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Susie Ganch is an associate professor and head of the Metals Program at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia. She is also the director of Radical Jewelry Makeover, an international traveling community jewelry mining and recycling project that was recently hosted by the Wheelwright Museum (in Santa Fe), Queensland College of Art Griffith University, and Artisan Gallery (in Brisbane).
Solo exhibitions include Velvet da Vinci, University of Wyoming-Laramie, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, and Quirk Gallery, Richmond, VA. Group exhibitions include Unexpected Pleasures (Design Museum, London, and the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne); Heat Exchange (Shemer Art Center and Museum, Phoenix, and Kunstmuseen der Stadt Erfurt, Galerie Waidspeicher im Kulturhof Krönbacken, Erfurt, Germany); Surface and Substance (Contemporary Applied Arts and Electrum Gallery, London, and Ruthin Craft Centre, Wales); and Evolution and Imagination (Cameron Museum, North Carolina).
Collections include the Asheville Art Museum.
Ganch is a recent recipient of the Theresa Pollack Fine Art Award, a VA Commission for the Arts grant, and multiple Virginia Commonwealth University faculty research Grants.
Publications include Metalsmith magazine (2008, cover article), The Compendium Finale of Contemporary Jewellry Makers, and Bijoux. Illustration et Design.
Ganch is represented by the Velvet da Vinci gallery in San Francisco; Sienna Gallery in Lenox, Massachusetts; and Quirk Gallery in Richmond, Virginia.