Carol Shaw-Sutton

Carol Shaw-Sutton

Born in 1948 in Los Angeles, California, Carol Shaw-Sutton is a fiber artist and professor emeritus at California State University, Long Beach. Shaw-Sutton completed both her BA (1972) and MFA (1976) at California State University, San Diego. She joined the faculty at CSU, Long Beach in 1984, and she headed up the fiber program there beginning in 1990. Shaw-Sutton creates work using a variety of fiber techniques and materials, tapping into their metaphoric qualities with grace and restraint. She was a knitter since childhood, and her recent work explores knot-making in relation to time and inter-connectivity. She came to prominence after receiving the Young American Award from the American Craft Council in 1977, and she has continued to garner recognition for her work in the field of fiber art. She has been included in exhibitions around the country and is represented in various public and private collections, including the Museum of Arts and Design in New York and the Oakland Museum of Art inĀ California. Shaw-Sutton was elected a Fellow of the American Craft Council in 2009.