Born in Montreal, Susan Low-Beer earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at Mount Allison University in New Brunswick, and her Master of Fine Arts degree at Cranbrook Academy of Art in Michigan. Working with clay and other media, her work explores the psychological and archetypal aspects of the human experience.
Over the past four decades, she has exhibited in many solo and group exhibitions in Canada, the United States, Japan, and South Korea. Her work is held in numerous public collections, including the Canadian Museum of Civilization, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, the National Museum of Modern Art in Japan, the Mint Museum of Craft and Design in North Carolina, the Mississauga Art Gallery and the Robert McLaughlin Gallery, as well as private collections in Canada and internationally.
In 1999 she received the Saidye Bronfman Award for Excellence in the Crafts and in 2000 was inducted into the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts. She currently works from her studio in Toronto.