FIBER ARTIST (SC)
Susan Lenz is a professional studio artist in Columbia, South Carolina who generally uses needle and thread for self-expression. She works to articulate the accumulated memory inherent in discarded things. Susan seeks a partnership with her materials, their purposes, values, and familiar associations.
Her fiber artwork has been widely exhibited in international and national juried exhibitions and as solo installations all over the country. She has been awarded fellowships to attend art residencies at the MacNamara Foundation in Maine, Studios Midwest in Illinois, Hot Springs National Park in Arkansas and the Studios of Key West in southern Florida. She has been engaged for workshops at Slippery Rock University, The Studios of Key West, and the Society of Contemporary Crafts in Pittsburgh, PA. Susan’s works have claimed three "Best of Show" awards in the fine craft competition, Palmetto Hands. Other first place ribbons were earned in the 2011 National Heritage Quilt Show at the McMinn County Living Heritage Museum in Athens, TN and in the 2011 Wearable Arts Awards in Port Moody, British Columbia as well as in the Will’s Creek Survey, Cumberland, MD.
Susan is represented by the Grovewood Gallery in Asheville, NC and Michele Tuegel Contemporary in St. Petersburg, FL with work that has won the 2011 Niche Award for decorative fibers and is a finalist in the 2013 competition.
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