'Creativity and Mental Health' IDHA Event co-moderated by Susan Spangenberg at Fountain House Gallery, NYC 3/2020

'We See You' Photography Exhibition Fountain House Gallery, NYC curated by Frank Maresca 1/9/2020-2/19/2020. Opening Reception on Thursday 1/9/2020 6-8pm

2019 'Mad About Art' Fountain House's Annual Exhibition, Benefit & Auction, 'Mystical Forest' curated by artist Jason Rohlf, Metropolitan West,

NYC 11/21/2019

11/2019 Acting & additional camerawork in 'Pop Music Voodoo', a film by Issa Ibrahim. Screening at REEL Recovery Film Festival, Tribute to New York City Filmmakers. Village East Cinema, NYC

'Small Works' Annual Holiday Show Fountain House Gallery, NYC Opening Reception Halloween 6-8pm, Oct. 31, 2019-Dec. 20, 2019

'Acting in 22', a play by Georgeta Rae, Creative Narratives Theater Company. NY Theater Festival. Hudson Guild Theater, NYC 8/2019

5/2019 'TALK BACK Breaking Down: A Discussion on Art And Mental Illness', with Director and Artists of Fountain House Gallery. Organized by Laurie Berenhaus, Flux Factory, Long Island City, NY

2019 'Our People' Artist Talk at Opening of Exhibition, Fountain House Gallery, NYC

2018 Issues Gallery at 'Winter Market', Local Project Art Space, LIC, Queens, NY

2017-2018 Susan worked with Center for Urban Community Services as a Speaker & Trainer on the Crisis Intervention Team, training the NYPD on calls dealing with "Emotionally Disturbed Persons." Susan has changed this term of EDP to "Every Day Person" 

2018 'The Role of the Arts in Ending the Stigma of Mental Illness' Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund Event. Speaking about her art and connection to Fountain House Gallery, NYC Roosevelt House, Hunter College, NYC.   

(NY Times article

2018 'Accessibility Workshop for Curators' York College Fine Art Gallery. Speaking about her artwork and assisting Ariel Willmott, Director of Fountain House Gallery in her presentation, Jamaica, NY

2018 'MIXTAPE' Exhibition, Museum Of Modern Art, Education and Research Building. Speaking at Opening Reception, representing Fountain House Gallery. MoMA  NYC

2018 Reading a memoir excerpt for Closing Reception of 'Fountain House Studio Inaugural Show', Fountain House Gallery, NYC 

2017 Reading a memoir excerpt at Open Mic Night & Joy Dubblex Leftow's poetry book release party, Fountain House Gallery, NYC

2017 'The Art Of Fashion' Panel Discussion with curator, Kathy Battista, Fountain House Gallery NYC  Liz Daly's Culture Digest article

2017 Reading her poetry at 'Community Paint Fest', NYC Mural Arts Project Fountain House Gallery, NYC Photo

2017, 2015 Hosting 'Open Mic Night', Mental Health Project at Urban Justice Center, NYC 

2017 'Book Swap and Curator Talk' with curator, Joyce Siegel for 'The Written Word' exhibition, Fountain House Gallery, NYC

2017 Facilitating 'In These Uncertain Times' Inaugural Workshop at Fountain House Gallery's Studio One space in LIC, NY Photo on Pictastar

(Marking the first workshop in the opening of Studio Space for Gallery)

2016 Speaking about her artwork for 'Cynthia Gale New York Celebrates 25 Sterling Years of Giving Event' hosted by Leesa Dream Gallery & ArtLifting, SoHo NY 


Q & A at The Reel Recovery Film Festival for Susan's directorial debut, 'RELEASED' (2014) an autobiographical documentary short film. (Featuring the song, 'I Was Trash When You Met Me' lyrics and singing by Susan for her film. Video of song on Shyla Idris Channel YouTube)


Acting and additional camerawork in 'Patient's Rites' (2014) a musical documentary film directed by Issa Ibrahim. Screened at Anthology Film Archives 2017, Au Contraire Film Festival 2016, NYC Mental Health Film Festival 2015, Flickers 2015 and The Big Apple Film Festival 2014


Album Release. Co-writer of several songs with Issa Ibrahim. Check out 'Exploitation' and  'Driving While Black' (D.W.B.) for the DSM 5 Band's, 'Insanity Never Sounded So Good' Album. "She envisioned a cinematic 70's car chase and I ran with it." -Issa Ibrahim



Get inside the unfiltered mind of Outsider artist Susan Spangenberg as she talks about mental health, art and the art of living...

ARTIST TALKS Interview Series

2019 Interview with Art Break Out, NYC

2019 Artwork featured in Mental Spaghetti, UK

2018 Interview & Artwork in City Voices, A Mental Health Peer Journal

2017 Interview & Artwork on KD Outsider Art 

2017 Artwork published in Palooka Magazine, an international literary magazine. Issue #7 

"There's a darkness, rawness, pain, and oftentimes juxtaposition in your work that I really admire and appreciate" -Jonathan Starke, Founding Editor

1999 Interview on Bravo TV Show, 'Ooh La La' with host Mark Williams on being an artist & the main subject of the HBO Feature Documentary, 'The Living Museum'

(Susan later pulled out of the film before it was released as well as the L.A. Times article that followed, moving to the beat of her own drum)

1996 'Living Museum Of Art Is More Than Therapy At Creedmoor', Queens Chronicle

(Susan was a member artist of The Living Museum Collective, Queens Village, NY from 1995-2001 as an inpatient and outpatient)



2019 Featured in Gregor Collins' 'Humans In My Phone' Mini Documentary Series. Listed under 'HOMEBOY'

2019 Fountain House Gallery's 'Heavy Sauce' exhibit mentioned in Raw Vision Magazine.

2019 Artwork featured in Antique & The Arts Weekly for 'Heavy Sauce' Exhibition FHG

2019 Featured in Press Release for Heavy Sauce Exhibitioin, Fountain House Gallery, NYC

8/5/2019 Artwork featured in Mad In America

2019 Artwork featured in The Perspective Project, United Kingdom

2019 Art published in The Fountain Pen

Literary Magazine

2019 'Fountain House Gallery Hosts Long Island City Doubleheader', Fountain House Times

2019 'Knotted, Pieced & Wound' Exhibition from Fountain House Gallery, reviewed in Raw Vision Magazine. 

2019 Artwork on display at Citigroup Building. NY Times Article, 'A Kingdom In Pieces' Exhibition. Fountain House Gallery in association with The American Folk Art Museum.

2018 Artwork featured in 'The Fountain Pen Literary Magazine'

2018 Featured in Artsy Press Release for 'Shutter Speed' Exhibition

2018 Artwork shown in 'Fountain House Studio Has Sprawling Space For Artistic Growth' in Downtown Express

2018 Artwork shown in Art In America Guide for 'Fountain House Studio Inaugural Show' on view at Fountain House Gallery

2018 Artwork shown in 'One Year Later: Artist's Reflect on the Women's March' New York Magazine

2017 Artwork featured in 'Reimagining The Peaceable Kingdom' Maine Antique Digest

2017 Artwork featured in 'This Organization Helps Artists Who Are Homeless Or Have Disabilities Live Their Dreams' in UPROXX

2017 'Fashion Art At Fountain House' Liz Daly's Culture Digest

2017 Broadway World 'The Coming Of Antichrist' at American Theatre Of Actors, NYC

2017 Artwork published in Antiques and The Arts Weekly

2017 'Art Of Fashion' Wall Street International

2017 Artwork featured in Art In America, representing Fountain House Gallery

2017 Artwork published on the cover of The Fountain Pen Literary Magazine

2017 'In These Uncertain Times' article Fountain House Gallery

2017 Artwork from ArtLifting featured in Project 375

2017 Artsy review 'Small Works Exhibition' Fountain House Gallery

2016 Interview with the Institute of Mental Health, City Arts Nottingham, United Kingdom

2016 Photography published online at Broken Light Collective

2015-2016 Artwork featured in El Paper Magazine THE LINE ISSUE

2015 South African Recovery Film Festival 

News Links: SA Creatives, health 24,  IOL

2015 Artwork published in The Fountain Pen Literary Magazine

2015 'Tell Your Own Story' article written by Susan for Beautiful Minds Magazine

2015 Broadway World  'RUN. HIDE. BE QUIET.' with Downtown Urban Theater Festival, HERE Arts Center, NYC

2009-2010 Theatre World 2009-2010 Book


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