Artist Interview

A range of interviews with contemporary textile artists. We’ve been lucky enough to chat with some of the world’s leading practitioners in this area and the range of techniques and styles covered in the interviews is varied and inspirational.

We’ve chatted to those producing textile art that’s experimental, abstract, and sculptural, landscape and figurative textile artists, fibre artists inspired by nature, those using recycled and found materials; the list goes on and on.

So take a browse through our textile artist interviews and you’re bound to find something to inspire, influence, or inform.

11 months ago

Atsuko Chirikjian: Unexpected happening

Atsuko Chirikjian: Unexpected happening
Atsuko Chirikjian was born in Tokyo, Japan and graduated from Tama Art University with BFA and MFA degrees. After she moved to the United States in 1990, she attended the Cranbrook Academy of Art in Michigan and graduated with an MFA in Fiber. As an artist with a f ...
12 months ago

Karen Goetzinger: The flood of memories

Karen Goetzinger: The flood of memories
Karen Goetzinger is best known for her finely detailed mixed media textile constructions. She combines her roots in quilt making and couture construction with a life-long passion for the urban landscape and architecture, Karen captures these instances through the p ...
12 months ago

Regien Cox: Meetings in the Universe of the Strange

Regien Cox: Meetings in the Universe of the Strange
I am interested in the way memories are transformed and put into order, or disorder. Award-winning Norwegian artist Regien Cox’s conceptual practice builds on a lifetime of handiwork, learned in a childhood home where her family spent hours working in weaving, t ...
1 year ago

Wyllie O Hagan: Whitework – A Gentle Path

Wyllie O Hagan: Whitework – A Gentle Path
Denise Wyllie and Clare O Hagan are award-winning visual artists who live and work in London. Together, the two artists tackle and deliver huge art projects such as Whitework – A Gentle Path, which is a strategy designed for people to manage the fear of cance ...
1 year ago

Amelia Harnas: Art factory

Amelia Harnas: Art factory
Amelia Harnas likes to move around a lot. From her hometown in Corning, NY she’s lived in Portland, OR and Paris, France but considers Kassel in Germany her home from home. She currently resides in Portland, ME. At a very early age, Amelia inhaled paint thinn ...
1 year ago

Gillian Bates: Feathers and fur

Gillian Bates: Feathers and fur
Gillian Bates has been working as a full-time textile designer since 2008 and has proudly exhibited internationally and more recently has created work specifically for John Lewis and the View from the Shard. In this interview Gillian talks about her early life at c ...
1 year ago

Bren Ahearn: Spin me a tale

Bren Ahearn: Spin me a tale
San Francisco-based artist Bren Ahearn’s embroidery draws from a variety of cultural references. His work appropriates these recognisable symbols to question expectations about manhood and its assumed qualities of courage, vigour, and determination. Bren̵ ...
1 year ago

Ann Brauer: The promise of sunrise

Ann Brauer: The promise of sunrise
Ann Brauer has been using the traditions of quilt making and contemporary concepts of art to create her unique abstract landscapes for the last 34 years. Each quilt is made of commercial cotton that she cuts and carefully pieces to create a statement that is larger ...
1 year ago

Kent Henricksen: The buzz of the hive

Kent Henricksen: The buzz of the hive
Kent Henricksen is best known for his embroidered paintings on silk and his ceramic sculpture. The subjects of his figurative art don masks and elaborate costumes that transform their wearers into spirits, beasts, or ancestral beings. He has lived and worked in Ne ...
1 year ago

Lindsay Olson: Art, physics and the elegant Universe

Lindsay Olson: Art, physics and the elegant Universe
Lindsay Olson is Fermi National Accelerator’s first Artist in Residence and is on the faculty at Columbia College Chicago. She is known for creating unusual residencies including a stint as the resident artist at Chicago’s Metropolitan Water Reclamation Distric ...

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