Glenn Suokko graduates with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Massachusetts College of Art in Boston, MA.
As art director at CW Communications, a computer magazine publishing company in Peterborough, NH, he interviews Andy Warhol at the artist’s studio in New York and works 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).
Graduates with a Master of Fine Arts degree from the Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, MI.
As senior designer at Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, MN, overseeing the center’s publications, graphic, and exhibition signage design, he is also art director of Design Quarterly, co-published with The MIT Press. He is 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 include Jasper Johns: Printed Symbols and Art into Life: Russian Constructivism.
Marries Ann Billings.
Moves to Woodstock, Vermont, establishes Glenn Suokko Design, a creative studio.
Over the next twenty six years he designs and produces 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; and over forty exhibition catalogues for the Studio Art Exhibition Program at Dartmouth College to accompany the program’s series of artist residencies and shows.
Daughter, Gertrude Sofia Suokko, is born.
Son, Alden Southworth Curtis Suokko, is born.
Paints his first canvases in oils.
Over the next nineteen years designs 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.
Shows his paintings publicly for the first time at the North Pomfret, Vermont town hall.
With Ann Suokko, creates Pastoral, a journal that features the individuals, organizations, processes, and products inspired by the fertile and creative environments in Vermont.
Coauthor, photographer, and designer of A Way of Living (Simon Pearce, 2009). He serves Simon Pearce in Windsor, Vermont, as an independent graphic designer, art director, and creative director until 2013.
With Ann Suokko, he opens the Art Gallery at Simon Pearce, in partnership with glassmaker Simon Pearce, in Quechee, Vermont, to show his paintings and the work of artists he represents, as well as the books and journals he creates.
Author, photographer, and designer of Simon Pearce: Design for Living (Rizzoli, 2016) and Shelburne Farms: House, Gardens, Farm, and Barns (Rizzoli, 2017).
Establishes Valise Print Artisans to create, publish, and sell books on art, design, and lifestyle.
With Ann Suokko, reintroduces Pastoral as A New Pastoral, a quarterly food journal.
Devotes full attention to painting, his art gallery, and creating his own books.