ABOUT THE ARTIST
Susan Stromberg (b. 1945, Cut Knife, Saskatchewan) is a pioneer of contemporary sculpture in Canada. Based in Montreal where she lives and works, her artistic output is at once poetic, spiritual, philosophical and in harmony with Nature. Oscillating between abstraction and figurative as well as working with a vast range of materials, her sculptures are a fusion of her astute observations of humanity and her surroundings. Stromberg’s vivacious spirit and boundless imagination have brought about the production of over 500 unique sculptures.
A holder of an Undergraduate Degree with Distinction from Concordia University and a Master of Arts from McGill University, Stromberg has been sculpting since 1980. Her artistic career spans over four decades and many of her works can be found in public, museum and corporate art collections across Canada and beyond, notably the Governor General’s Residence at Rideau Hall, The National Bank of Canada, The Hyde Collection Art Museum, The Museum on Blue Mountain Lake, The MUHC - Lachine Hospital, The Canadian Senate, The Orchestre Métropolitain de Montréal, The McGill Visual Arts Collection, Concordia University, Cape Breton University, Sherbrooke University, and the Alexis Nihon Office Towers. In addition, the Canadian Government acquired a number of her Bronze Musicians to present as gifts to Foreign Heads of State worldwide, including to former presidents Bill Clinton and Boris Yeltsin.
Complementary to her career as a Sculptor, Stromberg's multi-layered creativity is exhibited in a number of other artistic fields. Primarily, her early knowledge and passion for poetry, which led her to write the official biography of Canadian poet Louis Dudek who she chose as the subject for her Master of Arts thesis. Stromberg has also made an impact as an Educator, having worked as a Sculpture Teacher, a University Lecturer and frequent Public Speaker. Feeling the importance of giving back, she has also been heavily involved with a myriad of artistic associations and charity organizations, for example running the Art Auction for PBS-TV. In 1992, she was awarded the Canadian Commemorative Medal for her contribution to the Arts of Canada. This Medal honoured Canadians who have made a significant contribution to both their community and their country. It was issued by Governor General Raymond Hnatyshyn to acknowledge the 125th Anniversary of the Confederation of Canada.
After being represented by Dr. Max Stern of the prestigious Dominion Gallery for over twenty years, she has been with Galerie Dimension Plus in Montreal while continuing to work on public and private commissions.