Susan Due Pearcy was raised in St. Louis, MO. She studied art education at Southeast Missouri State University and graduated from New York University with a B.S. in Painting, Graphics and Sculpture. Pearcy studied printmaking with Robert Blackburn. She studied lithography at the Art Students League in New York City with Michael Ponce de Leon and etching at Fort Mason Art Center & and reduction woodblock at Graphic Arts Workshop with Lily Urbach in San Francisco, CA. Pastel studies were at Montgomery College, MD.
Susan worked in printmaking with the Graphics Workshop and the Printmaker’s Workshop with Ann Zahn in MD. She was part of the painting group "Somerset Seven" in Friendship Heights with Leo Saal and later with the Hyattstown Mill Arts Project.
Pearcy’s art is held in the permanent collection of the Pushkin Museum, RUSSIA, the Chemalier Museum, FRANCE (award), the National Gallery of Art Rare Book Collection, WASHINGTON, DC, Museum of Modern Art, Buenos Aires, ARGENTINA, Katzen Museum, National Museum of Women in the Arts, National Institutes of Health, Library of Congress, the National Reserve, Indonesian Embassy, Georgetown University Library's Booth Family Center for Special Collections and others.
She has received two MD State Arts Council grants and two CA State Arts Council grants and Outreach Grants from Montgomery County, MD to work in the community.
Her artwork produced while working with the United Farmworkers has been purchased by the Yale University Beinecke Rare Book Library, UCLA, Stanford University, Univ. of CA - San Diego and Georgetown University. In 2018 the Library of Congress in Washington, DC began archiving her art, letters, poems, journals, sketchbooks, watercolors and ephemera from her work with the United Farmworkers and the art created during her work in the Civil Rights Movement in Southwest Georgia in the late 60’s-’70’s.
She was selected as one of Maryland’s Top 100 Women in 2009 by The Daily Record in Baltimore, MD.
She is a Signature member of the Maryland Pastel Society.
Susan has been a weekly volunteer at the National Institutes of Health for 25 years where she promotes art, working with hospitalized children until the pandemic.
Susan was married to Glen J. Pearcy, an award-winning filmmaker until his death in 2016. They have a son Noah who is also an artist/filmmaker in Richmond, VA and a daughter Rebecca who is an artist/designer in Portland, OR.
They have 3 wonderful grandsons.
"Bethesda Magazine", March-April 2021, "Escape Artists", www.bethesdamagazine.com
"Ink It", BlackRock Center for the Arts, Susan J. Goldman, juror, Feb. 27-April 10, virtual
"Symphony in Pastel"
MD Pastel Society, The Delaplaine Center for the Arts, Frederick, MD, Maria Marino, juror, Feb. 6-March 28, cash award
Countryside Artisans Gallery/Studio Tours-2021
December 3, 4, 5
October 9, 10, 11
April 16, 17, 18
Washington Printmakers Gallery, Washington, DC
Nov. 20, 2020 - Jan. 2, 2021
"8th Annual International 2020 FL3TCH3R Exhibit-Socially and Politically Engaged Art"
Reece Museum, Johnson City, TN
Oct. 5 - Dec. 11, 2020
Montgomery County Art Association
Juried by Hedi Moran/Virtual
Dec. 1 - 31, 2020
Gormley Gallery, Notre Dame of MD University
Oct. 26 - Nov. 27, 2020
Literary Online Journal, Special Election Day 2020 edition
Autumn Harvest Season 2020
"Shop the Reserve"