Susie Benes is a contemporary sculptor who has a particular affinity for horses. Originally from Toronto, Ontario, Susie has lived in the Czech Republic and England, where she completed a master’s degree in the history of art from the University of Oxford.
Her education has given her work a strong theoretical and conceptual foundation, but her technique is almost entirely self-taught. It has taken her many years to develop her unique style.
Susie has experience in a wide range of mediums, and currently works with air dry clay, ceramic, and paper, often mixing mediums to take advantage of each media’s strengths. By consistently pushing the boundaries of materials, she creates richly layered sculptures that can both challenge and delight the viewer.