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About Susie

Susie Brandt was raised at her parents’ ski-mountain in upstate New York. She left to study art and has kept at it ever since. She now lives and works in Baltimore, Maryland — has exhibited widely, and teaches at the Maryland Institute College of Art.

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Series of 50 enlarged flags.

Paradise

For this exhibition, a grand cache of Aloha shirts was cast to heaven and revamped into trees of life.
The Paradise series is dedicated to the memory of Peter Marvit.

  • Sifter

    2015 approx. 96 inches x 96 inches Aloha Shirt Bits netted in Safety Orange photo: Dan Meyers
  • Sifter (detail)

    2015 approx. 96 inches x 96 inches Aloha Shirt Bits netted in Safety Orange photo: Dan Meyers
  • Weeper

    2015 mixed aloha and fringe fabric tarp approximately 110 inches x 75 inches photo: Dan Meyers
  • Twister

    2015 mixed aloha fabric tarp approximately 110 inches x 75 inches photo: Dan Meyers
  • Twister (detail)

    2015 mixed aloha fabric tarp approximately 110 inches x 75 inches photo: Dan Meyers
  • Blusher

    2015 mixed aloha fabric tarp approximately 110 inches x 75 inches photo: Dan Meyers
  • Blusher (detail)

    2015 mixed aloha fabric tarp approximately 110 inches x 75 inches photo: Dan Meyers
  • Buster

    2015 mixed aloha fabric tarp approximately 110 inches x 75 inches photo: Dan Meyers
  • Buster (detail)

    2015 mixed aloha fabric tarp approximately 110 inches x 75 inches photo: Dan Meyers

Rupture

Installation at Nova Scotia College of Art and Design

  • Rupture

    Detail of fringe spill running from building out on to street. Installed at Nova Scotia College of Art and Design.
  • Rupture

    View of red metallic fringe spilling onto street. Installed at Nova Scotia College of Art and Design.
  • Rupture

    Installed at Nova Scotia College or Art and Design. From the street, the red metallic fringe could be traced up through the four floors of the building.
  • Rupture

    Red metallic fringe seeped throughout the four floors of the building and onto the street.

Mine

Mine
Wool blankets and fabrics piled in the corner of a staircase landing. Affixed to the wall all the way to the ceiling in Albany International Airport, Albany, NY. Commissioned by the Albany International Airport's Art and Culture Program.

  • Mine

    Detail looking up. Cut and stacked wool. 170" x 59" x 61" Installation in the observation deck stairwell ? Albany International Airport, Albany, NY
  • Mine

    View up stairwell toward observation deck. Cut and stacked wool. 170" x 59" x 61" Installation in the observation deck stairwell ? Albany International Airport, Albany, NY
  • Mine

    View up stairwell toward observation deck. Cut and stacked wool. 170" x 59" x 61" Installation in the observation deck stairwell ? Albany International Airport, Albany, NY
  • Mine

    view from above Cut and stacked wool. 170" x 59" x 61" Installation in the observation deck stairwell ? Albany International Airport, Albany, NY

Stump Rugs and Postcards

While walking in Baltimore, I discovered the undulating patterns of wood grain left on stumps after trees were sawn down. They seemed to lend themselves to hooked rug designs. The completed hooked rugs - made from thrift store wool clothing and blankets - were returned to the stumps and photos were taken and made into souvenir postcard pictures.
In exhibition, the rugs are displayed scattered on the floor near a rack of post cards showing the rugs on their stumps of origin.

  • Ken Oaks Rd

    Photo of hand-hooked wool rug made into postcard.
  • Belair Rd

    Photo of hand hooked wool rug made into postcard.
  • Woodstock Field

    Photo of hand hooked wool rug made into postcard.
  • Druid Park Dr

    Photo of hand hooked wool rug made into postcard.
  • Kenly Ave

    Photo of hand hooked wool rug made into postcard.
  • Five Stumps

    Exhibition at Delaware Center for Contemporary Art, Wilmington DE 2012

I<3CZ

In celebration of Valentines Day, Temple Gallery director, Robert Blackson, commissioned Susie Brandt to create an artwork for the Temple Gallery couch. Brandt’s response, I <3 CZ, is a tribute to the late fiber artist Claire Zeisler. Based in Chicago for much of her life, Zeisler (1903-1991) was internationally known for her draped forms of braided and knotted threads. These “Cousin It” like sculptures are the inspiration for Brandt’s commission. Made from 60 skeins of red Red Heart yarn and linen canvas, Brandt’s commission spilled over the gallery floor in a heartfelt tribute to Claire Zeisler.

  • I heart CZ

    I<3CZ 2012 Couch, linen, red heart yarn dimensions variable
  • I heart CZ

    I<3CZ 2012 Couch, linen, red heart yarn dimensions variable
  • detail I heart CZ

    I<3CZ 2012 Couch, linen, red heart yarn dimensions variable

All the Walks

Everyday I was in Baltimore in the year 2010 I took a walk and made a gps recording. These traces have been used to make maps of the city in various media.

  • All the Walks

    Google Earth view of all the daily walks I made in Baltimore in 2010.
  • All the Walks

    Everyday I was in Baltimore in the year 2010 I took a walk and made a gps recording. I am using this pattern to make a piece of lace.
  • Baltimore Daily Walks in 2010/Red RickRack

    This work uses the pattern of GPS tracks of walks taken every day I was in Baltimore from January 1 – December 31, 2010. Made in 2012 of Rickrack, thread, machine stitched. It measures aproximately 50 x 38 inches.

El Camino de Santiago Walk 2011 / 500 Miles / 34 Days / Orange Ball Fringe

El Camino de Santiago Walk 2011 / 500 Miles / 34 Days / Orange Ball Fringe commemorates a Fall 2011 walk on the ancient pilgrimage route from St. Jean Pied de Port in the French Pyrenees to the city of Santiago in Spain. The 500 mile walk took 34 days to complete.

Commissions

Projects commissioned for hospitals in Maryland and Michigan.

  • Slice

    detail Cut and rolled wool, hand-stitched together 73" x 73" Commission installed at the Mott Children's and Women's Hospitals, University Medical Center, Ann Arbor, Michigan Photo: Dan Meyers
  • Slice

    detail Cut and rolled wool, hand-stitched together 73" x 73" Commission installed at the Mott Children's and Women's Hospitals, University Medical Center, Ann Arbor, Michigan Photo: Dan Meyers
  • Dendrochoronoblast

    Installed near the elevators in the Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Tower, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD. Dendrochoronoblast was made in 2011 of layered tulle hand stitched on linen. It measures 61” x 71”
  • detail Dendrochonoblast

    detail Dendrochoronoblast 2011 Linen, tulle, hand stitched 61” x 71” Installed near the elevators in the Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Tower, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD
  • Seen Scene

    Seen Scene 2011 Felt appliqué, hand stitched 36 ½” x 95 ½” Installed in the Children’s Emergency Waiting Room at the Charlotte R. Bloomberg Children's Center, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD

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