Susan L Berger
I grew up in New Haven and went to art school there. In the 1960s, I was primarily a painter and then branched into doing environmental sculpture by reconstructing an excavation site. The work was shown in a gallery in New York in 1969. I learned rug hooking when I attended graduate school. From a collective I joined, I was amazed at what women were doing in this medium. I started making elaborate rug-hooking and latch-hooking fiber art. In the last few years, I returned to working on pieces I completed years before and am now working on a series called "Superior Ink," which are more social constructions or multi-media pieces.
Feminist Artist Statement
I feel that my art work reflects an important part of feminism in that women have always been doing rug-hooking. I merely branched this into constructions and want it to be recognized as a true art form. It is important to have this recognition for rug-hooking and it should be cherished for its spirit and genuineness.
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