Susan Stover is an interdisciplinary artist based in Graton, California. She holds an MFA from California College of the Arts in Oakland and a BFA from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. Her work explores the process of creating as well as the patterns of daily life and considers associated aspects of repetition, meditation, and ritual.
Trained in textiles with an interest in cultural history, Stober utilizes traditional fiber techniques and surface design patterns to transform humble materials such as cardboard and house paint into quilt-like objects. Pieces of cardboard are cut to fit together like a puzzle and are painted and distressed. Once assembled by hand-sewing, they create playful abstract compositions that function on a micro and macro scale.
Stover’s paintings are part of many private and corporate collections. She is represented by Carrie Haddad Gallery in Hudson, NY. She also teaches workshops online from her Northern California studio, in person at other locations in the U.S., and internationally.