Sue Obata photo by Bill Ritchie
Sue Obata studied Creative Art at Sheridan College.
After completing her studies, she worked in ecclesiastical stained glass studios for seven and half years where she learned the techniques of traditional glass painting. She started her own studio in 1981. Obata Studios specializes in the design and fabrication of art glass for public, private and sacred spaces. Public commissions include work in the Ontario Forest Research Institute in Sault Ste. Marie, the University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, the Victoria General Hospital in Halifax, Nova Scotia and the Momiji Seniors Residence in Toronto.
Obata's personal artwork has been exhibited at the Centre International du Vitrail in Chartres, France and at the Canadian Clay & Glass Gallery in 2002. In 2003, her work was included in group exhibitions in Scheuring and Psarrkirchen in Germany and the Mary Black Gallery in Halifax. She has also exhibited at the Ontario Crafts Council Gallery in 2003 and the OCC exhibit at the IDEX Interior Design Show in 2004. In 2006, she received an Ontario Arts Council grant for creative development.