Suzanne Stryk: was born in Chicago, and currently lives in the Blue Ridge Mountains of southwest Virginia. She has shown her conceptual nature paintings in solo exhibits throughout the United States, including the National Academy of Sciences (DC), the Morris Museum of Art (GA), and the Eleanor B. Wilson Museum (VA). In 2005, a mid-career survey of the artist’s work, “Second Nature: The Art of Suzanne Stryk” was organized by an affiliate of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. In addition to creating cover art for the books of her husband Dan and other contemporary American poets, her images have appeared in numerous publications, among them Shenandoah, Ecotone and Orion. Collections including her paintings are the Smithsonian (DC), Tennessee State Museum, and the Taubman Museum of Art (Roanoke, VA). Her series of drawings Genomes and Daily Observations appears in the Viewing Program at The Drawing Center (NY, NY). And in 2007 she received a George Sugarman Foundation grant. To learn more about the artist, please visit www.suzannestryk.com.