Susan Rienzo is inspired by color first, using surface texture and improvisation to create her bold and spirited designs. Her styles include abstract design and collage using conversational prints with batik and hand-dyed fabrics in a unique and whimsical fashion.
Susan has exhibited in juried shows throughout the U.S. She is published in the book 500 Art Quilts by Lark Publishers 2010, and in Fiberarts Design Book Six. 1999. She has also been published in many Quilting Magazines.
Susan Rienzo grew up in Brooklyn, New York. She graduated the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York with an A.A.S. Degree and continued her education at the University of Georgia and received a BFA in Graphic Design. While raising two children, Susan worked as a Graphic Designer and explored many different creative endeavors. After discovering quilting in the early 1980’s, she realized the potential of combining her passion for textiles, color, graphic design, and sewing.
Susan is now living on the Treasure Coast of Florida and enjoying the Florida sun. Her quilts have exhibited this new influence in her life, expressing a colorful, joyful energy.