Susan Rowe Harrison
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Susan Rowe Harrison is a working artist with over 10 years experience facilitating arts workshops for diverse audiences in museums and schools in the US, Canada, and England such as the Whitney Museum, DIA Chelsea, Wave Hill, the Whitechapel Art Gallery, NYC Public Schools and the Toronto District School Board.
My approach to art and design thinking is choice-based and responsive. I try to balance students’ diverse creative skills and abilities with more abstract creative challenges so that students build skills both creative and critical.
Born in Chicago, Susan Rowe Harrison currently lives and works in Dobbs Ferry, NY. She holds an MA in Art Education from New York University and a BA in the History of Art from UC Berkeley. She studied painting and drawing at the School of the Art Institute in Chicago.She has exhibited her work internationally and her public commissions include: Hyatt Hotels, Arts Etobicoke/Amnesty International, Autoshare/Art on the Move, Floorworks/Relative Space, Bookhou, The Gladstone Hotel, Wave Hill, the University of Chicago Committee on Japanese Studies, and FIFA World Cup/Seoul 2002. Rowe Harrison makes ink drawings and site-specific installations for domestic, commercial, and alternative settings. With an interest in nature, mapping, and text, her handmade morphology integrates high and low technology; photography and vector software are used to conceptualize each work and hand drawing, cutting, and applying to create.