EXHIBITS, LECTURES & WORKSHOPS

August 18th to December 30, 2018
“Assembly: Recent Acquisitions”

Included are 2 small works by Susan
And 1 small work by Archie
Fuller Craft Museum
455 Oak St.
Brockton, MA 02301
508-588-6000
www.fullercraft.org
Hours are 10AM to 5PM
Closed on Mondays
Open til 9PM on Thurs.
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Feb 9th to June 16th, 2019
"NJ Crafts Annual:
New Directions in Fiber Art"

Monclair Art Museum
Susan has been invited by juror Carol Russel to participate
Opening evening on Feb 8th
3 South Mountain Ave
Monclair, NJ 07042
MontclairArtMuseum.org
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September 7, 2018 to January 2019
Hawaii State Art Museum
“Men” Selections from the collection of Art in Public Places

Includes one work by Susan
Opening Sept 7th, 2018 from 6 to 9PM
No. 1 Capitol District building
250 South Hotel St.
Second Floor
Honolulu, HI 96813
www.hawaii.gov/sfca

Follow Susan on Instagram @susanmartinmaffei

 

Susan is an artist member at the Center for Book Arts in NYC -
see www.centerforbookarts.org

Articles:

Essay by Mary Lane on the ATA site (www.americantapestryalliance.org/education/educational-articles/andean-meets-medieval-european-on-the-streets-of-manhattan-susan-martin-maffeis-tapestries/)

https://americantapestryalliance.org/artist-pages/susan-martin-maffei/

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To see tapestry works by her partner Archie Brennan go to www.brennan-maffei.com

Gaga exhibit

Click above image to connect to interview with Susan
(on YouTube)

My works in tapestry depict a very personal graphic view of the surrounding world. The historical precedent of mark making peculiar to tapestry is coupled with the tactile and intense flavor of modern yarns and colors. Selective memory, process and materials combine to form this imagery, which can only exist as textile. Crocheted 3 dimensional trims, quipus and found objects enhance the narrative visuals of many works, influenced by the textile forms and embellishments of the many ancient cultures I have explored.

Susan Martin Maffei is an internationally known tapestry artist whose background includes art studies at The Art Students League in NYC, tapestry training at Les Gobelins in Paris, apprenticeship and studio work at the Scheuer Tapestry Studio, NYC and conservation of antique textiles at Artweave Gallery, NYC. She has been weaving her work professionally since 1985. She has taught, lectured and exhibited in the U.S. and abroad and has work in both public and private collections.

           Inspirations in a changing world. A new look.
This begins the series “Boxed”, looking at invasive, threatened, declining and interesting species of animals both large and small. The first completed box is the nine spotted lady bug, the official insect of NY state. Once plentiful, it has declined to the stage of rare. So rare in fact that a program was instituted to encourage children interested in insects to report sightings. The reasons for decline are questionable, but certainly suggested that invasive lady bugs introduced by man from other regions and countries contribute to competition for habitat and food. Chemicals used in crop production and changing climates add to the struggle.
Once so plentiful that all children knew a rhyme: Now we say:
   Lady Bug, Lady Bug don’t fly away
   Your numbers are decreasing day by day
   We miss your presence and want you to stay
   So we are planing and working to find a way
   To increase your numbers day by day
Title: “ Pandora's Box-Disappearing 9 Spot Lady Bug”
Size: 13” x 13” by 4” closed box
Medium: woven tapestry lady bugs ( stainless steel warp, silk and wool weft) woven multi-selvedge oak leaves ( cotton warp, linen weft), mini tapestry tunic( stainless steel warp and wool weft), found hawthorn branch, hand made small box containing found hawthorn and woven lady bugs, hand made large box ( lined in handmade paper, covered in Japanese silk, jewel button closing, clamshell construction of Davey Binder’s board)
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