Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts

6666 East River Road, Fridley, MN, 55432

Artist - in -Residency 

Come visit me at my studio at the Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts. You can see me work on my latest piece on my loom. I'm there most week day afternoons. But contact me or call me to let me know when you want to come so I can make sure I am there.

Current Exhibit

Unity Church - Unitarian Solo Show

St. Paul, MN

November 1 to November 27, 2018

Upcoming Exhibit

First Congregational Church

Minneapolis, MN

December 2018 to March 2019



Chaska Herald 
May 17, 2018

"A new installation (at the Sower Gallery) is titled Women's Voices" and features artist Susan Gangsei who began weaving 20 years ago... Her tapestries all tell a story."

Jung Journal - Culture and Psyche
Summer 2017  Volume 11, Number 3

Susan Gangsei's tapestries are featured in the Jung Journal, in an article A Conversation with Susan Gangsei by Katherine Olivetti. Katherine discusses how the art of weaving has ancient roots that go back to classic stories such as the Iliad and the Odyssey.  She then connects this to Susan's personal story and the development of her art.     



Artist-n-Residence - Sower Gallery

May 22 through May 29, Tuesdays and Thursdays 10 am - 1 pm

Thanks to a grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, I was an artist-in-resident at the Sower Gallery. The grant was created to continue an outreach to seniors in care facilities through guided interact with art. I demonstrated the weaving process, showed pictures of tapestries from different cultures and periods of  history, and provided hands-on experience with small tapestries. It was an amazing and fun experience to share my passion for art and tapestry.

In addition, I exhibited two of my art pieces in the Women's Voices Exhibition - the Seal Skin, Soul Skin tapestry and a Germain Greer silk screen print

Telling Our Stories with Tapestry

Luther Seminary - Olson Campus Center

January 29 - March 21, 2018

Susan Gangsei is showing 13 of her tapestries from 2009 through 2017. Each piece tells a story that is both personal and universal. Come interact with the art by reading questions that come with each tapestry. Ask yourself how each piece relates to your life. 

The show features favorites such as the Burning Bush and Creation. The show also includes three new pieces from 2017 - Sower and the Seed, Fish and Shoes.

Luther Seminary 

2481 Como Avenue

Saint Paul, MN 55108

Presentation: Where My Art Comes From

Thad Talk - Luther Seminary

March 15, 2018

The Sower Gallery
June 15 - September 15, 2017

Susan Gangsei is showing Burning Bush and Sower and the Seed tapestries as part of the Sower Gallery's Spirit Show.

"The Sower Gallery exhibit was most impressive for its range of art in almost all media. As well, and the main theme, was its representation and interpretation of so many different kinds of spiritual experience. Each artist had his or her own very personal response, and so it’s to be expected that each visitor will also carry away a very personal response. "
-Jim Kane

Sower Gallery
Shepherd of the Hill Church
145 Engler Boulevard, Chaska, MN

Hours: Monday-Thursday 10-6, Friday 10-2 & 7-9, Saturday 2-6, Sunday 10-1


Norway House
July 20 - September 8, 2017
Opening reception: July 20, 5 pm

Susan Gangsei's tapestry Seal Skin, Soul Skin is showing as part of the show American Reboot: Traditional Norwegian Weaving at Norway House, featuring both traditional and hip pieces illustrating how Norwegian weaving techniques are learned and how they're used for both preservation of tradition and for contemporary creative expression.

Norway House
913 E Franklin Avenue, Minneapolis, 55404

Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 10-4, Sunday 11-3