Professional Art Organizations

Susan Hensel is a multidisciplinary artist, with a 50+ year career. She combines a mixed media practice with embroidery across digital and manual platforms. She also makes sculptures and wall art using the colors and techniques of commercial embroidery. Additionally, these artworks are designed in the computer and stitched out on the computer-aided embroidery machine. Susan is also a member of multiple professional art organizations for women artists and women artists in Minnesota.

Textile Art by Susan Hensel

Gallery Work

Susan’s artwork is in libraries and museums: the Museum of Modern Art in New York and The Getty Research Institute. There are major holdings at Minnesota Center for Book Arts, the University of Washington, and more.

Past Presentations

Emory and Henry College • VA Chadron State College, NE • Alma College, MI • Lansing State Library, MI • East Lansing Library, MI • Minnesota Center for Book Arts, MN • Weavers Guild of Minnesota

Textile Art by Susan Hensel

Body of Work

With a history, to date, of over 300 exhibitions, more than 35 of them solo, twenty garnering awards, Hensel’s desire to communicate ideas through art continues to be a powerful motivator.

List of Professional Organizations

In her 50+ year career, Susan Hensel has been a member of numerous arts organizations. These organizations are for textile artists, women artists, and artists based in Minnesota.