UPCOMING WORKSHOP

The Creative Sketchbook   •  Sitka Center for Art and Ecology  •  Otis, Oregon

Friday-Sunday, July 19-21, 2019, 10 am-4 pm

www.sitkacenter.org/workshops/the-creative-sketchbook


Susan Moss has an MFA in painting and drawing from the University of Nebraska and teaches in the Department of Art & Design at Fort Lewis College, Durango, CO.  She has drawn since a child, on paper tablecloths, blackboards, white boards, notebook paper (in the margins, around the edges), paper bags and sumptuous, archival surfaces. Much of her work has focused on large-scale drawings that explore domesticity, memory, and the ordinary as recurring themes.  A few years ago she took up the study of historic and contemporary textiles and began using stitch, especially hand embroidery, as a way of drawing.

 

In her stitched drawings, often personal narratives, she is interested in integrating the spontaneity of drawing with the stitched mark, creating play between the restraint that embroidery often requires and the looser approach that drawing invites.  Her current work entails little planning, relying instead on improvisation and responsiveness as the work progresses.


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Susan Moss

SELECTED GROUP & SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2019

Alumni Invitational

School of Art, Art History, & Design, University of Nebraska – Lincoln 


Fiber as Metaphor

galleryFRITZ, Santa Fe, NM, and Espanola Valley Arts Center, Espanola, NM


Women’s Caucus for Art/CO

Core New Art Space, Denver, CO 


A Common Thread

Textile Center, Minneapolis, MN

2018

Material

D’Art Center, Norfolk, VA


Improvisation/Restraint II (solo)

Textile Center, Minneapolis, MN


Women’s Caucus for Art/CO

Core New Art Space, Denver, CO 


Faculty Biennial

Fort Lewis College, Durango, CO

2017

Fiber Arts VIII

Sebastopol Center for the Arts, Sebastopol, CA


Reflections

Red Rocks Community College Gallery, Lakewood, CO


Surface Design Association Small Works

Oregon College of Art & Craft, Portland, OR


A Common Thread

Textile Center, Minneapolis, MN


Women’s Caucus for Art/CO

Core New Art Space, Denver, CO 


Red, Textile Study Group of New York

Noho-M55 Gallery, New York, NY


Art-o-Mat

Varied venues including Santa Fe, NM; Cedar Rapids, IA; Smithsonian, Washington, DC; Meow Wolf, Santa Fe, NM; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA 

2016

Transgressing Traditions: Contemporary Textiles from the Surface Design Association

Scwheinfurth Art Center, Auburn, NY


Fiber Innovations II

Parker Arts, Culture, & Events Center, Parker, CO


Sediments, Sequences & Solitude (traveling)

Umpqua Valley Arts Association, Roseburg, OR



Atelier 6000, Bend, OR



World Forestry Center, Portland, OR


A Common Thread

Textile Center, Minneapolis, MN


Sketchbook Project Tour: Brooklyn Art Library

Chicago, IL; Cedar Rapids, IA; Boulder, CO; Los Angeles, CA; Fort Smith, AR; New York, NY (Whitney Museum of American Art)


Art-o-Mat

Varied venues including Washington, DC; Vancouver, BC, Canada; Los Angeles, CA; Reno, NV; St Petersburg FL; New Orleans, LA


Faculty & Staff Biennial

Fort Lewis College, Durango, CO

2015

Evolution: Women’s Caucus for Art/CO

Bemis Library, Littleton, CO


Art-o-Mat

Varied venues including Winston-Salem, NC; Vancouver, BC, Canada; Ballard, WA; Santa Fe, NM; Amarillo, TX


The Art of Fiber

Dairy Center for the Arts, Boulder, CO


A Common Thread

Textile Center, Minneapolis, MN


Faculty & Staff Biennial

Fort Lewis College, Durango, CO

2014 - 15

New Directions: Textile Society of America Symposium

Museum of Craft & Folk Art, Los Angeles, CA


Focus Fiber: Textile Art Alliance

Erie Art Museum, Erie, PA

2014

3rd Biennial Fiber Options (juror’s award) 

Maryland Federation of Art Circle Gallery, Annapolis, MD


Improvisation/Restraint (solo)

Durango Art Center Library, Durango, CO


A Common Thread

Textile Center, Minneapolis, MN

2013

Threads: Contemporary Fiber Art

Tubac Center of the Arts, Tubac, AZ


Down to Sleep

Essex Art Center, Lawrence, MA

2012

The Raw & the Cooked: Faculty Biennial

Fort Lewis College, Durango, CO

2011

Merge & Flow: Surface Design Association

University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN


Sketchbook Project Tour: Art House Co-op

Brooklyn, NY; Austin, TX; San Francisco, CA; Portland, OR; Atlanta, GA; Chicago, IL

2010

From the Tongue

Lotus Gallery Space (Tribeca), New York, NY

2004

Susan Moss (solo)

University Gallery, Pittsburg State University, Pittsburg, KS

2003

Inside the Box

University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE

2001

National Works on Paper

Core New Art Space, Denver, CO


Small Treasures

Haydon Gallery/Nebraska Art Association, Lincoln, NE


Take Four

Maude Kerns Art Center, Eugene, OR


Strength in Numbers

Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts & James Monroe Center of Mary Washington College, Fredericksburg, VA


Summer Group

Haydon Gallery/Nebraska Art Association, Lincoln, NE

2000

23rd Harper College National Exhibition

Palatine, IL


Great Plains National Juried Exhibition

Fort Hays State University, Hays, KS


Works on Paper XII

Valdosta State University, Valdosta, GA


Artstravaganza

Hunter Museum of American Art, Chattanooga, TN


Small Treasures

Haydon Gallery/Nebraska Art Association, Lincoln, NE


17th National Juried Exhibit

Wenatchee Valley College, Wenatchee, WA


Cooperstown Art Association’s 2000 National

Cooperstown, NY

1999

Small Treasures

Haydon Gallery/Nebraska Art Association, Lincoln, NE

1998

20th Annual Jurored Art Exhibition

Salina Art Center, Salina, KS


Texas Fine Arts Association Art on Tour

Del Rio Council for the Arts, Del Rio, TX; Wichita Falls Museum & Art Center, Wichita Falls, TX; Loredo Community College, Laredo, TX

1997

Small Treasures

Haydon Gallery/Nebraska Art Association, Lincoln, NE


Texas Fine Arts Association Art on Tour

J. Wayne Stark Gallery, Texas A & M University, College Station, TX

1996

Pulp Fictions: Works on Paper

Austin Museum of Art, Austin, TX


Maximum Drawings

College of Santa Fe/Santa Fe Council for the Arts, Santa Fe, NM


Scene/Unseen

Eastern New Mexico university, Portales, NM


Summa Composite Art Exhibition (purchase award)

Appalachian State University, Boone, NC

1995

10th Annual Combined Talents Florida National

Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL


Susan Moss: Drawings (solo)

Visual Arts Center of Northwest Florida, Panama City, FL


16th Annual Jurored Art Exhibition

Salina Art Center, Salina, KS


Robert A. Peck Arts Center Exhibition 1995

Central Wyoming College, Riverton, WY

1994

Susan Moss at Reed Whipple Cultural Center (solo)

City of Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV


Ancient Vessels (solo)

Haydon Gallery/Nebraska Art Association, Lincoln, NE


Susan Moss Drawings (solo)

Emmanuel Gallery, Community College of Denver, metropolitan State College of Denver, & University of Colorado at Denver, Denver, CO


10th Annual National Juried Exhibition

Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley Art Center Association, Berkeley, CA


Form & Texture

Lower Columbia College, Longview, WA


Drawn West

Utah State University, Logan, UT


Positive/Negative #10

East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN

1993

ANA 22

Holter Museum of Art, Helena, MT


Pattern: New Form/New Function

Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN


Larson Biennial Drawing Competition (purchase award)

Trahern Gallery, Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, TN


Drawn to the Extreme

Galeria Mesa, Mesa Arts Center, Mesa, AZ


14th Paper in Particular

Columbia College, Columbia, MO


Women’s Art Works

Greater Rochester Women’s Fund, Rochester, NY


Works on Paper (solo)

Shepherd College, Shepherdstown, WV

1992

National Juried Show ’92 (drawing award)

Arts Center of Northern New Jersey, New Milford, NJ


National Annual Juried Competition

Lafayette Art Association, Lafayette, LA


Drawing 1992 

Brigham Young University, Provo, UT


8th Annual National Juried Exhibition

Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley Art Center Association, Berkeley, CA


Hand-Pulled Prints: A National Juried Printmaking Exhibition

Blue Star Art Complex, San Antonio, TX


Creating Ourselves: A Regional Women’s Art Exhibition

Eastern New Mexico University, Portales, NM


50th Annual Juried Competition (purchase award)

Sioux City Art Center, Sioux City, IA

1991

Greater Midwest International VI

Central Missouri State University, Warrensburg, MO


Fourth National Drawing/Print Competitive Exhibition

College of Notre Dame, Baltimore, MD


Fourteenth Annual North Dakota National Juried Exhibition

Minot Art Gallery, Minot, ND


Hilo National Drawing Exhibition (purchase award)

University of Hawaii at Hilo, Hilo, HI


Fifth Clemson National Print & Drawing Exhibition

Clemson University, Clemson, SC


12th Annual Jurored Art Exhibition (award of distinction)

Salina Art Center, Salina, KS


Images of Nebraska

Art Space, Metropolitan Arts Council, Omaha, NE


Images 1991

Highland Community College, Highland, KS

1990

49th Annual Juried Competition

Sioux City Art Center, Sioux City, IA


9th Annual National Graduate Drawing Exhibition

Allen Priebe Gallery, University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh, WI


Works on Paper

Syracuse University Gallery, Syracuse, NY




WORKSHOPS

2019

The Creative Sketchbook

Sitka Center for Art & Ecology

2018

The Sketchbook Habit

Textile Center, Minneapolis, MN



COLLECTIONS


Jeff & Susan Gwilliam

Baltimore, MD


Appalachian State University

Boone, NC


Austin Peay State University

Clarksville, TN


Sioux City Art Center

Sioux City, IA


State of Hawaii Art in Public Places



First Data Resources

Omaha, NE




EDUCATION

1991

MFA Painting & Drawing

University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE

1983

MS Psychology

University of Missouri, Columbia, MO

1979

BA English

University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA




TEACHING


1991-present

Professor of Art & Design

Fort Lewis College, Durango, CO




RESIDENCIES


2018

Good Hart Artist Residency

Good Hart, MI

2017

Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts

Saratoga, WY

2016

Ucross (invited)

Ucross, WY

2015

Playa

Summer Lake, OR

2014

Willapa Bay

Oysterville, WA

1992

Ragdale Foundation

Lake Forest, IL




ARTICLES by S. MOSS


2016

“Crafting Creativity” 

Surface Design Journal Winter


“Claire Benn” 

Embroidery: The textile art magazine Mar/Apr

2014

“Janet Echelman”

Embroidery: The textile art magazine Nov/Dec


“International Quilt Study Center”

Embroidery: The textile art magazine Jul/Aug


“From Viking to Vesterheim”

Embroidery: The textile art magazine May/Jun

2013

“Marks in Time & Place”

Embroidery: The textile art magazine Nov/Dec

AFFILIATIONS




Surface Design Association



Textile Center, Minneapolis

A national center for fiber art


Women’s Caucus for Art (WCA)



WCA - Colorado



Textile Study Group of New York



Textile Society of America



Front Range Contemporary Quilters







© Susan M Moss 2019