Aswoon / Susan Woods

Works between the art and design worlds, spanning each with the other, inspiring the decorative arts/functional art with pure sculpture. The design is informed by sculpture and the sculpture is enhanced by the freedom of making something concrete and usable. The studio brings experimental ideas into the formulation of fabrication as well. The approach is informed, thoughtful, communicative and playful. Working by commission, collaborating with the trade or personal client, is a natural growth of the existing work in the studio or projects that have been completed- site specific or general.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2018 – Drawing with Metal, Denise Bibro Fine Art, Chelsea, NY
1994 – Stephen Gang Gallery, Chelsea, NY
1993 – 479 Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
1981 – The Seaport Museum, Salem, MA

GALLERIES - MUSEUMS - INSTALLATIONS

& GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2018 – Out of the Closet, Denise Bibro Fine Art, Chelsea, NY
2018 – Devin/Erlikh Gallery 1st Dibs- ongoing, NYC, NY.
2017 – Newark Liberty International Airport 
2014 – Wexler Gallery, “Gallery Selects: By Design”
2012 to 2013 – Bld 92 Historical Museum of The Brooklyn Navy Yard- “Reflections on Rosie- Revolutionary Then, Revolutionary Now“- Brooklyn, NY 
2012 – The Kasher Gallery- NY, NY
2012 – Bergdorf Goodman, Loft installation- NY, NY
2012 – South Street Seaport Museum, “Made in New York”- NY, NY 
2009 – Galerie for Applied Arts- Wiesbaden, Germany
2008 up to present – The Alp Galleries- Frankfurt, Germany, ongoing representation
2008 up to present – Galerie Bausmann- Mainz, Germany, ongoing representation
2000 – Denise Bibro Gallery- NY, NY
1993 – The Jayson Gallery- Chicago, IL
1993 – The Vera Redmond Gallery- Philadelphia, PA
1992 – 479 Gallery- Philadelphia, PA
1991 – The Woodmere Museum- Philadelphia, PA
1991 – Nexus Foundation for Today’s Art- Philadelphia, PA
1985 – Now Gallery- NY, NY
1983 to 1986 – The Sculpture Center Gallery- NY, NY

EXHIBITIONS

FAIRS - ART AND DESIGN

2017 – Miami Art and Antiques Fair with the Long-Sharp Gallery- Miami, FL
2016 – Art Miami with the Long Sharp gallery- Miami, FL
2014 – SOFAexpo with the Wexler Gallery- Chicago, IL
2014 – Design Collective with the Wexler Gallery- NY, NY
2005 to 2013 yearly – International Contemporary Furniture Fair- NY, NY
2008 – IMM – Cologne, Germany
2005 to 2007 yearly- Brooklyn Designs- Brooklyn, NY
2005 to 2006 – Affordable Art Fair- NY, NY
2005 – “Semi-Permanent,” Lincoln Center- NY, NY
1994 – Art Miami International- Miami, FL
1993 – Chicago International Art Exposition- Chicago, IL

PROFESSIONAL WORK EXPERIENCE

1998 to 2019 – Sales and by commission from studio, worldwide- Brooklyn, NY
1992 to 1998 -Sales, by commission through galleries and studio- Philadelphia, PA
2008 to 2018 – Aswoon® granted certificate of registered trademark and renewed
2006 – Received U.S. Copyright Registration, numbered, on many sculptural design works
2004 to 2009 – Owned and operated Showroom/gallery- ground floor space for Aswoon®/Susan Woods  Studio DUMBO, Brooklyn, NY- designed & decorated public spaces
2004 to 2013 – Development of New Wave line: Sculpture based design made from bent poplar plywood.
Development of Spring line: Sculpture based design made from upholstery springs.
1996 to 2001 – Fabricated for designers in high end, retail display business, specializing in metal prototypes for client presentation.
1992 to 1995 – Built, operated, co-owned bronze-casting foundry- Philadelphia, PA
1998 – Art Handler, The Barnes Foundation- Philadelphia, PA
1992 – Art Handler, The Philadelphia Museum of Fine Art- Philadelphia, PA
Freelance artist/fabricator/technician/private teacher- Philadelphia, PA
1986 – Drawing instructor at New England Technical Institute-Manchester, NH
1985 – Plaster Cast restoration, The Queens Museum- NY, NY
1983 to 1986 -Freelance mold maker and caster /private teacher of mold-making- NY, NY
1981 to 1982 – Assistant to sculptor Cyril Heck, Paris, France