Biography

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Self-portrait

acrylic on wood

24 x 32 inches - 2005

Originally from Ohio, I have since lived on both coasts of the U.S. and currently reside in the Portland, OR area. I started quilting in the early 1980s and have been working off and on in fiber ever since. After learning the fundamental skills of quilt construction and how to dye and print my own cloth, I continued my art education at Portland Community College.

My work predominantly uses abstracted microbiological and cell imagery that ties into my background as a research scientist in the geological sciences. I am currently a member of the Columbia Fiber Arts Guild, High Fiber Diet, Surface Design Association, and TAFA: The Textile and Fiber Art List.

Group Exhibitions

2021 Hook, Pulp, and Weave, Imogen Gallery, Astoria, OR
2021 Sitka Art Invitational, World Forestry Center, Portland, OR
2020-21 High Fiber Diet, Journeys, Pacific Northwest Quilt & Fiber Arts Museum, La Conner, WA; Latimer Quilt and Textile Center, Tillamook, OR
2020 Hook, Pulp, and Weave, Imogen Gallery, Astoria, OR
2020 TEXT/ile, Gallery 114 Online Exhibit, Portland, OR
2019-20 High Fiber Diet, No Shrinking Violets, Hillsboro Community Library, Hillsboro, OR; ArtReach Gallery, Portland, OR; Benton County Historical Museum, Philomath, OR; Chessman Gallery, Lincoln City, OR
2019 Hook, Pulp, and Weave, Imogen Gallery, Astoria, OR
2019 Around Oregon Annual, The Arts Center, Corvallis, OR
2019 Contemporaneo: Exposicao Internacional de Arte Textil Contemporanea, Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
2018-19 High Fiber Diet, #OMG That's Fiber?, Mount Hood Community College, Gresham, OR; Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, Portland, OR; Latimer Quilt and Textile Center, Tillamook, OR; Maude Kerns Art Center, Eugene, OR; Cannon Beach History Center and Museum, Cannon Beach, OR
2018 Hook, Pulp, and Weave, Imogen Gallery, Astoria, OR
2018 Contemporaneo: Exposicao Internacional de Arte Textil Contemporanea, Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, and Curitiba, Brazil
2017-18 High Fiber Diet, Heat Wave, Coos Art Museum, Coos Bay, OR; Umpqua Valley Arts Association, Roseburg, OR; 2ndStory Gallery, Camas, WA; Rogue Gallery, Medford, OR; Manley Art Center, Brookings, OR; Chehalem Cultural Center, Newberg, OR
2017 Hook, Pulp, and Weave, Imogen Gallery, Astoria, OR
2017 Around Oregon, The Arts Center, Corvallis, OR
2017 Microbiomes: To See The Unseen, The Arts Center, Corvallis, OR
2017 Patchwork Design, Rio de Janeiro, Curitiba, and Sao Paulo, Brazil
2016-17 High Fiber Diet, It's Not Easy Being Green, Visual Arts Center Gallery, Mt. Hood Community College, Gresham, OR; La Conner Quilt and Textile Museum, La Conner, WA; Keizer Civic Center, Keizer, OR; Latimer Quilt and Textile Center, Tillamook, OR
2016-17 High Fiber Diet, Making Our Mark, Oregon Garden, Silverton, OR; ArtReach Gallery, Portland, OR; Latimer Quilt and Textile Center, Tillamook, OR; Keizer Civic Center, Keizer, OR; Chessman Gallery, Lincoln City, OR
2016 Patchwork Design, Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo, Brazil
2015 High Fiber Diet, What's Blue to You?, Oregon Garden, Silverton, OR; Cannon Beach History Center and Museum, Cannon Beach, OR; Cascade Park Community Library, Vancouver, WA; Lower Columbia College Art Gallery, Longview, WA; Second Story Gallery/Camas Library, Camas, WA; Hillsboro Library, Hillsboro, OR
2012 Material Voices (small format quilts), The Ayer Lofts Gallery, Lowell, MA
2012 Student show, North View Gallery, Portland Community College, Portland, OR
2011 Face 2 Face, (portrait show), Portland, OR
2010 Paste-Up (small format collage), Arts League Lowell Arts Gallery, Lowell, MA
2008 Diverse Works (student work from Portland Community College), Littman Gallery Portland State University, Portland, OR
2007 Pacific International Quilt Show, Santa Clara, CA

Related Publications

Circone, Susan, “Fear and Panic in My Corner of the Art World.” Heart Cloth Quarterly, Summer 2006: 25-29. Print.

Circone, Susan, “A Scientific Approach.” Hand Eye Magazine, 13 Sep. 2018, handeyemagazine.com/content/scientific-approach.

Education

University of Vermont, B.S.; Princeton University, Ph.D.; Portland Community College