Susy at Messy Mind StudioSusy Baranszky-Job

Artist Blog: SBJ ART

There is a possibility that if one ceases to continually hack through personal brambles to find the path it might be noticed that, indeed, truth lives in the untidy and impenetrable. My current work is inspired by my life long attempts to untangle complications only to discover, again and again, that there is no coveted gold string to lead me to clarity. My current feeling is that peace of mind exists amidst our tangled complications, not outside of them. My images explore the liminal space found in between horizons and complicated lines; I suspect I paint this way as a means to tangibly actualize my dense and confused musings of, well, everything really. I do know that I experience peace of mind as lay down, and down again, these repetitive lines, and that I understand true delight when the light shines through these ~ perhaps this is enough.


  • Post Masters Advanced Diploma in Art Therapy, Vancouver Art Therapy Institute.
  • Masters in Arts Education, Simon Fraser University
  • Bachelor of Education-Visual Arts Major, University of British Columbia
  • Bachelor of Arts-Studio Art, University of British Columbia
  • Diploma in Fine Art-Langara College

On going commercial Venue: The Blue Door Interiors, Ladner, BC

Solo Exhibits:

  • 2016 “Tangles and Brambles” – Bubby’s Kitchen Restaurant, Victoria, BC
  • 2016-“Gold Strings and Shiny Things” – Performance Works Gallery, Granville Island Cultural Society, Vancouver BC
  • 2007 “Poppies” Duggan’s Coffee House, Vancouver, BC
  • Main Stage Gallery, Rossland BC
  • The Cellar Fiber Studio, Rossland BC
  • Trail Creek Studios, Trail BC

Group Exhibitions:

2018-For the Love of Art-Harrison Barn show-Ladner, BC

2017- Ic(o!)nic, The Fort Gallery, Fort Langley, BC, Juried

2017-Summer Showcase 2017, Tsawwassen, BC

2017-“Oil and Water 2017” Gallery 1710, Tsawwassen, BC.

2016- “I-Selfie” – Muddy River Landing, Ladner, BC- a collaborative art project

2016 – RAW-“Signature”, Group Event, Celebrities Night Club, Vancouver, BC

2015 – “The Anonymous Show ” Muddy River Landing, Ladner, BC

2015 – “Shine 2015” exhibit, Ladner BC

2015 – Icon 2015-Canadian Federation of Artists gallery, Vancouver, BC-Juried

2015 – Group show- The Dancing Pig Restaurant, Ladner, BC

2015 – Foliage and Flowers 2015-Canadian Federation of Artists Gallery, ( 2 works) Vancouver, BC – Juried-FCA 3rd Prize Award

2015 – Abstract Show 2015 – Canadian Federation of Artist Gallery, (2 works) Vancouver, BC -juried

2014-Painting on the Edge 2014 – Canadian Federation of Artists Gallery, Vancouver, BC-juried

2014-Oil and Water 2014 – (3 works) Gallery 1710, Tsawwassen, BC-Juried

2014-Small, Smaller, Smallest – Canadian Federation of Artists Gallery, Vancouver, BC-juried, FCA 2nd Prize Award

2014-Canvas Unbound – Canadian Federation of Artists Gallery, Vancouver, BC-Juried

2014-Fifth Annual ISABC Exhibit, York House School – Vancouver, BC

2013 – Arts 2013 – Surrey Art Gallery, Surrey, BC – juried – 1st Prize-Category 1

2013- Variations 2013 – Longhouse Gallery, Tsawassen, BC – Juried

2013 – The Art of Motherhood – Langley Centennial Museum- Langley, BC- Juried

2013 – Cause for Pause, Feathers and Fur – Longhouse Gallery – Tsawassen, BC – Group

2013  – Canvas Unbound 2013 – Federation Gallery, Vancouver- group -juried-FCA 2nd Prize Award

2013 – Rite of Spring – Deer Lake Gallery, Burnaby, BC – group -juried

2013- The Art of Being Together – L’Arche, Nikkei Museum and Heritage Centre-group-Juried-Finalist

2013 – International Women’s Day , Rising Up Exhibit –  Amnesty International, , Vancouver Public Library-group-juried.

2013-Landscapes 2013 – Federation Gallery, Vancouver-group-juried

2012 – ISABC Annual Art Exhibit, York House School, Vancouver, BC-group

1994 to 2002 – VISAC Community Art Gallery-a variety of exhibits-juried and invitational, Trail, BC

Profit and Non Profit Venues

Presently-The Blue Door Interiors, Ladner, BC

2001 to 2002-The Barefoot Contessa, Vancouver, BC

1996 to 2002- Feather Your Nest, Gallery and Boutique, Rossland BC

1996 to 2002-Main Stage Gallery, Rossland BC

1996 to 2002-The Cellar Fiber Studio, Rossland BC

1996 to 2002-The Craft Connection Gallery Co-Op, Nelson BC

1994 to 2002 – VISAC Community Art Gallery , Trail, BC

1994 to 1996 – Trail Creek Studios, Trail BC



Other: Canadian Federation of Artists/ South Delta Artists Guild/BC Art Teachers Association / BC College of Teachers / Canadian Society of Education through Art / Semiahmoo House Society /Canadian Independent Schools Association/Canadian Art Therapy Association


Rossland, Trail, Nelson, Surrey, Ladner, Golden, Kelowna, White Rock, Whistler, Vancouver, Victoria, New York City, Budapest, Chicago, Edmonton, Richmond



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