Susan Bloch’s work has been exhibited in the United States and Europe. Collected and commissioned internationally it is in private, corporate and public spaces. Her move from the East Coast to the West Coast in 2004 had a profound effect upon her art. The exhilaration of living with year-round gardens on the northern California coast imbues her glass flower sculpture.
Selected art glass commissions include: “Seeking the Sublime through Roses”, “Remembrance”, shaded etched skylights of birds in flight for a Eureka residence, 3 large floral stained glass windows for a Boca Raton, Florida home; a 8' x 6' multi-level art glass window for the Clemens Center for Performing Arts, NY. Also among her commissions is an 8’ x 11' etched and carved glass triptych for the “queen of disco” Gloria Gaynor.
Susan had the honor of being chosen to inscribe and inlay “The Declaration of Sentiments” in the 150-foot water wall for the Seneca Falls Women’s Rights National Park. Her work is exhibited in galleries, and art auctions such as the Liberty Museum in Philadelphia. In March 2004 her glass orchid sculptures were in the show “Orchids in Glass” at Mostly Glass gallery in Englewood, N.J. She is a 2003 Artists Crossroads grant recipient. Her sculpture, “Good Will Reflector” was an installation piece at the Chemung County Airport near Corning, N.Y. It is a 6’ x 6’x 10’ metal arbor covered with flowing glass flowers, vines and glass symbols of New York state.
Her sculpture “As Above So Below” won publication in “Best of America Glass Artists & Artisans, 2007 through Kennedy Publications national juried contest. Her sculpture, “Upright Lei" won second place for glass in the Kennedy Publishing best of book series, Best of California. Images of the glass & metal arbor “Good Will Reflector” and information about Bloch’s work are in Year 6 No.2/2003 of Glass Style Magazine. “The Rising of the Crystal Equinox”, her wearable glass flower sculpture dress can be seen in the fall/2001 edition of American Style magazine, American Craft magazine, and the Glass Art Society Journal. It was on display in the Corning Museum’s art glass market from April until September 2002.
Look for her work in the soon to be published book “Glass Wonders” by Danijela Kracun, publisher Schiffer Books
She received a BFA from Alfred University.
4 years:Boston University, New York Studio School
Tanglewood Landscape painting
Commissioner Eureka Art & Culture Commission
Humboldt County Public Arts Committee Member