Opening Reception: Sunday, September 12 from 1-4pm* | RSVP today to attend the event!
*Susan will give a 15 minute In-Person Artist Talk at 2pm. The Artist Talk will be recorded and posted on our YouTube Channel for viewing at a later date.
Omaha-based artist, Susan Knight, creates work that is shown nationally and internationally. She has participated in residency programs in Colorado, Illinois, North Carolina and Italy
Since 2002 she has devoted exclusive attention to distilling the structures and systems found in water and the land around it into pattern compositions in two and three dimensions, and site-sensitive installations. Her Michigan roots prepared her to be attentive to surrounding rivers and lakes. She was taught to read water’s seasonal cycles and to conserve water.
SciArt Magazine and Artland Magazine have featured her work. Sculpture Magazine and Smithsonian Magazine have reviewed her work. Her work appears in the book, Art Inspired by Science: Imagining The Natural World, by Robert Louis Chianese.
Knight earned a BFA in art from Saint Mary’s College, Notre Dame, IN, and attended The University of Notre Dame, Glassell School of Art, Houston, TX, and The School of the Chicago Art Institute.
My focus is on water and the land that holds it. Theoretical and existential aspects of water and the role it is continually playing in our planet’s evolution through millenniums fuel my work. I find inspiration in surface water and unseen water deep in the earth and the soil that holds it. Field visits, scientific data, and news stories about environmental water issues drive my work.
My primary tool is an Xacto knife. With it I hand cut, fold, incise, sculpt, stretch, and tie paper, Mylar and Tyvek. The act of cutting, the physicality of it, continually fills me with ideas and makes me feel like Zorro.
GALLERY HOURS & VISITOR INFORMATION FOR COVID-19 GUIDELINES
This exhibition will be held in the First Floor Gallery of the Evanston Art Center (EAC). All visitors are required to wear face masks. Please adhere to 6′ social distancing requirements when in the gallery space.
Monday – Friday: 1 pm – 6 pm
Saturday & Sunday: 9 am – 4 pm