Stitching Together
Sculptural art quilt in the collection of the McKissick Museum



Antebellum
Flower Pounding on Vintage Sleeping Gown



Threads, Gathering My Thoughts
Installation at Gallery 80808



My Blue Grass Roots
Art Quilt Lowell 2012

Handed Down, art quilt



Last Words, solo show at the Tapps Art Center



Hanging Cotton: Triangular Trade at the Textile Museum in DC




Last Words at Vision Gallery
Chandler, AZ 2011    
Solo Show by Susan Lenz



I Do/I Don't Installation 2011    
Installation by Susan Lenz




Wasted Words: Global Warnings
at the Textile Museum, 2011
Susan Lenz




Runaway Runway 2011
Recycled Bridal Party Fashions
by Susan Lenz




Handed Down
Best of Show in Palmetto Hands 2012
Susan Lenz




Stained Glass XXVII
Series available at
The Grovewood Gallery




Public art quilt project
"Looking For a Mate"
Sock art quilt, 2011

biograpphy

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General Artist Statement

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.

I Am Not Invisible Statement

These truths are always with me: I am a female lacking an academic arts education in a male dominated world bent on high-brow approaches to art-making underscored with critical words written by trained professionals. I am a post-menopausal woman with years of experience and mountains of visual expressions waiting to take form. I work and will continue to work because I have something to say in spite of the many obstacles. I work with the faint hope that "something", perhaps just one little work of art, might be kept through coming generations, cherished ... admired ... remembered ... regarded for its quality ... something to mark my existence on this planet. I work because ...

I AM NOT INVISIBLE.


More images of my work!



Exodus



Last Words: Eternal Rest, solo show at the Georgia Agriculture Museum Gallery, 2016



PLAYA: A Month in Paradise, solo show at Anastasia & Friends, 2016



Susan's booth at the American Craft Council's Baltimore show, 2016



Flicker Feather I



Flicker Feather II



Lift and Tuck



Skirt! is a Rebel



The Virgin of Gone and Forgotten



Spool Quilt, front



Spool Quilt, reverse



Spiral I



Window CXVIII



Window CXXII



Threads: Gathering My Thoughts



Gallery Representation
 Grovewood Gallery
 City Art
 Sumter Gallery of Art Gift Shop
 Iago Gallery
 Earthwood Collections
 Earthwood Gallery
 American Visionary Art Museum Shop
 Mouse House, Inc.

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