The garden has been my source of inspiration for many years now, to pay homage to this I have been working on a new series of large scale glass sculptural pieces to adorn the garden. We are all constantly surrounded by something. The landscape that surrounds us shapes us and influences us as we function within it.
Born, Saskatchewan, 1959.
2002 Penland School, Penland, North Carolina, Session 4, Glass, Katherine Gray.
2000 Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Isle Maine, Session 6, Blacksmithing – Steve Yusko.
1996 Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Isle Maine, Session 6, Glass – Ruth King.
1994 Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Session 4, Glass – Karen Willenbrink/Flora Mace.
1987-1989 Sheridan College School of Craft & Design, Oakville, Ontario, Glass Major.
1989 Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, Washington. Session 1, Flora Mace/Joey Kirkpatrick – advanced glassblowing.
1989 Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, Washington. Session 2, Flora Mace/Joey Kirkpatrick, Session 3, Willy Dexter & Jim Harmon.
1984 Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, Washington. Session 2, Klaus Moje
2012 ‘Winterlude – Northern Passion’, Outdoor Sculptural installation, Ottawa, Ontario.
2011 ‘ArtPrize’, Grand Rapids Public Museum, Grand Rapids MI.
‘SOFA New York 2011 & SOFA Chicago’, Option Art.
‘Making Sense’, John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto, Ontario.
‘Prairie Scene’, Lafreniere & Pai Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario.
2012 ‘Susan Rankin:valid objects of beauty’, The Ontario Craft Council Gallery, Toronto, Ontario.
2011 ‘Susan Rankin:valid objects of beauty’, The Eslanade Arts and Heritage Centre, Medicine Hat, Alberta.
2010 ‘Susan Rankin: valid objects of beauty’, Saskatchewan Craft Council, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.
Susan Rankin: valid objects of beauty’, Art Gallery of Swift Current, Swift Current, Saskatchewan.
2010 Catalogue, ‘Studio Glass, Anna & Joe Mendel Collection’, The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts.
2009 Cinzia Corella ‘Susan Rankin Valid Objects of Beauty’, Moose Jaw Museum & Art Gallery, Moose Jaw, Sask.
Catalogue, ‘tenuous tenacity (teer & taai)’ Contemporary Canadian Glass, Glazen Huis, Flemish Centre for Contemporary Glass Art, Lommel, Belgium.
2008 Sally McCubbin, ‘A day in the life in Apsley, Ontario’, Contemporary Canadian Glass, Winter, 2007
Corning Museum, Corning, N.Y., Claridge Collection, Montréal, Québec., The Michel-Pierre Grenier Collection, Montréal, Québec. Saskatchewan Arts Board, Regina, Sask. Moose Jaw Art Museum, Moose Jaw Sask., Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba., SkyDome, Toronto, Ontario. UBS Bank (Canada), Toronto, Ontario, Department of Foreign Affairs, Government of Canada, Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal, Montréal, Quebec, Glazen Huis, Flemish Centre for Contemporary Glass Art, Lommel, Belgium