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Gallery Artists:

Hamilton Aguiar
Craig Alan
Kevin Barrett
G. Rodo Boulanger
Greg Calibey
Nancy Chaboun
Paul Chester
Michele Dangelo
Charles Dwyer
Elisabeth Estivalet
Susan Gheyssari
Liz Gribin
Johanna Harmon
Peregrine Heathcote
Ron Hicks

Larry Horowitz
France Jodoin
Sebastian Kruger
Yingzhao Liu
Ramon Lombarte
Tim Merrett
David Morico
Paul Oxborough
Virginia Peck
Jessica Pisano
Jean Richardson
Pauline Roche
Marlene Rose
Regina Saura
David Michael Slonim
Randy Stevens
Steven Stroud
Andy Summers
Thom Surman
Jeffrey Terreson
Gideon Tomaschoff

Lynne Windsor
Ronnie Wood
Treacy Ziegler

Additional Select Artists:
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Scott Addis
Yoel Benharrouche
Romero Britto
Jim Buckels
Michel Delacroix
Domonique Dorie
Brian Fox
David Gerstein
Jurgen Gorg
Ted Jeremenko
Odile Kinart
Willi Kissmer
David Krakov
Joseph Lorusso
Sam Park
Thomas Pradzynski
Charlotte Reine
James Rizzi
Mackenzie Thorpe
Don Wilks


Susan Gheyssari

B. 1965

Artist Statement

     Art in any form whether it be dance, music, or painting has always been my inspiration in life. In my work, I strive to reveal true beauty, the beauty which nature has intended us to see. I strive to represent the natural atmosphere of beauty in objects and places.

     I am an oil painter who has always had great respect for the old masters of tradition. My admiration of traditional paintings extends to the realism in my work today.  My still lives are about poetry and symbolism.

     Inspired by the elegance of the ballet, as dancers grace the stage, their movement and soulfulness awakens my passion to translate this on to my canvas, evoke dignity and elegance. This allows me to bring to life the feeling, the dream and the soul of the dancer, to connect you to the absent dancer.  

     I believe that my paintings possess mystery and some fantasy to please the eye and not to bore the viewer. What I am trying to achieve in my painting is to create a mood to express deep intense feelings and romanticism to touch human emotion.


1984-1987  Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Paris, France

1987       Petgar Painting Academy, Tehran, Iran

1990-2002   School of The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

1990-2000   Studied under Joel Babb at MFA 
2002-2005   Apprenticed with Ed Stitt


SOWA Artists Guild, Boston, MA
United South End Artists (USEA), Boston, MA

      The mystery and beauty of the ballet has permeated Susan Gheyssari’s profound images, which seem to radiate with mystery. Gheyssari masters the magic of conveying the aura of ballet through her floating costumes. Never before has a contemporary painter combined an uplifting sensory delight of the performing arts with such brilliant studio painting.

      As a Boston based artist, Gheyssari has developed an intimate friendship with The Boston Ballet. Her quest has been to pay homage to the both the ballet dancers and the ballets themselves. Note her “Black Swan”, “Blue Bird” or “Doll Costume Nutcracker” and like a novella, we the observer fill her delicate composition with our imagination.

      Susan Gheyssari personally is a huge supporter of the Boston Ballet and currently enjoys being a member of the prestigious Boston Ballet’s Board Of Overseers.

      Over the past few years, Gheyssari has channeled the spirit of Boston Ballet’s principal dancer Misa Kuranaga. Notably capturing Kuranaga in her magnificent performances as Odette/Odile in Swan Lake and the Sugar Plum Fairy and Snow Queen in The Nutcracker.

       In 2019, the artist plans on working with ballerina, Florimond Lorieux , the Ballet de L’Opera de Paris and principle dancer,  Anais Chalendard, the Boston Ballet.

       Like, Marc Chagall, Gheyssari finds inspiration in the make-believe of costume and character illuminated through Ballet. Degas is also a significant inspiration.

NFA is thrilled to announce that Susan Gheyssari’s paintings are now on exhibit at our Boston gallery.
Susan Gheyssari will be participating in the Upcoming Colorist Show in Late February/March 2019.

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