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Indoor Project Installations

Henry DeFord Gallery, Long Island City, NY, May - July 2009

Trans-Positions: Along the Queensboro Bridge - Contemporary Art Production Bridging the Boroughs, curated by Judith Tolnick Champa for LICArtists, Inc.

Suspended Topography: a sculpture installation made of aluminum and silk - an abstract exploration of the East River, Manhattan and Queens that references the cultural diversity of Queens. A special group exhibition across five venues in Long Island City, Queens, (marking the centennial of the Queensboro Bridge).

Outdoor Project Installations

Aquatic, GASP Gallery-Courtyard Space, Brookline, MA September-October 2007. (The Zildjian Cymbal Company participated in the development of this project by providing the cymbals which are a key component of this mixed-media sculpture.
Materials list: various metals including bronze, stone, paint (including holographic paint), neon lighting and mechanical kinetic elements that activate sound)
Video Link to Aquatic

Solo Exhibitions

  • Newport Art Museum, Newport, RI; June-July, 1996
  • Hydrangea House Gallery, Newport, RI, November, 1992

Selected Group Exhibitions

  • Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, September 2009
    ReIGNITE Symposium: Alumni Exhibition
  • MPG Contemporary, Boston, MA, June-July, 2008
    Ten Years of (some of) the Gallery's Best ART
  • GASP Gallery, Brookline, MA, September-October 2007
    Abstraction Updated, curated by Alicia Faxon.
  • MPG Contemporary, Boston, MA, October 2006
    The Odd and The Wonderful
  • Providence Art Club, Providence, RI; March 2006
    8th Annual Fidelity Investments Ceramics and Jewelry Juried Exhibition
  • Providence Art Club, Providence, RI; February 2005 microWORKS
  • Providence Art Club, Providence, RI; December 2005
    Little Picture Show
  • University of Rhode Island, Kingstown, RI; June-September, 2005
    Speaking Volumes, curated by Judith Tolnick-Champa. (brochure)
  • Providence Art Club, Providence, RI; February, 2005
    Weighted Space, curated by Lauren Cicione and Catherine Hamilton.
  • Providence Art Club, Providence, RI; January, 2005
  • Providence Art Club, Providence, RI; December, 2004
    Little Picture Show
  • Cervini Haas Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ; October, 2004
  • Cervini Haas Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ; April-May, 2004
  • Galerie OrtillÚs-Fourcat, Paris, France; September, 1999
    Hydrangea House Gallery, Newport, RI; October, 1993 Dealer's Choice
  • Woods-Gerry Gallery, Providence, RI; June, 1989
    RISD Faculty Exhibition
  • Mannheim Museum, Germany; January-March, 1989
    Elisabeth Schneider Preis
  • Galerie Schneider, Freiburg, Germany; September-December, 1988
    Die Skulptur Aus Ton (catalog)
  • Newport Art Museum, Newport, RI; October-December, 1988
    Today's Artisan: The Art of Craft
  • Warwick Museum, Warwick, RI; October, 1988
    Feeling is Believing
  • Woods-Gerry Gallery, Providence, RI; June 1988
    RISD Faculty Exhibition
  • Twining Gallery, New York, NY; June, 1987
    The Ritual Vessel
  • Fast Forward, New York, NY; June, 1986
    Inaugural Exhibition
  • The South County Art Association, Kingston, RI; May, 1985
    Rhode Island Earth Work
  • The Cayman Gallery, New York, NY; January, 1984
    Pratt Alumni Exhibition
  • Art Association of Newport, RI; 1982
    The Great American Bowl
  • Taft College of Art, Downey Museum of Art, Downey, CA; 1981
    Vessels Aesthetic
  • Clayworks, New York, NY; 1981
    New York State - New Clay Talent
  • Marietta College Craft National, Marietta, OH; 1980 (catalog)

Exhibition Reviews / Mentions

  • Queens Chronicle, "bridging Rivers, bridging cultures", written by Willow Belden, June 4, 2009
  • 460 Broadway, A New York Drawing Collection at Work, 1991-1996, edited by Amy Eshoo, Yale University Press, 2008
  • Artscope Magazine, "Abstraction Updated" (Suzanne Volmer studio visit and GASP Gallery preview), written by Matt Griffin, September-October, 20007
  • Pilgrims and Pioneers, edited by Alicia Faxon and Sylvia Moore, Mid-March Art Press, New York, 2006 edition.
  • The Providence Journal, "Fine Showings by Local Talent in Newport and Providence", written by Bill VanSiclen, March 30- April 2, 2006
  • Art New England - Spotlight Reviews - Rhode Island, "Speaking Volumes", written by Cynthia Farnell, October-November, 2005
  • Mercury, Arts-"Lots to say, many ways to say it- Speaking Volumes", written by Cynthia Farnell, September 15, 2005
  • The New York Times, "Datebook"- Providence, Art-Speaking Volumes (Listed), July 29, 2005
  • The Providence Journal, "Contemporary Narrative Works are Intriguing, if Obscure", review by Bill Van Siclen, July 14, 2005
  • South County Independent, "URI is Speaking Volumes in Latest Exhibition", review written by Doug Norris, June 30, 2005
  • The New York Times, "Datebook"- Providence, Art- Speaking Volumes (listed), June 24, 2005
  • Art New England, Regional Reviews, "Weighted Space", written by Alicia Faxon, June-July, 2005
  • The Providence Journal, "A Show of Gravity", review by Bill Van Siclen, January, 2005
  • Art New England, Newport Art Museum / Newport, "Suzanne Volmer: Sculpture and Related Drawings", review by Alicia Faxon; October-November, 1996
  • Newport This Week, "Process & Duality", review written by Dan Powell; June 20, 1996
  • The Providence Journal, review by Bill Van Siclen; July 12, 1996
  • Ceramics Monthly, "Upfront"; March, 1993
  • Newport This Week, November 5, 1992
  • The Providence Journal, October, 1988
  • The Providence Journal, April, 1982
  • Ceramics Monthly, February 1, 1981


  • Faxon Collection, Jamaica Plain, MA
  • Kramarsky Collection New York, NY: AboutDrawing
  • Lapidus Collection, Brooklyn Heights, NY
  • Levin/Lowe Collection, New York, NY
  • Pollock Gallery, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX

Honors and Awards

  • An exhibition preview of Ms. Volmer's one-person show at Newport Art Museum was among scheduled events for the International Sculpture Center Conference, June, 1996.
  • Documentation of Ms. Volmer's sculpture traveled to Japan as part of an international exchange Project about outstanding women artists from Japan and the United States using ceramics --project by Donna Nichols, 1995
  • First Prize, Juried Senior Fine Arts Show, Pratt Institute, 1979


  • Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA, 1995-1996

Selected Related Experience

Suzanne Volmer wrote art criticism for Arts Magazine in New York, and continues to write for various publications. She was a preparator at Leo Castelli Gallery and Charles Cowles Gallery, and was an assistant to various artists including Mary Frank. She has taught at Rhode Island School of Design and has experience in art consultation, and public relations.



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