Stromberg has been sculpting since 1980. She received early recognition, having had a "sold out" show at her very first solo exhibit. She was commissioned to make a 10 foot sculpture for the front of the Governor Generals' official residence at Rideau Hall, Ottawa. Stromberg was awarded The Commemorative Medal for her contribution to the Arts of Canada. Her career has steadily evolved through the years.
A LEADING FIGURE
Stromberg's pieces can be found in public and private collections worldwide, including three at the Governor General's residence; Rideau Hall, Ottawa, Canada (OSMOSIS, THE VIOLINIST and FUSION). Alexis Nihon office towers in downtown Montreal (LIFE WITHIN A TREE), Lachine/McGill University Health Centre (REGENERATION). Since 2014, Stromberg Sculptures have been officially designated as part of the McGill University Art Collection (VAC). The Canadian Government has used her Bronzes as gifts for heads of State that they have visited worldwide.
Stromberg was represented by the prestigious Dominion Gallery from 1983 until it closed in the years following the death of Dr. Stern, who, from the beginning, purchased Strombergs' Bronzes outright.
She was appointed featured artist for the PBS-TV Art Auction, and has served on the PBS Board of Directors.
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 resulted in her recent interest in Photography. Stromberg was invited to lecture about her 35+ years career to the The Woman's Art Society at the McCord Museum, 2016. "Dancing in the Rain" and "Rayons de Lumière" become part of the Cape Breton University Art Collection 2017. 'Heartbeats' joined MUHC Art Collection 2019. To date, Stromberg's repertoire of sculptures numbers 518 and counting. She is presently working on other private commissions.
Each year, Stromberg dedicates part of her time to teaching sculpture to both children and adults, feeling the importance of 'giving back' to the 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.