acrylic on wood
24 x 32 inches
2005 - NFS
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.
|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|
Circone, Susan, “Fear and Panic in My Corner of the Art World.” Heart Cloth Quarterly, Summer 2006: 25-29. Print.
University of Vermont, B.S.; Princeton University, Ph.D.; Portland Community College