Hanging Cotton Installation at the Textile Museum in DC
Last Words: Eternal Rest, solo show at the Georgia Agriculture Museum's gallery in Tifton
Susan Lenz is a full time, professional studio artist in Columbia, South Carolina. Her studio is located at Mouse House, Inc. at 2123 Park Street where she has both a studio for 3D sculptural and installation work and a separate fiber art studio. Susan's work has been juried into numerous national and international exhibit, featured in solo shows all over the United States, and shown on television and in print. She has been awarded four full scholarship art residencies and several "Best of Show" ribbons.
Generally using needle and thread for self-expression, I work to articulate the accumulated memory inherent in discarded things. I seek a partnership with my materials, their purposes, values, and familiar associations. Memory, universal mortality, and personal legacy are central themes. Vintage and recycled materials are combined with meticulous handwork and self-guided, free-motion machine embroidery. I am drawn to textiles for their tactile qualities and often make work that is meant to touch and be touched.CURRENT SOLO SHOWS:
Threads: Gathering My Thoughts at the Mesa Arts Center's Contemporary Art Museum, One East Main Street Mesa, AZ. April 29 - August 14, 2016.
UPCOMING SOLO SHOWS:
Anonymous Ancestors at Sea Islands Gallery on the University of South Carolina's Beaufort campus from September 2 - October 1, 2016. Free lecture on September 30th from 4:30 - 5:30 followed by an artist's reception from 5:30 - 7:00
Buildings in Stitches at City Art, 1224 Lincoln Street, Columbia, SC. November 17 - December 2016.
Susan is available for teaching engagements, lectures, trunk shows, and workshops.
Susan's HOT Workshop will be conducted for the Southeast Fiber Arts Alliance in Atlanta, GA from August 19 - 21. To register, CLICK HERE
"HOT" will also be taught for Art Quilters Unlimited of Fort Myers, FL on November 5 - 6. To register, CLICK HERE
"HOT" will also be taught at the Wisconsin Museum of Quilts and Fiber Arts in Cedarburg, WI on Nov. 18 - 19. To register, CLICK HERE
UPCOMING SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT:
Fibre Arts Festival in Espanola, Ontario, CANADA. Susan is the festival's opening night speaker on Friday, October 14th at 7;15 PM with herTEDxColumbiaSC Talk Precious: Making a Plan for Your Precious Possessions
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