Susan Clinard is a prolific artist known for work that often expresses human struggles, such as mothers protecting children and the strong helping out the weak. Now living in Connecticut, she began her sculpture career over twenty years ago. She works in wood, clay, bronze, stone, and mixed media. Clinard has taught in some of America’s finest art institutions, including the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She has been awarded substantial private and public commissions. Since 2012, she has been the artist-in-residence for the Eli Whitney Museum in Hamden, Connecticut. She has been exhibiting extensively over the last fifteen years. She graduated from the University of Michigan with a degree in sculpture and cultural anthropology.