Susan Shatreau-Janisky a Metis of Algonquin, Mohawk & French Canadian ancestry is a registered member of the Aboriginal Metis Community of Maniwaki, Quebec, Canada. She was born in northern upstate New York and has resided in California & Arizona. Susan presently resides in Northern Arizona with her husband Michael Janisky.
Susan is an award winning artist; she was taught her traditional native craft when she was young, her artworks have been in several types of native art mediums over a many year span including silversmithing, wire art, leather & beadwork using traditional designs passed down through her relations & of her own creation. Her specialties are custom made medicine bags beaded on native tanned smoked deer skin & beaded cuff bracelets & elk skin cross body bags.
Her affiliations are: International Wire Jewelry Guild Artists past director & officer, Sonoran Art League member, Southwestern Premier Artists participating artist, IACA (Indian Arts and Crafts Association) artist member. She has participated in various Native Shows & Pow Wow’s in Oregon & California & Native American Art Shows & Arizona Fine Art Shows. Native American liaison for the Girl Scout Council in California teaching beading at Mini Camps.
Susan has exhibits in the present & past Galleries: Village Gallery of Local Artists, Village of Oak Creek, AZ, Gedion Galleries, Sinagua Plaza Sedona, Hart of AZ Art Gallery, Cottonwood, AZ, Kachina House, Sedona, AZ Miwok Native American Museum & Gift Store, Novato, California.