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Susan Byrnes

Visual Arts, Sculpture, Photography, & Multimedia Installation
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Susan Byrnes is a visual artist whose work includes sculpture, multimedia installation, radio broadcasts, arts-based writing, and curatorial projects.

Her art has been exhibited in galleries and museums throughout the Midwest, including The Korean Cultural Center of Chicago, the Woman Made Gallery in Chicago, the Sculpture Center in Cleveland, the Weston Gallery in Cincinnati, the Dayton Art Institute, the University of Minnesota’s Nash Gallery in Minneapolis, 516 Arts in Albuquerque, NM and the Amarillo Museum of Art in Texas. Susan is the recipient of a Yeck Teaching Fellowship from the Dayton Art Institute, a Cincinnati Art Ambassador Fellowship, and a Montgomery County Arts and Culture District Award. She has been a teaching artist in residence through the Ohio Arts Council, at Kennedy Heights Arts Center in Cincinnati, and at Interlochen Arts Academy in Michigan. She earned her MFA in sculpture from Eastern Michigan University and a BFA in photography from Syracuse University. She has pursued additional training at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts and in integrated arts education at the Harvard Project Zero Classroom.

In her work as a teaching artist she specializes in creating projects that relate specifically to the residency site and/or group. Previous residency projects have included site specific sculptures as well as multimedia installations. The process of planning and collaboration with school and community is very important to her, as is integrating the arts with other subject areas, such as art and science, art and language arts, or art and social studies. Susan resides in Cincinnati, OH.

The award of this badge shows that the artist participated in a two-day workshop at the Center for Arts-Inspired Learning that focused on understanding arts integration, domains of youth development, behavior management, academic and fine arts standards, outcomes and indicators, and learning strategies and activities. The earner developed a program plan to apply these concepts in their work with students, earning a score of 75% or greater related to specific scoring criteria.

Grade Levels/Age Groups

  • PreK
  • Grades 1-3
  • Grades 4-5
  • Grades 6-8
  • Grades 9-12
  • Young Adult
  • Adult
  • Senior

Facilities and Resources Required

  • Audio System
  • Electrical Outlets
  • Table(s)
  • Chairs
  • Sink/Water
  • Digital Projector

Organizational Involvement


Upon request




















Images courtesy of the teaching artist