Seton Gallery

Seton gallery features the work of students, faculty and visiting artists. We present exhibitions that celebrate diversity and promote interdisciplinary practices.

We are open to the public Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. During the academic year, student gallery assistants are available to give tours of current exhibitions.

Please visit the Department of Art & Design's Administrative Assistant in Dodds Hall room 208 if an attendant is not present or through the summer months.

COVID-19 Policy for Seton Gallery

Masks are required, and the gallery capacity cannot exceed 24 people.

Members of the university community should be prepared to share their Co-Verified status.

Visitors from outside the campus community are required to show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test result within 72 hours. Visitors must also provide contact details should contact tracing become necessary. Visitors may confirm their vaccination status prior to the event by emailing JGleisner@newhaven.edu.

 Complete COVID-19 Guidelines
  • Masks are required for all indoor activities.
  • Masks may be removed outside, only if the individual is fully vaccinated. Partially vaccinated individuals must continue to wear masks outdoors.
  • The gallery capacity cannot exceed 24 people.
  • Members of the university community will present their Co-Verified status to the student who is working the event.
  • Visitors from outside the campus community will be required to show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test result within 72 hours to the student working the event.
  • Visitors must also provide contact details should contact tracing become necessary.
  • Visitors will use a QR code for guests to enter their contact details.
  • Guests may R.S.V.P. to JGleisner@newhaven.edu in advance of any scheduled events.
  • Weather permitting, events will take place outside.
  • Social distancing (three feet) will be enforced for all indoor events.
  • Any food or drink will be pre-packaged and follow COVID-19 safety guidelines, as outlined by the catering service on the campus.

Current Exhibition

Suzanne Schireson: Backyard Frankenthaler

Night Studios: Suzanne Schireson

January 24 - March 3, 2022

Artist talk: February 25, 12 p.m. via Zoom

Seton Gallery is pleased to present Night Studios, a solo exhibition of paintings by Suzanne Schireson. The title of the exhibition nods to Musa Mayer’s memoir about growing up as the daughter of the American artist, Philip Guston. Schireson’s body of work highlights the ways that caretakers have carved space for their creative practices throughout the pandemic. Her saturated color palettes echo the immediacy of the imagery within these paintings on paper. “In quarantine, I occupied more time with those I care for, making flashes of solitude particularly rare,” Schireson explained. “Each of these images is based on a mother or a caretaker, and I paint them a studio.” These studios — many outdoors and in unexpected places — are beyond respite. They extend a nurturing gesture to those often placing the care of others above their own.

Backyard Frankenthaler (2021); oil on paper, 20 by 16 inches.

 About Suzanne Schireson

Suzanne Schireson is an artist based in Providence, Rhode Island. She is the recipient of a Rhode Island State Council on the Arts Fellowship and two Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grants. Her work has been featured in Hyperallergic, The Providence Phoenix, and The Boston Globe. Recent solo exhibitions include Inside Room, Tiger Strikes Asteroid GVL; Mother Hermit, West Virginia Wesleyan College; and Ears May Talk Behind Your Back, Smith College. Her work has been exhibited at The Woodmere Art Museum (Philadelphia, PA), the New Bedford Museum of Art (MA), the Sori Art Center (Jeollabuk-do, South Korea), the Srimanta Sankaradeva Kalakshetra (Guwahati, Assam, India), and The Carrousel du Louvre (Paris, France). Suzanne attended Indiana University (MFA, 2008), the University of Pennsylvania (BFA, 2004), and the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts (Certificate, 2003). Schireson is an Associate Professor of Art and Design at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.

Past Exhibitions

{289-182}: More Than a Number Exhibition

{#289-182}: More Than a Number

November 8, 2021 - December 3, 2021

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Diversity in Design Senior Exhibition

Art & Design Faculty Exhibition

September 22, 2021 - October 19, 2021

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Diversity in Design Senior Exhibition

Diversity in Design Senior Exhibition

April 30, 2018 - September 10, 2018

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Drawing In Space

Drawing In Space

April 4, 2018 - April 12, 2018

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What Makes America Great

What Makes America Great

October 26, 2017 - November 30, 2017

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New Faculty Exhibition

New Faculty Exhibition

September 27, 2017 - October 12, 2017

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