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Artist Statement

Making art is merging my real and imaginary world into hours of blissful drawing and redrawing, cutting and sewing, constructing and presenting.  My quilts are assembled from paper, woodcut prints, commercial and hand-dyed fabrics. Often, they are hand appliquéd and embellished. It is a leisurely process that connects me physically (my DNA is on every fiber) and emotionally to many serious and whimsical topics of interest.

 

Biographical

Kathy Suprenant grew up in the village of Hudson Falls in northern New York State. She received a BS in Biology from the State University of New York at Albany and a PhD in Biology from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. After completing a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of California in Santa Barbara, she joined the faculty at the University of Kansas in Lawrence. In 2016, Kathy retired as Professor Emeritus in the Department of Molecular Biosciences after 32 years of service.  While at KU, Kathy served as Department Chair, taught cell biology and published original research on the role of the cytoskeleton in cell division and early development.  Kathy chose early retirement to concentrate on a new fiber art career.

I have joined the 21st Century and now have an Instagram site: https://www.instagram.com/kathysuprenant/

 

Exhibitions

2019

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

“Quilters” theater production and show, Theatre Lawrence, Lawrence, Kansas; invited

2018

Artist as Quiltmaker, FAVA’s 18th Biennial Exhibition of Contemporary Quilts, Oberlin, Ohio; juror Emily Zilbur

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

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

 

 

 

 

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