Susan Kristofferson – POP UP Studio Exhibition & Sale


                                                           Saturday, Jan.25           11 to 7                                      Sunday, Jan. 26                 12 to 5

     8 Coach Gate Place SW

Susan Kristoferson – one of the renowned American contemporary paper art specialists and book artists – has an extensive collection of artworks that incorporate papers that she and other artists have created. Collages that Susan has created alone and in collaboration with other artists evoke the energy of interpersonal relationships among people and their environment. These one-of-a-kind works span more that three decades of creativity that crosses from large landscape perspectives to fine introspection about fleeting nature of forces that ebb and flow across time and space. The series of artworks that will be on display begin with pieces from Susan’s graduate school days when she began to explore landscape imagery using colored pulp, collages emulating of weavings, and culminating in recent collaborative works that combine multi-media techniques of photography and stitching on collaged foundations. Susan will also display specialty papers that she creates using the techniques of the 16th century book arts technique known as paste-grain painting and a Japanese clamp-and-dye technique known as Itajime.

In addition to sheets and half-sheets of these specialty papers, Susan will offer for sale collage packets, blank books, notecards, and earrings that feature her specialty papers. All transactions are final. Cash, cheque, VISA, MC, American Express.

Susan Kristoferson is a renowned American contemporary paper art specialist and book artist with more that 40 years of professional experience, particularly in paper making and surface design processes, such as shibori, paste painting and collage. Says Susan, “… The possibilities for unending creative invention paired with skilled craftsmanship and happenstance intrigue me. I find them seductively lurking in the creation of paste papers and Itajime (fold and clamp tie dye) papers. So much so, that I have been studying and working with paste papers since 1990 and with shibori (Japanese tie dye) since 1977 …”. Kristoferson has an MFA in Fiber Arts from Indiana University in Bloomington, and a BFA from the University of Texas in Austin. She has been a Professor of Art at Miami University, Ohio and Head of Fiber Arts at Oregon College of Arts and Crafts in Portland. Susan Kristoferson teaches as an Artist-in-Residence within the Alberta schools and occasionally offers workshops and master classes for adults. She also operates Kristoferson Studio in Calgary, where she paints and dyes papers that are sold to art supply and paper shops. Her collages and small products are sold through art galleries and museum shops in Canada and abroad. Kristoferson has been involved with the paper and books art community in Canada as part of the Canadian Book Binders and Book Artists Guild (CBBAG) and is a Past Chair of the Calgary Chapter. She is a member of the North American Paper Artists Association, the Friends of Dard Hunter, and the International Association of Paper Makers and Paper Artists. Kristoferson is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Alberta Foundation for the Arts. Kristoferson’s works on paper and artist’s books have been a subject of over 150 solo and group exhibitions in North and South Americas, Canada, Japan, South Korea, Australia and Europe. Her works are in numerous museum and private collections in Canada and abroad. Susan Kristoferson currently resides in Calgary.


How to get to  8 Coach Gate Place SW.

The easy directions

Drive west from Sarcee Trail uphill to Old Banff Coach Road.

Take 3 immediate right turns and 3 immediate left turns arriving at Coach Gate Place SW.

For those who like to read

Right onto Old Banff Coach Road        Right onto Coach Hill Road       Right onto Coach Grove Road SW into Coach Manor Estates

Left immediately after the mail box onto Coach Grove Road SW      Left onto Coach Gate Way SW     Left into Coach Gate Place

The studio (#8)  is the door to the far right.