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 Lenz is a full time, professional studio artist in Columbia, South Carolina. She has both a "home" studio for 3D sculptural and installation work and a fiber art studio at Gallery 80808/Vista Studios. Her 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 and UPCOMING SOLO SHOWS:
Last Words at the University of South Carolina-Aiken's Etherredge Center Art Gallery, 471 University Parkway, Aiken, SC. Jan. 24 - March 5, 2016.
PLAYA: A Month in Paradise, at Anastasia & Friends Gallery, 1534 Main Street, Columbia, SC. Feb. 1 - 27. Reception during "First Thursday" art crawl, Feb. 4th
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 - July 9, 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. The upcoming catalog of workshop's isn't quite available yet ... but it is coming! For additional information: email@example.com
Susan's life, work, and installation Threads: Gathering My Thoughts is the subject of this amazing three-minute video!
PRECIOUS: Making Plans for Your Precious Possessions is Susan's TEDxColumbiaSC talk! Check it out!
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Art in Stitches for Sale
VISIT SUSAN'S NEW BLOG for SELLING available fiber "Stained Glass" and "In Box" series works.