Susan Schelle was born in Hamilton Ontario, and currently lives and works in Toronto. She is an Associate Professor, in Visual Studies, Department of Art, University of Toronto. Working with sculpture and photography, Ms. Schelle is interested in the "manipulation of the familiar: images that deal with the phenomenon of the physical world and the customs of a particular time and place". She has completed a number of public art commissions, notably "salmon run" The Rogers Center Toronto. "passage" York University Toronto and "laws of nature" Court House Square Park, Toronto, Ont. She has shown both nationally and internationally including The Cenci Gallery, Rome, Italy and The Freedman Gallery Albright College, Reading Pennsylvania Her work resides in the collections of Air Canada, The Art Gallery of Ontario, The Art Gallery of Hamilton, The Winnipeg Art Gallery, The Vancouver Art Gallery, and The National Gallery of Canada. In addition to her own work, Ms. Schelle has collaborated with Mark Gomes on several Public Commissions, most recently "jetstream" Terminal One, Pearson International Airport, Toronto.
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