Susie J. Silbert is an independent curator and design historian with a background in craft and design and a passion for interpreting the built world. Her recent projects include SPRAWL, co-curated with Anna Walker at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, the catalogue to Beyond Craft: Decorative Arts from the Leatrice S. and Melvin B. Eagle Collection at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and a data-driven analysis for the New-York Historical Society in support of the exhibition The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman: Making it Modern in addition to numerous essays on artists working in glass, ceramics, wood and metal. Silbert holds a Master’s Degree in Decorative Arts, Design History and Material Culture from the Bard Graduate Center and lectures on the History of Glass at the Rhode Island School of Design. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.
“I’m very excited to be a part of this project. There’s something really refreshing about a designer using a grant to facilitate not just their own work, but also the design conversation they want to have. It’s like sculpting the world along with the work.”
Her website, susiesilbert.com, will be up soon!