Suzan Friedland

53" X 55" / 53" X 55"
linen/ acrylic, fiber

140" X 90"
linen/acrylic, fiber

GREEN TEA, detail

1999 MFA, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA
1996 BA, Art, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA
1998 Stillwell Scholarship, MFA Program, San Francisco State University

Selected Exhibitions(*Single Shows)
2000 * Washington Square Fine Art Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1999 *Solo Exhibition, Presidents Suite, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA
1998 "Visions," Museum of San Diego History, San Diego, CA
1995 Ochi Fine Art Gallery, Ketchum, Idaho
  Quilt National '95, the Dairy Barn, Athens, Ohio
1994 *Shades of Difference, New Pieces Gallery, Berkeley, CA
  Quilts the Cutting Edge, Merced Museum, Merced , CA
  Pacific International Quilt Festival III, Hyatt Regency, San Francisco Airport, Burlingame, CA

Warmth, texture, and utilitarian beauty are strengths of textile arts. While acknowledging these roots in my work, I am compelled to go beyond the boundaries of traditional design. A central theme in my work is an exploration of the balance between traditional and contemporary forms.

In an attempt to achieve a more fluid style, I combine the traditional materials of textile art with painting and surface manipulation. A primary source of inspiration is the color and topography of the natural landscape. As such, a large part of the process of making my work is the creation of colors and textures to portray the strong feelings evoked by particular observations.

I also find inspiration in discussions of form and relationship with scientists and mathematicians. While not trying to mimic scientific method, many of my processes begin with an attempt to visually interpret a form or relationship described in such a conversation.

previous artist next artist


Contact us at:

Copyright ©2010 FiberScene