Suzanne Klotz is a painter and sculptor who has established numerous multi-cultural art programs, workshops and exhibitions.

WORK // MIXED MEDIA

The Daily Clacker , 58x93in Canvas Mixed Media

The Daily Clacker, 93x58in, canvas mixed media, 2012.

Artist Love

Artist Love, Painting and embroidery.

House Key

House Key

83x50in, Canvas, embroidery, beading and paint.

Falling Leaf

83x50in, Canvas, embroidery, beading and paint.

Balance

78x49in, Canvas, embroidery, beading and paint.

Shade

80x51in, Canvas, embroidery, beading and paint.

Jerusalem

78x180in, Canvas, embroidery, beading and paint.

Affinity, 83x50in, Canvas, embroidery, beading and paint.

Affinity

83x50in, Canvas, embroidery, beading and paint.

The Eye, 83x50in, Canvas, embroidery, beading and paint.

The Eye

83x50in, Canvas, embroidery, beading and paint.

Words to Live By , 78x180in, Canvas, embroidery, beading and paint.

Words to Live By

78x12in, Canvas, embroidery, beading and paint.

Suzanne Klotz’s Art

Artist Suzanne Klotz has been working on paper and canvas with beading and embroidery since childhood. “I like to deny the reality of the surfaces by making hard surfaces look soft, and soft surfaces hard,” she says. “The beads and thread create a three dimensional, tactile surface.” Suzanne's inspiration - “Each piece encapsulates the feeling of an experience or a moment in time.”

Suzanne works all the time and always has. She loves her work, but in addition, each of her tapestry-paintings takes years to complete, even the long, narrow works. Suzanne hand sews the millions of beads – made of Venetian glass, brass, shell, gemstone, brass, crystal and silver - and she paints and hand-embroiders her patterns through the heaviest canvas available. 

Artist Statement

The creative process and product are invested with the power to elevate consciousness, encourage investigation of truth and unify the world society.

About Suzanne

Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree, Secondary Teaching Certification, and Master of Fine Arts Degree. Awards include 2013-14 Bi-National Fulbright Scholar Award, Jordan; AZ Governor’s Awards - for Women Who Create and Educate, and for Public Art; and Texas Tech University’s Most Outstanding Alumni. Grants include a Rauschenberg Foundation Grant, a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant, New York Artists Fellowships, a Puffin Foundation Grant, and NEA Artist Grants. 18 years in higher education as Associate Professor in visiting artist and full time faculty appointments, plus public school teacher in art and substitute in special education grades 1-12 (Baldwin, Kansas and Boston, Massachusetts). Art exhibitions and youth art programs throughout the US, in Taiwan, West Africa, South Australia, Palestine, and Jordan. More than 350 exhibitions across the world, and in museum collections including the Smithsonian American Art Museum, D.C.      

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Studio: 1750 W. Nido Ave., Mesa, AZ 85202

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Suzanne Klotz is an artist. She has instituted multi-cultural art programs, workshops, and exhibitions in South Australia, West Africa, Mexico, Taiwan, Israel, Palestine, and in numerous states in the United States.