Susan Rienzo, is an award winning Fiber Artist who makes Art Quilts. With a keen sense of color and whimsy, her palette of vibrant saturated color has infused her fiber art with a spirited and joyful energy that expresses her distinct voice.
With a degree in Fashion Design from FIT and a BFA in Graphic Design, Susan explored many different creative outlets. She discovered quilting in 1982 and soon realized the potential of combining her passion for color, graphic design, and sewing to make original art quilts. Just as a painter has his paints, Susan’s palette is her large collection of colorful batiks, joyful novelty prints and hand-dyed fabrics. She often likes to work intuitively and getting lost in the process. She is captivated with color and pattern juxtaposition, graphic linear design and joyful themes of living in Florida. Her newest work entails cutting, fusing and collage, much like that of a paper collage artist, but manipulating and combining many different fabrics.
Susan has exhibited in juried shows throughout Florida, the U.S. and internationally, and is published in many quilt publications.