Susan Sollins was co-founder, with Nina Castelli Sundell, of ICI, and its Executive Director from the organization’s inception in 1975, until 1996. In 1997, Susan founded Art21, an organization dedicated to introducing contemporary art to millions of people through television and digital media in many ways a continuation of her goals in setting up ICI. The documentaries created by Art21 were a new form of dynamic portraits capturing the Lives of the Artists of today, which made Susan, in the words of ICI Board Chair Patterson Sims, “the Vasari of our own times.” Susan was a member of the senior curatorial team at the Smithsonians American Art Museum early in her career, and was visual-arts consultant for Thirteen/WNETs TV program City Arts. Among the exhibitions she curated with ICI are Art in Landscape (197677), New Sculpture: Icon and Environment (198384), Points of View: Four Painters (198586), Eternal Metaphors: New Art from Italy (198992). She also co-curated many ICI exhibitions, including Supershow! (197980), After Matisse (198688), and Team Spirit (199092), co-curated with Nina Castelli Sundell. She contributed to ICI’s Project 35 (2010-12). She received a Peabody Award for Art:21Art in the Twenty-First Century (2007), and great critical acclaim for her feature-length film on William Kentridge, broadcast on PBS (2010). She served on the boards of the MacDowell Colony and ICI. In 2008, she also received the Skowhegan Governors Award for Outstanding Service to Artists (2008).