Susan Catherine Boss
Good Art Every Day
Susan Boss makes non-traditional quilts in her studio in Easthampton, Massachusetts. These are not ordinary quilts but vibrant fabric compositions that capture the eye and demand close inspection. Each piece is an original work. If Susan replicates a particular design the quilt remains one of a kind because she works with an ever changing assortment of patterns and textures. The quilts are improvisational in nature. Of the hundreds or thousands of individual pieces of fabric in a particular quilt no two pieces may be exactly the same size. Susan Boss has a new series of wall pieces. They are an exploration of the relationship between typeface, crazy quilting and proverbial language. All of the work is made with artist designed, hand cut, hand printed silk-screened letters, numerals and borders. The design of the silk-screen elements are done in collaboration with Mark Brown, Susan Boss’ studio and life partner.
EDUCATION Baccalaureate Certification Program, Westfield State College, Westfield, MA 1991 Bachelor of Fine Arts, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 1981 Associates Degree, Cape Cod Community College, Barnstable, MA 1977 Recent EXHIBITIONS Fiber Artists Collective, AAAS Gallery, Washington, DC 2007 Four from Western Massachusetts, Fiber Arts Center, Amherst, MA 2003 Recent PUBLIC ART COMMISSIONS Tree of Life Quilt, 44”x30”, Lakeland College Chapel, Sheboygan, WI 2008 Bridge Quilt, 36”x60”, University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Dean’s Office 2006 Tree of Life Quilt, 96”x54” Northampton Probate Court, Northampton, MA 2004 Bridge Quilt, 40”x66” LifeSource Corporate Offices, St. Paul, MN 2004 Leadership Quilt and Learn from Tomorrow Quilt, 66’x48” ea. Bremer Financial, Lake Elmo, MN 2003