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Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts

6666 East River Road, Fridley, MN, 55432

Artist - in - Residence 

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.

August 27 through October 31, 2019

Grace University Lutheran Church

324 Harvard Street, SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414

I’m exhibiting 11 tapestries about hope, transformation and renewal in conjunction with their grief group. The church is open Sunday 8 - 12, Monday - Thursday 9 - 3 and Friday 9 - Noon.

IMPACT: Climate Change

September 8 to October 13, 2019 - Belmont Gallery of Art, Belmont Center, MA

December 16, 2019 to March 13, 2020 Mills Building, San Francisco, CA

Tapestry Weavers West (TWW) and Tapestry Weavers in New England (TWiNE) present IMPACT: Climate Change, a juried exhibition of contemporary tapestry focusing on this important theme. My piece, Hope for Environmental Renewal is featured.



City of Minneapolis Utility Box Art Wraps

October, 2019 to October, 2025

My tapestry, Swimming Fish, was chosen by the city of Minneapolis to wrap utility boxes through out the city. I will post the locations as they are installed.



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.




Banfill-Locke Arts Center, Fridley, MN

Janaury 2019

Hiking Boots and Running Shoes - Best in Show Award

Juried Members Show

First Congregational Church - Solo Show

Minneapolis, MN

December 2018 to March 2019


Unity Church - Unitarian Solo Show

St. Paul, MN

November 1 to November 27, 2018

Artist-n-Residence - Sower Gallery

Chaska, MN

April through June, 2018

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

Luther Seminary - Olson Campus Center, St. Paul, MN

Telling Our Stories with Tapestry - Solo Show

January 29 - March 21, 2018


Presentation: Where My Art Comes From

Thad Talk - Luther Seminary

March 15, 2018


The Sower Gallery, Chaska, MN

June 15 - September 15, 2017

Burning Bush and Sower, Seed, Soil


Norway House, Minneapolis, MN

July 20 - September 8, 2017

Seal Skin, Soul Skin


Minneapolis Catholic Basilica, Minneapolis, MN
Prodigal Son



Luther Seminary, St. Paul, MN

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Commissioned by Luther Seminary to do the Prodigal Son tapestry for their Prodigal Son art collection.

Nina Bliese Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
Lake series


Vesterheim, Norwegian American Heritage Museum, Decorah, IA
National Exhibition of Folk-Art in the Norwegian Tradition


Vesterheim, Norwegian American Heritage Museum, Decorah, IA
National Exhibition of Folk-Art in the Norwegian Tradition
Slaying Your Dragon earned a blue ribbon and People’s Choice awards