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Susan Brandeis
Distinguished Professor Emerita, North Carolina State University





Master of Fine Arts in Textile Design/Fiber Art (University of Kansas) 1982
Master of Science in Art Education (Indiana University) 1979
Bachelor of Arts (Indiana University) 1971


North Carolina State University, College of Design:
Distinguished Professor of Art and Design, 2007 to present.
Professor, August 1995 to present.
Director of Graduate Programs, Art and Design, 2005 to 2012.
Interim Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies and Academic Affairs, January 1996–June 1997l
Associate Professor, August 1988–August 1995;
Assistant Professor, July 1982–August 1988.

University of Kansas, Design Department:
Teaching Assistant, Fall1980–Spring 1982

Exhibitions (selected)

“Lost Language,” (solo) (Cary, North Carolina), 2017; (Minneapolis, Minnesota) 2018.
“Layers: Quilt as Form,” (Johnson City, Tennessee), 2015.
“Digital Technology, Traditional Techniques,” (Greenville, North Carolina), 2014.
“Woven,” (Woodstock, New York), 2013.
“Textiles Today: Redefining the Medium,” (Durango, Colorado), 2012.
“Fiberart International 2010,” (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania), 2010.
“A Stitch in Our Time,” (Muskegon, Michigan), 2008.
“Susan Brandeis: Patterns of Life,” (solo) (Birmingham, England), 2008.
“Crossing Boundaries/Maintaining Traditions: Teaching Artists of the Southeast,” Center for Craft, Creativity and
Design (Hendersonville, North Carolina), 2005-2006.
“Hypertextiles,” Indiana University, (Bloomington, Indiana), 2005.
“Recursions: Material Expressions of Zeros and Ones,” Museum of Design Atlanta (Atlanta, Georgia), 2005-2006.
“NC Craft 04: A Celebration of Penland’s 75th Anniversary,” East Carolina University,
(Greenville, North Carolina), 2004.
“Convergence/Divergence,” Split Rock Artists at the Goldstein,” University of Minnesota
(St. Paul, Minnesota), 2004.
“Alchemy: Transforming Materials, Technique, and Idea,” Penland Gallery (Penland, North Carolina), 2004.
“NCAC Fellowship Recipients Exhibition,” (Charlotte, North Carolina), 2004.
“Fabulous Fibers,” Isabella Cannon Gallery, Elon University, (Elon, North Carolina), 2004.
“Cross Sections: Process and Materials,” East Tennessee State University (Johnson City, Tennessee), 2003.
“Technology as Catalyst: Textile Artists on the Cutting Edge”, The Textile Museum (Washington, DC), 2002;
“Cheongju International Craft Competition”, (Cheongju, Korea), 2001.
“Perpetua: Images of Place”, Oregon College of Art and Craft, (Portland, Oregon), 2001.
“The Contemplative Stitch”, Kansas City Art Institute, 2000.
“ReFormations: New Forms from Ancient Techniques”, touring invitational, 2000.
“Taide–Kasityo–Taide: Art and Craft from North Carolina, USA”, National Craft Museum
(Helsinki, Finland), 1999,
“North Carolina Arts Council Visual Artist Fellowship Exhibition”, touring, 1998.
“Structure and Image”, Hand Workshop Art Center, (Richmond, Virginia), 1997.
“Fiber Invitational”, Baylor University Gallery, (Waco, Texas). 1996
“The Fine Art of North Carolina Craft”, Lee Hansley Gallery, (Raleigh, North Carolina), 1994.
“Craft of the Carolinas”, touring invitational, 1993–94.
“Contemporary American Quilts”, Crafts Council Gallery (London, England) 1993–94.
“State of the Art: Contemporary Fiber”, Loveland Museum, (Loveland, Colorado) 1993.
“Celebrating the Stitch”, touring group invitational based on the book by the same name), 1992–94.
“Seeing Through Layers,” Museum for Textiles (Toronto, Ontario), 1992.
“Southern Quilts: A new View,” touring invitational based on book of the same name, 1992–1993.
“Perspectives From the Rim,” Bellevue Art Museum (Bellevue, Washington), 1991.
“The Fabric of Life: Contemporary American Works in Fiber,” Society of Arts and Crafts
(Boston, Massachusetts), 1991.
“Arte Textil: Fibers USA/Colombia,” touring Florida and Colombia, 1989–1990.
“Fascinatie Textiel,” Museum Van Bommel–Van Dam (Venlo, Netherlands), 1990.
“14th International Biennial of Tapestry, Museé Cantonal des Beaux Arts (Lausanne, Switzerland), 1989.

Fellowship Awards

State of North Carolina, Department of Cultural Resources (North Carolina Arts Council):
Visual Artist Fellowship, 2002-2003, 1996-1997, and 1991-1992.

Teaching Awards

1997 NCSU School of Design nominee for Distinguished Alumni Undergraduate Professor
1994 Outstanding Teacher, North Carolina State University, School of Design. Inducted into the NCSU
Academy of Outstanding Teachers.

Publications (selected)

“Starting and Maintaining a Critique Group,” Fiberarts web site in conjunction with “The Creative Critique,”
in the magazine’s April-May 2005 issue, available at: Fiber Art Magazine.
“Post Digital Textiles: Rediscovering the Hand,” Surface Design Journal, 2004.
“Handwork and Technology: Where the Twain Meet,” Surface Design Journal, 2003.
“Susan Brandeis: Responses to a Specific Place,” Fiberarts, 1999.
Fiberarts Design Book7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 1, 2004-1980.
Robert Shaw: The Art Quilt, 1997.
The Surface Designer’s Art, 1993.
Barbara Lee Smith: Celebrating the Stitch, 1991.

Textile Artwork in Public and Corporate Collections (selected)

Renwick Gallery/Smithsonian American Art Museum (Washington, DC)
Bank of America/Charlotte Gateway Village (Charlotte, North Carolina)
Embassy Suites Hotel (Syracuse/DeWitt, New York)
Duke University Medical Center (Durham, North Carolina)
University of North Carolina School of Law (Chapel Hill)
United Parcel Service (Atlanta, Georgia)
Washington State Arts Commission

Teaching Activities at Institutions (other than North Carolina State University)

Textile Center of Minnesota (Minneapolis, Minnesota): 2018.
Surface Design Association Conference (Kansas City, Missouri): 2003.
Appalachian Center for Crafts (Smithville, Tennessee): 2001.
Split Rock Arts Program (University of Minnesota): 2011, 2004, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997, 1995,1993.
Center for Textile Arts (McMinnville, Oregon): 1999.
Penland School of Craft (Penland, North Carolina): 2016, 2004, 2000, 1997, 1993, 1988, 1985.
Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts (Gatlinburg, Tennessee): 2018, 2013, 1996, 1994, 1992.
Quilt/Surface Design Symposium (Columbus, Ohio): 1995.
Canadian Embroiderers Guild (London, Ontario): 1994.
Florida Craftsmen Conference: 1994.
Oregon College of Arts and Crafts (Portland, Oregon): 1992.
Haystack Mountain School of Crafts (Deer Isle, Maine): 1991.

Professional Memberships and Affiliations

Surface Design Association, member
Southeast Fibers Educators Association, founder and member