Susan Cohn

Record Design and Creation

SUSAN COHN has a long-standing practice working across the art-craft-design divide. She holds undergraduate and post-graduate degrees in gold and silversmithing from RMIT, has been sole director of Workshop 3000, Melbourne since 1984 and is represented by Anna Schwartz Gallery. She has exhibited extensively in Australia, including a major National Gallery of Australia touring retrospective, techno craft: the work of Susan Cohn 1980–2000. Her work is held in many collections, including all major state galleries in Australia, and the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. Cohn has won several major awards, served as President of Craft Victoria, has been inducted into the Design Institute of Australia Hall of Fame, and she was the first Australian to have work manufactured by the prestigious design company, Alessi. She also has a Doctor of Philosophy in Fine Art Theory. Cohn’s current project is an international exhibition of contemporary jewellery commissioned by the Design Museum, London, accompanied with a major book edited by Cohn and published by Rizzoli International Publications, New York.