Susan Hale Kemenyffy

(American, b. 1941)

 

Biography

Born, Springfield, MA, 1941 

B.F.A., Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY 

1963 Studied at The Art Student’s League, Woodstock, NY 

1963 Studied at the University of Illinois, Champaign 

1963 -1964 M.A., the University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 

1964 - 1966 M.F.A. (with honors), the University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 

1966 -1967 Married Steven Kemenyffy, 

1968 Daughter Maya born 

1970 Awarded National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship Grant 

1973, Assistant’s Grant, 1977 President Erie Art Museum 

1985-88 Chair Pennsylvania Council on the Arts

1997- 01 Chair Emeritus Pennsylvania Council on the Arts 

2001-09 Chair Advisory Council Erie Community Foundation 

2006-08 Trustee Erie Community Foundation 

2008 -2017 Member Garden Club of America / Carrie T. Watson Garden Club

COLLECTIONS (SELECTED CREDITS) The Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. Mr. Raku Kichizaemon, Kyoto, Japan The Carnegie Museum, Pittsburgh, PA The International Ceramic Museum, Kecskemet, Hungary The Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia PA The Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, NY Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati, OH Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, Irvine, CA Ubukata Industries Company, Inc., Nagoya, Japan The Kemper Insurance Company, Long Grove, IL & Osaka, Japan Rohm and Haas, Philadelphia, PA

PUBLICATIONS (SELECTED CREDITS) 'Drawing The Purpose', Essay: Landscape Drawing / Drawing Landscape, Published by Intellect Ltd., Bristol, UK 2008 'The First London Sketchbook', A melange of traveler's notations, edition 100, Gohr printing, Erie PA 2007 KEMENYFFY, 2nd Edition, an 'As You Will' presentation of the artist's drawings, 2007 Leap Frog! The Ribbitting Tale, by Vanessa Weibler Paris, ISBN 0-9709282-8-9, 2004 by the Erie Art Museum, pages 48 & 49 The Craft and Art of Clay, by Susan Peterson, Prentice Hall, Englewood Cliffs, NJ 2003, 1999, 1996, 1992 Painted Clay, Graphic Arts & the Ceramic Surface, by Paul Scott, A&C Black, England; Watson Guptill, NY 2001 Tile Heritage, A Review of American Tile History, Volume 6 #1 Winter 2000-01, 'The Making of the East High Tile Mural', Erie, PA, Pages 21-25 by Susan Kemenyffy Contemporary Ceramics, by Susan Peterson, Watson Guptill, USA, Laurence King (Thames & Hudson), Great Britain, 2000 Raku: investigations into fire, by David Jones, The Crowood Press Ltd, Ramsbury, Marlborough, Wiltshire, England, 1999 Contemporary Ceramic Tile Art, by DeBorah Goletz, Schiffer Publishing, 2000.2 March / April 2000, Page 27, Waterford, VA The International Magazine of Ceramics - Ceramic Review, 'Under Fire - a critical look at contemporary Raku & its broad international interpretations' by Nicholas Lees, London, England (Issue number 178, Page 20 & 21 July August) 1999 Surface Design, The Journal of the S. D. Association, 'Designing the World', Essay by Susan Kemenyffy, Vol. 22 No. 4 Summer 1998, Cover & Page 34 Pennsylvania Council on the Arts - Fellowship Catalogue-Introduction, by Susan Kemenyffy, Harrisburg, PA 1997, 1998, 1999

CIVIC DONATIONS (SELECTED CREDITS) 'The Traveler', public arts project, Ogunquit ME 2007 ‘The Garden of Knowledge’: Preparatory pen & ink drawings for the Harding Elementary School Foyer Floor, Erie, PA 2003 Designer: The New Garden: Trinity Center, Erie, PA 2001-2002 ‘Food in the Year 3000’: 12 mixed-media drawings (monotype, etching, fabric painting), Dining Hall, East High School, Erie, PA 2001 ‘Who are the people that create a great public education?: Life- size Figurative Drawings, studies for Raku Ceramic Mural (Entrance Foyer), East High School (Library & Main Office), Erie PA 1999

INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITIONS AND COMMISSIONS (SELECTED CREDITS) St. Joseph's Chapel, Multi wool rugs, Alexandria, Egypt 2007 The Square Root of Drawing', An international drawing invitational, Temple Bar Gallery, Dublin, Ireland 2006 'A Sense of Place', An 1800 square foot, 7 color linoleum drawing, installed as a theater foyer floor, at the Tom Ridge Environmental Center, Erie PA 2003-2006 ‘The Garden of Knowledge’, A 2300 square foot, 8 color linoleum drawing, installed as the foyer floor of Harding Elementary School, Erie, PA 2002 ‘Raku-investigations into fire’, Scottish Gallery, Edinboro, Scotland 2002; Rufford Craft Center, Nottinghamshire, England 2000 ‘Ceramics from 5 Continents’ - Exhibition from the collection of the International Ceramic Studio (Kecskemet, Hungary)’, Royal Castle - Godoll, Hungary 2000; Lerchenborg Slot - Kalundborg, Denmark 1999; Hungarian Cultural Institute, Stuttgart, Germany 1998; Hufingen, Germany 1998 ‘Pittsburgh Collects Clay’, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA 1998 ‘Keramia Fesztival’, Vigado Galeria, Budapest, Hungary 1997 ‘Nemzetkozi Szimpozium ‘97’, Tolgyfa Galeria, Budapest, Hungary 1997

WORKSHOPS / LECTURES (SELECTED CREDITS) The Potters' Council, Keynote Speaker, 'Drawing: a Life', Indianapolis, IN 2008 Loughborough University School of Art & Design, 'Drawing: As You Will', Leicestershire, UK 2007 The University of Applied Arts & Crafts, ‘The Artist & Community’, Prague, the Czech Republic 2001 The International Ceramic Studio, ‘The Artist & Community’ Kecskemet, Hungary 2001 Chatham Green: The Art of the Garden Symposium: ‘The Gardens & Sculpture of Raku Place’, Chatham College Pittsburgh, PA 2001 Tile Heritage Foundation Symposium, ‘Raku Tiles’, Raku Place McKean, PA 1999 (workshop); ‘The Making of the East High Mural’ ‘, East High School, Erie, PA (lecture) 1999 Colonial Williamsburg, the National Gardening Symposium, ‘The Gardens of Raku Place’, Williamsburg, VA 1996 Renwick Gallery of the National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. 1991

JURIED EXHIBITIONS (SELECTED CREDITS) Tracey(Contemporary Drawing Issues - Sketchbook); (5 Sketchbooks: Rome; Prague; Out & About; 8 Ways & Back; Hungary), Loughborough University School of Art & Design, Loughborough, Leicestershire, UK, 2002 (online exhibit) ‘12th San Angelo National Ceramic Competition’; San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, San Angelo, TX 1998 ‘The 4th International Ceramics Competition’, Mino, Japan 1995 ‘Erie Art Museum Annual Spring Exhibition’, Erie, PA 2003, 2002, 1994, 1990, 1986, 1980, 1973-1970 ‘Annual Exhibition, the Associated Artists of Pittsburgh’, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA 1998, 1993-1990, 1988, 1987 (Award), 1983 (Award), 1982-1978 MEMBER The American Society of Landscape Architects The Erie Art Museum The Garden Conservancy The Hardy Plant Society / Mid Atlantic Group The Nurseryman's Association of Pennsylvania The Royal Horticultural Society