2001-Present - President of Suzan Etkin Inc.
1993-Present – School of Visual Art: Instructor Drawing, Sculpture and Interrelating the Arts
1979-1987 – Andy Warhol Factory: Production Manager, Film & Video
Residencies and Grants:
Pollack-Krasner Foundation Grant
Artist in Residence - Foundation Cartier pour L Art Contemporanian, Jouy-en-Josas, France
When artist Suzan Etkin founded the studio in 2001, the aim was to use it as an extension of her sculptural work. A conceptual artist of global recognition, she has shown her work at numerous museums including the Museum of Modern Art, New York, as well as countless national and international galleries. Her passionate involvement with glass began when she was invited to design chandeliers in collaboration with master glass blowers on the historic glass blowing island of Murano, Italy, in 1993.
After these first chandeliers were exhibited in galleries as sculpture, she set out to offer custom glass chandelier design and fabrication to architects and designers. What she discovered was that the design community was eager to design with hand-made glass in applications that had yet to be invented. Thus began a series of unique collaborative ventures, often requiring complex design explorations, engineering and testing to coax the inherently organic material into precise and safely designed structures while maintaining the magic of the glass.
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