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Susan Abraham BFA

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Sculptor Susan Abraham BFA
Susan Abraham - sculpture in progress at 1st Inter

About Susan Abraham

An evolving process of carved constructions (some functional, some simply objective), Susan Abraham`s sculpture and utilitarian objects in stone express a combination of classical technique and reverence for the material with a contemporary whimsy and psychological edge. Forms and surfaces reminiscent of taut skin, pressed folds of flesh, and natural elements in motion create a framework within which the viewer can respond. Although traditionally trained in stone carving, from quarried block to fine polishing by hand through apprenticeships with Minoru Niizuma and Arturo diModica in the 1970s, and working alongside numerous artigiani in Pietrasanta, Italy throughout the 1980s, her stone sculpture and functional objects respond to the past with a 21st century sensibility. As a passionate believer and proponent of Sculpture Symposiums, she has been involved in a number of public sculpture projects, both domestically and on an international level, from 1975 through the present. From carving in the Blue Ridge Mountains of West Virginia under the auspices of the Museum Without Walls in the First International Stone Sculpture Symposium in 1975, to carving an 8` x 14` bench out of 3 pine trees in the Klakkbaken Forest in Sigtuna, Sweden in 2000, to carving a River Bedroom in marble and limestone for the City of Yonkers in the Sculpture Meadow on the Hudson in 2003, and creating a 6-ton black marble sculpture in Monterrey, Mexico at SIEMM 2007 - the opportunity and freedom to live and work onsite in the landscape with other sculptors, and interact with the public during the carving and finishing process - is a tremendous gift for any sculptor to be given. And leaving the work created for the site on the site in plain sight, is a great gift for any sculptor to be able to give back.
Sculptor Susan Abraham BFA
Susan Abraham - sculpture in progress at 5th Inter

Exhibition History of Susan Abraham

2008 Museum of Contemporary Art (MARCO), Monterrey, Mexico. Outdoor exhibition of SIEMM International Stone
2008 Sculpture Symposium, February
2005 Stanford University-Tibetan Studies Initiative - sculpture to commemorate the visit of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, Palo Alto, CA.
2005 `Monks and Nomads - A Long Journey to Tibet`, Exhibition at Smith-Andersen Editions. Palo Alto, CA
2004 Three Women Sculptors, MicroMuseum. Brooklyn, NY
2003 Inaugural Exhibition, Sculpture Meadow on the Hudson. Yonkers, NY
2003 Open Studio Exhibit. `River Bedroom` for Sculpture Meadow on the Hudson. Yonkers, NY
2000 Wood Sculpture Symposium, Sigtuna, Sweden. Public exhibition in the Klakkbaken forest.
1996 Gallery M. NYC.
1996 Invitational Group Show, Poverty Awareness Coalition, Gallery 63, Chelsea Piers. NYC
1996 International Lawyers Association. Wall Street, NYC.
1996 Studio Exhibition and Stone Carving Demonstration. 345 West 35th Street, NYC.
1995 Stone Sculpture Symposium, `Art on Main Street`, Sculpture Park. Yonkers, NY.
1995 `Take Home A Nude` art auction and benefit, New York Academy of Art. NYC
1995 Studio Exhibition and Stone Carving Demonstration. 345 West 35th Street, NYC.
1994 Gallery Juno, 3-person exhibition. Soho, NYC.
1994 Entre Libre Gallery, unique furniture and functional art. Soho, NYC.
1994 `Take Home A Nude` art auction and benefit, New York Academy of Art. Tribeca, NYC.
1993 Entre Libre Gallery, unique furniture and functional art. Soho, NYC.
1993 `Take Home A Nude` art auction and benefit, New York Academy of Art. Tribeca, NYC.
1992 Entre Libre Gallery, unique furniture and functional art. Soho, NYC.
1992 One Woman Show, Cooper Environmental Design. Jersey City, NJ.
1992 Jersey City Arts Tour. Jersey City, NJ.
1992 `Take Home A Nude` art auction and benefit, New York Academy of Art. Tribeca, NYC.
1991 One Woman Show, Cooper Environmental Design. Jersey City, NJ.
1991 Metropolitan Design Center (MDC) - unique tables exhibit. NYC.
1991 `Birthright` - Curated invitational exhibition, Lever House. NYC.
1990 One Woman Show - 99 Spring Street. Soho, NYC.
1990 Invitational Exhibit - Art Education for the Blind, Puck Building. NYC.
1989 One Woman Show - Nishi Noho, NYC.
1989 One Woman Show - 99 Spring Street. Soho, NYC.
1988 Invitational Exhibit - Exit Art. Soho, NYC.
1988 Invitational Exhibit - Walden International Gallery. NYC.
1987 Group Show - Lavaggi Gallery. Soho, NYC.
1987 Inaugural Exhibit - Innervisions of Georgetown. Washington, DC.
1987 Group Show - Stone Sculpture Society, Blue Hill Cultural Center. Pearl River, NY.
1987 Judy Rottenberg Gallery. Boston, MA.
1986 One Woman Show, Nishi Noho. NYC.
1986 Group Show - Lavaggi Gallery. Soho, NYC.
1986 Group Show - Lever House. New York, NY.
1986 Invitational Exhibit - Walden International Gallery. NYC.
1985 One Woman Show - Nelson Gallery. Englewood Cliffs, NJ.
1985 Warner Communications Gallery - Rockefeller Center, NYC.
1985 The Silo Gallery - Invitational Exhibit. Old Milford, CT.
1983 One Woman Show - West 54th Street, NYC.
1983 Warner Communications Gallery - Rockefeller Center, NYC.
1982 American Standards Gallery, NYC.
1981 Lever House, NYC.
1981 Citibank, NA Gallery - NYC.
1981 American Standards Gallery, NYC.
1980 Elaine Benson Gallery - Bridgehampton, Long Island.
1979 Group Show - Lever House, NYC.
1978 WomanArt Gallery - New York, NY.

Susan Abraham meeting The Dalai Lama 2005 to prese

Biography / CV of Susan Abraham

SUSAN ABRAHAM
Stone Sculptor

EXPERIENCE and SYMPOSIA

2008 5th International Stone Sculpture Symposium - Balatonfured, Hungary. Carved a 1, 000 lb block of Croatian limestone over a 12-day period near Lake Balaton, 1 meter x 80 cm x 60 cm.
2007 SIEMM - International Stone Sculpture Symposium in Monterrey Marble. Carved a 6-ton block of black marble, 1 meter x 2 meters x 1 meter in Huasteca mountains, Nueva Leon, Mexico, October, 2007. Sculpture exhibited in Museum of Contemporary Art, Monterrey, Mexico.
2005 Commission to create a stone sculpture in honor of the 14th Dalai Lama`s visit to Stanford University.
2003 `River Bedroom` - Site specific installation, Sculpture Meadow on the Hudson, for the City of Yonkers.
`River Bed`, `Endtable Embankments`, and walk-through `Wave Mirror`, marble and limestone. Yonkers, NY.
2000 International Wood Sculpture Symposium, Sigtuna, Sweden. Carved a 14`x8` sculpture/bench in pine, Klakbakken Forest, Sigtuna, Sweden. Purchased by the Hotelkristina Conference Center, Sweden, as a public sculpture in the environment.
1995-96 Guest Instructor - Stone Carving. School of Visual Arts, NYC.
1995 Stone Sculpture Symposium `Art on Main Street` - Yonkers, NY, H.U.D. grant. Created a 13-foot limestone and slate sculpture/bench on the Hudson Riverfront. Instructed participating inner city high school students in stone carving.
1990-94 Special Guest Lecturer - Graduate School of Figurative Art, New York Academy of Art, NYC. `Stone Carving - Method, Magic and Marble`.
1990 Stone Carving Instructor - Five Towns Music and Art Foundation, Hewlett, LI.
1989 Marble Restoration - Victor Carle Antiques, NYC; St. Patrick`s Cathedral, The Lady Chapel, NYC; Bethesda
Fountain Restoration Project, Central Park, NYC.
1988 Initiated, organized and participant in three-day symposium carving local stone in Woodstock, NY.
1983-1995 Established a studio workspace in Pietrasanta, Italy.
1977 Assistant to sculptor Arturo di Modica, NYC.
1976 Guest of International Stone Sculpture Symposium, Baltimore, MD. Completed a marble sculpture in an urban environment.
1975 Participant in First International Stone Sculpture Symposium, Harper`s Ferry, W VA, sponsored by Museum Without Walls. Completed an environmental 1-1/2 ton marble sculpture in the Blue Ridge Mountains.
1975-77 Assistant to sculptor Minoru Niizuma, NYC.

SUSAN ABRAHAM
Stone Sculptor

Professional Affiliations
Organization of Independent Artists
The Poverty Awareness Coalition
Stone Sculpture Society of New York (one of the founding members, 1976-1986)

Symposiums

2010 - International Stone Sculpture Symposium in granite, Andres Art Institute, New Hampshire, September-October 2010.
2008 - 5th International Sculpture Symposium, Balatonfured, Hungary.
2007 - SIEMM 1st International Sculpture Symposium in Monterrey Marble, Monterrey, Mexico.
2005 - Sculpture Meadow on the Hudson, Yonkers, NY
2001 - International Wood Symposium, Sigtuna, Sweden.
1995 - Art on Main Street, Yonkers, NY.
1985 - 3-Day Stone Sculpture Symposium, Woodstock, NY
1975 - First International Stone Sculpture Symposium, Harper`s Ferry, West Virginia.

Acquisitions / Collections of work by Susan Abraham

COLLECTIONS:
Public
Balatonfured, Hungary
Stanford University, Buddhist Center - Palo Alto, CA
Sculpture Meadow on the Hudson - Yonkers, NY
Hotelkristina Conference Center - Sigtuna, Sweden
Bank of Hiroshima - Wall Street, NY
American Standards Executive Board Room - NYC
Sekido Kiko Manufacturing Company - Nagoya, Japan
Gravesite Sculptures - Central Cemetery, Patchogue, LI
West 54th Street Corp Lobby - NYC
Buitoni Company - NJ
Dugan Advertising Agency - PA
Schacter and Schacter, Esqs., - MI
Psychotherapy Center and Cosmetic Surgery - Roxbury, MA
Morrison and Morrison, Esqs. - NYC

Private
Hungary, Japan, Italy, Sweden, New York City, New York State, Long Island, Westchester, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Michigan, Connecticut, California, and Canada.

Public Works of Susan Abraham

2003 - Sculpture Meadow on the Hudson, Yonkers, NY. River Bedroom with River Bed, Endtable Embankments, and Walk-Through Mirror - Marble and Limestone.

Qualifications / Education of Susan Abraham

EDUCATION:
1976-78 Post Graduate Special Student - Sculpture. Columbia University, NYC.
1975 BFA cum laude - Program in the Arts-Sculpture. Barnard College, Columbia University, NYC.

Publications / Media / Bibliography of Susan Abraham

Publications
New York Times (Sunday, August 4, 2002)
The Journal (Westchester)
The Resident (Westchester)
New York University College of Dentistry publications:
Nexus Magazine (2005)
Nexus Magazine (2003) Issue on Aesthetics.
Nexus Magazine (2002)
Nexus Magazine (2001)
ArtSpeak

Teaching Experience

1995-96 Guest Instructor - Stone Carving. School of Visual Arts, NYC.
1995 Stone Sculpture Symposium `Art on Main Street` - Yonkers, NY, H.U.D. grant. Created a 13-foot limestone and
slate sculpture/bench on the Hudson Riverfront. Instructed participating inner city high school students in stone
carving.
1990-94 Special Guest Lecturer - Graduate School of Figurative Art, New York Academy of Art, NYC. `Stone Carving - Method, Magic and Marble`.
1990 Stone Carving Instructor - Five Towns Music and Art Foundation, Hewlett, LI.

Influences / Inspiration of Susan Abraham

Maya Lin, Louise Bourgeouis, Isamu Noguchi

Price Range of Work

Susan Abraham's work has a price range from £700 to £4,167

Mediums utilised

Susan Abraham's work is found in the following materials:

Artwork Categorised

Susan Abraham's work is found in the following categories on site:
Abstract Modern Contemporary Avant Garde Sculptures Statues statuettes figurines statuary both Indoor Or outside (4)
Minimalist Understated Abstract Contemporary Sculpture statuary statuettes (4)
Indoor Inside Interior Abstract Contemporary Modern Sculpture / statue / statuette / figurine (4)
Carved Abstract Contemporary Modern sculpture statue carving (3)
Modern Abstract Contemporary Avant Garde Sculptures or Statues or statuettes or statuary (3)
Abstract Contemporary or Modern Outdoor Outside Exterior Garden / Yard Sculptures Statues statuary (3)
Organic / Abstract Sculpture (2)
Carved Stone, Marble, Alabaster, Soap Stone Granite Lime stone (2)
Cloud, Breeze, Wave and Wind Sculptures (2)
Objects of desire Sculptures
Garden Or Yard / Outside and Outdoor Sculptures
Surrealist Sculpture
Public Art Sculpture
Carved or Carving sculpture
Abstract Contemporary or Modern Large Public Art sculpture Statues statuary
Small / Little Abstract Contemporary Sculptures / Statues
Interior, Indoors, Inside Sculpture
Monumental Sculptures
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