Without a Net

Without a Net, Susan's ten-piece installation examiming the old-fashioned circus and sideshow, is up and running at San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles. Many of the works are mechanized, lit up, and include sound, and together they create a total experience for the viewer. The circus is a great venue for exploring the confluence between the splendid and the macabre, between fantasy spectacle and gritty reality, and between the celebration of human prowess and a fascination with (and exploitation of) human peculiarity. The show will run until April 15, 2018.

Dimensional Cloth

Susan's work is appearing in a new book Dimensional Cloth: Sculpture by Contemporary Textile Artists, by Andra Stanton. This lavishly illustrated volume will be released in June 2018 by

Memory of Water visits four museums

Susan's work "Memory of Water" has been selected by juror Linda Gass for the travelling exhibit H2OH!, sponsored by Studio Art Quilt Associates. In its three-year run, the show will appear at the National Quilt Museum, the New England Quilt Museum, the Arizona Desert Museum, and the San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles.

Artistry in Fiber

Several of Susan's pieces are included in the new book Artistry in Fiber: Sculpture, released in July 2017. Coauthored by Anne Lee and E. Ashley, the book includes nearly 500 photos of sculpture by 76 artists.

Art Quilt Retrospective

Susan will be featured as a "trailblazer" in Art Quilt Retrospective: 50 Years of Innovation, a new book being published by Studio Art Quilt Associates.

Selected Media Coverage

Lisa Walton Podcast: In spring 2017, Susan had a wide-ranging conversation with Australian textile artist Lisa Walton. Here's the link to that podcast:

Susan’s appearance on The Quilt Show, with Alex Anderson and Ricky Tims:

The Quilt Show, with Alex Anderson and Ricky Tims, coverage of Susan's show at PIQF in 2015:

Susan Else Portrait