Susan Stillman holds a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design, and an MFA from Brooklyn College. She spent a year in Rome studying painting in RISD’s European Honors Program.
A life-long educator, Stillman has been a faculty member at Parsons School of Design since 1983.
She began her career as an Illustrator and her work has been published in hundreds of magazines, newspapers, posters and books. Her clients have included The New York Times, New York Magazine, Esquire, Beth Israel Medical Center, Conde Nast, Hearst Publications, and numerous others. Stillman was chosen to illustrate a special centennial edition of James Joyce’s Ulysses, for Book of the Month Club, and illustrated a children’s book, Windsongs and Rainbows, for Simon and Schuster.
Susan Stillman is well known for her vibrant representations of homes and properties in Westchester and surrounding areas through her business, Home Portraits. Home Portraits has been featured in the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal, among others. Her work has been shown at various galleries, including a retrospective of her paintings at the Northern Westchester Center for the Arts in 2004, and two solo shows at the Gallery in the Park, Cross River, NY.