ABOUT THE ARTIST
Susan Stromberg is an internationally recognized sculptor who works with a vast range of materials creating striking pieces that are at once poetic, spiritual, and in harmony with nature. Originally from Saskatchewan, living in Montreal, QC since 1963, Stromberg acquired three university degrees in the field of Arts and Literature, including a Master of Arts, before establishing herself as a leading figure in Canadian sculpture. In 1992, she was awarded the Commemorative Medal for her contribution to the Arts of Canada.
A LEADING FIGURE
Stromberg has been sculpting since 1980. She received early recognition, having had a "sold out" show at her very first Solo Exhibit.
Her works are part of some of the country’s most prestigious public and private Art Collections, namely the Governor General’s residence (Head of Canada) at Rideau Hall in Ottawa; The McGill Visual Arts Collection; The Orchestre Métropolitain de Montréal; Alexis Nihon Office Towers; Concordia University; Cape Breton University; The University of Sherbrooke; The National Bank of Canada; and The MUHC/Lachine Hospital. In addition, the Government of Canada acquired a number of her Bronzes to present as gifts to Foreign Heads of State worldwide, including former Presidents Bill Clinton and Boris Yeltsin.
After being represented by renowned Dominion Gallery for over 20 years, she is currently with Dimension Plus Gallery in Montreal. Stromberg continues to work on public and private commissions.
CREATIVITY AND VISION
Stromberg's multi-layered creativity is exhibited in other artistic fields. Most notably, 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 of her Master of Arts thesis. She was invited to present the Hugh McLennan lecture at McGill University about this book. Her acute artistic vision has also resulted in a recent interest in photography.
In 2016, Stromberg was invited to give a lecture about her 35+ years career as an artist to the The Woman's Art Society at the McCord Museum. To date, her repertoire of sculptures numbers over 550 pieces.
Feeling the importance of giving back, Stromberg dedicates part of her time each year to teaching sculpture to children and adults from her community.
"I walked into the Hyde Collection Museum one day in Glens Falls to see the current show, as I looked straight ahead, through the museum just past the main entrance, there was my white Greek Marble sculpture: ADIRONDACK NATURE: on exhibit in the Modern/Contemporary Sculpture Show."
Stromberg. Steel, Steuben Crystal. 1/1. (c)
McGill/ CUSM/MUHC Cardiovascular Clinic. Montreal.