Bio


Suma CM’s artwork and handmade greeting cards have been featured over the years at specialty shops in Philadelphia, New York City, and London, including the A.I.A. Bookstore, Borders Books, Takashimaya, the Pierpont Morgan Library Shop and Shepherds Bookbinders. She enjoys working in watercolor, collage, oil, and digital media.
            Suma has studied painting with Chris Zmijewski at the Markeim Art Center, Haddonfield, NJ; and Helene Sacca of Cherry Hill, NJ. She also studied collage and montage with the late Dr. Robert Slutsky at the University of Pennsylvania and has taken sketching and painting workshops with Vermont-based artist Susan Abbott. Suma has been an exhibiting member at the Rowayton Arts Center and is a past member of the Connecticut Watercolor Society.
            A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, Suma has a degree in cultural anthropology with minors in fine arts and psychology as well as an MBA from the Wharton School. She is a manager at Google in Mountain View, California. Suma’s travel and business writing has appeared in various print and online publications, including Frommers.com and Knowledge@Wharton. She has served on the board of directors for the Merritt Parkway Conservancy and the Rowayton Arts Center. She also served as the secretary on the Executive Board of Urban Sketchers and still serves on its Advisory Board.


Selected Group Exhibitions

Rowayton Arts Center, Rowayton, CT
Members Exhibition: "Marine & Coastal," 2014

Stamford Art Association, Stamford, CT
"Small Works," 2014

Rowayton Arts Center, Rowayton, CT
"Focus Under 40," 2014, juror Mari Gyorgyey (2nd Place and 3rd Place, Drawing/Sculpture/Mixed Media)

Stamford Art Association, Stamford, CT
15th Annual Vivian and Stanley Reed Marine Show, 2014, juror Christy Gallagher

Greenwich Art Society, Greenwich, CT
97th Annual Exhibition, 2014, juror Cara Manes

Rowayton Arts Center, Rowayton, CT
"Inspiration," 2014, juror Claudia Mengel

Burrison Gallery at the University Club, University of Pennsylvania
Homecoming Alumni Art Exhibition, 2013

Connecticut Watercolor Society, New Haven, CT
73rd Annual Exhibition, 2013, juror John Falato

Rowayton Arts Center, Rowayton, CT
"40 Under 40," 2013, juror Mark Macrides

Stamford Art Association, Stamford, CT
"Faces and Figures," 2013, juror Eddie Nino

Blu Parrot (restaurant exhibit), Westport, CT, 2012-2013

Westport Arts Center, Westport, CT
Group Members Juried Exhibition, "Love: In the Eye of the Beholder," 2011, curator David Kiehl

Connecticut Watercolor Society, New Haven, CT
71st Annual Exhibition, 2011, juror Jerry Weiss

Art at the Ferguson, Ferguson Library, Stamford, CT
SAA Library Show, “Stamford,” 2010-2011

Westport Arts Center, Westport, CT
Group Members Juried Exhibition, “Summer,” 2010, curator Alexandra Munroe

Stamford Art Association, Stamford, CT
“Faraway Places,” 2010 (Honorable Mention)

Morris Gallery, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
“Season’s Greetings: Artists’ Holiday Cards,” 1998-1999, curator Sylvia Yount

University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Fine Arts Dept. Senior Undergraduate Exhibition, “The Cut,” 1996

University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Penn Student Gallery, “?#!@*: A Show of Abstract Art,” 1994

University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Penn Student Gallery, “ME? Explorations in Self-Portraiture,” 1994