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Draga Šušanj


Hive Culture: Captivated by the Honeybee
Glyndor Gallery | September 13 – December 1, 2011

Honeycombed comprises numerous hexagonal glass units that correspond to the structure of the hive. Draga Šušanj produced these units during a three-month fellowship at the Creative Glass Center of America in Millville, NJ, in the summer of 2010. There she explored the similarity between the viscosity of glass and honey through casting. For the past three years, she has been fascinated by the behavior and architecture of bees. In addition to this project, her site-specific installation Swarming is on view this year at the Prudential Building in Chicago, IL.

Šušanj had a solo exhibition at the Consulate General of the Republic of Serbia in New York last fall. She is a recipient of the Abbey Mural Fellowship and the Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant. She has participated at the Djerassi Resident Artist Program, Woodside, CA, and the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Skowhegan, ME. She earned an MFA from New York State College of Ceramics and a BFA from the School of the Art Institute in Chicago.


Honeycombed, 2010

Honeycombed, 2010
Dimensions variable
Courtesy of the artist

The Arts at Wave Hill are supported by the Lily Auchincloss Foundation, Inc.; Michael J. Shannon; Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation; the National Endowment for the Arts; New York City Department of Cultural Affairs; New York Community Trust Edward and Sally Van Lier Fund; New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; The Pollock-Krasner Foundation; The Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation; and by the Cathy and Stephen Weinroth Commissioning Fund for the Arts.