Glenn Suokko is creative director, responsible for project development, graphic design, photography, editing, and writing. He is editor for Pastoral Vermont.
Glenn authored, photographed, and designed Shelburne Farms: House, Gardens, Farm, and Barns (Rizzoli, 2017) and Simon Pearce: Design for Living (Rizzoli, 2016). He is coauthor, photographer, and designer of A Way of Living (Simon Pearce, 2009) and Pastoral (2005–2012). He is editor for A New Pastoral (pastoralvermont.com), an online resource dedicated to featuring recipes and stories from Vermont for friends and visitors.
In his work, Glenn seeks to create clarity and beauty, through the combination of word and image, to provide meaningful stories on the page and on the screen.
For twenty-five years, Glenn has independently designed and produced art books and exhibition catalogues for publishers such Rizzoli, New York, and for museums and galleries such as the Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia, PA; Harvard University Art Museums in Cambridge, MA; List Visual Arts Center, MIT, in Cambridge, MA; the Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, in Hanover, NH; and the Detroit Institute of Art in Detroit, MI. He has designed and produced over forty exhibition catalogues for the Studio Art Exhibition Program at Dartmouth College to accompany the program’s series of artist residencies and shows.
He and his studio colleagues are currently designing and editing a series of catalogue raisonnés composed in three languages—Chinese, French, and English—as part of the Archives of Modern Chinese Art, a project initiated by The Li-Ching Cultural and Educational Foundation in Taipei, Taiwan.
From 2009–2013 Glenn served Simon Pearce in Windsor, Vermont, as graphic designer, art director, and creative director. He has provided creative direction, graphic design, and photography for clients such as Twin Farms in Barnard, VT; Tuck School of Business, Dartmouth College in Hanover, NH; Vermont Law School in Royalton, VT; Sofiawear.com in Woodstock, VT; and Andrew Pearce Bowls in Hartland, VT
Before moving to Vermont in 1991, Glenn was senior designer at Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, MN, overseeing the center’s publications, graphic, and exhibition signage design. There, he was art director of Design Quarterly, co-published with The MIT Press. He was actively involved in the creation of the landmark exhibition Graphic Design in America: A Visual Language History, as well as the exhibition design and catalogue for the show. Other exhibitions included Jasper Johns: Printed Symbols and Art Into Life: Russian Constructivism.
He was art director for the computer magazine publishing company, CW Communications in Peterborough, NH. There, he interviewed Andy Warhol at the artist’s studio in New York and worked with him to create a digital self-portrait for AmigaWorld magazine. The interview has since been translated into several languages and in 2004 was reissued in I’ll be Your Mirror: The Selected Andy Warhol Interviews: 1962–1987 (Carroll & Graf, New York).
Glenn graduated with a Master of Fine Arts degree from the Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, MI, and with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Massachusetts College of Art in Boston, MA.