Opening – June 3rd, 2022
Exhibition run from June 3rd to August 20, 2022
FI Forum – June 4th and 5th, 2022
Fiberart International 2022 was the 24th in a series of juried exhibitions held in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania open to textile artists worldwide. It featured works by established and emerging artists and was open to the public from June 3rd to August 20, 2022 at the Brew House Association and Contemporary Craft. The Fiberarts Guild is pleased to sponsor this 24th exhibition.
Fiberart International 2022 travels to the Museum of Art in Fort Collins, Colorado and will be in exhibit from August 18, 2023 to October 15, 2023.
Interviews with the artists
Chiachio & Giannone Working and living together as partners in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Chiachio & Giannone create hand embroidered textile mosaics that reference LGBTQ artists and their legacy in Latin America. Chiachio & Giannone recently completed a residency at theMuseum of Latin American Art in Long Beach, CA and Lux Art Institute in Encinitas, CA.
They have shown at De Buck Gallery, New York, NY; Bernice Steinbaum Gallery, Miami, FL; Ruth Benzacar Galería de Arte, Argentina, School Gallery, Paris, France, the Boston Center for the Arts, Boston, MA; and the Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK, Museum of Art and Design MAD, NY, USA.
Jessica Hemmings writes about textiles. She earned her BFA in Textile Design at the Rhode Island School of Design, MA in Comparative Literature (Africa/Asia) at the University of London’s School of Oriental and African Studies, and PhD from the University of Edinburgh, UK.
Her editorial and curatorial project, Cultural Threads, is a book about postcolonial thinking and contemporary textile practice accompanied by a travelling exhibition Migrations. Jessica is a member of the Editorial Board of Textile: the journal of cloth & culture and Craft Research. She is currently Professor of Craft & Vice-Prefekt of Research at HDK-Valand, University of Gothenburg, Sweden and the 2020-2021 Rita Bolland Fellow at the Research Centre for Material Culture, the Netherlands.
Nnenna Okore (born in Australia, 1975) is an artist who works both in Nigeria and the United States. Her largely abstract sculptures and installations have been shown in galleries and museums in and outside of the United States. She has won several international awards, including a Fulbright Scholar Award in 2012. Okore is currently a Professor of Art at North Park University in Chicago. The daughter of a professor and a librarian, she often examines her American identity versus her Nigerian identity and the contrasts between her homeland with that of the States.