Suzanne Head received her BFA in Drawing from the Cleveland Institute of Art in 2016 and began teaching there in 2017. With a multi-faceted approach to material and technique, she has created ambitious bodies of work in pencil, paint, clay and glass. Her drawings have shown at the Society of Illustrators in New York, NY and her glass work has exhibited at Bullseye Projects in Portland, Oregon. As a classically trained figurative artist, she explores narrative throughout these different mediums. Suzanne found glass to be a particularly motivating challenge, and moved to Seattle in 2018. There, she works with talented artists, teaches workshops, and continues to pursue her own studio practice.
Gage Academy of Art acknowledges the Coast Salish Peoples as the original inhabitants of this area and connecting waterways. We understand the land that Gage occupies is unceded territory and that today many Indigenous peoples live here and without their stewardship, we would not have access to this space. We honor the Coast Salish Peoples’ sovereignty, rights to self-determination, culture and ways of life. Since time immemorial, Indigenous peoples have called this territory their sacred land. We commit to learning, educating others and repairing the legacy of historically harmful relationships between non-Native and Native peoples in King County. In doing so, we will be honest, and recognize the experiences of Native peoples to include genocide, forced relocation, forced assimilation, and land theft. We also acknowledge Native peoples are survivors, present in today’s world, thriving. We encourage everyone here today to ask themselves: what can I do to support Indigenous communities?
In an effort to be transparent, Gage is contemplating this call to action and re-working how to best support Indigenous communities.