Toronto International Art Fair
October 24-28, 2013 with
Sandra Ainsley Gallery
Opening Night Preview:
Thursday October 24th
Special Collectors Preview:
Opening Night Preview :
April 2013 -
working on new sculpture series “Maelstrom” towards May 2014 exhibition at Galerie Elena Lee,
Montreal 2013 -
Maelstrom 22″h x 13″w x 12″d
2013 - Four Seasons Hotel, Toronto, Installation view, 2 Prints from “Lineage Series”, Front Lobby.
2013 - Four Seasons Hotel, Installation view, 4 clay sculptures, Presidential & Royal Suites
2013 - Four Seasons Hotel,Toronto, 2 prints, 4 clay sculptures, Presidential & Royal Suites
Commissioned by James Robertson Art Consultants, Toronto
2013 - New Addition to the studio: Etching Press! 60″ x 32″
An Etching Press purchased from Ed Bartram.
2013 - Amia Aeroplan, Toronto, Canada
Purchase Clay sculpture HIVE, from the “Labyrinth Series”.
January 2013 Installation in lobby of Toronto headquarters. Permanent acquisition through AGO Art Rental & Sales Gallery.
PDF Article “Go East: Canadians Create In China”
Exhibition review by Heidi McKenzie
Ceramics Monthly May 2013
2012 – The Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art,
GO EAST: Canadians Create in China
October 17-January 13, 2013.
2012 - California State University, CA
Ceramics Department, Tony Marsh- Director
Artist Lectures & Critiques, April 2012.
2012 – Taiwan International Ceramics Biennale, Yinnge Museum, Taipei County, Taiwan
February 2011 – Installation of 4 sculptures for Trump Tower Miami, Florida.
The project was coordinated by James Robertson Art Consultants.
“Trump Hollywood’s art collection was curated to inspire reflective thought and to stimulate and elevate ones senses. Form and content of the artworks were combined to juxtapose and compliment both the natural and designed surroundings, providing a unique and memorable experience to its viewers.” – Renowned interior design firm, Yabu Pushelberg. Read more….
May 2010 – Meeting the Governor General, Michaëlle Jean during the RCA conference in Quebec City May 2010.
A piece of Collett’s sculpture titled “Filigree” is included in the Canadiana Fund and has been placed in the Governor General’s office in Rideau Hall.
September 2010 – Sevres Porcelain Museum, Paris France Exhibition of the International Academy of Ceramics (IAC)
April 9 2010 – GARDINER MUSEUM OF CERAMIC ART – ISRAEL & Master Workshop/Lecture
Friday April 9 at 6:30 pm • $10 public, $8.50 members, seniors, students
“Known for her clay sculptures and extraordinarily rich surfaced pieces, Toronto artist Susan Collett speaks about her work and her master workshop experience in Israel. She will also explore the architecture of Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Petra, Jordan and the stratified desert landscape of the Dead Sea.
April 25 – May 24 2009 – CEBIKO Korean Ceramics Biennale Honourable Mention
June 2008 – Received RCA (Royal Canadian Academy of Arts) (Susan with ceramic artist Ann Roberts RCA)
September 2008 – Received IAC (Int’l Academy of Ceramics) unable to attend ceremonies in Xian China.
September 2008 – Now represented in Toronto by Sandra Ainsley Gallery
October 29 2008 – Talk at Tom Thomson Gallery
You are invited to my Artist Talk that coincides with my current exhibition of Clay & Prints, TRAVERSE now on at the Tom Thomson Gallery
“The Great Draw of China” 7p.m. October 29,2008
Tom Thomson Memorial Art Gallery
840 First Avenue West • Owen Sound, Ontario • 1-519-376-1932
Ceramic artist, Susan Collett, winner of the Winifred Shantz Award and recently elected member of the IAC & RCA, will detail the sequence of the development of her work from residencies at the Sanbao Art Institute in Jingdezhen China, 2003 to the recent “jump and the net will appear” approach to working in a tile factory
by invitation in Fuping China, 2007.
She will give a survey of these influences and how they informed her work, from a sculptural approach of working with slip soaked papers & twine to a two-dimensional approach of copper oxide drawings on production roof tiles that resulted in a series of clay sketchbooks.
Susan’s work is now in the collection of The FULE International Ceramic Museums, China, The Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art, Toronto, The Kamm Collection, Los Angeles, The Queen Elizabeth Hotel, Montreal & Ernst & Young. She works not only in ceramics but also with metal and as a printmaker. She maintains a full time studio in Toronto.
November 6-9 2008
SOFA Chicago with Andora Gallery Navy Pier
Feb/March 2009 – Invitation to Israel to speak at the Tel Aviv Art Museum & University & in Jerusalem. Workshop in Hakikar.