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Suzanne Peck

Lecturer

School of Art
College of Art and Design

Suzanne Peck

Lecturer

School of Art
College of Art and Design

Education

BA, The Colorado College; MFA, Rhode Island School of Design


Areas of Expertise

Select Scholarship

Shows/Exhibits/Installations
Peck, Suzanne. Re|Verb. 6 Sep. 2019. RIT City Art Space, Rochester. Exhibit.
Peck, Suzanne. Let Them Eat Cake (exhibit), Peep Show (artwork title). 24 Oct. 2019. Baron and Ellin Gordon Gallery, Norfolk, VA. Exhibit.
Museum Collection Acquisition
Donnellan, Suzanne Peck and Karen. Blow Harder: Alternative Lexicons for the Hot Shop. Social Practice, Etymology, Language, Inkjet Print on Paper. Corning Museum of Glass. (2019).

Currently Teaching

CGLS-124
3 Credits
This open elective course will introduce students to the glass studio and to glass as a creative material. The content of the course will focus on introductory tools, techniques, and experimentation. The students will learn basic skills and safety procedures for the Hot Shop, Flame Shop, Kiln Shop, and the Cold Shop. **Fee: There is a materials fee required for this course and an additional course fee applied via SFS bill. See course notes for course fee information.**
CGLS-302
6 Credits
This course is the second of a two-semester sequence will cover intermediate glass working techniques and processes. The course will build upon previous glass working competencies and provide opportunities that introduce and investigate issues of contemporary art.. Glass will be used as a vehicle to emphasize student growth in the processes of ideation, research, experimentation and conversation in support of further developing each student’s personal making practice. ** Fee: There is a lab fee for materials required for this course**
CGLS-307
3 Credits
This hot glass course will allow students to discover and/or rediscover fundamental solid and blown techniques through a fresh lens of instruction and ideas. The cold shop will be an additional studio where students will learn to use the equipment to further their projects. Contemporary themes surrounding material experimentation, problem-solving and making a mess will be the springboards for prompted assignments. **Fee: A course fee applied via student account. **
CGLS-498
1 - 6 Credits
Glass Internship is a course that offers students the chance to take advantage of professional opportunities as they arise during their graduate studies. This course is structured on the basis of the individual student’s needs, interests and background preparation as they may be determined through faculty counseling. This course leads to the master’s thesis, proposed by the student and approved by the faculty. Registration with co-op and placement office is required.
CGLS-502
3 Credits
This course, the second of a two-semester sequence, will aid the student in finalizing the development of their capstone, a self-directed project guided is in response to the students’ research and technical needs. The student is guided by their written and verbal proposal for a cohesive body of work and required to present it in a capstone exhibition within the term. Ideas generated from topical readings and group discussion will be used to advance material comprehension and technical understanding in innovative approaches to studio practice. A chosen thematic focus relevant to issues of contemporary art will influence individual student development and the course’s conversation through various assignments and group activities. ** Fee: There is a lab fee for materials required for this course**
CGLS-530
3 Credits
This course will introduce the beginner to the glass studio and to glass as a creative material. ** Fee: There is a lab fee required for this course**
CGLS-599
1 - 6 Credits
Glass undergrad independent study will provide students with the ability to study in a specialized area with an individual faculty member. Students, with the assistance of a faculty adviser will propose a course of study. Glass undergraduate independent study students must obtain permission of an instructor and complete the Independent Study Permission Form to enroll.
CGLS-601
3 Credits
This course is designed to deepen the individual’s understanding and connection to concepts in contemporary glass and art. Course content will include a chosen thematic focus relevant to issues in the contemporary art conversation that will influence student development and the course’s conversation through various assignments and group activities. Readings, group discussion, written responses, and material research will culminate in self-directed projects based on a proposed topic of student investigation. Students will explore research themes through conversation, presentation, and workshops. Additionally, this course will host visiting artists who will contribute through lectures, studio visits and activities pertinent to their practices. This course may be retaken for credit. **Fee: There is a materials fee required for this course and an additional course fee applied via student account.**
CGLS-602
3 Credits
This course is designed to challenge the individual student’s interests, background and capabilities to support a reinvigorated approach to their thinking and making in relation to glass. Course content will include exploration of technique and experimentation through student designed and implemented skill exchanges. Glass studios will be investigated in four-week blocks. Each block will tackle a different studio/technique/material question and will be supported by studio visits, discussions, and punctuated by critique. This course will be retaken for credit and leads to the master’s thesis, proposed by the student and approved by the faculty. **Fee: There is a materials fee required for this course and an additional course fee applied via student account.**
CGLS-698
1 - 6 Credits
Glass graduate internship is a course that offers students the chance to take advantage of professional opportunities as they arise during their graduate studies. This course is structured on the basis of the individual student’s needs, interests and background preparation as they may be determined through faculty counseling. This course leads to the master’s thesis, proposed by the student and approved by the faculty.
CGLS-799
1 - 6 Credits
Glass Graduate Independent Study will provide students with the ability to study in a specialized area with an individual faculty member. Students, with the assistance of a faculty adviser, will propose a course of study. Students will produce projects specific to their proposal. **NOTE: Student must have a minimum 3.0 GPA **
CGLS-887
0 Credits
Cooperative Education will provide Glass students with hands-on experience in their field, directly related to a student’s major with an established studio or related business. Students will need to apply for co-ops, and interview as part of the selection process, based on available positions posted by the Co-op and Career Services Office, or found through the students’ own research. In programs where co-op is a degree requirement, students must obtain permission of their program or graduate director prior to enrollment. Co-ops are typically paid work experience, and can be part-time (150-479 total hours within the term), or full-time (480+ hours within the term). Co-ops may be one or two consecutive terms - fall, spring, or summer – with department permission
IDEA-705
3 Credits
The course seeks to bridge the gap between studio practice and contemporary art history. Course content will explore current work and ask questions about what is art, who is the audience, what is “our” art making practice, and how does that fit within the larger context of the current state of the global art world. How do we measure success and artistic failure? The course emphasizes observation, critical analysis, and written interpretation.
STAR-550
3 Credits
This course will focus on traditional or contemporary processes, techniques, media or materials used in the creation of artwork. Topic will be determined by faculty teaching the course. A topic course description will be published each term the course is offered. This course can be retaken but individual topics may not.
STAR-650
3 Credits
This course will focus on traditional or contemporary process, techniques, media or material used in the creation of artwork. Topic will be determined by faculty teaching the course. A topic course description will be published each term the course is offered. This course can be retaken but individual topics may not.
STAR-790
3 Credits
This is the first of two courses designed to advance a student towards completion of their thesis. Students will work independently on their approved proposal while meeting on a regular basis with their committee chair. Students are required to meet at least twice with their full committee during the semester.
STAR-890
6 Credits
For this final thesis course students continue working with their committee to evaluate work produced, and select the work to be exhibited. In addition, students will work with gallery coordinators and curators to install and exhibit their final body of work. Students are expected to defend their work to the committee through an oral defense and a written document.
STAR-892
0 Credits
The Studio Arts Continuation of Thesis course provides student additional semester(s) to complete their thesis research, project, and thesis document.

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