Body Work & Willow in Motion | Susan Hensel Gallery |

2021-11-18T22:57:51-05:00Exhibition, News|

BODY WORK & Willow in Motion at Susan Hensel Gallery by Martha Bird Susan Hensel Gallery is proud to present Minneapolis, multidisciplinary artist Martha Bird’s new show Willow in Motion in the Windows on Cedar Project and Body Work on Running from November 15th, 2021 to January 15th, 2022, Body Work exhibits Bird’s intricately created natural fiber works. Using willow the artist raises and/or harvests herself according to sustainable practices, Bird creates captivating pieces that talk about the complex struggles and triumphs of the body. These works include her well known spiral forms that mimic the organic geometry of everything from the smallest creatures to the largest galaxies. The exhibit also contains sculptural objects that examine personal experiences of trauma and injury in diverse ways. The largest number of works are in the Artsy show. A few are in the windows. Driveby, take bus#23 and see if you can figure out which pieces are here IN REAL LIFE! […]

Windows on Cedar Project update!


The Susan Hensel Gallery Windows on Cedar Project glow with a certain mystery and portent at night! Artist, Kim Matthews (pictured in front of the windows just before we bought sushi!), put a brand, spanking new  piece in the north window: D+M It is dang cool!  It is an in real life experience available to anyone who can drive or bus by 3441 Cedar Ave S, or night! Because the gallery is right at a bus stop,  it's extra easy;-) You will also see LUDUS in person. See the rest of her show NEUTRAL TERRITORY at Susan Hensel Gallery on By the way Her show OBJECTS OF AFFECTION opens October 2 at Doug Flanders and Associates  in uptown Minneapolis.

Navigating New Waters: Kate Vinson in 2021 |Susan Hensel Gallery

2021-09-20T14:29:05-04:00Exhibition, Articles, Art|

NAVIGATING NEW WATERS Now Open in Susan Hensel Gallery by KATE VINSON “Navigating New Waters” by Textile Artist Kate Vinson in the windows at Susan Hensel Gallery. I have known Kate Vinson for a number of years now. I first met her when she received the Jerome Foundation Project Grant for Textile Art  in roughly 2015.  There was  a reception for past and present Jerome artists led by the new director of the Textile Center of Minnesota. I met some truly wonderful artists there, who remain important to me today!  Kate is among them. Kate is a restless creative, working across natural media, focusing on using the body and natural materials. She talks about making art as being a “full body” kinesthetic experience. Additionally, I’ve know her as an artist with a true love of materials; an outdoor adventure educator and guide; as a high school art teacher, now at Perpich Arts High School. In whatever she does, nature plays an important role.  Her exhibition, Navigating New Waters | Susan Hensel Gallery, is also continuing evidence of that passion. […]

Interview with K. Daphnae Koop | Susan Hensel Gallery

2021-09-20T14:21:56-04:00Exhibition, Articles|

Interview with K. Daphnae Koop Susan Hensel Gallery Interview with K. Daphnae. As the new website for Susan Hensel Gallery matures and as my experience on grows, I thought it would be nice to start an interview series with the artists I represent. […]

Exhibitions Opening Soon |Susan Hensel Projects | Bookish

2021-09-28T22:37:05-04:00Exhibition, Articles, Artists|

Exhibitions Opening Soon! BOOKISH-New art in Covid-times, A special exhibition inspired by books Watch a small preview! Opening Dec 18, 2020   Bookish Facebook – HD 720p “Susan Hensel’s latest work is a continuation and evolution of her renowned artist books. In the new online series titled Bookish, she presents fabric and multi-media pieces that depict the book liberated by Hensel’s vision and veneration, picking up themes from past work and developing fresh perspectives. The series represents the deep reservoir of ideas and approaches born out of a long relationship between an artist and her subject matter.”- Jonathon M Clark, independent critic […]

In The Windows: Nina Martine Robinson | Neurotangle by Nina Martine Robinson


Nina Robinson is an emerging St. Paul-based contemporary textile artist whose creative process starts wit a sewing machine.  Neurotangle, created in 2019, is an early exploration into utilizing repurposed clothing as a metaphor for neurodiversity. In 2018, her 23-year-old son was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, specifically Aspergers Syndrome. Many individuals on the spectrum have self-soothing behaviors called “stims.” These repetitive actions help to calm nerves and soothe them during high-stress situations.  For her son, it the deconstruction of his pants. […]

In The Windows | Remaking by Kathryn D’Elia | December 2020-February 2021


In The Windows | Art by Kathryn D’Elia | December 2020-February 2021 This exhibition is a collection of work created through gathered observations. These include a person, a moment of speech, shapes of a curtain, bodily structures, snow-blanketed objects. They are exaggerated, warped, stacked, built, and also lit. This is to “remake” them into something new–to create something familiar, but on edge. Explore art by Kathryn D’Elia. […]

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