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Susan McGilvrey

Susan McGilvrey

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Omaha , NE

Susan McGilvrey creates large-scale vessels of brightly colored earthenware with carved layers of text, flowers and attitude.  Susan McGilvrey creates small,  domestic-scale vessels in Shino-glazed stoneware and polka-dotted redware.  She sometimes just decorates paper by any means necessary.

Since accumulating an M.F.A from The Pennsylvania State University, she has maintained a studio in Benson, producing works on clay and paper that have been exhibited throughout the region.   Susan has presented larger groups of her artwork in solo shows at the Fred Simon Gallery (Nebraska Arts Council) and the Kimmel-Harding-Nelson Center as well as the Bemis “State of the Arts”  and Sheldon Art Gallery exhibitions as a recipient of the NAC Individual Artist Fellowship award. She shared the exhibition space at RNG Gallery/Dixie Quicks with James Freeman in a show titled “Elements & Principles” in September 2012 and is presently the subject of a  career-retrospective at the LUX center (to be curated by Gail Kendall).

As well as being a usual suspect in the Bemis Art Auctions, Susan has been and will be part of the group of clayworkers showing at the Florence Mill location of the Omaha North Hills Pottery Tour the first weekend in October.

In addition to making and exhibiting her own work, Susan has been an active participant in the arts community as a board member (and Queen in 1999) of the Nebraska Women’s Caucus for Art and Thirteenth Street Gallery (an artists’ collective space).  As an instructor of drawing/design, ceramics, watercolor and printmaking at a variety of our fine, local post-secondary institutions, she has attempted to teach/mentor/impose-her-reality on a wide range of students for a very, very long time.



Purchase Art by this Artist

Long Wavy Vase

Susan McGilvrey

Cookie Jar

Susan McGilvrey

Medium Pasta Bowl

Susan McGilvrey


Susan McGilvrey

Tiny Tumbler

Susan McGilvrey

Tiny Bowl

Susan McGilvrey

Exhibitions Featuring this Artist

Jim Aden
Liana Agnew
Joel Anderson
Mark Arnold
Michael Ashley
Shawn Ballarin
Green Bee
Jessica Brandl
Wes Brown
Matt Bukrey
Larry Buller
Donna Burdic
Anne Burton
Elaine Buss
Neil Celani
Austin Coudriet
Drew Curtright
Lindsey Day
Hannah Demma
Amanda Durig
Adrienne Eliades
Katelyn Farneth
Allie Feezell
PJ Hargraves
Bree Hendricks
Kees Holterman
Sarah Jentsch
Kyle Johns
Josh Knutson
Mary Koziol
Brad Krieger
Clay Leonard
Carol Long
Anika Major
Susan McGilvrey
Catie Miller
Kyle Nobles
Samantha Oliver
Sarah Olsen
Cathy Patterson
Christy Puetz
Brittany Rea
Ricardo Rodriguez
Sarah Rowe
Agnes Seebass
Sarah Shoot
Susan Stark-Johnson
Evan Stoler
Patty Talbert
Harry Tompkin
Tara Tonsor
April White
Sandra Williams
11/6/20 to 12/30/20
Multiple Mediums

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