Professional

Education
1980 MFA, Painting/Drawing, Arizona State University
1975 BFA, Sculpture, Syracuse University
1975 BFA, Art Education, Syracuse University
1971/72 Art History/Cer/Ptg, Drw, Lakeland College, Mentor, Ohio
1970 Painting, Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, Ohio
1989-Present Participation in professional workshops, clinics, guest lecture presentations.
Teaching
2006-2015 Visual Art/Ceramics Instructor, Aldergrove Community Secondary School, Aldergrove, British Columbia
2011-12, 2014 Department Head, Aldergrove Community Secondary School, Aldergrove, BC Fine and Applied Arts Department, Aldergrove, British Columbia
1993-Present Founder, Director, Instructor Art in the Country, Aldergrove, British Columbia
1992-2006 Visual Art/Ceramics Instructor, Langley Fine Arts School, Fort Langley, British Columbia
1993-1995 Instructor (p/t) in Art Education, Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, British Columbia
1989-1993 District Art Teacher, Langley School District in Langley, British Columbia
1987-1993 Private Consultation/Instruction in Alberta and British Columbia
1980-87 StudioArt/Art Ed Instructor, University of Calgary Art Department Calgary, Alberta
1985-87 Summer Instructor, Red Deer College (Summer Series) Red Deer, Alberta
1980-81 Instructor, City of Calgary (Adult Education) in Calgary, Alberta
1976-78 Visual Art/Design Instructor, Alberta College of Art (Con.Ed) Calgary, Alberta
1975-78 Visual Art Instructor, Separate School System in Calgary, Alberta
1973-74 Visual Art Instructor, Orange Community Arts in Moreland Hills, Ohio
1972-1973 Visual Art Teacher, Jr/Sr High School, Separate School System, Calgary, Alberta
Related
2011- Present Member, Tri-City Potters Association in Port Moody, British Columbia
2014-Present Member, Aldergrove Business Association in Aldergrove, British Columbia
1989- Present Member, British Columbia Teachers Federation
2008-2010 Secretary; Board of Directors Exec., Langley Arts Council, Langley, British Columbia
2016- Present Volunteer (Rescue and Transport), Critter Care Wildlife Rescue Society
2006-2010 Member, West Coast Clay Sculptors Association Vancouver, British Columbia
1993-Present Founder, Director, Art in the Country in Aldergrove, British Columbia
1993-2004 Gallery Coordinator, Mary Pratt Gallery in the Langley Fine Arts School, Fort Langley, British Columbia
1978-1990 Guest Lecturer (Art Education and Professional Art) Conferences, Colleges, Universities and Art Associations in Ontario, Alberta and British Columbia
1985 Resident Artist, Leighton Artist Colony, Banff Centre of Fine Arts in Banff, Alberta
Selected Exhibitions
2015 FRASER VALLEY BIENNALE, Mission Arts Centre in Mission, British Columbia
2013 FRASER VALLEY BIENNALE Kariton Art Gallery in Abbotsford, British Columbia FANTASTIC FEAST Port Moody Arts Centre in Port Moody, British Columbia
2012 VARIOUS VASES Deer Lake Gallery in Burnaby, British Columbia
2011 FRASER VALLEY BIENNALE Reach Museum in Abbotsford, British Columbia
2009 GENETICALLY SPEAKING Blackberry Gallery in Vancouver, British Columbia, West Coast Clay Sculptors Association
1998-2005 Biennial Staff Exhibitions Mary Pratt Gallery of the Langley Fine Arts School, Fort Langley, British Columbia
1989 Susan Gorris: In Animal Spirit Surrey Art Gallery in Surrey, British Columbia
1983-87 Annual Faculty Exhibition, Nickle Arts Museum in the University of Calgary in Calgary, Alberta
1986 An Alternate Point of View Gulf Canada Gallery in Calgary, Alberta
1985 Susan Gorris: Recent Work Paul Kuhn Fine Arts Gallery in Calgary, Alberta
1984 Susan Gorris: Reticent Conversions James Ulrich Gallery, Calgary, Alberta
1982 Susan Gorris Recent Work Walter Phillips Gallery in Banff, Alberta Susan Gorris; Portraits James Ulrich Gallery in Calgary, Alberta
1980 Susan Gorris: Masked Marks Harry Wood Art Gallery in Tempe, Az. Photography by Sculptors Northlight Gallery in Tempe, Arizona Arizona Biennial Invitational Tucson Museum of Art in Tucson, Arizona
1979 Wood-In-Art Exhibition Matthews Art Centre in Tempe, Arizona (American Art Heritage Award)
1975 Gorris and Gogal Clouds N’ Water Gallery in Calgary, Alberta
Public Collections
Susan Gorris’ sculpture, paintings, collages and drawings are represented in numerous private collections throughout the United States and Canada.
.• Surrey Art Gallery in Surrey, British Columbia
• Alberta Art Foundation in Edmonton, Alberta
• Nova, An Alberta Corporation, Calgary, Alberta
• Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona
• The Banff Centre School of Fine Arts; Banff, Alberta
• Gulf Canada Ltd. In Calgary, Alberta
• Bank of Montreal in Calgary, Alberta
• Grande Prairie Regional College in Grande Prairie, Alberta
• Novacor Ltd. In Calgary, Alberta
• Pan Canadian Petroleum Limited in Calgary, Alberta
• Pan Pacific Development Corp. Vancouver, British Columbia
• Petro-Canada, Calgary, Alberta