Susanne Henry

Published: 24.05.2024


Six new pieces from the Coily Series -shown in Spruced Up exhibition at Abel Contemporary Gallery- are featured on the artist's profile.
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Susanne Henry is an American jewelry artist and metalsmith, in Chicago. She graduated from Rhode Island School of Design with a BFA in Industrial Design. Susanne works in steel, exploring material and technique, structure, form, scale, and movement. She is a self-taught artist who has exhibited in many juried and curated exhibitions, including MAD About Jewelry at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York City.


My work as a Jewelry Artist is rooted in a love for design ideals, art and fashion; and the belief in craftsmanship and focus. I frequently take on challenges, and much of what I create evolves from there. A challenge can be technical, material, or conceptual. I gravitate to working with steel, liberating me from the preciousness of traditional materials, and putting the emphasis on the art of it. Steel provides the advantages of exploration and experimentation, light weight and strength. It challenges me to create something thoughtful and compelling out of an industrial material.

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Exhibition  07 Jun 2024 - 21 Jul 2024  Susanne Henry at Spruced Up.
Exhibition  03 May 2024 - 30 Jun 2024  Susanne Henry at Radical Jewelry Makeover Chicago.
Exhibition  29 Jan 2024 - 29 Jan 2024  Earrings Galore.
Earrings Galore is a year-long juried exhibition. It began in New York City during New York City Jewelry Week in November 2023. Its home base is at the Heidi Lowe Gallery in Lewes, Delaware. The show will be in Mexico City, MX from February 7 to 11, 2024, at the Iker Ortiz Gallery in Roma Norte during  ZONAMACO - the contemporary art week of Latin America.  The show will also travel to San Diego, CA, June 5 to 8, coinciding with the annual SNAG (Society for North American Goldsmiths) Conference.
Exhibition  26 Sep 2019 - 03 Nov 2019  FLAUNT: a showcase of contemporary earrings.

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Catalogue:  WE ARE SNAG Anthology. Society of North American Goldsmiths:  Eugene,  2023
Catalogue:  WE ARE SNAG Anthology. Society of North American Goldsmiths:  Eugene,  2022
Catalogue:  WE ARE SNAG Anthology. Society of North American Goldsmiths:  Eugene,  2021
Magazine:  Metalsmith Magazine Vol. 40, No. 2. Society of North American Goldsmiths:  Eugene,  2020
Coming of Age
Article:  On Offer. Art Jewelry Forum:  San Antonio,  2020
Gallery Choice
Magazine:  Renewal in the Windy City. RISD XYZ:  Providence,  2018
Magazine:  North American Hairstyling Awards. Michael and Michael Salon/NAHA:  Chicago,  2017