Susan Read Cronin was educated at The Madeira School in McLean, VA, and received a BA from Williams College, in Williamstown, MA, where she developed her passion for art and design. Cronin studied in the early 1990’s with renowned sculptors Jane B. Armstrong and Walter Matia. Having spent most of her artsitic career in Vermont, she has recently relocated to Santa Barbara, California.
Her show, entitled Fables, Foibles and Fairytales, has traveled to eighteen museums around the country. She has had solo exhibitions of her work at the Harrison Gallery in Williamstown, MA, The Southern Vermont Arts Center in Manchester, VT, The Carving Studio & Sculpture Center in West Rutland, VT, The Williams Club in New York City, Visions West Galleries in Denver, CO, Artisan Designs & Gallery 2 in Brattleboro, VT and Tilting at Windmills Gallery, located in Manchester, VT.
Her work has also been featured at the prestigious Copley Society of Boston, where she is a Copley Artist member, and in group shows at the National Sculpture Society based in New York City, as well as at Hunter Kirkland Contemporary in Santa Fe.
Susan Read Cronin’s bronzes are held in numerous private and public collections including The Erie Art Museum, Erie, Pennsylvania, Southern Vermont Arts Center, Manchester, Vermont, The Madeira School in McLean, Virginia, The Naples Beach Hotel and Golf Club, located in Naples, Florida, and The Williamstown Youth Center in Williamstown, Massachusetts. One of her 6′ elephants balancing on a wheel was installed in the fall of 2013 at Johnson State College in Johnson, Vermont and number two of the edition was unveiled in 2014 at the Brattleboro Retreat, in Brattleboro, Vermont. Continuing to populate the Retreat campus with elephants, last year, Cronin installed a 7′ version of “XXO” there.
She is the author of Bronze Casting in a Nutshell and currently serves as the Chair of board of The Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, Vermont.