About susan schrott
Susan Schrott began her artistic career as a young girl studying voice and drama at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy, as well as dance at the School of American Ballet and Martha Graham. In her early twenties, she moved into the realm of musical theatre, appearing nationally and working extensively for the Jewish Repertory Theatre in NYC, originating many roles, which are still reprised today.
In her late 20’s, she attended graduate school earning her Masters degree in social work and became a licensed clinical social worker. Weaving on a four-harness floor loom and needlework became the outlet for Susan’s creative energy. Eventually she found the perfect medium in textiles after taking a quilting class while pregnant with her second daughter.
As a fiber and mixed media artist, she synthesizes her life experiences into deeply personal, yet uplifting images. Strong, joyful women appear in the majority of the work. She juxtaposes these works with a deep commitment to honoring and remembering those who perished in the Holocaust. Her exquisite hand dyed fabrics, intense threadwork, embellishments such as crystals and beads, add visual texture and depth. Her objective is “to move people and instill a sense of hopefulness that is dormant within themselves until they realize that they posses the energy to inspire others.”
Her artwork has gained critical attention and she has received numerous awards, including a first place and a prestigious Judge’s Choice award at the Pen and Brush in New York City. She has had several solo gallery exhibitions, and has exhibited extensively for decades in group shows nationally. Her artwork appears in permanent institutional installations and private collections around the world. Her artwork has been selected for publication in notable quilting magazines and art books.
She is a professional member of SAQA (Studio Art Quilt Associates). Susan is a Diplomate in Clinical Social Work, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Certified Eating Disorder Specialist and Supervisor and Certified Yoga Teacher.