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Austrian fiber artist Susanne Weber creates wet and needle felted paintings with emphasis on the magic of light and texture. Her approach is the fusion of Crafts (felting is an ancient textile process, believed to be the oldest form in existence), and Arts. In this context, fibers can be defined as the painting medium, complying with many of the rules relating to visual arts.

 Susanne is a studied biologist and has her own medical translation business. She started felting in 2014 out of curiosity and was instantly hooked. From the beginning, working in 2D and exploring the endless options of colours were her favourite subjects, and she has been largely influenced by the works of felt artists Moy Mackay and Susan Mulcock. Nowadays, Susanne is steadily enhancing her knowledge and skills by attending various classes of worldwide renowned fiber artists.

 Three exhibitions at the Annual Vienna Felt Festival in 2016, 2017 and 2018 were a great success, and in September 2018, Susanne showed her felt paintings at her first solo exhibition in Vienna.

 Her work is featured in Arts and Crafts magazines and juried exhibitions, and at the Wraptious Design Competition in Autumn 2017 she was one of 6 artists out of 2000+ entries who were shortlisted  based on points.

 Together with her husband and three cats, Susanne lives in Vienna, the beautiful capital of Austria.

Education

2015-2017 Corinna Nitschmann (various online-classes)

2016  Galina Titova (3D Fish)

2017  Sandra Struck-Germann (Felt Portrait)

        Bridget Bernadette Karn (Felt Picture Course)

2018  Pam de Groot (Surface Form and Space)

 

Activities

Since 2017 Co-promoter of the Annual Vienna Felting Festival

 

Awards

2017

Wraptious Autumn Competition, UK (one from 12 shortlisted competitors)

2018

'Creative Inspiration', Bauhaus Prairie Art Gallery, USA, 3rd place for 'Tiffany Spring Flowers'

2019

'Water', Gallery Ring, USA, Crystal Award of Merit for 'Dance of the Eagle Rays'

'Open', Gallery Ring, USA, Emerald Award (3rd place) for 'Cat in Monet's Garden'

 

Exhibitions

2016  1st Vienna Felting Festival, Vienna, Austria

2017  2nd Vienna Felting Festival, Vienna, Austria

2018  3rd Vienna Felting Festival, Vienna, Austria

2019  4th Vienna Felting Festival, Vienna, Austria

 

Solo Exhibitions

2018 '…mit Wolle gemalt', Polyphoner Oikos, Vienna, Austria

 

Paintings in Juried Online-Exhibitions

2017:

'Waterscapes', Fusion Art Gallery, USA

'Animal Kingdom', Fusion Art Gallery, USA

'The Natural World', Fusion Art Gallery, USA

'Nature', Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery, USA

'Seasons', Fusion Art Gallery, USA

'Blue', Colors of Humanity Art Gallery, USA

'Landscapes, Cityscapes & Interiors', Bauhaus Prairie Art Gallery, USA

 

2018:

ARTBOX.PROJECT New York 1.0, New York, USA

'Animals', Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery, USA

'Landscapes', Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery, USA

'Water', Colors of Humanity Art Gallery, USA

555 Special Art Exhibition, Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery, USA

'Black and White', Colors of Humanity Art Gallery, USA

'Waterscapes', Fusion Art Gallery, USA

'Nature', Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery, USA

'Creative Inspiration', Bauhaus Prairie Art Gallery, USA

 

2019

'Black & White:, Art Room Gallery, USA

9th Annual 'Figurative' 2019 Art Exhibition, Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery, USA

'Flora & Fauna', Bauhaus Prairie Art Gallery, USA

'Water', Gallery Ring, USA

'Open', Gallery Ring, USA

 

Press

2016:

FUN 52

 

2017:

FUN 53

Felt Matters 126

Felt Matters 129

 

2018:

FUN 57

Heute, 2018-09-27

FUN 61

Felt Matters 133

 

2019:

Who's Who in Visual Art: Artisans, Craftspeople & Designers (Art Domain Whois Verlag, February 2019, ISBN 978-3-9817701-5-5)

Felt Matters 136