On December 16th the public art piece
was installed on the ArtSpot frame located on the South side of Broadway just east of the
Virginian Lodge in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. The process took the better
part of the day under clear but chilly skies, assembling the five pieces
that make the giant Charlie Brown-inspired sweater. A reception for the project
was held on Tuesday December 21st, the Winter Solstice, the traditional change over of the ArtSpot.
Reception Announcement in News & Guide
Article in JH Weekly
Open Studio — The Making of Sweater
Come by the Center for the Arts on Sundays this Month between Noon and 4pm to see the
progress on the creation of Sweater, the winter ArtSpot public art piece
created with remnant by-product from a sequins and spangle factory in Florida.
Suzanne is knitting this material into a fabric using the sweater worn by
Charlie Brown as an inspiration for this garment's form.
Art Residency — Skagaströnd, Iceland
Suzanne spent the month of August at the
NES Artist Residency
which is located in the small town of Skagaströnd with a population of 500 people in northwestern Iceland.
The residency culminated with the site specific installation of
ArtSpot Artist — Winter 2010
The Center of Wonder
awarded Suzanne a grant and the opportunity to create for the ArtSpot on Broadway in Jackson, Wyoming. Suzanne is
planning to create a sculpture using recycled materials and a knitting technique.
Exhibition in Poland Announced
Suzanne's solo exhibition at the
Centralne Muzeum Włókiennictwa
in Łódź, Poland was set for January 2011. Suzanne had been in discussion with the
museum for some time to work out the details of a site specific installation for a museum space using
a textile technique.
Ninth National Juried Exhibition at Ceres Gallery
Two of Suzanne's works were selected for the Ninth National Exhibition at
in New York City. Pieces selected for the exhibition use the knitting techniques that often accompany
her re-imaging of discarded linear materials.
L'Avenir En Papier
Suzanne participated in L'Avenier en Papier, an international exhibition held in Le Vigan, France. She
created a site specific installation for the chapel gallery space during public performances.
Knitted newspaper "yarn" was created using the local newspaper Midi Libre.
L'Avenir en Papier
Sagebrush Fund for the Arts Fellowship
Sagebrush Fund for the Arts awarded Suzanne an unrestricted fellowship to support the advancement
of her art practice. This fund is highly selective and artists are chosen via a nomination process.
L'Avenir en Papier Exhibit in Le Vigan France planned
Resource conserving paper making methods was the challenge of the exhibit — L'Avenir en Papier
(The Future in Paper) — organized by international papermakers to be held in Le Vigan,
France in May 2010. Suzanne's concept for turning recycled newspapers into spun "yarn"
and knitted into coverings for the stained glass windows in the exhibit space was Suzanne's solution.
Suzanne will do two performances of her newspaper knitting pieces called "Overlay".
Blogging for MAD
While in Ghana to contribute paper making ideas, Suzanne visited a Krobo bead making operation
that uses recycled glass as the raw material. Her experiences are summarized in a
on the website of New York's Museum of Arts and Design.
Papermaking in Ghana, West Africa
Suzanne was selected by
Cross Cultural Collaborative,
a Massachusetts-based educational non-profit, that invites people to Ghana to promote
cultural exchange and understanding through the arts. She was selected as a visiting artist to
make paper out of sugar cane and develop ideas for new ways to create with paper. Ghana has a rich
tradition of crafts and Suzanne was eager to explore the intersection of the local artists with her
sensibilities as a U.S. artist. See some of the images that struck her on her trip.
Consequences of the Exquisite Corpse
Invited to participate in a surrealist art game, Suzanne's entry was a 4'x4' waist to knees piece
and involved a tutu! Four artists per form, the end result is a surprise, a la Surrealist style.
Fun and games for all! A
(cached) introduces the exhibit which appeared in the Center for the Arts gallery.
6 Sides 2 Every Story
January 2009 Cube #44 Earth Day... "we have met the enemy, and HE is US."
This is a
cube themed art
collaboration funded by grants from the Nevada Arts Council and Sierra Arts Foundation. With a goal of
100 2"x2"x2" cubes, each having a unique theme. Each side of the cube represents various
artists interpretation of the theme — initiated by 100 artists resulting in 600 artist participants.
Suzanne's woodcut was part of a cube depicting the well known
Pogo comic strip
by Walt Kelly.
Artists: Sue Roberts (NV), Ingrid Evans (NV), Suzanne Morlock (WY), Brigid Curran (NM), Lili Francuz (CO),
Bart Fetz (WY)
Jan - Nov 2008
Where imagination and collaboration collide – 106 artists from 26 states participate in
Imagillaboration, a collaborative project inspired by the "Exquisite Corpse" collaborations
of the Surrealists, and born from the belief that, however many of us there may be, contemporary
sculptors comprise a true community, comes
Imagillaboration will differ from the Surrealists format in that it will not be a "blind"
collaboration. Participants will be responding to the elements that have already been incorporated
into each piece as they add their own section to the sculpture. An ongoing dialog between artists in
a group is encouraged. This way of approaching a collaborative project is more fun, and will produce
a better result. Suzanne was a participant in the "scattered" group, participants in rural areas or
in areas where there wasn't a concentration of scupltors participating. Due to this fact, Suzanne
never met her fellow group members but did have email communication with them. The show is
currently touring the country.
Ghosts In My Machine
Suzanne's latest show, Ghosts In My Machine, is in the Theater Gallery at Jackson's Center
for the Arts. The show runs from June 21 through August 21, 2008.
Some images from the show can be seen in
"Kite Dreams"; cotton velvet dress, cotton cording, plastic rope;
78.5" x 62" x 54.5"; 2008
Snapshot Over Lunch
Suzanne had installed her work, Snapshot Over Lunch, on the ceiling of Bon Appé Thai,
restaurant at 245 W. Pearl in Jackson, WY. (Excellent food!) The installation ran from March 2nd to
May 18th, 2008.
There was an opening reception on Thursday, March 6th, from 4:00 to 5:30.
Click on the thumbnail image for a larger view.
The photo is a material study, you should have stopped by Bon Appé Thai to see how it
If you couldn't make it, we have some
Suzanne is participating with the
International Fiber Collaborative
in a group project to cover an abandoned gas station in New York with 3 foot square fiber pieces
created by knitting, quilting, crocheting, and other techniques. The project goal is to provide
for people who enjoy working with crafts, whether professional artists, hobbyists or students to come
together from all over the world to express their concerns about their country's extreme dependency on oil
for energy. Those who participate will crochet, knit, stitch, patch, or collage fiber pieces
that will express each participants concern about this topic.
Suzanne's contribution is knitted from plastic baling twine. Click on the thumbnail image above/left
to view a larger image.
Spiral Jetty Visit
2007 Photos and a trip report from our trip to see Robert Smithson's
"Sprial Jetty" are
now posted for anyone interested.
The Cradle Project
This is Suzanne's contribution to
The Cradle Project
Clicking on the
thumbnail images at left opens larger images in new windows.
article (cached) in Jackson Hole News & Guide
"Nest", chokecherry branches, plastic baling twine, 80"x60"x36", 2007
Nesting birds and the well worn narrative surrounding their techniques for rearing
young became a metaphor for this piece. Birds typically provide unfailing support
and obsessive care to bring their young to adulthood. With often manic single-mindedness
they create the place where their story unfolds. Sometimes to their death, they defend,
protect and deliver a new generation of the species into the wild.
Knitted materials are often associated with clothing, blankets and toys for children
and are associated with warm and fuzzy comfort. While using the knitting technique,
the result is a stiff and scratchy fabric which doesn't provide the intended comfort.
Much like the plight of children in sub-Saharan Africa.
Living in northwestern Wyoming, surrounded by natural vegetation, I chose trimmings
from the native shrub, Prunus virginiana, commonly known as Chokecherry as one the
materials for this piece. Coupled with this natural material, I selected a human
material, plastic twine used to tie bales of hay. I found this material by the side
of the road. These two materials characterize my interests in using materials native
to a place both naturally occurring and human produced.
The Fire This Time
July 2006 Suzanne was in
the show "The Fire This Time" at The Center for the Arts, Jackson, WY, July
thru August 31st.
Opening on Friday, July 7, 5:30-7:00 PM
The photo here is by Glo Lamson.
was installed in the atrium
of the entrance lobby of the Center. Other artists include Babs Case,
Jeremy Morgan, Bronwyn Minton, Thomas Stimpson, Jonathon Long, and Susan
Featured on GALLERY twenty-four Website
2006 Suzanne is
on GALLERY twenty-four's website.
GALLERY twenty-four was founded in 2001 with the purpose of offering
autodidactic and undiscovered artists a venue to exhibit their works. They
have featured Suzanne's "Propped" show in their Paris and Berlin
Since it's inception in the summer of 1990, the Council Gallery continues
to exhibit and promote artists living and working in Wyoming. The Gallery
is a 660 square foot space in a refurbished carriage house near the State
A local TV station interviewed Suzanne at the opening. Check out the
2005 Suzanne is was featured in the
AIR Artist Spotlight
Update: She is no longer the featured
The Wyoming Arts Council uses the Artist Information Registry to
provide lists of artists/craftspeople to organizations and individuals
making selections for exhibitions, referrals, residencies, fairs and
2005-June 2006 Centralne Muzeum Włókiennictwa,
Gallery twenty-four, Berlin, Germany
Gallery twenty-four, Paris, France
Wyoming Arts Council, Cheyenne, Wyoming