CURRICULUM VITAE

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

TEACHING and pedagogical activities

1988 - 2006

Teaching Faculty Member, Espace VERRE, 3 year college glass program  in association with the Cégep du Vieux Montréal, Montréal, Québec

1985 - 1987

Teaching Faculty Member,  Sheridan College School of Craft and Design, Glass Studio, Mississauga, Ontario

1990 - 1994

Pedagogical Advisor, Espace VERRE, Montréal, Québec

1989 - 1990

Pedagogical Director,  Centre des Métiers du Verre/ Espace VERRE, responsable for the implantation of Quebec's first college level glass program, Montréal, Québec

            1990

Invited participant,  First International Symposium "Pedagogy in Glass",Barcelona and Segovia, Spain

BOARD INVOLVEMENT

2001 - 2004

Member of the Board of Directors, Glass Art Association of Canada

2000 - 2002

Member of the Board of Directors, Espace VERRE, Montréal, Québec

1998 - 1999

Board Member,  Centre d'Exposition d'Art Contemporain Vieux Palais, Exhibition Center of Contemporary Art, Vieux Palais St-Jérôme, Québec

1995 - 1996

Member of the Board of Directors, co-organizer of the Canadian Glass Conference "Pour un objet qui à de l'âme” Montréal, Québec

1993 - 1995

President of the Board of Directors,  Espace VERRE, Montréal, Québec

1991 - 1995

Member of the Board of Directors,  Espace VERRE, Montréal, Québec

1992 - 1993

Project organizer of  FUSION - a transitional hot glass studio program  “incubator” inside Espace VERRE.  The studio and program allows graduates access and professional development time for up to 2 years, Montréal, Quebec

INVITED SPEAKER

2009 /12 /13

Invited Speaker- Artist Presentation, Montréal Museum of Fine Arts

           2010

Invited Speaker – Artist Presentation, Glass Art Association of Canada conference

Invited Speaker – Stewart Hall Art Gallery for retrospective exhibition "As seen through glass", Montreal, Quebec

           2008

Invited Speaker – SOFA International Exhibition, Chicago, Illinois

           2007

Invited Speaker – International Creators Series, Harbourfront, Ontario

           2000

Invited speaker, GAAC Conference Red Deer and Holsten Galleries, MA

           1997

Invited Speaker,  SOFA International Exhibition "Glass in Dialogue", Chicago, IL

           1992

Invited speaker,  Glass Art Association of Canada Conference, Vancouver, BC

           1987

Invited  Speaker,  Glass Art Society International, Conference, Philadelphia  USA

HONORARY MEMBER

           2003

Elected Honorary Member of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts, RCA

           1995

Honorary Lifetime Member of the Board Directors Espace VERRE - Montréal, Quebec

VISITING ARTIST / other professional activities

           2006

Finalist – Bombay Sapphire International Glass Prize, London, England

2002 - 2003

Finalist - Saidye Bronfman Award, Canada Council for the Arts                        

           2002

Invited representative, CCF / OCC -Trade Mission, GAS International Conference, Amsterdam

2001 /2002

Invited Artist-Teacher, European Glass, Hot Glass Casting workshops, Niel, Belgium

1997 - 1999

Selection Committee Member, Specialist, Québec Minister of Cultural Affairs, “ Integration of the Arts in Architecture and the Environment, Program 1%.”

           1989

Visiting Artist,  May-June, New York Experimental Glass Studio, New York, NY

EXHIBITIONS

SOLO

           2010

As seen through glass, career retrospective, Stuart Hall Public Art Gallery, Pointe Claire, Québec

           2003

…unravel/tangle…tangle/unravel,  Galerie Elena Lee, Montréal, Québec

           2000

Traverser - Through, Galerie Elena Lee and Galerie Eric Devlin, Montréal, Québec

           1998

Seed,  Galerie Elena Lee, Montréal, Québec

           1994

Seed Sowers,  Galerie Elena Lee, Montréal, Québec

           1992

Scarecrows, Miller Gallery, New York, New York

           1991

The Storyteller Series,  Galerie Elena Lee, Montréal, Québec

           1990

The Storytellers,   Neo Faber Gallery, Toronto, Ontario

           1988

Scarecrows,   Galerie Elena Lee, Montréal, Québec

           1986

Dance,  Shelley Tadman Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba

           1985

Fleeting Glimpses,  Galerie Elena Lee, Montréal, Québec

GROUP

1984 - 2016

Participated in over 200 group exhibitions in Canada, USA, England, France, Finland, Germany, South Korea and Hong Kong in both public spaces and private galleries. Participated in international art fairs such as SOFA New York and Chicago and TIAF (complete list available upon request)

COLLECTIONS

Canadian Museum of History (formerly Civilization), Gatineau, Québec

Musée national des beaux arts du Québec, Québec

Montréal Museum of Fine Arts and the Mendel Collection, Montréal, Québec 

The Claridge Collection, Montréal, Québec

Stephen Bronfman Collection,  Montréal, Québec

Canadian Foreign Affairs Collection, Berlin Embassy, Germany

Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery, Waterloo, Ontario

Collection Loto Québec, Montréal, Québec

Cirque du Soleil  - Guy Laliberté Art Collection, Québec

Taillefer & Zakaib Collection, Montréal, Québec

Racine Art Museum, Racine, Wisconsin, USA

Speed Museum, Leight  Collection, Louisville, Kentucky, USA

Newark Museum, Lowenbauch Collection, Newark, New York, USA

University of Miami, Paley Collection, Miami, Florida, USA

PUBLICATIONS

BOOKS

CHARBONNEAU, Diane, The Montréal Museum of Fine Arts, Studio Glass, Anna and Joe Mendel Collection, 2010

EGAN, Melanie, ELDER, Alan, JOHNSON, Jean Editors, Crafting New Traditions, Canadian Innovators and Influences, Mercury Series, Canadian Museum of Civilization, “Emergence” Contemporary Canadian Glass by Carolyn Prowse Fainmel,  2008

LITTLETON, Maurine, 500 Glass Objects, A Celebration of Functional and Sculptural Glass, Lark Books, 2006, p.313, 336 illus.

YISHU, Shijie Xiandai Boli, The Contemporary Glass Art of the World, Bejing, China 2004, illus.

YELLE, Richard Wilfred, International Glass Art, Schiffer Art Book, 2003, p 104-105, illus.

KOHLER, Lucartha, Women Working in Glass, Schiffer Art Book, 2003, p 137-138, illus.

YELLE, Richard, Glass Art from Urban Glass, Schiffer Art Book, 2000, p 62 illus.

STRECKER, Jim, The Cutting Edge in Crafts, The Boston Mill Press, 1999, p 116 -117 illus.

VAUDOUR, Catherine,  L’art du verre contemporain, Armand Colin, Paris, 1993, p.131 illus.

KLEIN, Dan, Contemporary Glass,  Collins Edition, 1989, USA  p 195

SELECTED CATALOGUES

Cahiers métiers d’art – Craft Journal, Volume 8 number 1, Fall 2015,  The Establishment of Espace Verre’s Educational program, Essay by Bruno Andrus

Musée de Lachine, LIGNES, 2010 , Curatorial Essay by Pascale Beaudet

Canadian Clay and Glass Galllery, GLASS FACTOR, Luminaries in the Canadian Art Glass Scene, 2010, Curatorial Essay by Christian Bernard Singer

Canadian Craft Federation, UNITY AND DIVERSITY, Crafting a Canadian Narrative, 2009, Curatorial Essay by Sandra Alfoldy

Design House,  NOUVEL OBJET VI ( NO catalogue) Artists from around the world, 2001, Seoul, Korea

Galerie Elena Lee,  SUSAN EDGERLEY  Seed Sowers, 2001 and SUSAN EDGERLEY Scarecrows, 1991

Lowe Art Museum, TAKING FORM IN GLASS, Contemporary Works from the Palley Collection, 2000, University of Miami

Art Gallery of Peterborough,  TO THE CORE, Donefer, Edgerley, Frolic, 1999, John Armstrong and Rosalyn Morrison

Canadian Clay and Glass Museum, MOVING THE SPIRIT, Inaugural Exhibition,  Alan Elder curator 1993

GRANTS

2014

Canada Council for the Arts,  Project Grant

2013

Canada Council for the Arts, Type A Grant

2000

Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, Bourse de Recherche et de Création

1991

Ministère de la Culture et des Communications du Québec  MCCQ

1989

MCCQ, Perfectionnement a l’étranger, New York Experimental Glass Workshop, New York

1985

Ontario Arts Council