In her installation for On the Wall, artist Sue Koch has created a stitched linen work that spans over twelve feet and ties into her interest in structure, architecture, and textiles with modest materials. Deeply influenced by Japanese aesthetics and culture, Koch states, “The lacings on board evolved to lacing with jute on linen with silkscreened organic forms — the life of deeply conscious sea creatures are evoked or perhaps what is way beyond — the seven new planets.”
Artist and graphic designer, Sue Koch was raised in Connecticut where her father was a topographer, which greatly inspired her career. Koch spent over twenty-five years as the Graphic Design Manager at The Metropolitan Museum of Art (MET). Sue Koch studied Fine Art at Skidmore College, and earned an M.A. from Columbia University, Teachers College. Her thesis, Design and Play, a Series of Projects provided the impetus for current work. Since leaving the MET in 2014, Koch has been practicing as an independent design consultant providing creative direction, strategy, graphic design, and project management, as well as being a dedicated visual artist.