Department of Design
Professor. B.A. Design, UCLA; Diploma in Textile Art, Goldsmiths‚Äô College, University of London; M.F.A. Textile Arts & Costume Design, UC Davis. Courses taught: surface design, history of fashion, fashion design, experimental fashion.
Susan Taber Avila is an artist and designer who uses textiles to enhance perception of contemporary culture. She is a recipient of a 2010 Center for Cultural Innovation ‚ÄôInvesting in Artists‚Äô Grant and is a Sunshine Scholar at Wuhan Textile University in Wuhan, China. She has exhibited work in several countries including Argentina, China, Costa Rica, Lithuania, Swaziland, and the UK, and has participated in numerous national exhibitions. Her artwork is included in two recent UK titles, Machine Stitch Perspectives and Textiles Now and has been published in several other books and periodicals including American Craft, Fiberarts, and the Surface Design Journal. She was the co-creator of the website, FiberScene.com (1999-2010) and has published articles in Fiberarts, Ornament, and Surface Design Journal.