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Artist Statement

I am an upcycled scientist, recently retired, no longer teaching, running a research lab or chairing a science department. I create art that represents the elastic edge between art and science, with a focus on time.

I create whimsical pictorial art that examines the relationship of the past and present, and in some cases even challenges the concept that the past is immutable or fixed. My quilts are assembled from woodcut prints, commercial and hand-dyed recycled fabrics. Often they are hand appliquéd and elaborately embellished. It is a leisurely process that connects me physically (my DNA is on every fiber) and emotionally to many serious and quirky topics of interest.

Biographical

Kathy Suprenant grew up in the village of Hudson Falls in northern New York State near the entrance to the Adirondack State Park. Kathy is proud to be a first generation college graduate and academic junkie who recently retired after 32 years of service at the University of Kansas.

SOLO EXHIBITION

2020

What Did Ming Miss? Quilts by Kathy Suprenant. Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum, Golden, CO

JURIED EXHIBITIONS

2019

Evolutions, Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum, Golden, Colorado: juror, Martha Sielman

Evolving Perceptions, Foothills Art Center, Golden, Colorado: juror, Deborah Boschert

de.light/FULL, Leedy-Voulcos Art Center, Kansas City, Missouri: juror, Rosalie Dace

Crafting Democracy: Fiber Arts and Activism, Mascioli Gallery, Rochester, New York; jurors Juilee Decker and Hinda Mandell

Fantastic Fibers, Yeiser Art Center, Paducah, Kentucky: juror Pauline Verbeek-Cowart

2018

Artist as Quiltmaker, FAVA’s 18th Biennial Exhibition of Contemporary Quilts, Firelands Association for the Visual Arts, Oberlin, Ohio; juror Emily Zilbur

Gateway to Imagination: A National Juried Art Competition, Farmington Museum, Farmington, New Mexico; juror Alex Gregory

CURATED EXHIBITIONS

2019

Summer Vacation, online exhibition, Visions Art Museum, San Diego, California

Quilters, Theatre Lawrence, Lawrence, Kansas

Checkmate, online exhibition, Visions Art Museum, San Diego, California

2018

Links, online exhibition, Visions Art Museum, San Diego, California

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2019

12” X 12” Exhibition, SAQA Regional (KS/MO/OK), The Stiles Gallery, Westwood, Kansas

Lawrence Art Guild All Member Show, Cider Gallery, Lawrence, Kansas

2018

Lawrence Art Guild All Member Show, Cider Gallery, Lawrence, Kansas

2017

Print Show 3, Percolator Artspace Gallery, Lawrence, Kansas

Lawrence Art Guild All Member Show, Cider Gallery, Lawrence, Kansas

AWARDS

2019

First Place for “CELL-ebration” in the Evolutions show, Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum, Golden, Colorado

2017

Second Place for “CELL-ebration” in Print Show 3, Percolator Artspace Gallery, Lawrence, Kansas

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