Susan Cottle is a painter who received her M.F.A. cum laude from The New York Academy of Art Graduate School of Figurative Art, and her B.F.A. from Montserrat College of Art. She is currently Part-time Assistant Professor of Art at New School University and Parsons School of Design. She has taught at The New York Academy of Art, St. John's University and various institutions in Italy, including Montserrat College of Art, Viterbo, St. John's University, Rome and Studio Art Centers International in Florence. In 2008, Susan was featured in a one-person exhibition at St. John's University Manhattan. Recent two-person and group exhibitions have included Synagogue for the Arts, The Painting Center SoHo, The Hudson Guild, Wyndham Fine Arts, and Island Weiss Gallery. In 2010, Susan was awarded an Artist Residency by the National Park Service, in the Petrified Forest, Arizona.