Susan Leshnoff often uses nature as a subject, concentrating on fleeting experiences of time and space, combined with a deeply spiritual expression founded in her long time interest in Kabbalah and Jewish mysticism. Leshnoff’s  paintings have been included in a number of group exhibits in the tri-state area, including the Monmouth Museum, Kean University, and The College of St. Elizabeth, in New Jersey; Legend Gallery, the Philadelphia Foundation and the Da Vinci Art Alliance in Philadelphia; and Pleiades Gallery of Contemporary Art in New York City. Prior one person shows were at Cerulean Gallery (Philadelphia), Legend Gallery (Philadelphia)  Lederer Gallery, SUNY (Geneseo), Columbia University and Union Theological Seminary in NYC.

Leshnoff was awarded Associate Professor Emerita upon retirement and  Distinguished Professor Emerita in Fine Arts in 2016 by the College of Communication and the Arts , Seton Hall University, South Orange NJ, where she taught for 17 years. She is also a former Chair of the SHU Department of Art, Music and Design. 

A New Jersey native, Leshnoff has her art studio in Philadelphia, Pa. Her work is included in private national and international collections.

Education:  University of Pennsylvania, BA; University of the Arts, MA; Columbia University, Ed.D.  Also studied at: Accademia di Belle Arti, Florence, Italy; Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts (PAFA).