Born and raised on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, Susan Beallor-Snyder’s creative, inquisitive nature has led her to explore different mediums over the course of her life. As a young artist, her focus was black and white street photography documenting the world around her and capturing emotions in the moment.
Inspired by finding a great aunt’s collection of beads, she pursued a successful career as a classical goldsmith. Over the past 18 years, her Hand Fabricated Jewelry Designs have evolved into highly sought after striking pieces with a sculptural feel. This evolution to a more sculptural style led Beallor-Snyder to her current focus of large-scale sustainable natural manila rope forms.
These one-of-a-kind sculptures allow her to infuse simple materials with thought provoking depth and profound emotion. In addition to working as an artist, Beallor-Snyder has a background in film and television production and a passion for natural foods and holistic living. She and her husband, Stuart, have two daughters and split their time between New York and Maine.
Susan Beallor Snyder — whose work is now on view in the group exhibition “GATHERED” at The Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia — makes ambitious and compelling Manila rope reliefs that represent the culmination of a lifetime of creative impulses. First, as a photographer, then as a goldsmith, Beallor Snyder channeled her creativity into traditional… Read More
View original article at: http://www.textileartist.org/susan-beallor-snyder-interview-manila-rope-sculptures/ With well over a decade of experience in producing hand fabricated jewellery designs, Susan Beallor-Snyder is a sought-after goldsmith. As her work has continued to evolve, Susan recently shifted her focus to creating natural manila rope sculptures. Susan is also an accomplished photographer, using the Manhattan skyline as inspiration at… Read More
Susan Beallor-Snyder is a formidable artist who creates exquisite sculptures made of rope. Yes, ropewww.susanbeallorsnyder.com. Her work is rich, deep and profound and I simply love it. However, working with rope is no easy trick. Susan says it can be physically and emotionally painful, but what a result! Here’s our cool chat… “… When I… Read More
Jane Pollak’s Blog Leading Remarkable Women to Uncommon Success August 30, 2012 Susan Beallor-Snyder as seen in Buckhaven Lifestyle Magazine Photo by Robin Henson Napoleon Hill, author of Think and Grow Rich, famously said, “What the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve.” This is exactly what Susan Beallor-Snyder has done–achieved her vision. Susan… Read More
Susan Beallor-Snyder creates complex rope sculptures that invite the viewer to discover hidden worlds. To see more of her work, please visit her website. Born and raised in New York City, I have been an artist my entire life. My first love was, and still is, photography. Photographing life on the streets is one of my favorite… Read More
Beginning her artistic journey with a focus on black and white street photography, Susan Beallor-Snyder spent many years exploring different mediums and enjoyed a successful career as a classical goldsmith. Going In Circles Focused exploration led to the Atlanta-based artist’s most recent body of work, large-scale sculptures made from natural manilla rope. Inner Struggle All… Read More
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