Preserving the artist's heritage

Suzanne Reese Horvitz

Interviewed in 2005
Sponsored by Drexel University
Ashley McDonald and Rosie Scandurra, Interns
Casey de Pont, Videographer
Lydia Hunn, Advisor

Artist's Statement:
I have moved from painting on canvas to glass and metal. This has led me to artist’s books and 3-D collaborations with my husband, sculptor Robert Roesch. I work in the Symbolist Tradition using dream landscapes, myths and high heel shoe imagery. Recent work explores Mirror Images, Twins, Disguise, and Deception.

Selected Collections:
- Musee d’Art Moderne, Paris, France
- Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria, Egypt
- Corning Museum of Glass, Corning NY
- Utah Museum of Fine Art, Salt Lake City UT
- Harbiye Sanat, Istanbul Turkey
- Musee d’Art Contemporain, Chamalieres, France
- Alexander Brest Museum, Jacksonville FL
- Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, BC, Canada
- McAllen International Museum, Texas
- Fyns Kunstmuseum, Odense, Denmark
- Museum of American Glass, Millville NJ
- Glasmuseum, Ebeltoft, Denmark
- Southern Alleghenies Museum, Loretto PA

Artist’s Books in Museum Collections:
- Libraire a Bibliopolis, Montreal, Canada
- National Museum Women in the Arts, Washington DC
- Yale University, New Haven CT
- Sackner Collection of Concrete Poetry, Miami Beach FL

Solo Exhibitions:
- Moon Gallery, Georgia, 2002
- American Cultural Center, Alexandria, Egypt, 2001
- Shabani, Syria: represented USA in International Biennale 2000
- Gallery Amar, Latakia, Syria, 2000
- Nexus Gallery, Philadelphia, 1997,1983, 1981
- Kunstazaal Marktzeventien, Enschede, Holland, Installation, 1994
- Mangel Gallery, Philadelphia, 1993, 1989, 1987, 1984
- Centre d’Art Contemporain, Niort, France, 1991
- Fyns Kunst Museum, Odense, Denmark, 1991
- Centro de Arte Moderna, Gulbenkian Museum, Lisbon, Portugal
- Musee d’Art Contemporain, Chamalieres, France, 1990

Professional Awards:
- Elected Distinguished Daughter of Pennsylvania, 2003
- Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Travel Grant to Egypt, 2000
- NEA Project Grant for Internet Art Program, 1999
- Pew Initiative Travel Grant, 1998
- Leeway Foundation: Honorable Mention: Women Painters, 1994
- Pennsylvania Council on the Arts/Fellowship-Collaborations, 1993
- Mid-Atlantic/Virginia Fellowship, 1992
- Masterworks Fellowship, CGCA, Glass Museum, NJ, 1990
- Pennsylvania Council on the Arts: Fellowship in Painting, 1985
- NEA Project Grant, University City Science Center, Philadelphia, 1984
- NEA Project Grant for Bookworks, 1982
- Fulbright Award: Senior Specialist

Professional Experience:
- Curator of the USA Pavilion: Artists’ Book Biennale, Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Egypt, 2004, Lecture and workshop series
- Executive Director & Founding Trustee, Nexus Gallery/Foundation for Today’s Art, Philadelphia, 1982-1997
- Co-Director, Synapse Visual Art Press, Philadelphia, 1980-present
- Director, Internet Art, University City Science Center, Philadelphia, 2001
- USA Cultural Specialist, Alexandria & Cairo, Egypt, 1998-2001
- Mayor’s Art & Culture Council, Philadelphia, 1996-1999
- Cultural Specialist, US State Department, NEA funded: Syria 1997 and 1999, Argentina 1997, Ecuador 1996, Burma 1992

- University of the Arts, Philadelphia, MA 1972; BFA 1960
- Columbia University, New York, D.Ed. Fine Arts, 1977

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