Teach Me Always: Susie Ganch of Radical Jewelry Makeover
In the 42nd episode of Perceived Value, host Sarah Rachel Brown has traveled to Richmond, VA with a carload of jewelry and materials for donation to Radical Jewelry Makeover. It’s the perfect opportunity to connect with artist and educator Susie Ganch, who along with Christina Miller, helped design and develop RJM.
The two women sit down to discuss Susie’s undergrad experience and how that led her to metalsmithing, what Radical Jewelry Makeover is, and why Mr. Money Moustache should all be our new friend.
Susie Ganch is an artist and educator living in Richmond, VA where she is Interim Chair for the Department of Craft/Material Studies at Virginia Commonwealth University. She received her MFA from University of Wisconsin-Madison. Part of her practice is Directing Radical Jewelry Makeover, an international jewelry mining and recycling project that continues to travel across the country and abroad. Recent solo exhibitions: How Soon is Now?, MS State University, TIED, an ArtForum Critics’ pick, Visual Arts Center, Richmond, VA, Land and Sea, Sienna Patti Contemporary, Lenox, MA. Her work has been included nationally and internationally in museum exhibitions including: Smithsonian National Museum for Women in the Arts, MFA Boston, the Design Museum, London, the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia, Ueno Royal Museum, Tokyo, Japan, Kohler Art Center, Sheboygan, WI, Milwaukee Art Museum. Public collections: LACMA, CA, Asheville Art Museum, NC, MFA Boston, Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, MA, Metal Museum, Memphis, TN, Quirk Hotel, Richmond, VA. Grants include: Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Fellowship, Peter S. Reed Foundation Grant, Theresa Pollack Fine Art Award, a VA Commission for the Arts Grant, and multiple VCU Faculty Research Grants. She is represented by Sienna Patti Contemporary Gallery.