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.
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.
Crafting Democracy: Fiber Arts and Activism / Juried Group Exhibition / Central Library—Rochester, New York / AUGUST 1, 2019—OCTOBER 31, 2019
Evolutions / Juried Group Exhibition / Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum—Golden, Colorado / JULY 22, 2019—OCTOBER 19, 2019
de.light/FULL/ Juried Group Exhibition / Leedy-Voulkos Art Center—Kansas City, Missouri / JULY 12, 2019—AUGUST 31, 2019
Evolving Perceptions/ Juried Group Exhibition / Foothills Art Center—Golden, Colorado / JUNE 28, 2019—OCTOBER 6, 2019
Fantastic Fibers / Juried Group Exhibition / Yeiser Art Center—Paducah, Kentucky / APRIL 20, 2019—JUNE 8, 2019
Quilters / Curated Group Exhibition / Theatre Lawrence—Lawrence, Kansas / FEBRUARY 22, 2019—APRIL 7, 2019
Checkmate / Online Curated Exhibition / Visions Art Museum—San Diego, California / JANUARY 1, 2019—MARCH 31, 2019
Lawrence Art Guild / Group Exhibition / Cider Gallery—Lawrence, Kansas / NOVEMBER 30, 2018—JANUARY 20, 2019
Link / Online Curated Exhibition / Visions Art Museum—San Diego, California / OCTOBER 1, 2018—DECEMBER 31, 2018
Gateway to Imagination / Juried 19th Annual Art Competition / Farmington Museum—Farmington, New Mexico / SEPTEMBER 24, 2018—DECEMBER 1, 2018
Artist As Quiltmaker XVIII / Juried Biennial Exhibition of Contemporary Quilts / FAVA Gallery—Oberlin, Ohio / MAY 13, 2018—JULY 28, 2018
Lawrence Art Guild / Group Exhibition / Cider Gallery—Lawrence, Kansas / NOVEMBER 24, 2017—JANUARY 19, 2018
Print Show 3 / Group Printmaking Exhibition / Percolator Art Space—Lawrence, Kansas / SEPTEMBER 29, 2017—OCTOBER 21, 2017