rekindling her interest in making and printing black and white pictures in a traditional wet darkroom. The resulting monochrome series, Time Let Me Play is an exploration of the nature and culture of childhood and childhood play. A second portfolio, To Venerate the Simple Days, was made using a simple plastic camera with color film; it pictured the time spent during the summers with her pre-teen aged children. The images represent an emotional response to that brief moment between childhood and adulthood. She continues to work with color film in her most recent ongoing series. It was was begun while earning her MFA in photography from the New Hampshire Institute of Art. Tentatively titled, I Could Not Prove the Years Had Feet, it chronicles the shifts and changes of her growing boys as they navigate their teen years.

As she pursued her MFA, she was mentored by photographers a Cheryle St. Onge, a former professor Christine Osinski, Edie Bresler, Stephen Dirado, Jonathan Gitelson, gallerist Jason Landry and independent curator Francine Weiss. Anticipating the empty nest, she also turned her camera to the the densely wooded landscape around her home in New England, exploring the nature of trees as a metaphor for human gesture and expression.

Révy lives with her husband and two sons in the western suburbs of Boston, MA.

Curriculum Vitea

I Could Not Prove the Years Had Feet
Atelier Gallery at the Greater Boston Playhouse, Griffin Museum of Photography, Stoneham, MA Fall 2017

To Venerate the Simple Days:
Landau Gallery, Belmont Hill School, Spring 2014
Garner Center at New England School of Photography, Boston, MA Winter 2014

Small Wonders:
Workspace Gallery, Lincoln, NE, Summer 2009
Atelier Gallery at the Stoneham Theater, Griffin Photography Museum, Stoneham, MA, Winter 2009
National Juried Competition, Camera Club of New York, Paolo Pellegrin, juror, New York, NY, Fall 2008
Acton Memorial Library Gallery, Acton, MA, Fall 2008
Groton Public Library, Owen Smith Shuman Gallery, Groton, MA, Summer 2008

"One" NYC4PA, juried by Aline Smithson, winner 3rd place, April 2018
"2018 Open Juried Competition" Vermont Center for Photography, juried by Shane Lavalette, March 2018
"Members Juried 2" Concord Art Association, winner juror’s award, juried by Abigail Ogilvie, February 2018
"Photography Alumni Biennial Exhibition" curated by Theresa Choi, Karen Haas, Yoav Horesh, Arlette Kayafas and Glen Sheffer. Manchester, NH February 2018
"The Curated Fridge"  Winter 2018 juried by J. Sybylla Smith
"What the World Needs Now" curated by Ruben Natal-San-Miguel and Anita Arliss, B Complex Gallery, Atlanta, GA September 2017
"Eclipse" curated by Christopher Rauschenberg, Blue Sky Gallery, Portland, Oregon, August 2017
"35th Annual Juried Exhibit" juried by Rebecca Senf, curator at the Center for Creative Photography, Phoenix, AZ, juror, Houston Center for Photography, Summer 2017
"82nd Regional Exhibition of Art and Craft" juried by Leonie Bradbury, Director of Arts and Creative Initiatives, Hub Week, Boston
"23rd Juried Exhibition" Griffin Museum of Photography juried by Hamidah Glasgow, Director of the Center for Fine Art Photography in Fort Collins, CO, Summer 2017
"National Juried Competition" juried by Aline Smithson of Lenscratch Soho Photo Gallery, July, 2017
"Member’s Juried 2" Concord Art juried by Randi Hopkins,  Director of Visual Arts at the Boston Center for the Arts, February 2017
"2017 Open Juried Competition" Vermont Center for Photography juried by Karen Haas, Lane Curator of Photographs, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, March 2017
"Borderline Pop-up Exhibition" NHIA MFA Alumni at Launch F18 curated by Eddysroom and Sam Trioli, Feb. 18, 2017, Tribeca, NYC
"3rd Open Call"  Providence Center for Photographic Arts, juried by Paula Tognarelli, Director of the Griffin Museum of Photography, February 2017
"Space" Griffin Museum of Photography at Lafayette City Center curated by Paula Tognarelli,  November 2016 to March 2017, Boston, then on view at Camera Commons, Dover, NH, May 2017
"Photo Review Competition 2016" juried by Malcolm Daniel on view at the 1401 Gallery at the University of the Arts, Philadelphia, November 2016
"34th Annual Juried Membership Show" Houston Center for Photography, juried by Yasufuni Nakamori, Curator of Photography and New Media, Minneapolist Inst. of Art, summer 2016
"81st Regional Exhibition of Art and Craft" Fitchburg Art Museum, juried by Erin Sweeney of the Cambridge Art Association, summer 2016
"Danforth Art Annual" juried by Jessica Roscio, curator Danforth Art, summer 2016
"Portfolio Showcase 9" juried by Maggie Blanchard of Twin Palms Publishing at the Center fo Fine Art Phtoography, Fort Collins, CO. Summer 2016
"The Curated Fridge" juried by Karen Haas, Lane Curator of Photographs, Museum of Fine Arts Boston, February 2016
"Time In: Refocusing the Lens on Motherhood" curated by Larry Gawel, Nebraska Wesleyan Universoty Elder Gallery, February, 2016
"MFA Exhibition", Amherst Gallery, NH Institute of Art, Manchester, NH January 2016
"Comforts of Home" Panopticon Gallery, Boston, MA. December 2015
"Unbound4!" Candela Books + Gallery, Richmond, VA, Gordon Stettiniums, July 2015
"Kids Not Cute" Umbrella Arts, NYC, Harvey Stein, juror, November 2014
"20th Juried Show" Griffin Museum of Photography, Aline Smithson juror, July 2014
"Somerville Toy Camera Fest" Nave Gallery, Meg Birnbaum, Lee Kilpatrick jurors June 2014
"Photoville's Boston Fence", Rose Kennedy Greenway, Boston, MA Summer 2014
"The Environmental Portrait" curated by Andrew Lucas and Gary Samson, NHIA Mar/Apr. 2014
"Plastic Camera Show" Rayko Photo Center juried by Ann Jastrab, San Francisco, CA, Mar/Apr. 2014
"Holga Out of the Box" TCC Gallery, Longview, TX, Ted Orland, juror, Oct. 2013
"Somerville Toy Camera Fest" Nave Gallery, Somerville, MA, Isa Leshko, juror, Sept. 2013
"19th Juried Exhibition", Griffin Museum of Photography, Kathy Ryan, juror, Summer 2013
"Sensitometry" Media Loft Gallery, New Rochelle, NY, Summer 2013
"Faces" Groton Public Library, Deborah Santoro, curator, Summer 2013
"Plastic Fantastic IV", Lightbox Photographic Gallery, Susan Burnstine, juror, June 2013
"2013 Krappy Kamera INTERnational Competition XV" Soho Photo Gallery, Christy Karpinsky, juror, March 2013
"Magic of Light" PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury VT, Aline Smithson, juror, March 2013
"A Baker's Dozen" Groton Public Library, Owen Smith Shuman Gallery, Fall/Winter 2012
"Another Country: Photographs from the Rogers Collection and Friends" at New Hampshre Art Institute, Spring, 2012
Concord Art Association Members Juried II, Concord, MA, Winter 2012
Panopticon Gallery 40th Anniversary Exhibition, Boston, MA Fall 2011
New England Photography Biennial, Danforth Museum, George Slade, juror, Framingham, MA, Fall 2011
"Kids are People, Too" group show, Panopticon Gallery, Boston, MA June 2011
Members II Exhibition, Concord Art Association, Karen Haas, juror, February/March 2011
"Flight" at the Vermont Photoplace/Workplace Gallery, Middlebury, VT, juror by David Bram, Summer 2010
16th Annual Juried Show, Griffin Photography Museum, Joerg Colberg,  juror, Winchester, MA, Summer 2010
Concord Art Association, Members Juried II Exhibition, Dana Salvo, juror, Concord MA Winter 2010
Project Basho's Onward '10 Show, Debbie Fleming Caffery, juror, Philadelphia, PA, Winter 2010
New England Photography Biennial, 2009, Danforth Museum, Barbara O'Brien and Philip Podger, jurors, Framingham, MA, Fall 2009
Texas Photographic Society International Show, Cig Harvey, juror,  2009-2010
Texas Photographic Society, Members Only Show, Keith Carter, juror, Winter 2008
New England APUG Group Show, Valley Photo Center, Springfield, MA, Winter 2007/8
New England APUG Group Show, Belmont Hill School, Belmont, MA, Fall 2006
NESOP Evening Workshop Group Show, Boston, MA, Fall 2004

PUBLICATIONS (print and online)
Aspect Initiative, January 2017
Shots Magazine, Spring 2016
Shots Magazine, Fall 2010
Photo Review Competition issue, Winter 2011
Fraction Magazine Japan (online) Issue 4, April 2012
Nido, June 2011
Shots Magazine, Fall 2010
Photo Review Competition issue, Fall 2010
Spotlight Artist, In the Loupe Magazine, Photographic Resource Center, Boston, MA, May 2010
Shots Magazine, Fall 2009
Shots Magazine, Summer 2009
Fraction Magazine (online) Issue 4, November 2008

Juror’s Award, Concord Art Member’s Juried II, 2018
3rd place, One, group juried show at NYC4PA by Aline Smithson
Stephen Jarecki Photography Award, 82rd Regional Exhibition Art and Craft, Fitchburg Art Museum, Summer 2017
Director’s Award, 23rd Juried Exhibition, Griffin Museum of Photography, Summer 2017
12th Place, Photo Review Competition 2016

2nd Place Overall, 81st Regional Exhibition of Art and Craft, Fitchburg Art Museum, Summer 2016
Mention, Plastic Fantastic IV, Lightbox Photographic Gallery, June 2013
Honorable Mention, Texas Photographic Society International Show, 2009-2010
1st Place, Camera Club of New York National Juried Competition, 2009
Juror's Commendation, Artist's Valentine Grant,  Allison Kemmerer, juror 2008

Bob Rogers Collection at the New Hampshire Institute of Art

Board Member, Photographic Resource Center, Boston, MA 2016 to the present
Faculty, New England School of Photography 2016 to the present
Guest Critiques, New Hampshire Institute of Art,  MFA Summer Residency 2016
Associate Editor, What Will You Remember, online photography magazine 2014 to the present

Photographer, Suzanne Révy Photography, Groton and Carlisle, MA 2003 to the present
Acting Picture Editor, Yankee Magazine, Dublin, NH, 1997-1998
Photography Editor, U.S.News & World Report magazine, Washington, DC, 1989-1997
Photography Researcher, Woodfin Camp, Inc., Washington, DC, 1986-1989


New Hampshire Institute of Art, MFA 2016

Workshops with Sylvia Plachy (Sequencing, 2011) Sam Abell (Editing and Sequencing, 2010) Debbie Fleming Caffery (Portfolio Development, 2009), John Coffer (Wet Plate Collodion, 2008) Andrea Modica (Intuitive Portraits, 2005)

Pratt Institute,  BFA in Photography, 1984

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