Curriculum Vitae

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EDUCATION
1979 Ontario College of Art, Toronto, Ontario: AOCA Honours, Design (Textiles)
1970 Mackinac College, Michigan: B.A., English Literature 

AWARDS
2005 Elected member of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts 
1991 Prix Saidye Bronfman Award for Excellence in the Crafts

GRANTS
Canada Council 'A' Grant 1996, 2010
Canada Council Travel Grant 1992, 2001, 2006
Canada Council Project Grant 1985
Ontario Ministry of Culture & Communications, Arts Abroad Grant 1992
Ontario Arts Council Project Grants 1983, 1985, 1986, 1989, 1991,1994, 1999, 2003, 2007, 2009, 2012
Ontario Arts Council Exhibition Assistance Grants 1982, '84, '86, '89, '90:, 2001 

COLLECTIONS (Selected)

Public
Department of Foreign Affairs & International Trade
Canadian Museum of History, Gatineau QC       
Canada Council Art Bank, Ottawa ON
Ontario Crafts Council, Toronto ON
Cambridge Galleries, Cambridge ON

Corporate
The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company, Toronto ON
Fujitsu Canada, North York ON
Claridge Investments, Montreal QC
Imperial Oil of Canada Ltd., Toronto ON
Rio Tinto Alcan, Montreal QC
AstraZeneca Canada Inc., Mississauga ON
Ontario Municipal Retirement Systems, Toronto ON

COMMISSIONS (Selected)
St. Laurent Paperboard, Montreal QC 1997
Young & Rubicam, Toronto ON 1995
Credit Suisse, Toronto ON 1993
Constitution Square, Ottawa ON 1987

EXHIBITIONS (Selected)

Solo
2016 Opening Pages, The Morgan Conservatory, Cleveland, Ohio USA
2012 • Foliate, David Kaye Gallery, Toronto ON
2010 • Water Line, David Kaye Gallery, Toronto ON
2007 • ReVisions, David Kaye Gallery, Toronto ON
2006 •
Verso, Durham Art Gallery, Durham ON
2004 •
Verso, Prime Gallery, Toronto ON
        •
A Gathering, Canada Quay, Harbourfront, Toronto ON
2001 •
Mimesis, Prime Gallery, Toronto ON
1995 •
Out of Nature: A Survey of Fibre Work from 1982 to 1995, Burlington Art Centre, Burlington ON (catalogue)
1991 • Canadian Museum of Civilization, Gatineau QC. Four works acquired by the museum.
1988 •
Out of Nature, Prime Gallery Toronto ON
1985 • Prime Gallery, Toronto ON

Group
2016 • Words, Northern Front Studio Gallery, Whitehorse YT
        • Prix Saidye Bronfman Award and the Governor General’s Awards in Visual and Media Arts: 10 recipients
           David Kaye Gallery, Toronto ON 
2013 • Raw Potential,
 Delmar Loop Gallery, St.Louis, Missouri USA
2012 • Linen Diaspora, R-Space Gallery, Lisburn, County Antrim, Northern
 Ireland

2011 • Moon º Circle º Void, York Quay Gallery, Harbourfront Centre, Toronto ON
2011 • Linen Diaspora, Moulin de La Chevrotière, Deschambault-Grondines QC
2010 • Selections from the Fibre Art Collection, Cambridge Galleries, Design at Riverside, Cambridge ON
2010 • Selected Works of 'Unity & Diversity', Museum of Vancouver BC, presented with the Cultural Olympiad 2010
(catalogue)
2009 •
Paper º Future º Universe, Friends of Dard Hunter Exhibition, Ozu Washi Gallery, Tokyo, Japan (c)
2009 • 
Unity & DiversityCheongju International Craft Biennale, guest country exhibition, Korea (c)
2009 •
Art Textiles of the World: Canada.  Book launch and exhibition, Montreal Centre for Contemporary Textiles,      Montreal QC
2008-10 • Art of the Book '08, national travelling exhibition. (c) 
2008 •
The Embedded Image, Craft Alliance, St. Louis, Missouri USA (c) 
2007 •
Hard & Soft: Metal & Fibre Sculpture Now, Lafrenière & Pai Gallery, Ottawa ON
        •
Susan Warner Keene and Jean-Pierre Larocque, Galerie Elena Lee, Montréal QC
2006-07 •
Unique!, 30 Years of Outstanding Crafts, Canadian Museum of Civilization, Gatineau QC
2006 •
Fibreworks 06, juried biennial, Cambridge Galleries, Cambridge ON
        •
A Book Arts Mosaic, travelling exhibition. (c) 
2004-05 •
Manifesta: Vision and Mastery in Contemporary Craft, Cambridge Galleries, Cambridge ON and Gallery Stratford, Stratford ON
2003 •
Patterned, Case Studies, Harbourfront Centre, Toronto ON
        • W
hat’s New?, new gallery, The Distillery, Toronto ON
2001 •
Looking Forward, Tom Thomson Gallery, Owen Sound; McMaster University Art Gallery, Hamilton ON (c)
        •
Paper Stories, Uncommon Objects, Harbourfront Centre, Toronto ON
2000 •
Language and Symbol in Contemporary Craft, Canadian Craft Museum, Vancouver BC (c) 
1996-99 •
Transformation: Prix Saidye Bronfman Award, Musée de Beaux Arts, Montréal; Art Gallery of  Ontario, Toronto ON; Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg MB; Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Victoria  BC.; Canadian Craft Museum, Vancouver BC; Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax NS; American Craft Museum, New York, NY (c) 
1996 •
Peter Fleming and Susan Warner Keene, Prime Gallery, Toronto ON
1995 •
Contemporary Canadian Bookworks, Embassy of Canada, Tokyo, Japan (c) 
1994 •
Felt Exotic, West Kootenay National Exhibition Centre, Castlegar BC
1993 •
Selected Treasures (organized by the Canadian Craft Museum, Vancouver BC); Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taiwan; Canadian Embassy, Tokyo; Chicago Cultural Centre, Chicago IL; Koffler Gallery, North York ON (c) 
        •
In Our Hands, international miniature textile exhibition, Nagoya and Kyoto, Japan (c) 
1992 •
Triennial of International Tapestry, Central Textile Museum, Lodz, Poland (c) 
1988 •
Restless Legacies: Contemporary Craft Practice in Canada, Olympic Arts Festival, Calgary AB (c) 
1987 •
Paper Present, Centre for the Arts, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia (c) 
1986 •
Feltmaking: Four Major Installations, Burlington Cultural Centre, Burlington ON (c) 
1985 •
Papiers Transformés, Salles d'exposition des Écuries de l'Hôtel de Chazerat, Clermont-Ferrand, France (c) 1982-85 • Canada Mikrokosma: Contemporary Canadian Tapestry. Travelling exhibition organized by the Agnes Etherington Arts Centre, Kingston, Ontario, for the Canadian Department of External Affairs. Barbican Centre, London, England.  European and Canadian tour (c) 
1983 •
Paperworks: Canada/USA, Alberta College of Art Gallery, Calgary AB (c)

PUBLICATIONS
Art Textiles of the World: Canada, ed. Matthew Koumis, Telos Art Publishing, Brighton, UK, 2009
Crafting New Traditions: Canadian Innovators and Influences, ed. Melanie Egan, Alan C. Elder, Jean Johnson, Canadian Museum of Civilization Mercury Series,  2008
Filt: Kunst, Teknik, Historie, by Annette Damgaard, Forlaget Hovedland, Denmark, 1994 
The Story of Linen, by Linda Heinrich, Interweave Press, Colorado, 1993
Fiberarts Design Book 1, 1980, Fiberarts Design Book 2, 1983, Lark Publications, USA
Selected Paper Artists 2004: 62 images of contemporary artwork by 19 paper artists (slide and CD ROM) juried from the Hand Papermaking Magazine Artist Registry
Video:
Susan Warner Keene (1991), and Susan Warner Keene (2006), Canadian Museum of Civilization

RELATED PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITY (Selected)

Teaching
2001- 03: Co-head of Textiles Studio, Sheridan College, Faculty of Arts, Animation, and Design
1993-2005:  Sheridan College, Oakville, part-time faculty, School of Craft & Design

Visiting artist
2011: Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Isle ME
2007: Ontario College of Art & Design, Material Art & Design Program, Toronto ON
2000: Kootenay School of the Arts, Nelson BC
       : Alberta College of Art & Design, Calgary AB
1996: Laurentian University Museum and Art Centre, Sudbury ON 
1995: McMaster University, Hamilton ON 
1995: Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Isle ME
1992: Arctic College, Iqaluit, Nunavut 
1988: Saskatchewan School of the Arts, Fort Qu’Appelle SK
1986: Montclair State College, Montclair NJ
1985: New Brunswick Craft School, Fredericton NB 
1983: Banff School of Fine Arts, Fibre Studio, Banff AB 

Lectures
2007: “Craft in an Industrial Age”, Sheridan College, Craft & Design Program, Oakville ON
2006: “Imagined Books: Case Studies”, paper presented to the Textile Society of America symposium,
Textile Narratives and Conversations, Toronto ON
2001:
Paper + Finland + Art Symposium, Harbourfront, Toronto ON
1999: “Making it New: Contemporary Craft in Canada”, Canadian Society of Decorative Arts
1994: Keynote speaker,
Felt in Transition symposium, Castlegar BC 
1991: Ontario College of Art and Design
Women at the Edge Lecture Series 

Board Member
Textile Museum of Canada, Toronto ON, 2000-06
Surfacing, Textile Artists and Designers Association, president, 1992-93
Public Art Policy Advisory Committee, Metropolitan Toronto ON, 1995-98

Guest Curator
Pictorial Space: New Textile Images, 1990, The Museum for Textiles, Toronto ON. Three-person show by Nancy Edell, Marna Goldstein Brauner, Marcel Marois. (catalogue) 

Project Consultant
Making and Metaphor: A Discussion of Meaning in Contemporary Canadian Craft, a symposium held at the Canadian Museum of Civilization, Gatineau QC, October 1993. Papers published by the CMC as part of the Mercury Series.

Common Ground: Contemporary Craft, Architecture, and the Decorative Arts, a symposium held at the Musée de Beaux Arts and the Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal QC, March 1997, by the Institute for Contemporary Canadian Craft.  Papers published by the CMC as part of the Mercury Series.

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