About the Exhibition

In this exhibition of recent work, Chamlin explores ideas about color theory and light through a series of landscape and interior stills. Since 2012, the artist has carefully charted her paints using the Munsell color system, which analyzes colors in terms of hue (the color itself), value (relative light and dark) and chroma (level of saturation or brilliance). For each of her paintings, Chamlin sets a highly specific palette; experimentation within this limited range then guides her decisions about process and pictorial space.

About the Artist

Suzanne Chamlin is Associate Professor of Studio Art in the Department of Visual & Performing Arts at Fairfield University. Her drawings are in the collections of the National Gallery of Art, Yale University Art Gallery, and the Nelson Atkins Museum. Chamlin has attended residencies at the Albers Foundation, Yaddo, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Ragdale, Fundación Valparaiso, and Edna St. Vincent Millay Colony. Chamlin received her B.A. from Barnard College and M.F.A. from Yale University.

Learn More

Faculty Liaison: Marice Rose, PhD, Professor of Art History & Visual Culture

Image: Suzanne Chamlin, Rose of Sharon, Oil on WoodPanel. © Suzanne Chamlin. Photo credit: Malcolm Varon, nyc

Explore the Exhibition

Browse Selected Images

Suzanne Chamlin: Studies in Color

Virtual Tour


Events listed below with a location are live, in-person programs. When possible, those events will also be streamed on thequicklive.com and the recordings posted to our YouTube channel.


Virtual Lecture: Color Theory for Artists, Designers, and Visual Thinkers

Monday, March 25, 5 p.m.

Marcie Cooperman, Assistant Instructor, Parsons School of Fashion
Streaming only on thequicklive.com

Opening Night Lecture: Artist Suzanne Chamlin, interviewed by Marice Rose, PhD

Thursday, April 4, 2024, 5 p.m.

Bellarmine Hall, Diffley Board Room and streaming on the thequicklive.com

Opening Reception: Suzanne Chamlin: Studies in Color

Thursday, April 4, 6-8 p.m.

Bellarmine Hall Great Hall and Bellarmine Hall Galleries

Gallery Talk: Suzanne Chamlin

Thursday, April 18, 11 a.m.

Bellarmine Hall Galleries

Family Day: Mixing It Up With Color

Saturday, April 27, 12:30-2 p.m. and 2:30-4 p.m.

Bellarmine Hall Museum Classroom
Space is limited and registration is required. Art supplies provided!

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