Browsing articles in "Exhibition Textiles"

The Textile Arts Center –

Apr 13, 2011 | Leave a Comment

The blog for The Textile Arts Center in Brooklyn is a great find. There are lots and lots of links to interesting textile artists, enough to occupy (and distract) for hours…

Sheila Hicks is the artist behind the work pictured above. You can read more about her here, and here.

Mother & Child, 17th Century –

Apr 8, 2011 | Leave a Comment

Attributed to early 17th century Iran, this velvet fragment is among several works comprising a month long exhibition on Islamic courtly textiles at Francesca Galloway in London.

Click here for a PDF of the exhibition catalog.

Louise Bourgeois –

Feb 23, 2011 | Leave a Comment

Put simply: I had no idea acclaimed artist Louise Bourgeois (1911 – 2010) worked with textiles, nor was I aware that an exhibition on the subject took place in London late last year. Click here for images from the exhibition and here for catalog information.

The above fabric work is untitled, from 2006. The image is cropped.

Stella Rubin –

Jan 24, 2011 | Leave a Comment

A small photo caption in The New York Times today led me here, to Stella Rubin’s online collection of 19th and 20th century quilts. If I was a textile designer I’d be trolling quilt sites like this for ideas and inspiration — there’s so much strong visual material to consume and reference. I love the vaguely Art Deco feel of the quilt above, never mind that it’s actually Pennsylvania Mennonite, circa 1900.

Alice Kettle –

Jan 14, 2011 | Leave a Comment

Mysteriously, textile artist Alice Kettle appears to be painting with needle and thread. Above, a detail of her 2009 work Pause. (Click on her “new.proj” tab for more in this series.)

Via the Basingstoke Gazette.

Pauline Verbeek-Cowart –

Dec 8, 2010 | Leave a Comment

Weaver extraordinaire Pauline Verbeek-Cowart creates amazing large-scale pieces like the powerful “Silk Wave” pictured (cropped) above. Click here to explore her portfolio.

Via A Textile A Day.

Michael Phelan –

Dec 6, 2010 | Leave a Comment

Michael Phelan, making tie-dye new again.

Michael Brennand-Wood

Nov 19, 2010 | Leave a Comment

I wish more description was given to each of the pieces shown on his site but nonetheless Michael Brennand-Wood’s work is amazing! He’s described here to be “internationally regarded as one of the most innovative and inspiring artists working in textiles”.

Pae White –

Sep 24, 2010 | Leave a Comment

A mesmerizing image and an interesting write-up on textile artist Pae White at NYT’s design and fashion blog, here.

To Dye For –

Sep 22, 2010 | 1 Comment

Click here for my article for Hand/Eye magazine on a really wonderful textile exhibition – To Dye For: A World Saturated in Color – now on view at the de Young Museum in San Francisco.