Susan J. Barron is a nationally recognized and internationally collected artist. Her figurative and politically motivated paintings have been shown in galleries and at fairs from San Francisco to New York, including at New York City’s Caelum Gallery and HG Contemporary gallery, the Kevin Butler Gallery in Massachusetts, the First Frontier Collage Society in Texas, Aqua Art Miami, and the Lark Creek Gallery in California. Barron’s work has been featured on Fox 5 News, New York 1, NPR, and in the New York Daily News, the New York Post, The Guardian, The Daily Mail, Artcentron, Art & Museum, Resident, The Epoch Times, and Metro, among others.
Following a 2009 trip to Cambodia, where Barron witnessed firsthand the barriers to education that children in the third world face, she founded The Pencil Promise, a company that helped make education available for children in need. With Barron as CEO, the company brought women’s empowerment programs and school supplies to Cambodia, Laos, Kenya, India, and Cuba through 2017. In 2017, Barron decided to help closer to home with her work, “Depicting the Invisible: A Portrait Series of Veterans Suffering from PTSD”, which debuted in November 2018, raising awareness about the PTSD epidemic among the American veteran community. A graduate of Boston University, Ms. Barron studied art at the Art Institute of San Francisco
and Yale School for the Arts.