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Curriculum Vitae
Madacsi Studios works with art service groups, interior designers, and architects; designing, collaborating, fabricating, and coordinating public and private art installations that integrate with existing or planned architecture and public interaction. We understand the value and importance of careful project oversight; managing budget restrictions and deadlines, as well as coordinating with construction managers and contractors.


Eagle Point Medical Center, MD
Group Health Associates, OK
Kaiser Permanente, VA
Kaiser Permanente, CA
Highland Park Hospital, IL
Holmes Regional Medical Center, FL
Long Island Jewish Hospital, NY
Houston Methodist Hospital, TX
SafeNet, Tulsa, OK
San Jacinto Hospital, TX
Saint Alphonsus Medical Center, ID
Victory Care Center, NY

Mohegan Sun Casino, Uncasville, CT
The HOTEL at Arundel, Hanover, MD

Luxury Living
Canvas, Hong Kong, China
Stories, Rockville, MD

Public Spaces
Baker Knapp and Tubbs, Chicago, IL
Blue Whale Bike Rack, New London, CT
Hygienic Art Park, New London, CT
US Embassy, Monrovia Liberia
Winstead Town Green, CT
Ralph Lauren, Washington, DC

Private Collections
Carliner Collection, Owing Mills, MD
Coleman Collection, San Diego, CA
Höekstra Ski Chalet, Mt. Snow, VT
Professor Hawley Collection, Boston, MA
Layton Residence, Watch Hill, RI
Meisilk Collection, Elizabethtown, NJ
Otis Collection, Hollywood, CA
(Private Collection), San Diego, CA
Randall Collection, St. Petersburg, FL
Reavis Collection, Stonington, CT
Reavis-Engel Collection, New York, NY
Rosenberg Collection, Greenvale, NY
Singmaster Collection, PA
Stone Collection, Los Angeles, CA
Thomas Swift Studio Collection, Brentwood, MD

Art for Events
Menu 53, State and Lemp, Boise, ID
One and Only, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI
Slammers in the Slam, Story Story Night, Boise, ID
Trunk Show, Wynn Resort, Las Vegas, NV


Art Collections, Inc.
Art Source LA, Inc.
Artful Home, LLC.
Artist Circle Fine Art
Canvas Art Consultants, HK
Creative Art Services, LLC.

Hammond Art Consulting
Layton Construction, LLC.
McCall Studios, LLC
J Crist Art Services, Inc.
JD Thompson and Associates
Neimann Hayden Fine Art

Select Art
Silver Chase Design
Skyline Art Services
The Art Company


2016                Alexa Rose Foundation Grant
                        Deep Relief Dry Plaster Glass Casting Grant, Penland
2014                Glass, Iron and Wood Residency, Penland
2012                Metalwerx Grant
2008                Highland Hospital Purchase Award
2007                Katherine Forest Craft Foundation Award
2006                Katherine Forest Craft Foundation Award
2005                Ferro 2005: International Blacksmithing Event for UNICEF, Vechta, Germany
                       Vermont Studio Center Grant
2004                Connecticut Artist Fellowship Award
                        Emerging Artist Award, Philadelphia Furniture and Furnishings Show, Guild
                        New England Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Program Grant
                        Vermont Studio Center Residency, Urban Artists Initiative
                        Best of Show Award, Age of Iron, Berkshire Blacksmiths
2003                 Entrepreneurial Grant, The Entrepreneurial Center and Connecticut Commission on the Arts Travel Grant- Urban
                        Artists Initiative, Apprenticed with Master Alfred Bullermann, Germany
2002                 Entrepreneurial Grant, Small Business Association, The Entrepreneurial Center and Connecticut Commission on the
                        Arts in partnership with the Institute for Community Research
                        Urban Arts Initiative Program Grant, Connecticut Commission on Art and Tourism, NEA
1999                 Penland School of Craft, fall concentration work/study scholarship

Exhibitions and Shows

2016                Alexa Rose Foundation Grant Recipient Exhibition, Rose Room, Boise, ID
                        Biennial 2016: Metalmorphosis, Bellevue Arts Museum, Bellevue, WA
2014                Considering the Kylix, Marywood University, PA
                        One and Only, Kohler Arts Center, WI
2013                Enso Art Space, ID
                       The Art of Craft: Works from North Shore University Collection of Fine American Craft, IL   
2011                Chromaphobia, David Lusk Gallery, TN
2010                Craft Forms 2010, Wayne Center for the Arts, PA, Kentucky Museum of Arts and Design,
                        KY, Museum of Arts and Science, AK
                        Iron Twenty-Ten: Contemporary Blacksmithing in the United States, Metal Museum, TN;  
                        Carbondale University, IL; Fuller Museum, MA; David Lusk Gallery, TN
                        Philadelphia Museum Craft Show, PA
                        Where Lies Beauty, Mattatuck Museum, CT
2009                Jazzfest, New Orleans, LA
2008-2009       American Craft Expo, Evanston, IL
2008                The Nature of Things, Alexey Von Schlippe Gallery of Art, Avery Point, CT
                        Diane Birdsall Gallery, Old Lyme, CT
                        Katherine Forest Foundation- Exhibition and Symposium, CT
                        Smithsonian Craft Show, Washington, DC
                        The Nature of Things, Alexi Von Schleppi Gallery, CT
2007-2008        Crafts Boston, Boston, MA
2007                 Katherine Forest Foundation- Exhibition and Symposium, CT
2006-2009        Crafts America, Washington, DC
2006                 Bloom, Brookfield Center for Crafts, CT
2005                 Kentucky Museum of Art and Design, Contemporary American Blacksmithing, KY
                        Craft USA, Silvermine Guild Galleries, CT
2004                 Arts Division Gallery, Artist Fellowship Exhibition, Connecticut Commission on Art and Tourism, CT
                        Eastern Kentucky University, ABANA National Conference Gallery, KY
                        Forging Ahead, Worchester Center For Crafts, MA
2003-2009        American Craft Council, Baltimore, MD
2003                 Mine Metal Art Gallery, Traditional/ Non-Traditional, Brooklyn, NY
                        Solo Show, Huntington House Museum, Windsor, CT
                        60th Annual Connecticut Artist’s Exhibition, The Slater Memorial Museum, CT
                        The Alexey von Schlippe Gallery of Art, University of Connecticut, Avery Point, CT
2002                Destination CT Arts: Visionary Landscapes, Bradley International Airport, CT
                        Focus on Two: Urban Artists Initiative Southeast Region Exhibition, Norwich
                        Arts Center Gallery, Norwich, CT
                        Urban Arts Initiative, Golden Street Gallery, New London, CT
                        Winter Show, Hygenic Art Park, New London, CT
2001                Botanicals, Artspace, Norwich, CT
                        Women Do Iron, Artisans Center of Virginia, Waynesboro, VA
                        BUGS! A Children’s Exhibition of Bugs in Art, Anchorage Museum of History and Art, Anchorage, AK
                        Group Show, Artspace Norwich, Norwich, CT
                        Winter Show, Hygenic Art Park, New London, CT
                        Artspace Gallery Opening (guest Artist), Norwich Arts Council, Norwich, CT
                        The Artist-Blacksmith's Association of North America (ABANA) National Conference, Member’s Gallery, Flagstaff, AZ
                        Metalbound, Independent Metal Artists, Austin, TX
1999                Art in the Garden, Women and Their Work Gallery, Austin, TX
1998                It’s About Design, Women and Their Work Gallery, Austin, TX

Gallery Representation

Barclay Gallery, Milwaukee, WI
Bellevue Museum Gallery, Bellevue, WA
Bennett Galleries, Knoxville, TN
Chasen Galleries, Richmond, VA
Chepita, Aspen, CO
David Lusk Gallery, Memphis, TN
Diane Birdsall Gallery, Old Lyme, CT
Eclipse Gallery, Bar Harbor, ME
Haven Gallery, Austin, TX
Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, Houston, TX
J. Crist Gallery, Boise, ID
Museum of Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh, PA

National Ornamental Metal Museum, Memphis, TN
Obsidian Gallery, Tucson, AZ
Perimeter Gallery, Chicago, IL
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia. PA
The Phillips Collection, Washington, DC
Princeton University, Princeton, NJ
Sibley Gallery, New Orleans, LA
Silver Fox Gallery, Hendersonville, NC
Society for Contemporary Craft, Pittsburg, PA
Syd Entel Galleries, Safety Harbor FL
Terzian Galleries, Park City, UT


Anchorage Museum of History and Art, “BUGS! A Children’s Exhibition of Bugs in Art: Exhibition Catalog, December 2001.
The Artist-Blacksmith's Association of North America (ABANA). “The Anvil’s Ring: Gallery.” Winter issue, pg. 52, 2004.
______. “The Anvil’s Ring: New Works.” Fall issue, pg. 48, 2002.
______. “The Anvil’s Ring: Gallery.” Winter issue, pg. 44-45, 2002.
______. “The Anvil’s Ring: Women Do Iron.” Fall issue, pg. 34, 2001.
CERF+. Craft New York 2014: A Show & Sale to Benefit CERF+: Exhibition Catalogue, Vol. 2, 2012.
Connecticut Commission on the Arts with Institute for Community Research. Destination Connecticut Arts: ‘Visionary Landscapes’
              Exhibition Catalogue, 2002.
DiNoto, Andrea. Reviews: Iron Twenty-Ten, Metalsmith Magazine. Vol. 33, No. 2, pg. 37, 2013.
Duncan-Aimone, Katherine. Making & Decorating Stylish Screens, Vol. 1, pg. 147, Lark Books, 2003.
The Fabricator Magazine, “Noteworthy Jobs.” November-December,  pg. 83. 2001.
Meilach, Dona Z. Ironwork: Dynamic Details, pg. 14, 111, 129. Schiffer Publishing, 2007.
______. Teapots: Makers & Collectors, pg 140, 155. Schiffer Publishing, 2005.
______. Ironwork Today: Inside & Out, pg. 76, 144, 171, 205, 220, 229, 234. Schiffer Publishing, 2006.
National Ornamental Metal Museum. Iron Twenty-Ten: Exhibition Catalogue, 2010.
Philadelphia Museum of Art. Thirty-Fifth Annual Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show: Exhibition Catalogue, Vol. 35, pg. 4, 2011.
Sikes, Toni. The Artful Home, pg. 62. Lark Books, 2007.
Uhlenbrauck, Jay. “Five Faces of Art: Exploring Artistic Possibilities.” Log Home Design Ideas Magazine, Vol. 11 No. 4, pg 4, 67-69,
            March 2004.
Wayne Art Center. CraftForms 2010: 16th International Exhibition of Contemporary Art: Exhibition Catalogue, Vol. 16, 2010.



Food and Art with Christo and Paul: Artist Susan Madacsi,
Susan Madacsi 2011 02 16,
Susan Madacsi 2011 02 17,
Working in the Studio, Layout and Forging 2011 02 13,
Multi-tasking in the studio,
Where Lies Beauty - 5/5 Susan Madacsi, Directed and photographed by Carina Rosanna Tautu,


1999                Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC, Concentration in Blacksmithing
1994                BFA Boise State University, Boise, ID, Emphasis in Sculpture, Dean’s list
1996-2000       Austin Community College, Austin, TX
1990                Institute for American Studies, Aix-en-Provence, France
                       Ecole de Beaux Arts, Aix-en-Provence, France

Professional Experience  

2009-current    Madacsi Studios, Boise, ID
2000-2009       Madacsi Metalwork, Stonington, CT
1997-2000       Metalsmith, Architects and Artisans, Austin, TX
1997-1998       Metalsmith, Mind Over Metal, Austin, TX

Professional Activities


2014                Contemporary Art Fair, NY
2013                Affordable Art Fair: NY
2006                Bloom: Brookfield Craft Center, CT
2005                FE: Hygienic Art Gallery, CT


2017-current    Alexa Rose Review Committee
2004                American Craft Council, Fitchberg Forge In


2002-2009       John C. Campbell Folk School, NC
                       New England School of Metalwork, ME
                       Brookfield Craft Center, CT
                       Austin Waldorf School, TX
                       The Steel Yard, RI
                       Southern Ohio Forge and Anvil, OH
                       New York State Designer Blacksmiths Group, NY


2001-2009       New England Blacksmiths
                       Connecticut Blacksmith Guild
                        New York State Designer Blacksmiths
1999-2009       American Craft Council
1998-2000       Texas Artist Blacksmith’s Association
1997-2008       Artist Blacksmith’s Association of North America
2015-2017       Society of North American Goldsmiths
2012-2015       Fuller Museum
2010-2013       Society of American Crafts
2015-2017       Crafthaus
2015-2016       California Blacksmith’s Association
2014-2017       Boise Art Museum
2015-2017       Seattle Metals Guild

Special Expertise

Composition and design, power hammer forging, hand forging, deep relief dry plaster casting, murrine glass


Skyline Art Services, Charles White, Hank Hancock, Melanie Schlossberg
David Lusk Gallery, David Lusk
Artists Circle Fine Art, Jack Devine, Katie Giganti
J Crist Art Services, Jacqueline Crist
Kelly Woodton Design, Kelly Woodton
Federal Realty, Richard Cataffa
Canvas Art Consultants, Hong Kong, Sarah Gordon
Silver Chase Design, Shahnaz Ghafoor
Art Collections, Shana Briggs
Wynn Resort, Steven Roberts

Updated 6.27.17