191 Westminster Street, 1 & 2

Sue Freda

Copper or tin coated steel, glass, resin, and beads.

Susan Freda is a sculptor and jeweler working in RI. She received her BFA from The Rhode Island School of Design in 1996 and her MFA from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design in 2009. Inspired by RI’s textile and jewelry industries of the past, her work is informed by the intricate and handmade detail often found in lace and costume jewelry. Susan's work often incorporates industrial materials that have been utilized to approximate natural and organic systems. Her work references nests, wings, vines, arteries, scales, and neurons, while assuming fashion related forms of dresses and shoes to hybrid incarnations of plant, mineral, and animal structures.
Susan has been awarded a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant and an artist residency at the de Young Museum of San Francisco. Her work can be found in the collections of Fidelity Investments, Meditech, and Neiman Marcus, among others. Susan's shoe sculptures can be seen traveling with the Fuller Museum as well as with Craft Alliance of St. Louis, MO. Her wearable fashion pieces have recently been included on the runway in NY's Fashion Week 2010.

To learn more about the artist, please go to suefreda.com
To purchase work, please contact:
Susan Freda Studios at Gallery 4. 3848 Main Rd. Tiverton, RI 02878

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