Bio + Resumé

Since early childhood I’ve been drawn to creating with my hands; painting, drawing, and working in fiber. Each medium holds it own unique appeal. Through weaving I’ve found a wonderful balance of structure and freedom. The “canvas” begins as blank warp ends threaded on my loom. I build the image line by line in a slow reveal until the piece is finished. It’s not until I’ve cut it free from the loom that I see the work in its entirety and it takes on a life of its own.

What especially attracts me to weaving is the connection it shares with ancient cultures from around the world. Most civilizations, both “primitive” and “modern” have solved the need for warmth and beauty through manipulating fiber to create cloth, rugs and tapestries. I’m drawn to the sensual, tactile warmth of the fibers and the way the image draws the viewer beneath the surface.

PUBLICATIONS

  • ATA Tapestry Topics, Winter 2016: Pulling Warp/Pushing Ideas: Susan Iverson, Instructor
  • ATA Small Tapestry International 5: Crossroads
  • ATA Small Tapestry International 4: Honoring Tradition, Inspiring Innovation
  • Kate Derum Award for Small Tapestries, 2017 Finalists Exhibition, Australian Tapestry Workshop
  • Fiber Art Now Magazine: On View Feature: Prism, Spring 2015 Edition
  • American Tapestry Biennial 11 2016
  • The Wichita Center for the Arts: National Fiber Directions 2015

EDUCATION

  • B. A., Cum Laude, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
  • The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
  • Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Isle, ME

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

  • Marin Art & Garden Center, Ross CA, 2017
  • Mill Valley Chamber of Commerce, Mill Valley, CA 2017
  • Belvedere Tiburon Library, Tiburon, CA 2017
  • Thompson Dorfman Partners, Mill Valley, CA (also 2011, 2013, 2016), 2017
  • Smith Ranch Homes, San Rafael, CA (also 2015), 2017
  • Gail Van Dyke Atrium Gallery, Marin Cancer Institute, Greenbrae, CA, 2016
  • Mill Valley City Hall, Mill Valley, CA, 2016
  • Sausalito Presbyterian Church, Sausalito, CA, 2016
  • Mill Valley Community Center, Mill Valley, CA, 2014
  • Art Works Downtown, San Rafael, CA, 2014

JURIED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

  • AbstrAction, Marin Museum of Contemporary Art, Novato, CA, 2017
  • Migration, Art Works Downtown, San Rafael, CA, 2017
  • Juncture, San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles, San Jose, CA, 2017
  • Essence of Water, O’Hanlon Center for the Arts, Mill Valley, CA, 2017
  • Small Tapestry International 5: Crossroads, ATA, 2017
    • Gallery on the Square, University of North Texas, Denton, TX
    • Handforth Gallery, Tacoma Public Library, Tacoma, WA
  • Kate Derum Award Finalist, South Melbourne, Australia, 2017
  • American Tapestry Biennial 11
    • South Bend Museum of Art, South Bend, IN, 2016
    • Mulvane Art Museum, Topeka, KS, 2016
    • San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles, San Jose, CA 2017
  • With Respect to Nature | 3 artist invitational, Liberty Arts, Yreka, CA 2017
  • Paper as Voice, Art Works Downtown, San Rafael, CA, 2017
  • Pacific Time Zone, The Arts Center in Corvallis, Oregon, 2016
  • Musical, Art Works Downtown, San Rafael, CA 2016
  • Marin Contemporary, Art Works Downtown, San Rafael, CA 2016
  • Architecture, Art Works Downtown, San Rafael, CA 2016
  • Falkirk Cultural Center, San Rafael, CA, 2015 & 2016
  • The Left Coast, Marin Society of Artists, Ross, CA, 2015
  • Small Tapestry International 4: Honoring Tradition, Inspiring Innovation, ATA
    • Artspace, Raleigh, NC, 2016
    • Biggs Museum of Art, Dover, DE, 2015
    • Orville J. Hanchey Gallery, Northwestern State University Natchitoches, LA, 2015
  • National Fiber Directions Exhibition, The Wichita Center for the Arts, 2015
  • Marin General Hospital, Greenbrae, CA, 2011 – 2016