2015 Toronto International Art Fair
Gallery Artists feature
represented by: Sandra Ainsley Gallery Toronto
Oct. 23-26 2015
Metro Convention Centre
SOFA- International Sculpture Objects / Functional Art & Design
Chicago Navy Pier, November 5-8th
Presented by Barbara Silverberg, Option Art, Montreal
Fellow Canadian ceramists include Steven Heinemann & Leopold Foulem.
SOFA EXPO Website
Christine Klassen Gallery, Calgary
Amalgam: New Sculpture & Embossed Prints
October 24 – November 28, 2015
France 2015 – Champagne-Ardenne Arts Residency
Invitation to a private Arts Residency in the village of Clefmont, Haute-Marne valley France.
With a ceramic studio situated in a 1715 Chateau, an intensive work period resulted with 5 new clay sculptures, towards future exhibition in Europe.
AGB- Art Galley of Burlington
Naked Craft Exhibition (NCE) will be travelling for three months to the general public, as well, the exhibition includes a symposium discussion. The NCE show not only travels to The Art Galley of Nova Scotia & to Materia in Quebec, but it is just announced that the exhibition will also travel further to venues, TBA, and in Scotland as well. I am so pleased for this outreach of the new work.
Susan Collett at AGB
Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal
I am very pleased to announce the Musée has acquired the sculpture “Bloom III” for its Permanent Collection 2015.
CCCA – Centre for Contemporary Canadian Art
The most conclusive online database of contemporary visual artists across Canada.
Founded by Bill Kirby, now in association with Concordia University.
Susan Collett profile page
Studio Ceramics Canada
A website created by Barry Morrison featuring and promoting Canadian ceramic artists
Susan Collett at Studio Ceramics Canada
Canada House Collection 2015, Trafalgar Square London
The Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada has purchased the Sculpture Axis ll through Galerie Elena Lee, Montreal and placed at the High Commission of Canada, Trafalgar Square, London.
An invitation to attend opening ceremony of Canada House on
February 19, inaugurated by the The Queen and Prince Phillip.
For more information about the collection at Canada House:
27cm W x 45cm L x 30cm H
earthenware paper clay
Selected for competition from an international submission of ceramics.
October 24-27, 2014
Represented by Sandra Ainsley Gallery
Dublin Castle, Dublin, Ireland
International Academy of Ceramics IAC, juried group, clay
Maelstrom Sketch II
purchased through Galerie Elena Lee, Montreal
Galerie Elena Lee, Montreal
“Maelstrom” Clay and Prints
May 6 through 27th, 2014
Vernissage with Artist Tuesday May 6, 2014
Toronto International Art Fair October 24-28, 2013 with Sandra Ainsley Gallery Opening Night Preview: Thursday October 24th Special Collectors Preview: 4:30-6:30pm Opening Night Preview : 6:30-10pm http://www.tiafair.com
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 Susan Collett 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.