Susan Ewing

Office:  123 Center for Performing Arts Phone:  (513) 529-9838 Email:  ewingsr@muohio.edu

Biography

EwingSusan Ewing earned her M.F.A. with Distinction from Indiana University in 1980. She received her B.A. from Indiana in 1977 and A.A. from Stephens College in 1975. She has headed the undergraduate and graduate Metals program since 1981. From 1997-99, Ewing was a Senior Fulbright Lecturing Scholar, teaching metalsmithing at the Academy of Art, Architecture, and Design in Prague, Czech Republic. In 1999, she was a guest professor teaching an International Masterclass at the Royal College of Art, London, England.

In 1996, Ewing was awarded Miami University's highest faculty honor, the Benjamin Harrison Medallion, and the Lifetime Achievement Award from Ohio Designer Craftsmen. In 1993, President Clinton honored Ewing as one of eighty artists selected for the White House Collection of American Craft, and her work is now part of the National Archives/Clinton Presidential Library permanent collection. She has received five Ohio Arts Council Individual Artist Fellowships since 1987 and was one of four Ohio artists selected for the 1996 Ohio Arts Council/Soros Center for Contemporary Art's Czech and Ohio Visual Artist Exchange Project. Ewing's collaborations with Czech sculptor Vratislav K. Novák have resulted in two major public art commissions, including Konvergence (2003) for the Aronoff Center for the Arts, and the Crystalline Tower (2001/2005) for the Theodore M. Berry International Friendship Park, both in Cincinnati. In 2005, Ewing was commissioned to create StarLIne, a 22-foot by 30-foot stainless steel sculpture, for the new Veterans Memorial Plaza at the Voice of America Centre, West Chester, Ohio.

Miami University named Susan Ewing a Distinguished Scholar in 2002 and a Distinguished Professor of Art in 2005.

Ewing web site link: www.studiosevn.com

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