I remember when Klotz exhibited an airstream-style trailer inside the Scottsdale Museum of Arts populated by her sculptures of "little odd people", many of them sporting real human baby teeth. People were fascinated with her creations, to the degree, many retrieved their baby teeth, later offering them directly to the artist for her use.
This composition relates to a book Klotz created titled Everything is Different.
Klotz combines truisms with whimsical and sometimes scary unique figures.
These figures are portrayed, as though seen from above.
(Born 1944) Cited as both a painter and a sculptor in Who's Who in American Art, Klotz studied art at Washington University in St. Louis (1962-1964), Kansas City Art Insitute (1964-1966), earning her BFA there. Klotz was received her MFA at Texas Tech Univeristy in 1972.
Her work is included in the permanent collections of the National Museum of American Art (Smithsonian Institute); Spencer Art Museum in Lawrence, Kansas; Scripps College in Claremont, California; at the American Craft Museum in New York and at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.
Klotz's work intends to address, in an ironic way, contemporary attitudes toward gender roles, marriage, materialism, global, social and economic disparity and the invisible lines that define borders.
Vicky Boyce Galleries in Scottsdale, Arizona represented Klotz's work for many years after Elaine Horwitch Galleries staged several exhibitions for Klotz earlier in her career.
Suzanne's first marriage resulted in the hyphenated name Suzanne Klotz-Reilly, which is the name she used for paintings, drawings and sculptures corresponding to that time period.