Susan Knight

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Creating camouflage material

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Inspiration scraps

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Prototype hand cut crystal pattern

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Meditative hallway outside my studio

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Inspiration, The Kaneko and Bemis across the street from my studio


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Omaha-based paper and installation artist, Susan Knight, is a Michigan native. In 2000 she lived and worked in New York City in the summers for a decade. During that time she devoted exclusive attention to the natural world to distill the structures and systems found in nature into pattern compositions in two and three dimensions, and site-sensitive installations. Her primary tool is an Xacto knife. With it she hand cuts, folds, incises, stretches, and ties paper, plastic, Mylar and Tyvek. The act of cutting makes her feel like Zorro.

Her work was twice featured in SciArt Magazine and was reviewed in Sculpture Magazine and in the Smithsonian Magazine. It also appears in the book, Art Inspired by Science: Imagining The Natural World, by Robert Louis Chianese.

Knight is a recipient of a Nebraska Arts Council Individual Artist Fellowship. She was awarded art-science residencies at AS IF Center, High Cove, NC, The Colorado Art Ranch and The Nature Conservancy Land/Water residency, Ragdale Foundation, Lake Forest, IL, and the International School of Art, Montecastello di Vibio, Italy. She earned a BFA in art from Saint Mary’s College, Notre Dame, IN, and attended The University of Notre Dame, The Glassell School of Art, Houston, and The School of the Chicago Art Institute.


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