This book celebrates the 40+ year history of the Textile Study Group of New York (1977-2019). Contributions include a brief history of the organization, a portfolio of art from 168 TSGNY members, and an essay by Joanne Mattera, which surveys the increased stature of fiber in today's art world. If you're interested in the broad scope of fiber art today, this book is for you.
In 1977, six friends formed the Textile Study Group of New York. Today, the group has grown to over two hundred members from around the world. This book tells its history and showcases its artists. 168 TSGNY members celebrate their diverse interests -- from sculpture to fashion, slow stitch to surface design, installations, politics and performance. An essay by artist and author Joanne Mattera surveys the increased stature of fiber in the contemporary art world. In this edition, you'll find familiar names, as well as discover many new artists. If you're interested in the broad scope of fiber art today, this book is for you.
About The Author
Editor: Kim Svoboda - Kim Svoboda has been creating art with fabric and thread since 2004. She has a degree in fine art from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Her career paths are diverse, from advertising to community organizing. She has worked in commercial printing, academia, and retail, but has spent most of her life working with independent not-for-profit organizations. She lives in Manhattan and currently serves as the President of the Textile Study Group of New York.