Rowen Schussheim-Anderson

Biography

Rowen Schussheim-Anderson produces woven tapestries both large and small, wall-mounted and suspended forms. A recent focus has been incorporating beads and beaded strands into her tapestries.

Professor Rowen Schussheim-Anderson with students in the weaving studio.

An adept student at studying the heart of indigenous weaving traditions, her textile studies have spanned two continents in actuality–and all seven virtually.

From the fine-drawn resist lines of Indonesian batik, to the tufted raffia weaves of the Zaire River Basin, to the heights of Guatemala and the woven threads of tie-dyed warp ready for ikat—each tradition and its accompanying colors and techniques have served to inform these contemporary tapestries.

It is these works that comprise the present Fiber Symphony in Tapestryart.