Original Artwork by Suze Ford

Artist Resume

Formal Education

2003  Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX:  Completing Bachelors of Fine Art’s degree, emphasis in painting and printmaking
Fashion design studies in Florence Italy Lorenzo de Medici, Florence, Italy (painting, photography, Italian language)


  • 2016 Two Woman Exhibition, “A Layered Conversation”, Leedy-Voulkos Art Center:  KC, MO
  • 2015 Exhibition, “Lyrical Absraction”, Strecker-Nelson Gallery:  Manhattan, KS
  • 2014 Exhibition, “Collected Works”, Strecker-Nelson Gllery:  Manhattan, KS
  • 2014 Group exhibition, “Sugar Skulls”, Hilliard Gallery:  KC, MO
  • 2013 Solo exhibition, “Collected works”, Room 39:  Leawood, KS
  • 2012  Solo exhibition, “Collected Works”, Spaces Inc:  Lenexa, KS
  • Group exhibition, “Collected Works”, ARTichokes: Leawood, KS
  • 2011  Group exhibition, Suze Ford, Maria Vasquez Boyd, Jose Faus: “triolet; disambiguate procreate dinner @8 with  faus ford hernandez vasquez boyd” Trap Gallery: KC, MO
  • 2010  Solo exhibition, “Collected Works”, H2B:  KC, MO
  • Solo exhibition, “Suze Ford – The Love List”, American Heartland Theater:  KC, MO
  • Solo exhibition, “All Dressed Up”, Room 39:  KC,  MO
  • Group exhibition, “Fresh and Local”, Room 39: KC, MO
  • Group exhibition, “Local Aid Project”, Czar Bar:  KC, MO
  • 2009  Pecha Kucha, “A Path Through the Chaos”,  University of Missouri Kansas City:    KC, MO
  • Duo exhibition, Zest’:  Leawood, KS
  • Group exhibition, ARTichokes: Leawood, KS
  • 2008  Group exhibition, “Tiny Art”, PI Gallery: KC, MO
  • Group exhibition, “Urban Suburban” Epsten Gallery: O.P., KS
  • Group exhibition, Got Art On Third:  Lee’s Summit, MO
  • Group exhibition, Bull Dog:  KC, MO
  • Group exhibition, Kansas City Club: KC, MO
  • Group exhibition, “Go Red” Campaign Event:  KC, MO
  • Group exhibition, Piper Lofts:  KC, MO
  • Group exhibition, Sarah’s:  KC, MO
  • Members exhibition, Albrecht Kemper Museum: St. Joeseph, MO
  • Group exhibition, Colorado Technical University: KC, MO
  • 2007  Group exhibition, “Two Women”, Luminopolis:  KC, MO
  • Solo exhibition, “A Figurative Perspective”, Luminopolis:  KC, MO
  • 2005  Solo exhibition, “Meet the Artist”, Gachet:  Dallas, TX
  • Group exhibition, Art Funkles:  Dallas, TX
  • Solo exhibition, “Portraits”, Lush:  Dallas, TX
  • 2004  Judge, Art and Beyond:  Coppell, TX
  • 2003  Group exhibition, X Gallery:  Dallas, TX
  • Group exhibition, University of Dallas:  Dallas, TX
  • Solo exhibition, “A Woman’s Discovery” Women’s Center
  • (Southern Methodist University):  Dallas, TX
  • Group exhibition, “Bachelors of Fine Arts”, Pollack Gallery (Southern Methodist University):  Dallas, TX
  • Group exhibition, “22 x .5 = 11”, Doolin Gallery (Southern Methodist University):  Dallas, TX
  • Curator, “22 x .5 = 11”, Doolin Gallery (Southern Methodist University):  Dallas, TX

Gallery Representation

  • Poppy:  Columbia, MO

Work Experience

  • 2012  Resident Artist, Artichokes:  Leawood, KS
  • 2007-2008   Art Instructor, ACED UMKC:  KC, MO
  • 2005  Art Director, Art and Beyond:  Coppell, TX

Awards and Honors

  • 2014 Featured Artist, Plaza Art Fair:  KC,MO
  • 2014 Juror, Westport Art Fair:  KC, MO
  • 2013 Juror, Plaza Art Fair:  KC, MO
  • 2013 Juror, Westport Art Fair:  KC, MO
  • 2011  Merit Award, Edina Art Fair: Edina, Minnesota
  • 2010  Painting dedication, Developmental Disability Services of Jackson County-EITAS:  KC, MO
  • 2009  Artist Inc. Participant, KC, MO
  • 2008  3rd place overall exhibitor, Art Westport:  KC, MO


  • Personal Financial Group:  Overland Park, KS
  • Decision Insight:  KC, MO
  • ABWA Headquarters:  Overland Park, KS
  • 2010  Developmental Disability Services of Jackson County-EITAS: KC, MO
  • 2007  University of Missouri Kansas City, Commission for permanent collection: KC, MO



  • 2016 “Exploring Layers”, KC, Magazine, ThisisKC.com
  • 2014 “Find Your Voice”, Women in Business Magazine, October issue
  • 2014 “Poster Girl”, KC Magazine:  KC, MO
  • 2014 “The artist Perspective”, Fox41 News, September
  • 2014 “Kansas City: Local Artist Gets Top Billing”, Fox41, September
  • 2014 Cover Feature:  “LS Woman Featured Artist for Plaza Art Fair”, Lee’s Summit Journal
  • 2014 “Plan Your Weekend at the Plaza Art Fair”, This is KC, September
  • 2014 “ArtSpeak Radio Chats with Jane Booth, Suze Ford and David Wayne Reed”, KKFI 90.1 FM KC, MO
  • 2012  Cover Feature:  “Suze Ford: Artist, Storyteller, Poet, Messenger”, Lee’s Summit Lifestyle Magazine, February
  • 2010  “Dressed to Impress:  Suze Ford”, Review Magazine, August
  • 2009  “Art Fair”, Lee’s Summit Tribune, May
  • 2008  “No Starving Artist Here”, Lee’s Summit Tribune, July
  • “Power & Light District…”, Kansas City Star, June
  • “K-Scene: P&L District Art Annual”, Fox 4 News, June


  • 2009 – Present KC Artist Inc. Alumni

Selected Juried Shows

  • Sausalito Art festival:  Sausalito, CA
  • Plaza Art Fair:  KC, MO
  • Brookside Art Fair:  KC, MO
  • Westport Art Fair:  KC, MO
  • Cottonwood art Festival:  Richardson, TX
  • 57th Street Art Fair:  Chicago, IL
  • Saint Louis art Fair:  St. Louis, MO
  • Art Fair on the Square:  Madison, WI
  • South University:  Ann Arbor, MI
  • Art City Austin:  Austin, TX
  • Uptown Art Fair:  Minneapolis, MN
  • Chicago Tribune Magnificent Mile:  Chicago, IL