Susan Low-Beer received her Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree at Mount Allison University and her Masters of Fine Arts in the United States at the Cranbrook Academy of Art with a major in painting.
She has exhibited internationally in Europe, United States, Japan and Korea, as well as nationally in both juried and invitational exhibitions and has been the recipient of numerous grants and awards.
Susan Low-Beer is represented among others, in the collections of the Museum of Civilization in Ottawa, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, the National Museum of Modern Art in Japan, and the Mint Museum of Craft and Design in North Carolina.
In 1999 she received the Saidye Bronfman Award for Excellence in the Crafts and in 2000 was inducted into the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts.
Her most recent solo show, “About Face” was at the David Kaye Gallery during February of this year.
“State of Grace”, an Installation consisting of 15 jumping children, was shown at the David Kaye Gallery in 2008 and traveled until 2011, The Clarington Art Gallery, the Clay and Glass Gallery and the Tom Thomson Art Gallery in Owen Sound. Some of the pieces traveled to Cheongu, Korea in the Canadian Crafts Federation Exhibition and to SOFA in Chicago.
“Tools for Daily Living” an installation of works on paper in combination with a found object and a clay figure, traveled from 2003-2006 and was shown at the McClure Gallery in Montreal, the Karsh Masson Gallery in Ottawa, Material Gallery in Quebec City and the Japan Foundation in Toronto.
She currently teaches and works in Toronto.