gallery artist: susan Freda

artist's statement

Transparency, form, and flowing line, the play of cast shadows and light on a wall, sparkling, subtle states of being that invoke intimate, emotive responses. Freda imbues her pieces with an ephemeral presence and ability to catch and hold light and form.  Created from hand woven wire and glass, her pieces envelope viewers in a seductive, entranced space. Their transparent and interconnected forms and jewel-like nature reference nature, fashion, and otherworldly phenomena. 

about the artist

Freda’s work is inspired by numerous sources, some of which include: Giacometti’s stretched and elongated figures, Judi Pfaff’s installations and deft use of material; and the sculptures of Anish Kapoor. Her explores the transient, poetic, and ephemeral experiences of our world—intimacy & emotion, and offers a space for their consideration.

Susan Freda was educated at the Rhode Island School of Design where she earned her BFA and at the Massachusetts College of Art for her MFA. She has received numerous awards, notably a residency & exhibition at the de Young Museum & a Pollock Krasner Award.

EDUCATION

Massachusetts College of Art and Design. Boston, ma, mfa Sculpture

Rhode Island School of Design. Providence, ri, bfa Sculpture

HIGHLIGHTS

Pollock-Krasner Foundation Award Winner

DeYoung Museum Residency. SF, CA.

Dale Chihuly’s Pilchuck Glass School Scholarship Winner

Stuart Weitzman Sculptural Shoe Design Exhibition

Rhode Island State Council on the Arts Public Art Grant. Providence, ri

EXHIBITION RECORD (*denotes solo exhibition)

Forthcoming. Jules Place Gallery. Boston, MA

Forthcomng. Art Prov Gallery. Providence, RI

Date Night. Jules Place. Boston, MA

Adaptations. Patricia Rovzar gallery. Seattle , WA

Craft Forms 2015 & Living with Craft Exhibtions. Wayne Craft Center. Wayne, PA

A Tribute to the Dress. Syd Entel Gallery and Susan Benjamin Glass. Safety Harbor, FL

Paradise City Fine Craft Show. Marlborough MA

Paradise City Fine Craft Show. North Hampton, MA

Craft Forms 2014 & Living with Craft Exhibtions. Wayne Craft Center. Wayne, PA

Parallel Worlds. Folcwald Gallery. Amherst. MA

Good as Gold. Craft Alliance. ST.Louis, MO.

Annual Group Show. Patricia Rovzar Gallery. Seattle, WA

Fashion Meets Art. Trudy Labelle Fine Art. Naples, FL

The Gift Closet. Poughkeepsie, NY

Charlestown Gallery. Charlestown, RI

The Fuller Museum. Brockton, MA

Patricia Rovzar Gallery. Seattle, WA

Trudy Labelle Fine Art. Naples, FL

The Gift Closet. Poughkeepsie, NY

Charlestown Gallery. Charlestown, RI

The Fuller Museum. Brockton, MA

Providence Art Windows. Providence, RI

Susan Freda Jewelry. Craft Alliance. St.Louis, MO

All Dressed Up, a Two Person Show. DK Gallery. Marietta, GA

Felicity. DK Gallery. Marietta, GA

Providence Art Windows. Providence, RI

www.susanfredastudios.com suefreda@yahoo.com

90 Worcester Ave, Riverside, RI 02915

401.225.3721

SUSAN FREDA

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

Gallery Artists. Trudy Labelle Fine Art. Naples, FL

Providence Art Windows. Providence, RI

Susan Freda Jewelry. The High Museum. Atlanta, GA

Providence Art Windows. Providence, RI

In Bloom. Elisa Contemporary Fine Art Riverdale, NY

Couture Fashion Week Waldorf Astroia Hotel. New York, NY

Vulnerable Silences. Studio West Eugene, OR

Providence Art Windows Providence, ri

Articles of Dress Craft Alliance. St. Louis, mo

12th Annual Fidelity Investments Open Juried Exhibition. Providence Art Club. RI

Introducing Jamestown Gallery. Jamestown, ri

Gallery Artists Elisa Tucci Contemporary Art. Riverdale, NY

*Line Into Form Kimball Gallery at The de Young Museum. San Francisco, ca

BYC Boston Young Contemporaries. Boston, ma

Friends of Mass Art Chappell Gallery. Chelsea, ny

Nature After Nature Thesis Exhibition, Massachusetts College of Art and Design. Boston, ma

The Perfect Fit-Shoes Tell Stories The Fuller Museum. ma

Midway Show Massachusetts College of Art and Design.

Traps Doran Gallery. Massachusetts College of And and Design

Laced with History John Michael Kohler Arts Center. Sheboygan, wi

*Aumakua KMOCA. Kingston, ny

Into The Woods Four Corners Art Center Sculpture Park. Tiverton, ri

Windows Exhibition Stuart Weitzman. Los Angeles, CA. New York, ny

Fiber Arts Show Martina and Co. & Gallery Agniel. Providence, ri

Resident Artists Platte Clove Exhibition. Platte Cove, ny

Radius 2004 Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum and

the Ridgefield Guild of Artists. Ridgefield, ct

DIFFA Dallas Sculptural jacket design and construction for runway. AIDS benefit. Dallas, tx (catalogue)

*Crystalis Coffey Gallery. Kingston, ny

Vulnerable Silences. Studio West Eugene, OR

Providence Art Windows Providence, ri

Articles of Dress Craft Alliance. St. Louis, mo

12th Annual Fidelity Investments Open Juried Exhibition. Providence Art Club. RI

Introducing Jamestown Gallery. Jamestown, ri

Gallery Artists Elisa Tucci Contemporary Art. Riverdale, NY

*Line Into Form Kimball Gallery at The de Young Museum. San Francisco, ca

BYC Boston Young Contemporaries. Boston, ma

Friends of Mass Art Chappell Gallery. Chelsea, ny

Nature After Nature Thesis Exhibition, Massachusetts College of Art and Design. Boston, ma

Summer Show Kingston Gallery Boston, ma

Ferragamo Exhibition of dresses and shoes. San Francisco, ca

Pins and Needles John Michael Kohler Art Center. Sheboygan, wi(catalogue)

Frozen Museo Italo Americano. Two person show. San Francisco, ca

Scintillation B. Sakata Garo. Two person show. Sacramento, ca

San Francisco International Art Exposition San Francisco, ca

Lenore Grey Gallery. Two person exhibition. Providence, ri

Well Heeled Kirkland Art Center. Kirkland, wa

First Triennial Sculpture Exhibition RISD. Providence, ri

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2004

2003

1996

Recent Works B.Sakata Garo. Two person exhibition. Sacramento, ca

Outdoor Art Exhibition Byrdcliffe Art Colony. Woodstock, ny

Gallery Artists Michael Martin Gallery. San Francisco, ca

Bastille: A Fashion show Hudson, ny

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Artist Gallery. ca

West Coasting Michael Martin Gallery and the Elton John Aids Foundation, Notting Hill, London. (catalogue)

The Fall Collection Diane Farris Gallery. Vancouver, Canada

Friends of the diRosa Preserve Collector gathering. Oakland, ca

SHED Quotidian Gallery, San Francisco, ca

*Oakland Windows Project Oakland, ca. Public art installation

Bing Gallery Oakland, ca Two person exhibition

Fairy Tales Women Made Gallery, Chicago, il

Runway Trapeze Edinburgh Castle, San Francisco, ca. Sculptural body wear fashion show and exhibition

ARTIST RESIDENCIES

De Young Museum Artist Residency. San Francisco, ca

Pilchuck Glass School. Stanwood, wa

Platte Clove Artists Residency. Platte Clove, ny

Museo Italo Americano. San Francisco, ca. Artist-in-Residence Award

GRANTS/FELLOWSHIPS/AWARDS

Nomination“Cooper Hewitt Design Award /Fashion” New York,

Nomination “Joan Mitchell Foundation Award” New York, ny

Nomination “St. Bartolph’s Grant”

Rhode Island State Council on the Arts Public Art Grant. Providence, ri

Pilchuck Glass School Scholarship. Stanwood, wa

Jackson Pollock-Lee Krasner Foundation Grant. New York, ny

Rhode Island School of Design Scholarship Providence, ri

GALLERY AFFILIATION

Agete. Tokyo, Japan

Laura Preshong Gallery. Boston, ma

Virginia Museum of Fine Art. VA

Skylight Jewelers. Boston, MA

Trillium Gallery. Atlanta, GA

Craft Alliance. St.Louis, MO

The High Museum. Atlant, GA

The Paul Fisher Gallery. West Palm Beach, fl

Karen Lynne Fine Art. Beverly Hills, ca

Anna Bondonio Camandona Art Gallery. Alba, Italy

Trudy Labelle Fine Art. Naples, fl

Jessica Hagan Fine Art. Newport, ri

SELECT COLLECTIONS

Fidelity Investments. Boston, ma

Meditech. Fall River, ma

Stuart Weitzman. New York, ny