Anne Wilson

Anne Wilson

Wed., Oct. 15, 2014 at 7 pm

Free for TSGNY’s Full, Donor, and Student Members. $10.00 for Newsletter Subscription Members and Guests. Admission fees support TSGNY’s Nancy and Harry Koenigsberg Award.

Meeting Location
Community Church of New York Unitarian Universalist 40 E. 35th St. (between Park & Madison Avenues), New York, NY. (Entrance at street level on the far right of the church itself; doorway marked #40.)


October 15: Guest Artist
Anne Wilson

Using everyday materials -- table linen, bed sheets, human hair, lace, thread, glass, and wire, Anne Wilson’s artwork embraces handwork and conceptual strategies. Her work explores themes of time, loss and private and social rituals. Its many forms include sculpture, drawings, performances and video animations.

Currently Wilson has an installation and movement piece entitled To Cross: (Walking New York) in which she will use The Drawing Center’s main gallery’s four central columns as a weaving loom. It is part of the exhibition Threadlines, September 19 – December 14; specific performance times will be listed on the website Additional exhibitions in 2014 include "Fiber: Sculpture 1960-Present" originating at the ICA Boston and traveling to the Wexner Center for the Arts and the Des Moines Art Center.

Wilson's art is in the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; The Art Institute of Chicago; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; the Detroit Institute of Arts; the Museum of Glass, Tacoma; the Victoria and Albert Museum, London; the Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester; and the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art in Kanazawa, Japan, among others.

Wilson is the recipient of grants from the Driehaus Foundation, Artadia, the Tiffany Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Illinois Arts Council. Wilson's work is represented by Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago and Paul Kotula Projects, Detroit. She is a Professor of Art at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Upcoming Speakers

Wed., November 19 – Jane Lackey’s art has long engaged cross-disciplinary intersections of materials and process as active thinking. In her studio practice, conceptual ideas are slowly traced, entwined and materialized in drawings, sculpture and installations.

Wed., December 17 – Suzanne Tick is a hand weaver and sculptor who uses repurposed materials for her pieces.  Also with her business in NYC, she creates brand strategy, product design, develops and directs for commercial interior designers.

Additional meetings may be announced if a Visiting Artist's schedule permits a speaking engagement with TSGNY. 

Previous Speakers

For many years, members of the Textile Study Group of New York have been attending monthly programs featuring artists and authorities representing all aspects of the world of fiber.

2014-2015 Roster of Speakers:
     September – Matthew Cox, embroidery, painting.

During TSGNY’s 2013–2014 program year, these outstanding speakers presented programs about their work:

September – Warren Seelig, influential weaver who also teaches, lectures, curates, and writes about textile subjects.
October – Luci Arai, traditional sashiko embroidery on sumi-ink painted Japanese papers.
November – Beatrice Coron, papercutter who creates silhouette designs using an X-acto knife, paper, and Tyvek.
December – Pat Oleszko, street, stage, screen performance artist whose work ranges from humorous to absurd.
January – Glenn Adamson, newly applointed Director of the Museum of Arts and Design. 
February – Nathalie Miebach, translates meteorological, ecological, and oceanographic data into woven sculptures. 
March – Cynthia Schira, early proponent of computer-based weaving with an international reputation.
April – Dorothy Gill Barnes, sculptor who works with wood she harvests from felled trees.
May – Diane Savona preserves antique clothing and tools by sewing their structures under and onto vintage cloth.
June – Show of Members' Work

For a more detailed listing of our guest speakers click here.