Susan Siefer - Bio
Susan Siefer grew up in Detroit Michigan. She received her BA, Fine Arts and MFA in Textile Arts and Weaving from Wayne State University. Influenced by Lenore Tawney and Magdelena Abakanowicz, Susan’s work as a sculptural weaver was widely received. She was active in the Detroit Cass Corridor artist community and exhibited at Willis Gallery, Detroit Institute of Arts, Macomb College Gallery, Detroit Artist market, Midland Art Center. She was a Ford Foundation Grant recipient and an instructor on the college and adult education level.
Upon relocating to the Boston area in 1978, Susan attended Massachusetts College of Art in painting and graphic design. She was a member of a cooperative artist studio in Brookline, MA and continued showing her work in the Boston area. For 20 years, Susan was sought out as a surface designer specializing in decorative and venetian plasters. She has received prominent commissions in the retail, residential and commercial sector throughout the New England area. An influential painting trip to Morocco in 2014 encouraged Susan to return to her studio practice full time.
Susan has attended many workshops and art related travels. She was an accepted artist resident at Green Olive Artist Residency in Tetouan, Morocco in June/July 2019 where she expanded her art making. Susan is an initiated member of the National Association of Women Artists (NAWA).
Susan has exhibited widely in juried group shows around New England. She continues her travels and her daily painting practice at her artist studio at the Waltham Mills Building in Waltham MA. Susan currently lives in Waltham.