Artistic Resume

  1. Upcoming:
    April 2021: Talk and online workshop, knitted lace history and designing your own lace scarf. Redwood Guild of Fiber Arts, Santa Rosa, CA
    Current:
    Replicating historical knitting patterns and samples from the earliest known knitting books. 19th Century knitted lace, charting, writing, designing new work from these historic pieces.
    Ongoing projects:
    Knitting inspired by nature and geology, life size and miniature.
    Linoleum Block Printing
    Solar plate etching
    Basketry
    Felting and other fiber work.
    Bird Watching
    Past:
    2020:  Gallery show and talk, Historical Lace Knitting, Pacific Textile Arts, Fort Bragg CA
    2019-2020:  Artist in Residence Mendocino Art Center, Mendocino, CA.
    2017:  Now: Shetland Textile Museum – Knitting historic garments.
    2016:  Exhibition of work, Shetland Museum research project show.
    2014-2016:  Knitting instructor, Sonoma Valley Boys & Girls Club.
    2009-2011: Instituto Allende, San Miguel, de Allende, Mexico. Silverworking
    2010:  Video Documentary ‘Hojalata’ exploring the history tin artistry & artisans of San Miguel de Allende. Filmed, produced and edited.
    2010:  Video presentation, Santa Ana Theatre, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
    2010:  Video presentation, Feria de Lana y latón, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
    1996-2016:  Dos Mujeres Mexican Folk Art, folk artist advocate, research and exploration of historic folk art techniques online store.
    1998-2002:  Inner Graffiti – Writing and life workshops for women and girls.
    1996: Poetry readings, Hits and Guadalajara Spain
    1990-1994: Founder/Director Glen Ellen Community Center & Summer Art program.
    1990 – 2000: Poetry and writing, various events, chapbooks.
    1990-1995: Docent, Bouverie Preserve, Glen Ellen CA.
    1996: Nationally recognized Sonoma Valley Poetry Festival – Founder/Director.
    1996: Poetry Festival gala events featuring Bill Moyers.
    1971-1976: BA, Sonoma State University, School of Expressive Arts.
    Lifelong: Knitting, fiber, cloth exploration, genealogy
    Musical: Piano, violin, bassoon
    Collector: Antique knitted lace pieces and books, Mexican folk art.

suzannedarosa.com – Personal knitting, museum and historical projects
mexicanfolkart.com – Mexican Folk Art & Living in San Miguel Blog & online shop
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Hojalata movie available to view upon request.