Susan Cantrick is an American painter who lives and works in Paris, France. In 1997, due to chronic tendonitis, she left her career as a violinist to pursue visual arts studies in Paris for several years. During that time, she had her first solo exhibition in Paris, and in 2002 she established her studio practice there. In 2004, she attended a winter residency at the Vermont Studio Center, and in 2007 she had her second solo show in Paris. Since then she has shown regularly in solo and group exhibitions in France and the United States. Her most recent solo exhibition, Impure Situation(s), at Le Pavé d’Orsay in Paris, featured fifteen works on canvas and paper. In September 2013, she received the Art Absolument prize at the Salon des Réalités Nouvelles, Paris. Private collectors in France, the United States, and Japan have acquired her work. Her work was exhibited at a group show at the Marylebone Crypt, London, in the summer 2018. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Bennington College and a master’s from the Peabody Conservatory.