Untitled Apron (F0404) by Alice Sampson. Embroidery and fabric, 2019. 34 x 25". Alice Sampson creates extraordinary work in fiber - amazing fabric watches and richly detailed jewelry - all with an eye for color.
Untitled (S0922) Artist Tote by Danny Thach. Fabric, thread and acrylic, 2018. 14 x 10". Using a pared down graphic style that lends a very contemporary feel to his art, Thach often remakes published images and snapshots from the internet into his own.
Untitled (P0085) by Elena Rossi.
Embroidery and fabric on stretched fabric over wood frame, 2018.
24 x 30".
Untitled (P0791) by Maria Radilla. Mixed media on stretched canvas, 2016. 30 x 30". Marilla Radilla says, "I started creating art at NIAD in 2005, and since being here I've learned how to make dolls and embroider quilts in my own style. I'm inspired by my childhood in Mexico, fashion, food, flowers, and traditions where we give and receive gifts. These are the things that I really love. When I make artwork with fabrics, I think about my experiences: growing up, I had dolls and played with them in fields of flowers by my home. I love flowers that are red or yellow or white. I also look at a lot of books, especially a big book of colorful birds and a catalogue filled with pictures of beautiful old dolls. I go through the images and pick a different doll to embroider onto a quilt or make into my own doll. I've also made dolls based on figures in paintings, like the people in Goya's paintings of the Spanish courts."
Untitled (F0403) by Susan Wise. Yarn and mixed media, 2018. 17 x 17 x 1". Unlike traditional basket making, which uses a very regimented math to tightly and firmly weave the materials, Susan Wise invented her process. She first layed out the twine or rope and began shaping it into the vessel, and then, using a different diameter of string or yarn, lashed the coils into place.
Untitled (F0408) by Sylvia Fragoso. Mixed media wallhanging, 2019. 21 x 18". Sylvia Fragoso's drawings are striking in their originality and conviction, evincing a brilliantly intuitive grasp of color and design. These mesmerizing abstractions and swirling striations - sometimes embedded with religious symbols - pulsate with color and energy, like mosaics that have burst open into hallucinatory vortices.