Susanna Plotnick

Painter, Illustrator & Doll-maker


I spent my childhood reading antique fairy tale books, writing and illustrating my own stories, and making dolls and puppets. These passions have sustained me and continued throughout my life in the form of narrative oil paintings, illustrated books, graphic novels, and handcrafted art dolls and puppets.

I am currently writing and illustrating graphic novels about a tribe of witches and their familiars who must learn to live in the world of mortals.

Some of the most enjoyable work I have done is teaching puppetmaking, dollmaking and illustration to children and adults in schools and institutions.


Solo Shows, Paintings
Prince Street Gallery – New York City
Harriman College – Harriman, New York
Details Gallery – Provincetown, Mass.

Comics Festivals
MOCCAFEST New York City, 2012, 2013

Craft Shows and Galleries
Albright Knox Museum – Buffalo, New York
Mill Gallery – Rochester, New York
Leonardo’s Box – Rochester, New York
The Art of Craft – Denver, Colorado
Puppeteers of America National Festival


Jove Books
Dell Publications
Ms Magazine
Book of the Month Club News
Art Direction Magazine
Society of Illustrators Annual


Hospital Audiences
Westchester Council for the Arts
Rochester City Schools
Puppetry in Practice
United Federation of Teachers
Act Program, Cathedral of St. John the Divine
Crisis Center, Cathedral of St. John the Divine
Cabrini Nursing Home
Northern Westchester Council for the Arts