Resume

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2013-Present
Professor Emerita, Crafts Department, College for Creative Studies, Detroit, MI
1973-2013
Professor and Section Chairperson, Fiber Design Department, College for Creative Studies, Detroit, MI
1980-1990
Chairperson, Crafts Department, College for Creative Studies, Detroit, MI

EDUCATION

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

Sept 2017
Connections Gallery, North Campus Research Complex, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Sept 2016
Robinson Gallery, Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center, Birmingham, MI
June 2015
Rose Gallery, N’Namdi Center for Contemporary Art, Detroit, MI
Mar 2012
Fine Arts Gallery, Mott Community College, Flint, MI
Sept 2010
River Gallery Fine Art, Chelsea, MI
June-July 2009
Elements Gallery, Detroit Artists Market, Detroit, MI
April-May 2006
Krasl Art Center, St. Joseph, MI
Oct 2004
Batista Gallery, Ferndale, MI
Apr 2004
Downriver Council for the Arts, Taylor, MI
Apr 2002
Detroit Contemporary, Detroit, MI
May-June 1998
Anderson Gallery, Pontiac, MI
June-Aug 1997
Muskegon Museum of Art, Muskegon, MI
Apr 1995
Xochipilli Gallery, Birmingham, MI
Feb 1994
Cranbrook Academy of Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, MI
Mar 1993
South Bend Regional Museum of Art, Southbend, IN
Mar 1992
Xochipilli Gallery, Birmingham, MI
Oct 1988
Xochipilli Gallery, Birmingham, MI
Sept 1986
Michigan Gallery, Detroit, MI
July-Aug 1982
Sarkis Gallery, U.I.C.A. Grant Recipients, Center for Creative Studies, Detroit, MI
Feb 1979
Michigan Technological University, Houghton, MI
Jan 1977
Detroit Gallery of Contemporary Crafts, Detroit, MI

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2021-2018
Form & Concept Gallery, Group Shows Featuring Gallery Artists, Santa Fe, NM
June 2021
40th Annual Michigan Fine Arts Competition, Corinne Maillard Robinson Award, Birmingham, MI
Mar 2020
Detroit Artists Market, Annual Scholarship Exhibition featuring Cranbrook Academy of Art, Detroit, MI
July 2018
Annex Gallery, BIG Highland Park Show, Highland Park, MI
June 2018
Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center, 37th Annual Michigan Fine Arts Competition, Birmingham, MI
June 2018
1301 Broadway, From then till Downtown: Cranbrook Academy of Art Alumni, Detroit, MI
Apr 2018, 2017, 2015, 2014, 2011
Morgan Contemporary Glass Gallery, Teapots! 12th Invitational, Pittsburgh, PA
Apr 2018
Detroit Artists Market, Biennial Exhibition, Detroit, MI
Jan 2018
Ellen Kayrod Gallery, Women Strong Invitational, Detroit, MI
Nov 2016, 2014, 2012
Eastern Michigan University Gallery, New Fibers 2016, Pat Williams Award, Ypsilanti, MI
Sept 2016
333 Midland, BIG Sculpture Exhibition, Highland Park, MI
May 2016
Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center, The Dark Side, Birmingham, MI
April 2016
Detroit Artists Market, Biennial All Media Exhibition 2016, Detroit, MI
Mar 2016
Annmarie Sculpture Garden and Arts Center, Threads: A Sampling of Fiber Art, Dowell, MD
***Juror's Award for Fox sculpture
May 2015
Ellen Kayrod Gallery, Women's Mixed Media Exhibition, Detroit, MI
Dec 2014
Snyderman-Works Galleries, Animal Imagery: Five Person Show, Philadelphia, PA
Mar 2014
Snyderman-Works Galleries, 9th International Fiber Biennial, Philadelphia, PA
Feb 2014
Detroit Artists Market, DAM/Cranbrook Scholarship and Exhibit, Detroit, MI
Jan 2014
Davenport Gallery, Wayne Art Center, Craft Forms 2013, Wayne, PA
2013
del Mano A Gallery of Fine Contemporary Craft, "What's Available" Fiber Art section
Feb 2013
River Gallery Fine Art, No Plan B, 10th Anniversary Group Exhibition, Chelsea, MI
Nov 2012
Eastern Michigan University Gallery, New Fibers 2012, Ypsilanti, MI
Oct 2012
Long Island Children's Museum, Chaos and Containment, Garden City, NY
Summer 2012
Sleeping Bear Gallery, Summer Group Exhibition, Empire, MI
June 2012
Racine Museum of Art, Animal Nature, Racine, WI
Feb 2012
Detroit Historical Museum, The Detroit Artist Market, The First 80 Years, Detroit, MI
Summer 2012-2010
River Gallery, Group Exhibitions, Chelsea, MI
Oct 2011
Southwest Artists Network of Detroit, Members’ Exhibition, Detroit, MI
Apr 2011
Morgan Contemporary Glass Gallery, Teapot! 5th Annual Invitational, Pittsburgh, PA
Mar 2011
Detroit Artists Market, Cranbrook Scholarship and Exhibition, Detroit, MI
Jan 2011
Center Galleries, Faculty Exhibition, College for Creative Studies, Detroit, MI
Jan 2010
Sisson Gallery, Motor City Revue, Henry Ford Community College, Dearborn, MI
Sept 2009
Work Detroit Gallery, Migration, Detroit, MI
Jan 2009
Work Detroit Gallery, Fear, Detroit, MI
Sept 2008
Work Detroit Gallery, Icon, Detroit, MI
May 2008
The Scarab Club, Women Image Women, Detroit, MI
Summer 2007
Tvedten Fine Art Gallery, Group Exhibition, Harbor Springs, MI
June-Nov 2007
Cranbrook Art Museum, Hot House, Bloomfield Hills, MI
Jan 2007
Center Galleries, Sabbatical Exhibition, College for Creative Studies, Detroit, MI
Oct 2006
Berkowitz Gallery at University of Michigan, New Fibers 2006, Dearborn, MI
Aug 2006
Devos Art Museum, New Fibers 2006, Northern Michigan University, Marquette, MI
June 2006
Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, New Fibers 2006, Grand Rapids, MI
June-July 2005
Detroit Artists Market, Detroit Now, Nine Person Invitational, Detroit, MI
Apr-Oct 2005, 2004, 2003
Ram Dass Library, Group Exhibitions, Omega Institute, Rhinebeck, NY
Apr 2005
The University of Akron, Man & Beast, Akron, OH
2001-2004
Hand Artes Gallery, Group Exhibitions, Truchas, NM
Oct 2003
Swords into Plowshares Gallery, Listen to Me! Women/ Culture/ Voice, Detroit, MI
Jun 2003, 2001, 2000
Robert Bly Conference, Group Exhibitions, Orcas Island, WA
Oct 2002
Janice Charach Epstein Gallery, Limitless Visions, West Bloomfield, MI
Feb 2002
Guadalupe Fine Arts, Ravens in Winter, Santa Fe, NM
Jan 2002
Au Courant, Three Person Exhibition, Ferndale, MI
May 2001
Museum of New Art, Exhibition/Art Auction, Detroit, MI
Jan-Mar 2001
Christensen Heller Gallery, Three Person Exhibition: Reflections, Oakland, CA
Oct 2000
Oasis Gallery, The Crow Show, Marquette, MI
Jan 2000
Center Galleries, College for Creative Studies, Sabbatical Exhibition, Detroit, MI
June-Aug 2000
Gallery of Contemporary Art, University of Colorado, Women in Allegory, Colorado Springs, CO
Nov 1999, May 2000
William Havu Gallery, Works on Display, Denver, CO
Nov 1999, May 2000
Christensen Heller Gallery, Group Shows, Oakland, CA
Oct 1999
William Havu Gallery, Women in Allegory Four Person Exhibition, Denver, CO
Mar-Apr 1999
University of Colorado, Codices: Archetypal Images, Boulder, CO
Jan-Feb 1999
University of North Carolina, Codices: Archetypal Images, Charlotte, NC
Feb 1999
Craft and Folk Art Museum, Cranbrook: Postopia Alumni Vitae Exhibition, Los Angeles, CA
1998
Cranbrook Art Museum, For the Young at Art: Selections from the Permanent Collection, Bloomfield Hills, MI
Sep 1996
Muskegon Museum of Art, Tornado Warning Invitational, Muskegon, MI
June 1996
Detroit Artists Market, New Millennium Invitational, Detroit, MI
June 1996
Bunting Gallery, Group Exhibit, Royal Oak, MI
Nov 1995
Xochipilli Gallery, 25th Anniversary Exhibition, Birmingham, MI
June 1995
Detroit Institute of Arts, Interventions, Detroit, MI
June, July 1994
Xochipilli Gallery, Choice Objects, Birmingham, MI
June 1993
Cranbrook Academy of Art Museum, Earth, Air, Fire, & Water: Elements of the Permanent Collection, Bloomfield Hills, MI
Nov 1992
Cranbrook Academy of Art Museum, The Cranbrook Collection: New Acquisitions, Bloomfield Hills, MI
Jan 1992
Gilman/Gruen Galleries, New Talent 1992, Chicago, IL
1989-1993
Mobilia Gallery, Work on Exhibit, Cambridge, MA
1989, 1990
Miller/Brown Gallery, Work on Exhibit, San Francisco, CA
Mar 1989
Institute of Culture, Motor City Review, Zacatecas City, Zacatecas, Mexico
1988, 1989
Objects Gallery, Work on Exhibit, Chicago, IL
1988, 1989
Delta College, Traverse City Arts Council, University of Michigan/Flint, Alma College, Center for Creative Studies Faculty Traveling Exhibition
July 1988
Ella Sharp Museum, Ritual, Myth & Symbol Traveling Exhibition, Jackson, MI
Feb 1988
Kendall School of Design, Ritual, Myth & Symbol Traveling Exhibition, Grand Rapids, MI
Summer 1986
Osaka University of Art, A.I.C.A. 10 Exhibition, Osaka, Japan
July 1986
Michigan Gallery, Artists Interpret Fantasy, Detroit, MI
Feb 1986
Cranbrook Academy of Art Museum, Detroit Artists/Update, Bloomfield Hills, MI
Feb, Mar 1986
Pinnacle Gallery, Photography/Xerography, Rochester, NY
Dec 1983
Robert Kidd Gallery, Update Cranbrook, Invitational, Birmingham, MI
Oct 1983
Detroit Focus Gallery, Painting & Drawing, juried by Leon Golub & Nancy Spero, Detroit, MI
Jan 1983
Detroit Artists Market, Parallel Currents: Folk & Fine Art, juried by Michael Hall, Detroit, MI
Jan 1981
Muse Foundation for the Visual Arts, Femmage, Philadelphia, PA
June 1980-June 1981
Bass Museum, Artist/Artisan Traveling Exhibition, Miami, FL
Oct 1980
Maryland Institute College of Art, Visiting Artists Exhibition, Baltimore, MD
May 1979
Detroit Institute of Arts, Women’s Caucus for Art Exhibition, Detroit, MI
Apr 1979
John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Unpainted Portrait, Sheboygan, WI
Fall 1977
Atlanta College of Art, Invitational, Union of Independent Colleges of Art, Atlanta, GA

LECTURES

May 2019
My Creative Process, Essay'd Lecture Series, Bloomfield Birmingham Art Center, Birmingham, MI
Nov 2016
My Creative Process, Potomac Fiber Arts Guild, Potomac, MD
Oct 2016
Lecture on My Sculpture, BIG Sculpture @ The Factory, Highland Park, MI
Sept 2016
Lecture on Infolding/Unfolding, Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center, Birmingham, MI
June 2016
Gallery Talk, Scarab Club, Blooms, Bugs, and Beasts exhibition, Detroit, MI
May 2016
UBS Financial Studio Tour and Lecture, Pleasant Ridge, MI
June 2015
N’Namdi Center for Contemporary Art, Solo Show lecture, Detroit, MI
Nov 2014
Studio lecture and tour, Palette and Brush Guild, Pleasant Ridge, MI
Dec 2013
Gallery Talk, Wayne Art Center, Craft Forms 2013, Wayne, PA
Nov 2013
Detroit Society of Women Painters and Sculptors, Macomb, MI
Apr 2012
Eastern Michigan University, Creative Process, Ypsilanti, MI
Mar 2012
Mott Community College, One Person Exhibition, Flint, MI
Mar 2011
Needlework Textile Guild, Creative Process, Birmingham, MI
Oct 2010
River Gallery, One Person Exhibition, Chelsea, MI
Feb 2009
Michigan Friends of Jung, Creative Process, Royal Oak, MI
Apr 2006
Krasl Art Center, One Person Exhibition, St. Joseph, MI
Apr 2006
Artist Lecture, Detroit Society of Women Painters and Sculptors, Huntington Woods, MI
Oct 2004
Artist Lecture, Batista Gallery, One Person Exhibition, Ferndale, MI
Apr 2004
Artist Lecture, Downriver Council for the Arts, One Person Exhibition, Taylor, MI
July 2003
Artist Lecture, Omega Institute, Rhinebeck, NY
Nov 2003
Artist Lecture, Swords into Plowshares Gallery, Detroit, MI
Apr 2003
My Creative Process, Black Sheep Fiber Arts Guild, Hartland, MI
Nov 2002
The Bones of Clouds, Colloquium at College for Creative Studies, Detroit, MI
Jan 2001
My Creative Process, Michigan Women Psychologists, Bloomfield Hills, MI
Feb 1999
My Creative Process, Michigan Weavers Guild, Center for Creative Studies
May 1998
Artist Lecture, Anderson Gallery, One Person Exhibition, Pontiac, MI
June 1997
Artist Lecture, Muskegon Museum of Art, One Person Exhibition, Muskegon, MI
Apr 1995
Artist Lecture, Xochipilli Gallery, One Person Exhibition, Birmingham, MI
Feb 1994
The Creative Process, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI
Mar 1993
Artist Lecture, South Bend Regional Museum of Art, One Person Exhibition, South Bend, IN

PUBLICATIONS AND REVIEWS

Oct 2017
DeGalan, Clara, Detroit Art Review, "Susan Aaron-Taylor@ NCRC Gallery"
Oct 2017
Letts, K.A., Rustbeltart.com, "Susan Aaron-Taylor at NCRC Galleries"
Sep 2017
Apel, Dora, Essay'd, "77 Susan Aaron-Taylor"
Nov 2016
New Fibers Catalog, Fiber Arts Network of Michigan, Color photographs
Sept 2016
Chessler, Suzanne, "A Tenuous Threshold", Detroit Jewish News, pp. 52-53
June 2015
DeVito, Lee, Detroit Metro Times, "Susan Aaron-Taylor exhibits at N'Namdi Center for Contemporary Art"
Dec 2014
Schiller, Rebeca, Hand/Eye Magazine, "In Your Dreams", Feature article
Nov 2014
New Fibers Catalog, Fiber Arts Network of Michigan, Color Photograph, p.1
Oct 2014
McNichols, Mary, Mixed Media Magazine, "Susan Aaron-Taylor", Feature article
Nov 2012
New Fibers '12 Catalog, Fiber Arts Network of Michigan, Color Photograph, p. 4
Dec, Jan 2011
Green, Roger, American Craft Magazine, "Deeply Felt Creations", pp.30-31
2010
McNichols. Mary, Jung Journal Culture and Psyche, "A Conversation with Susan Aaron-Taylor", pp.110-122
2010
Surface Design Journal, "Exposure Section", Color photograph, winter issue, p.62
2009
Fiberarts Magazine, "Sampling Section", Color photographs and story, summer issue
2008
Nevin, Dorica, Psyche's Journey, Winter issue 2010 p.11; Fall Issue 2008 p.10; Summer Issue 2008 p.13; color photographs of sculptures
Apr 2008
Nevin, Dorica, Psyche's Journey, Volume I, "Interview with Artist & Teacher: Susan Aaron-Taylor", pp.4-7
2007
Hot House: Expanding the Field of Fiber at Cranbrook 1970-2007 Exhibition Catalog, Cranbrook Art Museum, p.34
Apr 2006
Gillespie, Evan, The Tribune, "Despite Ideology, Soul Shards work as Art"
Jan 2006
Katz, Elizabeth A., The Daily Tribune, "Wax Works"
Apr 2004
Lowry, Klint, The News Herald, "A Little Bit of Soul"
May 2003
Cohen, Keri Guten, The Detroit News, "Trio explore contemporary approaches"
May 2005
Mannisto, Glen, The Metro Times, "Naturists"
Apr 2002
Cohen, Keri Guten, The Detroit News, "4 Shows plus Novel Seating"
Apr 2002
Colby, Joy Hakanson, The Detroit News, "Four Solos and Ideas for Sitting"
May 1998
Colby, Joy Hakanson, The Detroit News, "Artist's interest in Tarot Cards is fans' good fortune"
Jul-Aug 1982
Van Eenenaam, Marianne, The Muskegon Chronicle, "Spirituality can be found in her Work", Detroit Monthly magazine, "DIA Views"
Jun, Jul 1995
American Craft magazine, Gallery Section
Mar 1994
Zimmerman, Marilyn, Ground Up, #3 Issue, "Susan Aaron-Taylor: New Work"
Mar 1993
South Bend Tribune, "Intermission Section", p. E3
Apr 1993
Arts Indiana Magazine, "A Pair of Shows", p.13
Mar 1992
Metro Times, Cover story and feature article
Feb, Mar 1992 American Craft Magazine, Gallery Section, p. 74
1991
Mildred: A biannual journal of poetry and fiction, Volume 4, Number 2 and Volume 5, Number 1, Mildred Publishing Company, Inc.
Dec 1986
New Art Examiner, "Susan Aaron-Taylor and Victoria Stoll", p. 50
1986
Anderson, Rae, Masker-Aid Manual
1980
Arnow, Jan and Nostrand, Van, Lightworks: A Handbook of Photographic Alternatives for the Photographer and Surface Designer, Reinhold Company, N.Y.
Mar 1976
People Magazine, "Look Out" column

GRANTS and AWARDS

Apr 1996
Tannahill Faculty Enrichment Award Recipient
Apr 1993
Tannahill Faculty Enrichment Award Recipient
1981, 1983
Association of Independent Colleges of Art Grant

SELECTED WORKSHOPS

Nov 2016
Sculptural Basketry Workshop, Potomac Fiber Arts Guild, Potomac, MD
Jul 2003, 2001
Kozo Sculpture Workshop, Omega Institute, Rhinebeck, NY
May 1999
Poetry & Art Workshop, with poet Robert Bly, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO

CRITIQUES AND DEMONSTRATIONS

Feb 2008
Visiting Artist Critique, Fiber Design Department, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI
Dec 2003
Mixed Media Sculpture Demonstration, Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, MI

JUROR

2017
Student Exhibition, Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center, Birmingham, MI
2016
Blooms, Bugs, and Beasts, Detroit Scarab Club, Detroit, MI
2013
Ann Arbor Art Fair, Ann Arbor, MI
2011
Student Exhibition, Bloomfield Birmingham Art Center, Birmingham, MI
1986
A Rich Legacy: Contemporary Textiles by Women Artists: A National Exhibition, The University of Kansas
1982-1983
Detroit Focus Gallery, Exhibition Committee, Detroit, MI

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

  • Kamm Teapot Foundation, Statesville, NC
  • Wayne State University Art Collection, Detroit, MI
  • Cranbrook Academy of Art Museum, Permanent Collection, Bloomfield Hills, MI
  • K-Mart Corporation, Permanent Collection, Troy, MI
  • Westin Hotels, Commissioned Wall Relief, Renaissance Center, Detroit, MI