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.
Last Words at the Georgia Museum of Agriculture & Historic Village at ABAC in Tifton, GA from April 9 - June 28, 2016
Susan is available for teaching engagements, lectures, trunk shows, and workshops.
Susan's two-day HOT Workshop will be conducted at the Workhouse Arts Center in Lorton, VA on June 11 and 12, 2016. To register, CLICK HERE
Susan Lenz from 25 ARTISTS by Coal Powered Filmworks.
A PERFECT, one-minute introduction to Susan and her work!
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VISIT SUSAN'S NEW BLOG for SELLING available fiber "Stained Glass" and "In Box" series works.
Fantastic VIDEO by Drew Baron. Made by the Columbia Museum of Art in which Ready for Burial is part of Independent Spirits. The video features Susan's process and concepts in her Grave Rubbing Art Series.
Susan's TedXColumbiaSC Video. Precious: Making a Plan for Your Precious Possessions