Susan Iverson lives and works in rural Hanover County, Virginia near the small village of Montpelier. She is a professor in the School of the Arts, Department of Craft/Material Studies at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond. Her work has been exhibited throughout the United States and is in the permanent collection of the Renwick Gallery at the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, D.C., among other venues. Iverson earned a Master of Fine Arts degree from Tyler School of Art, Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Colorado State University in Ft. Collins, Colorado.
“A move from the city to the country has altered the way I look at and interact with the natural world. I have become an obsessive observer of this world. Life on a secluded, woodland pond provides countless opportunities to observe both major and minor events. These tapestries are reflections of my observations and ruminations. The sense of place and my attachment to the environment are major aspects of this work. I am influenced by both the physical landscape around me and the remembered landscapes that haunt me.”