by Dr. Phyllis C. Yaffe
Art Consultant ~ Art Historian
Susan Stromberg, an internationally honored sculptor, is widely known and appreciated for her acute perception and sensitivity. Her sculptures, in bronze, limestone, marble, wood and steel, like the artist herself, are introspective, philosophical, and intellectual, with an appreciation of the spirituality found in Nature.
A proud and celebrated Canadian, Stromberg is held in high esteem by the Art Community. Numerous magazine, newspaper, and television interviews have celebrated her accomplishments. Susan Stromberg’s sculptures can be found in Universities, Houses of Worship, Corporate Offices and Federal Buildings. Her art has been purchased by the Government of Canada as official gifts for foreign Heads of State, from the President of the Canadian Senate. During the 'Vancouver Summit', a bronze sculpture “Sax Player” was presented to former U.S. President, Bill Clinton and her bronze “Violinist II”, was given to former Russian President, Boris Yeltsin by the Prime Minister of Canada. The Canadian Government gave a Stromberg work of art as their tribute to Greece in honour of its 2,500th Anniversary. Continuing her proactive role in the art world, in 1999, Stromberg was appointed to the Board of Directors of Mountainlakes PBS – TV, after having been chosen as the " Featured Artist" of the MountainLakes PBS - TV Art Auction
A ten foot brass and steel Stromberg sculpture: “Osmosis”, is installed in the garden of Rideau Hall, the Governor General’s Official Residence in Ottawa, Canada.
In honour of her distinguished talent, Susan Stromberg was awarded the Commemorative Medal for the 125th Anniversary of Canadian Confederation. The Governor General's commendation made to Stromberg said: “In recognition of her multidimensional contribution to the artistic life of this country…”
In 2002, The 'ORCHESTRE METROPOLITAIN du GRAND MONTREAL', commissioned Stromberg to create a special limited edition, in bronze, of their logo. Stromberg had previously completed carving a one ton poplar tree into a bench at an outdoor symposium
in the Port of Montreal, which was purchased by a major corporation. (see website for image of ''LIFE WITHIN A TREE'').
FLORA CANADA, selected Stromberg's marble sculpture: 'HUNGRY/ANGRY HANDS', for the annual ''FETE du CANADA' celebration where it was viewed by approximately 300,000 visitors in four days. The exhibit of Quebec/Canadian artists, owned by the Government of Canada, is to travel throughout Canada and Europe. Stromberg was then selected to be Canada's featured artist at the Montreal 'REEL FILM FESTIVAL'.
The artist is represented by: Galerie D'Art Iris (Baie St.Paul, Quebec, Canada), Dimensions Plus in Montreal, Canada and The Robert Mede Gallery in Toronto, Canada. Stromberg was represented by Canada's premier Art venue: Dominion Gallery, Montreal, Canada for twenty
In 2003, the sculptor was commissioned to create on site in Positano, Italy; two 6'x 2' x 1' sculptures: ''INTRINSICA UNITIE'' 1/1, in Marble selected from the Michelangelo Quarry in Carrara, Italy.
A 6' x 4'x 3' bronze sculpture,''ADIRONDACK FAMILY'' 1/1: was created in 2003, and installed in a private Adirondack 'Great Camp'.
In 2005, Stromberg was commissioned to create a special edition of Bronzes for the Banque Nationale Du Canada.
2007: Stromberg invited to exhibit at the Biennale Internationale Dell'Arte Contemporanea,Florence,Italy.
2008: Appointed by: The Canada Council to: The Peer Assessment Nomination Jury.
2008:Strombergs' largest sculpture: ASPIRE & BECOME,,Galvanized Steel:15ft.x6ft.x4ft.
Created for the Community Anchor Center for Traumatized and Abused Children.
Be'erSheva.Israel.*see'Recent Activities':web site:www.susanstromberg.com
2009: One of four winners chosen from hundreds, featured in The McGill University News Magazine.Summer.2009.p.34. for writing a 6 word Haiku poem describing their life.
'' I CREATE SCULPTURES
TO OUTLIVE ME''
2009: Biography of an Artist: by Jeanette Nadeau: featuring the life and work of
Susan Stromberg.The Pilotlight,Lake George Community Newsletter.
For additional images, and information, or to contact the artist see: www.susanstromberg.com