Anonymous Ancestors, installation at USC-Beaufort's Sea Island Center Gallery
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.UPCOMING SOLO SHOWS:
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 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
"HOT" will also be taught for the Textile Artists of Virginia on April 5, 2017 in Blacksburg, Virginia along with a lecture for the Floyd Quilt Guild on April 3rd and another lecture for The Quilt Party on April 4, 2017.
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