Susan Rowe Harrison
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Born in Chicago, Susan Rowe Harrison currently lives and works in Dobbs Ferry, NY. She 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, Mt Vernon Public Schools, Yonkers Public Schools.Susan Rowe Harrison makes drawings and site-specific installations for private, commercial, and alternative settings. She prefers to work in the architecture of the everyday—on the walls, windows, and doors that often go unnoticed or ignored until she leaves abstract traces in an explosion of color, natural light or, text. Her work is as likely to include a message as not. But when she does choose to include a message—about issues such global warming and bird-friendly design, immigrant communities, or simply, how to be a person in the world—they are often but not always verbal. She has exhibited her work internationally and her public commissions include LinkedIn Empire State Building, City of New Rochelle, NY, ArtsWestchester Gallery, 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. She lives and works in Dobbs Ferry, New York.
Susan 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.