Susan Lenarz

Born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA, I earned a BS degree in Clinical Diabetes and Nutrition from the University of Pittsburgh in 1983. I worked as a Dietitian in many hospitals during an era when medical centers began to beautify their halls with wonderful art.


My affinity for textile arts began in the early '70s with the influence of the mod and chunky macrame designs of the period. I made belts and plant hangers, later I picked up basketry and bead embroidery, spinning, and knitting.


In 2002, I enrolled in the City and Guilds course of study to develop her skills with fiber arts. I completed certificates in Art and Design level 3, and Hand and Embroidery, level 1. I continued my studies with Gail Harker's Creative Studies Center in Experimental Stitch, level 2 & 3, and Research for Design, level 4. In April 2020, I Relocated to Albuquerque.


For me, art is an expression of spirit. The process of making art is magical - in going to that timeless place, I experience a quiet connection with a higher power. It is a journey to a hidden place, from which I return to analyze and adjust, then re-visit again. It is my hope that my art evokes an enduring impression, stirs some feelings about this amazing world, rekindles the possibility of a magical existence. Fiber and thread are the medium through which I convey color, line, texture, form, and depth. They are a very tactile medium that expresses a personal perspective.


I welcome you to my world, I look forward to showing you around.



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