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Biography: Susie J. Silbert

Susie J. Silbert
Curator of Postwar & Contemporary Glass

Susie J. Silbert is the curator of postwar and contemporary glass at The Corning Museum of Glass. Her curatorial practice is expansive, constantly seeking to broaden the definitions of what the material of glass is and can be, with the goal of making the Museum collection reflective of the breadth of artists, makers, and thinkers involved in the medium.

As part of her role at the Museum, Silbert serves as the editor of New Glass Review, an exhibition-in-print designed to provide a snapshot of global glassworking on an annual basis and selects the recipient of the Museum’s Rakow Commission, awarded annually to an artist whose work is not yet in the Museum’s collection. Her international survey exhibition New Glass Now, designed to introduce new audiences and new approaches to glass, debuted in Corning in 2019, before traveling to the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington D.C. and the Toyama Museum of Glass in Toyama, Japan.

Silbert received her BFA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2003, worked as a curator and collaborator at the Mark Peiser Studio in Penland, North Carolina, for four years as well as in a variety of other curatorial positions before and after earning an MA in decorative arts, design history, and material culture from Bard Graduate Center in 2012. She joined The Corning Museum of Glass in 2016.