Suzanne Reese Horvitz
8 Glass Pages, silk screened, painted and gilded, steel structure by Robert Roesch, 28 x 18 x 13 inches. $2000
My love of words and the narrative in art, leads me to design my work as book pieces. My artwork is done by Reverse painting, silk screen Sand blasting and gilding on glass or aluminum sheets. I aim for a visual weaving of images and text, and the merging of disparate imagery. I turn the ideas that occupy my interest into metaphors, myths and stories. I’m interested in the extraordinary â€“connected twins, sirens, the Vampire, and the vamp of her high heel shoes. I use glass and gilded metallic surfaces to symbolize dreams and the world in the wrong side of the mirror.
Born in Philadelphia, PA, Horvitz, was Executive Director from 1976 to 1997 and Founder of NEXUS/Foundation For Todayâ€™s Art. Horvitz collaborates with her partner Robert Roesch on large-scale public and corporate art projects. Horvitz has received several fellowships from PAâ€™ Council on the Arts, Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, grants from National Endowment for the Arts and a Masterworks Fellowship from The Center For Creative Glass. She had a one-person exhibition at the Gulbenkian Museum, Portugal. She has had one -person exhibitions and is in the permanent collections of the Fyns Kunstmuseum, Denmark, Utah Museum, Museum of Greater Victoria, and MusĂ©e Dâ€™Art Contemporain in France. Her work has also been exhibited in and is in the permanent collection of the MusĂ©e dâ€™Art Moderne, Paris, Corning Museum, Museum of American Glass, and Glasmuseum, Denmark. Horvitz has had exhibitions of her artwork in South America, the Far East and the Middle East. She was awarded a Specialist Fulbright Award to represent USA at the Baku Biennial in 2009.