The Arcade, Weybossett Street

Suzanne Volmer


About the Artist and the Work

Suzanne Volmer is an internationally recognized artist based in Rhode Island. Her artwork is experiential and experimental in context. She is an independent artist. Professional organizations with which she is affiliated include the International Sculpture Center, NCECA, and the International Art Critics Association. She graduated form Pratt Institute and has taught at Rhode Island School of Design and been a guest artist at MassArt in Boston. Her work is exhibited in venues nationally and internationally. Her past experience includes being a preparator at Leo Castelli Gallery and working as an assistant to Mary Frank. Along with being an exhibiting artist she regularly contributes feature articles to “Artscope Magazine” a Boston-based publication with international distribution, and she writes reviews for “Sculpture” Magazine of the ISC, Washington, DC.

Exhibitions featuring artworks by sculptor Suzanne Volmer appear in Providence this March/April with the arching title of Augmented Earth. In three venues these shows coincide with the national NECA conference in Providence, RI, March 25th-28th 2015. The exhibits reach out to audiences with a dynamic that maps Providence with an experiential aesthetic. These exhibitions take place in three very different registered landmark buildings of the city and use traditional settings to amplify contemporary content. 

Suzanne Volmer’s installation High Tor is at the Westminster Street entrance of University of Rhode Island, Providence Feinstein Campus in the group exhibition: Honoring Harriet Brisson: Ceramicist–Mentor–Friend Including over 30 artists the exhibition specifically honors the unique career and contributions of Harriet Brisson. Curated by Steven Pennell it continues through March 28th and is open 9am-9pm Monday through Friday and 9am-5pm Saturday, and closed Sundays. 

Peel ‘n’ Crush is a sculpture visible in the bay window of the Handicraft Club at historic Truman Beckwith House at 42 College Street, between Rhode Island School of Design and Brown University on College Hill (near the corner of College and Benefit Streets). This is a short-term installation March 24th -April 1st, 2015. Facing the street the installation is clearly visible day and evening.