Stained Glass XXVII
Susan's work is in this outstanding, international publication! Order at copy!
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 makes work that is meant to touch and be touched.UPCOMING SOLO SHOWS:
Last Words at the Southeastern Quilt and Textile Museum, 306 Bradley Street, Carrollton, GA from Sept. 26 - Dec. 31, 2015.
Buildings in Stitches at the Cultural Arts Council of Douglasville, Douglas County, 8652 Campbellton Street, Douglasville, Georgia GA. Nov. 5 - 20, 2015.
Last Words at the University of South Carolina-Aiken's Etherredge Center Art Gallery, 471 University Parkway, Aiken, SC. Jan. 24 - March 5, 2016.
Threads: Gathering My Thoughts at the Mesa Arts Center's Contemporary Art Museum, One East Main Street Mesa, AZ. April 29 - August 14, 2016.TEACHING:
Susan is available for teaching engagements, lectures, trunk shows, and workshops.
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
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