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Susan Falkman began carving marble on the Greek island of Naxos in 1972. She carved there for five years before moving to Carrara, Italy, to continue her artistic development for eight more years. Since 1989, she has worked from her studio in Mequon, Wisconsin. Her work has been shown in galleries in Athens, Carrara, Milan, Chicago, Palm Springs, Indianapolis and Milwaukee.
Her exhibition “Body Memories”, an exploration of breast cancer in marble has been shown in art centers in the Midwest. She is included in “Contemporary American Women Sculptors”, and Who””s Who in America, 2002.
A 40-foot high, deep relief, limestone carving is the focal point at the Wilson Center for the Arts in Brookfield, Wisconsin. At the Boerner Botanical Gardens in Milwaukee, Susan has carved a site specific sculpture, composed of eight two ton, limestone carvings. In Madison, a three part sculpture can be found at the University of Wisconsinâ€™s Botanical Garden. She has installed a number of other large scale public sculptures. Most recently she installed a 50 ton 2 part red granite sculpture for a Leed’s building in Superior, WI.
Ms. Falkman has taught stone carving at the Carving Studio in West Rutland, Vermont, The Lincoln Center for the Arts, in Milwaukee, at the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design and Cardinal Stritch University. Her sculptures can be found In collections in France, Germany, Greece, Australia, Italy and in the United States.