Susan Beallor-Snyder possesses a creative, inquisitive nature that leads her to explore the world around her. A native New Yorker, she was surrounded by the sights and sounds of the city, iconic architecture and museums which launched her career as an artist through photography. Later, as a classical goldsmith, her hand-fabricated jewelry designs evolved into highly sought after striking pieces with a sculptural feel. The evolution to a more sculptural style led her to her current focus of large-scale sustainable natural manila rope forms.
Natural manila rope is a medium that fulfills her quest for expressing emotion in a visual way. Her one-of-a-kind rope sculptures utilize a simple material through which she infuses thought provoking depth and profound emotion. Weaving and knotting narratives into her pieces she uses her whole body ,and although quite physical, it is also meditative and furthers the exploratory process.
Her most recent installation, Weaving Narratives, a 10 x 8-foot natural manila rope sculpture is featured in the “Discover the World of Orchids” exhibition at the US Botanic Garden located on the grounds of the U.S. Capitol beginning February 28, 2020.
Beallor-Snyder created Love & Gratitude, a limited edition of 50 individually designed natural manila rope sculptures exclusively for CB2 (Crate & Barrel’s sister brand). She was chosen as one of the first artisans to present handcrafted artwork for a new category of the company.
The largest of Beallor-Snyder’s commissions to date is Changing Tides, A 14 x7-foot installation for the Wharf DC’s Channel Building, a luxury residence fronting the Potomac River in Washington, D.C. Changing Tides is inspired by the long and varied use of the waterfront that includes much of American history. The Wharf DC is a $2.2 billion revitalization of the Southwest Waterfront area of Washington, DC.
Beallor-Snyder exhibits include the Museum of Contemporary Art in Atlanta, Georgia / The Children’s Museum of the Arts, New York, /The Bar Harbor Historical Society, / Showhouses in Atlanta and New York. Among her editorial credits are the Huffington Post, New England Home, Buckhead Lifestyle Magazine, New York Textile Month (cover) and profiled in other decorative, design and online publications.
While at Savannah College of Art and Design, Susan Beallor-Snyder enjoyed three roles as student, patron and board member. She is most proud of Co-Founder and President Paula Wallace’s praise of her work, “Under your expert hands, ropes weave together dazzling narratives, soaring and plummeting in accordance with the ebb and flow of life itself.”
Manhattan-born and raised artist, Susan Beallor-Snyder, has made quite a name for herself appearing in both corporate and private collections throughout the United States. Her inquisitive nature has led her to explore different mediums over the course of her career, including hand-fabricated pieces and sculptures just to name a few. Beallor-Snyder uses a free-weaving technique… Read More
Susan Beallor Snyder — whose work is now on view in the group exhibition “GATHERED” at The Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia — makes ambitious and compelling Manila rope reliefs that represent the culmination of a lifetime of creative impulses. First, as a photographer, then as a goldsmith, Beallor Snyder channeled her creativity into traditional… Read More
View original article at: http://www.textileartist.org/susan-beallor-snyder-interview-manila-rope-sculptures/ With well over a decade of experience in producing hand fabricated jewellery designs, Susan Beallor-Snyder is a sought-after goldsmith. As her work has continued to evolve, Susan recently shifted her focus to creating natural manila rope sculptures. Susan is also an accomplished photographer, using the Manhattan skyline as inspiration at… Read More
Susan Beallor-Snyder is a formidable artist who creates exquisite sculptures made of rope. Yes, ropewww.susanbeallorsnyder.com. Her work is rich, deep and profound and I simply love it. However, working with rope is no easy trick. Susan says it can be physically and emotionally painful, but what a result! Here’s our cool chat… “… When I… Read More
Jane Pollak’s Blog Leading Remarkable Women to Uncommon Success August 30, 2012 Susan Beallor-Snyder as seen in Buckhaven Lifestyle Magazine Photo by Robin Henson Napoleon Hill, author of Think and Grow Rich, famously said, “What the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve.” This is exactly what Susan Beallor-Snyder has done–achieved her vision. Susan… Read More
Susan Beallor-Snyder creates complex rope sculptures that invite the viewer to discover hidden worlds. To see more of her work, please visit her website. Born and raised in New York City, I have been an artist my entire life. My first love was, and still is, photography. Photographing life on the streets is one of my favorite… Read More
Beginning her artistic journey with a focus on black and white street photography, Susan Beallor-Snyder spent many years exploring different mediums and enjoyed a successful career as a classical goldsmith. Going In Circles Focused exploration led to the Atlanta-based artist’s most recent body of work, large-scale sculptures made from natural manilla rope. Inner Struggle All… Read More
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