Susan Fisher: A Retrospective in Paintings

Susan Fisher, New Life, 1983 Oil and wax on canvas, 72 x 81 inches, diptych.


September 24 to November 19, 2022


The Madoo Conservancy is pleased to present Susan Fisher: A Retrospective in Paintings, featuring work by the late Susan Fisher Haag whose career in abstract painting has been unseen for 25 years. The exhibition curated by Connie Rodgers Tilton, will be on view in the summer studio from September 24 through November 19, 2022.

The works on display at Madoo Conservancy represent a sample of her paintings from 1986 to 1997 as well as the last works of her life, a series of watercolors representing water scenes from a cherished location, Gibson Lane Beach. Ms. Fisher paused her full-time artistic pursuit in abstract painting in 1997, putting her brushes and canvas aside to focus on a career in graphic design. While she only casually painted during the remaining years of her life, her inherent work ethic produced a voluminous amount of art in a scant dozen years.

Ms. Fisher’s passion for The Madoo Conservancy dates to February 2007 when she chose it as her wedding venue to Lawrence Haag. As only Susan could do, she made Madoo a focus of her attention assisting with artistic direction as were branded to pursue a larger audience in the nonprofit world of artistic culture on the East End. It is only fitting that her early passion, oil on canvas, be brought back to life with an exhibit of her art at Madoo.


The works in this show are being made available to the Madoo Conservancy by Larry Haag to establish a perpetual grant in Susan’s name supporting a womens painting and drawing residency. Purchase of the works or donations to the Madoo residency may be made by contacting Alejandro Saralegui.


Susan Fisher was born in 1963 in New Rochelle, NY and lived in NYC and Sag Harbor, NY where she died in 2020. She received her MFA from the Yale School of Art in 1987 after completing her BFA in painting at Parsons School of Design in1985 and studies in liberal arts at Hobart and William Smith College. She also studied with Milton Glaser at the School of Visual Arts. Ms. Fisher founded Juice Design Inc., a graphic design firm focusing on artistic branding for clients in the not-for-profit realm including Wellness In The Schools, The Madoo Conservancy, Park East Day School, The Juilliard School, The Fresh Air Fund, Ms. Foundation for Woman, Duke University and the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund.


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