“My attention has been held by the challenge of fusing abstraction and narrative with material and process to produce objects that provoke equally the visual and the visceral.” ~ Susan Warner Keene
Susan Warner Keene is a Toronto-based artist working in handmade paper who has been exhibiting in Canada and internationally since 1980. Her work is in the collection of the Canadian Museum of History and the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development, as well as many other public, corporate, and private collections. In addition to her gallery exhibitions and commission work, Keene has been active as an educator, writer, editor and curator in association with such organizations as Sheridan College School of Craft & Design, the Ontario Crafts Council and the Textile Museum of Canada. In 1991 she was presented with the Prix Saidye Bronfman Award for Excellence in the Crafts (a Governor General’s Award in Visual and Media Arts) in recognition of her work and her contribution to the development of the crafts in Canada. She was elected to the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts in 2005.