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Amy Meissner, Textile Artist

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Amy Meissner, Textile Artist

Amy Meissner, Textile Artist






I use traditional sewing and handwork techniques in a contemporary context, creating 3-dimensional wall hangings from destined-to-be-discarded textiles and found objects. My background is in fine art, illustration, creative writing and couture wedding gowns; my initial training as a seamstress and pattern maker still serves me well. I use the quilt form for its narrative heft and ability to evoke powerful responses in those who come to textile work with a certain set of expectations: a quilt is warm, safe and nurturing, whereas my work explores fear, uncertainty and fragility.

I have shown in various galleries and museums in the U.S., with work residing in the permanent collection at the Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center. I blog about the artistic process, exploring how vital the narrative of family, history and memoir is to my art at www.amymeissner.com/blog. This work is the culmination of my entire life — painter, seamstress, illustrator, writer, mother, maker, woman.


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    I’m thrilled to announce that one of my pieces, “Girl Story 2,” will be in the upcoming show “Quilts=Art=Quilts” at the Schweinfurth Art Center in Auburn, NY Nov. 2, 2014 – Jan. 4, 2015. If you’re on that side of the continent (I’m in Alaska so I won’t make it), I encourage you to go and check out the 77 quilts that made it into this show. It should be a stunner — wish I could attend!

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      Great! Schweinfurth is also a TAFA Member, so hopefully they will add it to our Events page.

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