Biography and Resume

BIOGRAPHY

I grew up in the village of Hudson Falls in northern New York State near the entrance to the Adirondack State Park. I lived on both the east and west US coasts near the Blue Ridge and Santa Ynez Mountains, respectively, before settling near Mount Oread, a limestone rich hill in Lawrence Kansas! I am proud to be a first generation college graduate and academic junkie who recently retired as Professor Emeritus from the Department of Molecular Biosciences at the University of Kansas.

I began making traditional bed quilts for friends and family while I was working at the University.  It was a great part time hobby.  After taking classes with Alice Kettle, Jane Sassaman, Ruth McDowell, and Sian Martin, I decided to retire early so I could become a full time quilt artist.  I am very happy with this new career path. 

 

RESUME

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2022

What Did Ming Miss?, Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum, Golden, CO April 2022-July 2022
2020
Through a Lens, Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum, Golden, Colorado; Oct 2020-Jan 2021

JURIED EXHIBITIONS
2021

Quilts=Art=Quilts, Schweinfurth Art Center, Auburn, New York; Jurors: Jane Dunnewold and Karen Schulz
NOOBAA Non-objective Abstract Art 3rd Annual Juried Exhibition, 3 Square Gallery, Fort Collins, Colorado; Jurors: Kumiko McKee, Amanda Guess, Craig McKee, Jim Benest
Microscape, SAQA Global Exhibition, debuting International Quilt Festival in Houston, TX ; juror, Linden Gledhill
No Boundaries, Virginia Quilt Museum, Harrisonburg, VA; juror, Marcia Young
All Abstract, 311 Gallery, Raleigh, NC
Elevate, Webster Art Center, St. Louis, MO; juror, Chabi Bayou
Fantastic Fibers 2021, Paducah, KY; juror, Sandra Johnson
2019
Evolutions, Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum, Golden, CO; juror, Martha Sielman
Evolving Perceptions, Foothills Art Center, Golden, CO; juror, Deborah Boschert
de.light/FULL, debuting at Leedy-Voulcos Art Center, KC, Missouri; juror, Rosalie Dace
Crafting Democracy: Fiber Arts and Activism, debuting at Masciolo Gallery, Central Library of Rochester and Monroe County, Rochester, NY; jurors Juilee Decker and Hinda Mandell
Fantastic Fibers, Yeiser Art Center, Paducah, KY; juror Pauline Verbeek-Cowart
2018
Artist as Quiltmaker, FAVA’s 18th Biennial Exhibition of Contemporary Quilts, Firelands Association for the Visual Arts, Oberlin, OH; juror Emily Zilbur
Gateway to Imagination: A National Juried Art Competition, Farmington Museum, Farmington, NM; juror Alex Gregory

CURATED, INVITED AND GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2021

Memorial. Monument. Movement. Art Against Racism@artagainstracism_org
Purely Abstract, online exhibition, Las Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA
Women in Art, online exhibition, Las Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA
New Collections, Studio Art Quilt Associates Online Gallery
Kansas City Regional Quilt Festival, Overland Park, KS
Kaw Valley Quilt Guild Biannual Show, Lawrence, KS
2019
Quilters theater production and show, Theatre Lawrence, Lawrence, KS
Checkmate, online exhibition, Visions Art Museum, San Diego, CA
Summertime, online exhibition, Visions Art Museum, San Diego, CA
Lawrence Art Guild All Member Show, Cider Gallery, Lawrence, KS
2018
Links, online exhibition, Visions Art Museum, San Diego, CA
Lawrence Art Guild All Member Show, Cider Gallery, Lawrence, KS
2017
Print Show 3, Percolator Artspace Gallery, Lawrence, KS
Lawrence Art Guild All Member Show, Cider Gallery, Lawrence, KS

GALLERY REPRESENTATION
3 Square Art Gallery, Fort Colllins, CO

AWARDS
2021

Honorable mention, NOOBAA Non-objective Abstract Art 3rd Annual Juried Exhibition, 3 Square Gallery, Fort Collins, CO
Honorable Mention, No Boundaries, Virginia Quilt Museum, Harrisonburg, VA
2019
Best in Show, Evolutions, Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum, Golden, CO
2017
Second Place, Print Show 3, Percolator Artspace Gallery, Lawrence, KS

PUBLICATIONS
2021

In Profile & Gallery, Quilting Arts Magazine, Winter 2021, Issue 112, In press
Member Gallery, SAQA Journal, Vol 31, No.3, p.20
Portfolio Gallery, SAQA Art Quilt Quarterly, Studio Art Quilt Associates, No. 24, p. 85
One. Three.Two., Art Quilting Studio, Autumn 2021, pp 122-126
Q & A Profile, Quilting Arts Magazine, December Issue
2020
Digital Sun Salutations, Art Quilting Studio, Autumn 2020, pp 34-38

PRESS

2021
The Citizen (Auburn, NY) / auburnpub.com: https://auburnpub.com/entertainment/quilts-in-auburn-gallerys-annual-show-have-personal-pandemic-subjects/article_290f8fcd-d040-5bb7-b0f5-9a7a650ce4ee.html

The Post-Standard (Syracuse, NY) https://www.syracuse.com/entertainment/2021/10/many-quilts-in-schweinfurths-annual-exhibition-tell-stories.htm
2019

Studio Art Quilt Associates Present De.LIGHT/ful, KC Studio Magazine, Issue 3, p.88

PRESENTATIONS
2023

Front Range Contemporary Quilters, Denver, CO
2022
SAQA DC/MD/WVA Region presentation
Sunday at the Museum. Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum, Golden, CO
2021
SAQA CO, WY, UT, NM Region presentation
2020
Sunday at the Museum. Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum, Golden, CO
2019
SAQA Threads of Innovation Conference, San Jose, CA
SAQA KS, MO, OK Regional Meeting, Kansas City, KS
Kaw Valley Quilter’s Guild, Lawrence, KS

My academic CV (click here if you are curious)

All text and images © 2021 Kathy Suprenant.

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