3 09, 2021

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, Minneapolis...day 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 Artsy.net By the way Her show OBJECTS OF AFFECTION opens October 2 at Doug Flanders and Associates  in uptown Minneapolis.

27 06, 2021

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. […]

13 06, 2021

Linda King Ferguson’s Dimensional Paintings

2021-09-20T14:21:10-04:00Articles, Art|

  I have been an admirer of Linda King Ferguson’s dimensional paintings since I first saw them! Her work is smart, pristine, gloriously colored and makes use of space and perception in new ways.Hershow, From the Center, opens this week at Susan Hensel Gallery on Artsy. […]

5 04, 2021

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 artsy.net grows, I thought it would be nice to start an interview series with the artists I represent. […]

10 12, 2020

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 […]

15 10, 2020

Art Catalogs For Artists

2021-06-12T00:34:40-04:00Articles, Freebies|

Susan Hensel Projects Art Catalogs Catalogs! Catalogs! Catalogs! Just a little note to let you know that there are FREE art catalogs available from Susan Hensel Projects!  The pandemic made me do it!  That is, start the special, online, curated exhibitions.  As a result, the list of catalogs is growing.  Get them here! Take a look below to get a preview and go take a look or download them for later.  You can also print them out!   […]

11 10, 2020

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. […]

3 06, 2020

Why I persist | Covid and civil unrest | Susan Hensel Gallery

2021-02-11T21:38:53-05:00Articles, Embroidery Art, News|

“Hope is a fragile thing, Peter continued, as fragile as a flower. Its fragility makes it easy to sneer at, by people who see life as a dark and difficult ordeal, people who get angry when something they can’t believe in themselves gives comfort to others. They prefer to crush the flower underfoot as if to say: See how weak this thing is, see how easily it can be destroyed. But, in truth, hope is one of the strongest things in the universe. Empires fall, civilizations vanish into dust, but hope always comes back, pushing up through the ashes, growing from seeds that are invisible and invincible.”-Michael Faber […]

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