Suzanne Klotz

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2 Shuhada, 90x110 inches, canvas, embroidery, bullet tips

Suzanne Klotz (born 1944) is a painter and sculptor active in Arizona.


Klotz was born in 1944 in Shawano, Wisconsin.[1] Klotz attended Washington University in St. Louis for two years of undergraduate education. She holds a BFA Degree from the Kansas City Art Institute, MFA Degree from Texas Tech University, and Secondary Teaching Certification from the University of Missouri Kansas City.[2]

In 1990, Klotz was an artist-in-residence and arts consultant at the Jerry Mason Memorial Aborigine Centre in Berri, South Australia.[3] Between 1990 and 1996 she arranged exhibitions and art collaborations between Israeli and Palestinian artists during guest artist residencies at Mishkenot Sha'ananim, a non-governmental, non-political, International Cultural Centre in Jerusalem.[3]

Klotz has established multi-cultural art programs, workshops, and exhibitions in several countries including Australia, Africa, Mexico, Taiwan, Israel, Palestine, and the United States.[4]


Klotz received the 2013-14 Bi-National Fulbright Scholar Award (Aman, Jordan).[5] Other grants and awards include the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, the Puffin Foundation,[3] Change Inc, the New York Artists' Fellowship, Capelli d'Angeli Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, Arizona Artists' 3-D Fellowship, an Arizona Governor's Award for Women Who Create and Educate, a City Improvement Award for a commissioned public park sculpture, and Texas Tech University's Most Distinguished 2-D Graduate Alumni Award. In addition, the Palestine Children's Welfare Fund established a Palestinian Educators Scholarship Endowed Fund dedicated to Suzanne Klotz.[6]

Klotz's academic appointments include universities and colleges in Arizona, California, Texas and Utah.[6] Her art has been exhibited in over 300 exhibitions internationally since 1972 and is in numerous private and public collections[6] including the Smithsonian Museum of American Art,[1] the El Paso Museum of Art,[7] and the Phoenix Art Museum.[3]


  1. ^ a b "Suzanne Klotz". Smithsonian American Art Museum. Retrieved 26 June 2021.
  2. ^ Klotz, Suzanne. "CV". Suzanne Klotz. Archived from the original on April 2, 2015. Retrieved March 28, 2015.
  3. ^ a b c d Desmond, Kathleen K. (2011-05-17). Ideas About Art. John Wiley and Sons. pp. 106–. ISBN 978-1-4051-7883-9. Retrieved 19 May 2011.
  4. ^ Klotz, Suzanne. "About//The Artist". Suzanne Klotz. Retrieved March 28, 2015.
  5. ^ Klotz, Suzanne. "Fulbright Scholar". Fulbright Scholar Program. Retrieved 18 March 2016.
  6. ^ a b c Klotz, Suzanne. "CV". Seven Women's House Keys. Word Press. Retrieved 18 March 2016.
  7. ^ "Papel Latinx". El Paso Museum of Art. Retrieved 26 June 2021.

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