Tick Studio operates out of a townhouse in the East Village, where Suzanne works and lives. The newly renovated studio develops a range of products including glass, floor covering, upholstery, drapery, and wall covering. Suzanne also maintains a hand weaving practice and creates fine art woven sculptures from repurposed materials that are collected and exhibited worldwide.
The Tick Studio approach to woven design is like no other in the industry. We start by building fibers with different mills around the world, then weaving those fibers into prototypes of tectonic structures emulating architecture, bringing the exterior inside. These structures are then manifested into commercially tested products for the Architecture and Design industry.
Vedic Meditation takes place at 3 p.m. in the studio, along with classes and lectures based on the work of Thom Knoles, who shares knowledge gained through 30 years of living and working with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. Thom and our teachers also conduct a series of talks at Tick Studio on a regular basis called The Soft Road.
Jennifer McCollum Roberts
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Tick Studio was the site of the Reuben Gallery in the late fifties and early sixties, where Anita Reuben pioneered Art Happenings and where artists such as Jim Dine, Allan Kaprow, Simone Forti, Robert Whitman, Claes Oldenburg, Red Grooms, and many more exhibited and performed their work. This rich tradition of innovation and exploration carries on into the present day.
In December 2015, Simone Forti of Danspace Project/MoMA visited Tick Studio and shared her memories of the Happenings. Danspace Project sponsored internationally acclaimed performance artist Eiko Otake to perform“A Body in Places” throughout the building for three evenings, an eerily provocative piece in memory of Eiko’s mother.
Tick Studio fosters an environment for experimentation and learning. For the past three years, Suzanne has hosted study groups for The New Shul, through which her Woven Torah Series is in the works.