Native Fiber Exhibition at Wisconsin Museum of Quilts and Fiber Arts

Native Fiber features work by contemporary Native American fiber artists throughout the Great Lakes. The exhibition was curated by Karen Ann Hoffman, a renowned Iroquois-raised bead worker. Work on view includes an expansive perspective on native fiber art, from quillwork to cordage, bead work, weaving, birch biting, leatherwork, and quilting. These artists use traditional Indigenous fiber art techniques to communicate timeless stories and address modern themes.

The exhibition will be on view through April 28, 2019.

More information and images can be found here.

Artists include: Lily Antone-Plass (Oneida Nation of Wisconsin), Sarah Berthelet-Villa (Oneida Nation of Wisconsin), Shirley Brauker (Little River Band of Ottawa), Kelly Church (Ottawa/Potawatomi), Wilma Cook (Mohawk), Debra Fabian (Oneida Nation of Wisconsin), Karen Elise Goulet (White Earth Ojibwe), Martha Gradolf (Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska), Carla Hemlock (Kanienkehaka Mohawk Nation), Karen Ann Hoffman (Oneida Nation of Wisconsin), Terri Hom (Lac Courte Oreilles), Samantha Jacobs (Seneca), Holly John (Seneca), Penny Kagigebi (White Earth Ojibwe), Rick Kagigebi (Lac Courte Oreilles), James Kelly (Oneida Nation of Wisconsin), Pat Kruse (Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa), Julia Marden (Aquinnah), Linda Lou Metoxen (Diné), Penny Minner (Seneca), Native Roots Arts Guild (Iroquois), Salisha Ninham (Oneida Nation of Wisconsin), Melanie Tallmadge Sainz (Ho-Chunk), Scott Shoemaker (Myaamia), Stefanie Sikorowski (Oneida Nation of Wisconsin/Chickasaw Nation), Talon Silverhorn (Shawnee), Christopher Sweet (Ho-Chunk), Chholing Taha (Cree), Jeremy D. Turner (Shawnee), Shannon Marie Turner (Diné), Michelle D. Watson (Diné), and Jason Wesaw (Pokagon Band of Potawatomi).  

James Kelly  The Nations   (detail) 2018, cotton calico, black ash, velvet, glass beads, quahog shell, turkey feathers, ribbon, and pine. Courtesy of the artist. Photo: Fresh Perspectives.

James Kelly The Nations (detail) 2018, cotton calico, black ash, velvet, glass beads, quahog shell, turkey feathers, ribbon, and pine. Courtesy of the artist. Photo: Fresh Perspectives.