About Sue King, Textile Artist

Artist Statement

An avid outdoorist, I developed a deep passion for camping, hiking and canoeing in early childhood. I was four years old when my parents took me to visit Great Smoky Mountains National Park, my first encounter with “America’s Best Idea,” and an experience that years later was to influence my career as a textile artist. Having served as Artist in Residence at numerous National Parks and other public lands, including Mesa Verde and Petrified Forest, I practice in both figurative and landscape art.

My textile pieces celebrate our nation’s cultural and natural resources with an emphasis on indigenous people and other historical figures central to the shaping of America, especially the American West. My artwork bears a message of conservation and preservation.

As a clinical social worker, the concept of person in the environment is important to me and a central theme of my textile work, representing historical figures as well as the flora and fauna with which they coexist. Warmed by a campfire, my mother first taught me to embroider in the crisp air of the great outdoors. My current work has come full circle, embellished with slow and contemplative hand stitching, the pieces are the gentle reminder of a mother’s love.

Exhibitions, Press, and Presentations

Juried Exhibitions

2016

Telling America’s Stories: 100 Years of The National Park Service, This House of Rain, The Brush Art Gallery & Studios, Lowell, Massachusetts

2013

The Kinsey Institute Juried Art Show 2013, The Grunwald Gallery, Bloomington, Indiana

Superlatives II, Sixteen Tons and Home by Christmas, The Zanesville Museum of Art, Zanesville, Ohio

The View from Here: Quilts from the Ohio River Valley, Sixteen Tons and The View from Here: Lancaster, Ohio,

SAQA Ohio Regional Show, International Quilt Festival, Cincinnati, Ohio

2012

From Hoboes to Homelessness, 1933, SAQA No Place to Call Home, The Loveland Gallery, Loveland, Colorado

Creative Statements; Ohio Art Quilts 2012 Ohio SAQA regional show, Fahrenheit, The Zanesville Museum of Art, Zanesville, Ohio

2010

No Place to Call Home, 1933, SAQA, venues across the United States

Solo Exhibitions

2017

A Woman’s Walks: the Textile Art of Sue King, The Lancaster Festival, Lancaster, Ohio

(Scheduled) A Woman’s Walks: The Textile Art of Sue King, The Grandview Public Library, Grandview, Ohio

2016

Find Your Park, America Celebrates 100 Years of The National Park Service, Lancaster Festival, Lancaster, Ohio

Trailside: Textile Art in Our National and State Parks and Public Lands, The Grandview Public Library, Grandview, Ohio

2015

Human Ecology, Lancaster Festival, Lancaster, Ohio

The Human Equation, Sinclair Community College, Dayton, Ohio

2014

Under Western Skies, The Lancaster Festival, Lancaster, Ohio

The Human Equation: Textile Art by Sue King, The Grandview Heights Public Library, Columbus, Ohio

2013

Threshing Party, Champaign County Library, Urbana, Ohio

Point of View: The Textile Art of Sue King, Marietta College, Marietta, Ohio

Exploration: A Textile Journey, Works by Sue King, Ohio University Eastern, St. Clairsville, Ohio

2012

Sue King, Textile Artist, The Lancaster Festival Art Walk, Lancaster, Ohio

Geography: Exploring the Physical World and the Human Experience, St. Martin de Porres Center, Columbus, Ohio

Stitch Wizadry, The French Art Colony, Gallipolis, Ohio

The Textile Art of Sue King, The Loft Gallery, The Fairfield County District Library, Lancaster, Ohio

A New Tradition in Color, Ohio University Southern, Ironton, Ohio

2011

Figures, The Lancaster Festival, Lancaster, Ohio

Quilt = Art, Stuarts Opera House, Nelsonville, Ohio

2010

Trunk Show, Ohio University, Chillicothe, Ohio

No Place Like Home, Lancaster, Festival Artwalk, Lancaster, Ohio

2009

Toscana, Lancaster Festival Artwalk, Lancaster, Ohio

2008

People, Places, Things, Lancaster Festival Artwalk, Lancaster, Ohio

Group Exhibitions

2017

ArtWalk Artists Sampler, The Lancaster Festival, Lancaster, Ohio

Darkness Visible II, The Pennington Gallery, Columbus, Ohio

Fine Art Exhibition, Cox Fine Art Center, Columbus, Ohio

Two Quilters and a Weaver, Delaware County Cultural Art Center, Delaware, Ohio

2016

Featured Artist, Love Your Arts Open House, Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area, Montana/Wyoming

Holbrook Depot Art Series, featured Artists Richard Gorman and Sue King, Holbrook, Arizona

Two Voices in the Wilderness, Rick Braveheart, Landscape Photography and Sue King, Textile Artist Celebrate Our National Parks, The Dublin Art Center, Dublin, Ohio

Artists in Residence Group Exhibition, Agate Fossil Beds National Monument, Harrison, Nebraska

2015

The Call of the Wild: Artists Rick Braveheart and Sue King Celebrate America’s Wild and Public Lands, Grandview Heights Public Library, Grandview, Ohio

Size Matters, Pennington Gallery, Clintonville, Ohio

Divergent Path, Group Exhibition, the Concourse Gallery, Upper Arlington, Ohio

2014

America’s National Parks: Two Visions, Joint Exhibition with Rick Braveheart, Grandview Heights Public Library, Grandview, Ohio

Planned Parenthood Spring Gala, Indianapolis, Indiana

The Kinsey Institute 9th Annual Juried Art Show, The Grunwald Gallery of Art, Bloomington, Indiana

2013

The View from Here, International Quilt Festival, Cincinnati, Ohio

2012

Creative Statements: Ohio Art Quilts, The Zanesville Museum of Art, Zanesville, Ohio

From Hoboes to Homelessness, The Loveland Gallery, Loveland, Colorado

2011

Figures, The Lancaster Festival Artwalk, Lancaster, Ohio

Small Works, Roy G. Biv Gallery, Columbus, Ohio

No Place to Call Home, Studio Art Quilt Associates, traveling exhibition, various venues across the United States

2010

Hocking College Art Auction, Hocking College, Nelsonville, Ohio

2007

Women of Influence, The Piano Gallery, Logan, Ohio

2006

Women at Work: Serious Play, An Exhibit of Collaborative Art, The Logan Art Gallery, Logan, Ohio

Press Coverage

2017

Love Your Arts Open House Slated for Saturday in Lovell, color photo Rendezvous Bound, February 9, Powell Tribune, Powell, Wyoming

Arts Open House Coming Saturday to Bighorn Canyon front page color photo Rendezvous Bound, Lovell Chronicle, February 9, Lovell, Wyoming

Love Your Arts, color photo, Rendezvous Bound, The Lovell Chronicle, February 16, Lovell, Wyoming

Delaware Man’s Likeness Displayed in National Park, color photo Sue King and Rendezvous Bound, The Delaware Gazette, June 4, Delaware, Ohio

Unique Castle Show, Modern Take on Quilting, color photo The Holy Road, The Delaware Gazette, July 11, Delaware, Ohio

2016

Voices of Nature: Joint Art Show in Dublin Coincides with National Park Service, color photo, Promise Kept Centennial, the Columbus Dispatch, February 27, Columbus, Ohio

Textile Art Expert at Bighorn Canyon, Powell Tribune, Powell, Wyoming

Artist in Residence King at Bighorn Canyon NRA, photo of artist, Lovell Chronicle, July, 21, Lovell, Wyoming

2015

Artist Sue King, color photo, Coyote Brings the Salmon, supplement to The Leavenworth Echo, Cashmere Valley Record, Lake Chelan Mirror, Quad City Herald, Washington

Review, Diverse works United by Storytelling, Quality, The Columbus Dispatch, July 26, Columbus, Ohio

Artslink Newsletter, cover image, Grapes of Wrath, City of Upper Arlington, Ohio

2014

Urbana Citizen, “Fassig’s Story Paints Tale of Wheat Harvest,” Ben’s Field, Ben’s Threshing, Ben’s Wheat, Urbana, Ohio

Urbana Daily Citizen, “Textile Artist Sue King’s Work on a Display at Mburg Library,” Mechanicsburg, Ohio

The Telegram, “Textile Artist Sue King’s Work on Display at Library,” Mechanicsburg, Ohio

2013

The Towne Crier, “Immersion in Wilderness” inspiring to textile artist, color photos of the artist, Shiwawatiwa

The Barnesville-Enterprise, “Sue King to show artwork at Ohio University Easter Campus Gallery,” color photos of the artist, Trouble in These Fields, Ohio Treasure, Grapes of Wrath, January 23, 2013

Sunday News Register, “Textile Portraits Call Forth the Ghosts: King Exhibit on Display at OUE Gallery,” Wheeling, West Virginia, Trouble in these Fields

Mesa Verde Museum Association Newsletter, color photo, Shiwawatiwa

Art Quilt Portfolio: People and Portraits, color photos, All the Young Dudes, Grapes of Wrath

Artist in Residence Presentation, Mancos Valley Chamber of Commerce Newsletter, Mancos, Colorado

2012

The Towne Crier, Lancaster Textile Artist Exhibits at Fairfield County Library, color photo, Sixteen Tons

The Daily Tribune, “Textile Talent,” color photos and story about solo exhibition

Sue King Textile Artist, YouTube video

Loveland Reporter-Herald, “No Place to Call Home Exhibit at Loveland Museum Gallery Provides Insight into Homelessness,” reference to 1933 with artist citation

Catholic Times, “Textile Art Geography: Exploring the Physical World and the Human Experience,” color photo, Toscana, May 20, 2012

2011

Brochure, Lancaster Festival Fair Day, Homeplace II, color cover photo

2010

The Columbus Dispatch, Yule Jewels, color photo, December 12, 2010

Sue King Textile Artist: Art Quilts by Sue King, self-published

Lancaster Festival Program, Toscana IV, color photo

Brochure, Lancaster Festival Fair Day, color cover photo, Homeplace II

2009

Lancaster Festival Program, Toscana, color photo

2007

The Logan Daily News, “Women of Influence: Local Women Exhibit Mixed Media Works,” photo

The Logan Daily News, “Stop Suicide Before It Happens,” story of art quilt created for Hocking County suicide Prevention Coalition by Sue King, color photo

2006

The Logan Daily News, “Late Night Logan,” front page color photo of gallery opening including art quilts by Sue King

The Logan Daily, “Hocking County Children Services Displays Quilts,” front page color photo, quilt commission

1985

Early American Life, “Furnishing a Summer Kitchen,” p. 11-15 and cover

Presentations

2015

Under Western Skies, An Artist Residency: Mesa Verde National Park, Clintonville Art Guild, Columbus, Ohio

2014

Under Western Skies, An Artist Residency in Mesa Verde National Park, Art Quilt Alliance, Columbus, Ohio

Under Western Skies, An Artist Residency in Mesa Verde National Park, Quilts and Things Quilt Guild, Pt. Pleasant, West Virginia

Stitched in Time, Agate Fossil Beds National Monument, Nebraska

Stitched in Time, Homestead National Monument of America, Nebraska

2013

Under Western Skies, An Artist Residency in Mesa Verde National Park. Art Quilt Network, Columbus, Ohio

Exhibitionist! Or How to Show Your Work, Studio Art Quilt Associates, Zanesville Museum of Art, Zanesville, Ohio

Exhibitionist! Or How to Show Your Work, Art Quilt Alliance, Columbus, Ohio

2011

Look Both Ways: An Art Quilter Honors Tradition, Trendy Long Arm Quilters, Columbus, Ohio

Promote Yourself, Miami Valley Art Quilters, Dayton, Ohio

Permanent Public Collections

Circles, Tri-County Mental Health and Counseling, Inc.

Seven Sisters, Tri-County Mental Health and Counseling, Inc.

Brand New Day, Tri-County Mental Health and Counseling, Inc.

Diptych, Hocking Children, Hocking County Children’s Services

Field of Dreams, collaborative work, Tri-County Mental Health and Counseling, Inc.

Connecting for Life, Hocking County Suicide Prevention Coalition

Toscana II: Siena, Church of San Domenico, St. Martin de Porres Center, Columbus, Ohio

Men in Green, We Can Do It, Givhans Ferry State Park, South Carolina

Young Matthew, Poinsett State Park, South Carolina

Coyote Brings the Salmon, Leavenworth Federal Fish Hatchery, Washington State

The Gambling Boy Who Married the Bear Girl, Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona

Rendezvous Bound, Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area, Montana/Wyoming.

Along Plum Road, Gentle Dental Care, Lancaster, Ohio