Susan Read Cronin was educated at The Madeira School, and received a BA in English from Williams College, where she developed her passion for art and design. Cronin studied in the early 1990's with renowned sculptors Jane B. Armstrong and Walter Matia. Having spent most of her artistic career in Vermont, in 2016, she relocated full-time to Santa Barbara, CA.

Susie, as she is known, has had solo exhibitions of her work  throughout Vermont, The Williams Club in New York City, Visions West Galleries in  Denver, CO, and more recently at the Elverhoj Museum in Solvang, CA. Her show, Fables, Foibles, and Fairy Tales, traveled to eighteen museums and other venues around the country. Her work has also been featured at the prestigious Copley Society of Boston, and in group shows at the National Sculpture Society based in New York City, as well as at Hunter Kirkland Contemporary in Santa Fe. 

Cronin’s bronzes are held in numerous private and public collections including The Erie Art Museum, Erie, PA,The Madeira School in McLean, VA, The Naples Beach Hotel and Golf Club, located in Naples, FL, The Williamstown Youth Center in Williamstown, MA, and Southern Vermont Arts Center, Manchester, VT. One of her 6' elephants balancing on a wheel is permanently installed  at Northern Vermont University in Johnson, VT. A second casting of the piece resides at the Brattleboro Retreat, in Brattleboro, VT. Continuing to populate the Retreat campus with elephants, in 2016, Cronin installed a 7' version of her popular "XXO" there.

The author of  Bronze Casting in a Nutshell, which was illustrated by her father, A.D. "Sandy" Read, Susie has more recently turned her hand to poetry. Notices, which she illustrated with her left-handed drawings, paper cuts, and monotypes, was her first book. In 2021, her poetry book OPEN was printed and her latest book, What's Left, was published in 2022. (All four books are available on this website.)

Cronin served on the board of Vermont Studio Center for twenty years and is grateful for the time she spent doing residencies there. Besides being a sculptor for close to three decades, and a poet, Susie is also known for her silhouette paper cuts, and photography. Her bronze work is currently on display at Greylock Gallery, in Williamstown, MA, Tilting at Windmills, in Manchester, VT, and Vermont Artisan Designs and Gallery 2, in Brattleboro, VT.