Louise Strawbridge uses a wide range of materials and textures to explore the possibilities of disturbing qualities in the commonplace. In her work, mystery is not to be solved but valued and explored. She received a M.A. in Literature from The University of Chicago in 1971 and taught English for many years. Making art became her full time occupation when she moved to London in 1998. She has lived in Philadelphia with her husband, David, since 2003. Her work is in the permanent collection of Zhengzhou Art Museum, China.


2022 - Stanek Gallery, “Retrospective”, Philadelphia, PA
2019 - Stanek Gallery, “Old Book Collages”, Philadelphia, PA
2017 - Women’s Studio Workshop, “Seeing in the Dark”, Rosendale, NY 2015 - Hill School, “Expanding My Horizons”, Middleburg, VA
2013 - Rosenfeld Gallery, “The Blues with Guts”, Philadelphia, PA
2011 - Rosenfeld Gallery, “Red Brings Good Fortune”, Philadelphia, PA
2008 - Rosenfeld Gallery, “The Way of Tea”, Philadelphia, PA
2006 - Rosenfeld Gallery, “Mending Impossible Things", Philadelphia, PA
2005 - Warren Wilson College, “Mail Art”, Ashville, NC
1998 - Artists’ House, “New Work”, Philadelphia, PA
1997 - Artists’ House, “Boxes”, Philadelphia, PA


2017 - Stanek Gallery, Invitational Summer Exhibition, Philadelphia, PA
2016 - The Trenton City Museum, “The Nature of Abstraction,” (catalog), Trenton, NJ - invitational
2014 - Bridgette Mayer Gallery, “10 X 10”, Philadelphia, PA - invitational
2012 - Snyderman Gallery, “International Fiber Biennial”, Philadelphia, PA – juried
2011 - National Archives, “Librio Curio: Reconstructing the Book”, Philadelphia, PA
2010 - Snyderman Gallery, “International Fiber Biennial”, Philadelphia, PA – juried
2009 - Williams Museum, “Salvage”, Franklin & Marshall College, Lancaster, PA - juried
2005 - Florida Council for the Arts “Daily” group show, St. Petersburg FL - invitational
2005 - Gallery DePaul, “Envelope Art”, Lancaster, PA
2005 - Rosenfeld Gallery, Phila.–First Prize, xmas ornament contest
2004 to 2016 - Fleischer Art Memorial, “Dear Fleischer”, Philadelphia, PA – invitational
2004 - Jane Deering Gallery, “London Artists in America”, Annisquam, MA
2003 - Jane Deering Gallery, “London Artists in America”, Annisquam, MA
2002 - Royal Academy, “Juried Summer Exhibition”, London, UK
2002 - London Artist’s Book Fair, London, UK
2001 - Royal Academy, “Juried Summer Exhibition”, London, UK
2000 - Story, “collage Books”, London, UK
1998 - Penn Charter School Annual Juried Art Show, Philadelphia, PA
1998 - Nexus Gallery, Invitational Group Show, Philadelphia, PA
1997 - Art Alliance, “Boxes and Books”, Philadelphia, PA
1997 - Allentown Art Museum - Juried Group Show, Allentown, PA


2011 - Edith Newhall, “Code Red”, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Sunday, April 10, 2011
2008 - Edith Newhall, “Floating Worlds”, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Friday, May 16, 2008


2022 - Tatter in Maine; Shibori and Indigo
2014 - Nancy Crow Barn Workshops; “Mark Making” with Dorothy Caldwell
2011 - Women’s Studio Workshop; linen paper making / indigo dying workshop with Mary Hark
2010 - Beijing Studio Center, China; artist residency
2008 - Haystack, Deer Isle, Maine; gut workshop with Pat Hickman
2007 - Esprit Travel for Artists, Kyoto, Japan; indigo dying, ink drawing and tea ceremony
2007 - R & F Paint Co, Kingston, NY; encaustic workshop
2002 - Wyvern Book Bindery, London, UK; 6 mo. internship for traditional book bindery
1999 - St.Martin’s Art College, London, UK; semester mixed media
1998 - Penland, Ashville, NC; mixed media with Nick Cave
1993-2003 - Rittenhousetown, Philadelphia, PA; papermaking
1993-1998 - Women’s Studio Workshop, Rosendale, NY; summer workshops