FI 2022 Exhibition

Fiberart International 2022 – The exhibition runs June 3 to August 20, 2022
Opening: June 3, 2022 from 5:30 to 8:00 PM ET
Venues: Brew House Association and Contemporary Craft

Fiberart International 2022 seeks to exhibit the best of contemporary art and invites submissions that ­­­reflect a wide range of works related to the fiber medium. The exhibition is recognized around the world as a benchmark that documents trends and innovations in the field. The goal of the exhibition is to include innovative work rooted in traditional fiber materials, structure, processes and history, as well as art that explores unexpected relationships between fiber and other creative disciplines.
FI2022 is produced by FIBERARTS GUILD OF PITTSBURGH, INC., a non-profit, member supported organization that promotes the appreciation of fiber art and fosters its creative development and continuance. Since 1967, the Fiberarts Guild has sponsored juried exhibitions that bring innovative contemporary works of art in fiber from around the world to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. FI2022 will feature works by established and emerging artists and will be open to the public from June 3 to August 20, 2022. The Fiberarts Guild of Pittsburgh is pleased to present this twenty-fourth exhibition.

Fiberart International 2022 artists talk about their work in the exhibition – Cassie Arnold, Faith Humphrey Hill, CLaire Renaut and Fuzzy Mall.
Fiberart International 2022 artists talk about their work in the exhibition – Lia Porto, Ann Coddington, Nirmal Raja, Kerstin Bruchhäuser.
Fiberart International 2022 artists talk about their work in the exhibition – Joyce Watkins King, Patricia Downs, Camilla Brent Pearce and Suzan Ann Morgan.
Fiberart International 2022 artists talk about their work in the exhibition – Stefanie Zito, Adrienne Sloane, Bernie Leahi, George-Ann Bowers and Akiko Kotani.
Fiberart International 2022 artists talk about their work in the exhibition – Linda Belden, Katharina Sommer, Milady Hartmann, Jacobo Alonso and Hanna Streefkerk.

Selected Artists

Jacobo Alonso, Liz Alpert Fay, David Andree, Cassie Arnold, Arda Asena

Linda Belden, Emily Bellinger, Robin Bernstein, George-Ann Bowers, Elizabeth Brandt

Kerstin Bruchhaeuser, Ann Coddington, Kevin Dotson, Patricia Downs, Jennifer Flores

Shelly Goldsmith, Milady Hartmann, Ann Harwell, Sharon Havelka, Catherine Hicks

Faith Humphrey Hill, Joyce Watkins King, Akiko Kotani, Alicja Kozłowska, Kiyomi Kudo

Bernie Leahy, Krista Leesi, Fuzzy Mall, Michelle Montjoy, Suzan Ann Morgan

Sarah Nance, Kate Nartker and Megan Jefferson, Camilla Brent Pearce, Maria Lia Porto, Nirmal Raja

CLaire Renaut, Elizabeth Runyon, Sophia Ruppert, Jennifer Sargent, Adrienne Sloane

Katharina Sommer, Hannah Streefkerk, Gea van Eck, Yoon Ji Seon, Stefanie Zito


Chiachio & Giannone

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

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

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.

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