Suiko Betsy McCall’s paintings explore the connection between contemplation and mark-making and have been shown from San Francisco and New York to Amsterdam and Rome. In 2008, she founded the Art Monastery, an international arts organization dedicated to personal awakening and cultural transformation through artmaking, spiritual practice, and reciprocity with the earth. Suiko has dedicated herself to hosting transformation through the monumental life-as-art social sculpture of the Art Monastery and her retreats. From 2014 to 2018 she split her time between Green Gulch Farm and Art Monastery Vermont. Suiko’s heartfelt aspiration is to open the hearts of others by sharing the joy and exultation in her own. She now lives at Art Monastery Vermont and is the Abbess there.