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"Art is my connection to God and Spirituality."

-Susan Spangenberg



Mad About Art & Small Works Annual Shows:

'Mad About Art' Fountain House's Annual Benefit & Auction, Metropolitan West, NYC 2019-2015:

2019 MAA 'Mystical Forest' curated by artist Jason Rohlf

2018 MAA 'Mid-Century Modern' curated by Scott Ogden

2017 MAA 'Music On My Mind' curated by Cindy Sherman and William Wegman

2016 MAA 'Starry Night' curated by Lawrence B. Benenson and Phong Bui

2015 MAA 'A Passport to Inspiration' curated by Phong Bui, Agnes Gund, Matthew Higgs, Frank Maresca

'Small Works' Annual Holiday Show Fountain House Gallery 2019 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015 


(Fountain House Gallery has six art exhibits a year, curated by well known outside curators. Since Susan joined Fountain House Gallery in 2015, she has been in every single show, except one when she was hospitalized for psychiatric reasons in 2018 at NY State Psychiatric Institute)-12/2019


Current 'We See You' Photography Exhibition Fountain House Gallery, NYC (48th & 9th) curated by Frank Maresca 1/9/2020-2/19/2020. Opening Reception on Thursday 1/9/2020 6-8pm


'Heavy Sauce' curated by artist Gerasimos Floratos  Press Release

'The Flaneur' curated by Adam Yokell

'At The Table' curated by Monty Blanchard and Leslie Tcheyan

'Our People' curated by Ruth Adams

Fountain House 'Open Studio', Fountain House Studio, Silks Building, Suite 112

Long Island City, NY

'A Kingdom In Pieces', Fountain House Gallery in collaboration with the American Folk Art Museum, Citigroup Building, Long Island City, NY

NY Times Article curated by Steffi Duarte and Sarah Margolis-Pineo

'Knotted, Pieced & Wound' curated by

Sarah Margolis-Pineo


'Oasis: Exploring Central Park' curated by Robin Cembalest

'Shutter Speed' Photography Exhibition curated by Becca Hoffmann

'About Face' curated by Sasha Nicholas

'MIXTAPE' Exhibition, Fountain House Gallery in collaboration with MoMA curated by Xanthe Alban Davies. MoMA, Education and Research Building, NYC


'Fountain House Studio Inaugural Show'

(Marking first resident artists of Fountain House Studio in LIC, NY) Fountain House Gallery, NYC

curated by Ariel Willmott & Karen Gormandy

'Empowered To Create' Emotions Matter Inc. Art Show, Auction & Book on Borderline Personality Disorder, curated by Susan Cappi and Ellen Mattesi, Fountain House Gallery, NYC



'The Peaceable Kingdom' curated by Cara Zimmerman

2017 'The Art Of Fashion' curated by Kathy Battista, Press Release Fountain House Gallery

'NYC Mural Arts Project' Artist Assistant to Andrew Baer in painting murals for 34th Street overpass, 9th & 10th Ave. NYC Department Of Mental Health in partnership with Fountain House Gallery, NYC

'Fountain House Gallery Studio Opening', Silks Building, Suite 112, Long Island City, NY

Link to video of 'America' art installation on

Shyla Idris Channel YouTube

'The Written Word' exhibition, Fountain House Gallery, NYC (Artwork, 'The Time Machine' highlighted as postcard of show) curated by Joyce Siegel


'The Art Of Democracy' curated by Anne Strauss

'Connected / Disconnected' curated by Monty Blanchard and Leslie Tcheyan

'Perchance To Dream' curated by Ronnie Weiner

'ONE STEP BEYOND! Art Off The Charts' curated by Margaret Bodell, MaryAnn Fahey and Caroline Kerrigan


(Outside Fountain House Gallery)



Current ART Break OUT Presents 'Unbound: Authentic Visions and Voices' Art Exhibition curated by Bonnie Astor and Lois Stavsky Jan. 9, 2020-Feb. 28, 2020. Opening Reception 1/9/2020 6-8pm The Local NYC 1302 44th Avenue, Long Island City, NY 11101 (postcard lead image) News Link

Watch video from Shyla Idris YouTube Channel)


Current The Perspective Project at Rural Enterprise East, Otley College, Suffolk, UK Fall 2019-Winter 2020

'Stigma' Exhibition Pop Brixton, London, UK

with The Perspective Project. Curated by Davina Morgan, Tara Rai, Creative Voices Mind and Mark Anscombe   FB Link / London Art News

'The Perfect Image' photography exhibition, The Local Hostel, Long Island City, NY curated by Carolina Penafiel and John Baber

'Goliath', Off The Margins, One Art Space, NYC curated by Jason Branch

'Inside/Outside', Plaxall Gallery, LIC, NY curated by Nancy Bruno

'Transgression', Hudson Guild Gallery, Chelsea, NYC curated by Jim Furlong and Rick Krieger

'LOVE/HATE', Local Project Art Space, Long Island City, NY curated by John Baber


'ARTS TO END VIOLENCE' Exhibition Ron Taylor Gallery, Brooklyn NY curated by Edward McWilliams

'ONWARD' Exhibition New York Outsider Arts Fair, Booth P5 (In honor of the one year anniversary of The Women's March) Andrew Edlin Gallery, Metropolitan Pavilion, NYC


'Et Tu, Art Brut?' Exhibition, Andrew Edlin Gallery, Gallery 2, Bowery, NYC curated by Jamie Sterns

'Me, My Selfie and I' exhibition, Hudson Guild Gallery, NYC curated by Jim Furlong and Rick Krieger

'BtheChangeWI Auction', with ArtLifting, Madison, Wisconsin

Screening of Art Videos, 'U TAKE IT' and 'Obituary Landscapes 1' in Mojo Mental Health Short Film Festival, Melbourne, Australia, curated by Heidi Everett

Screening of Art Video, 'U TAKE IT'  in 'Survivors Stories, LOONIES FEST', London, United Kingdom, curated by Nat Fonnesu

'Selfies for Survival' A-Space Anarchist Community Center Philadelphia, PA

curated by Eva Wo

ArtLifting at Leesa Dream Gallery, SoHo NYC

'Animalia' exhibition Local Project Art Space, LIC, NY curated by Julian Calderon


ArtLifting at Leesa Dream Gallery, SoHo NYC

'Elements Of Whimsey', ArtLifting Online Exhibition, Boston, MA

'A Journey: Loneliness, Hope and Resilience' exhibition at the Institute of Mental Health, City Arts, Nottingham, United Kingdom 

(marking the first time pieces by an artist working outside the UK were selected for inclusion)

'Crossroads' LIC Arts Open Group Exhibition curated by Elisa Montesinos & a live interactive art piece, 'Persona Non Grata' by Susan Spangenberg The Falchi Building, Long Island City, NY

'Artists for Soup' Benefit at Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY

'Art For Animals', Greenhill Humane Society, Eugene, Oregon

'Small Works for Big Change' Benefit, Sylvia Rivera Law Project,Cooper Gallery at Cooper Union NYC curated by Ethan Lin

Photography published online at Broken Light Collective


'Yourself', exhibition Local Project Art Space, LIC, NY

'Over The Bridge', Local Project Art Space, LIC, NY


2008 First European Outsider Art Fair Osterreichische Nationalbibeliothek, Vienna, Austria

2000 'The Living Museum at The Dabora Gallery', Greenpoint, Brooklyn, NY

1999 'A Moment Out Of Time', Federal Plaza, NYC

1998 'The Living Museum Open House', Creedmoor Psychiatric Center, Queens Village, NY


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