My name is Suzie McGinness
Suzie McGinness completed her BFA in Illustration at the Cleveland Institute of Art (CIA) . She received a Master of Arts in Children’s Book Illustration at the Cambridge School of Art at Anglia Ruskin University, England in . Suzanne is the author and illustrator of the children’s book My Bear Griz, a White Raven Winner . Suzanne currently works as a children’s book illustrator and as an Assistant Professor and Department Chair for the Illustration Department at CIA.
I enjoy making art in a variety of media including drawing and painting materials, collage, photography, letterpress and sculpture.
I draw from my surroundings as well as day to day experiences, capturing those small memories from life’s passing moments. This impact of memory to hand creates the release from which characters form and situations develop. I explore visual narratives and sequential images that evolve into mini realties, hopefully motivating young minds to discover and explore his or her environment and imagination.
I currently live in work in Cleveland with my partner and daughter and giant cat, Maurice (named after Maurice Sendak, of course!)
Master of Arts
Bachelor of Fine Arts
Cambridge School of Art, Anglia Ruskin University
Cleveland Institute of Art
Burren College of Art and Design
Gallery Shows and Awards
La Viend Gallery
Honorable Mention McMillian Publishing House
White Raven Award
My Bear Griz, 2012