Suzanne Stokes

Suzanne Stokes

Roles: founder, artistic director, co-writer, lighting design, choreographer, performer prop design, puppeteer, costumes, grip, and promotions

Member Since: 1992

Suzanne Stokes created Cave Dogs in 1992, while living in New York’s Hudson Valley. She received an MFA from the State University of New York at New Paltz and a BFA from Kent State University, OH. Stokes works with both traditional and contemporary materials and processes. Her primary work is performance and she also creates installations, prints, sculptures, drawings, photographs and video, which are shown nationally and internationally. She has participated in artist residencies, led workshops and lectured at: The Academy for Untamed Creativity and The Academy for Modern Circus both in Copenhagen, DK, The Brooklyn Children’s Museum, NY, Alfred University in Alfred, NY, Women’s Studio Workshop, Rosendale, NY, the Walkway Over the Hudson, Town of Hurley Flag Workshop Project and the Berkshire School in Sheffield, MA. Born and raised in Kent, OH, Stokes currently lives, teaches and creates in New York’s Hudson Valley. She is a Professor in the Art Department at The State University of New York in New Paltz, NY. As an ardent advocate for strong, community-based arts environments, she volunteers for O+ in Kingston, NY, spent 7 years as a board member for Women’s Studio Workshop, and sings with the women’s ensemble, Bloom, both in Rosendale, NY.

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