Judith Content is a world-renowned textile artist. Her hand-dyed, pieced and quilted silk wall pieces are exhibited nationally and internationally, have been included in major public and private collections throughout the world and continue to enjoy the highest level of recognition. Content was selected for inclusion in the 15th International Triennial of Tapestry at the Central Museum of Textiles in Ludz, Poland last year, and the Texas Quilt Museum organized a retrospective exhibition of her work (2016). “Intuitive Symmetry: Works on Silk by Judith Content”.
Content graduated from San Francisco State University in 1979 with a BA in Fine Art, emphasis in textiles, and has been a full time studio artist for over 35 years now. Her work was featured in the landmark “Craft in America: Expanding Traditions” National Touring Exhibition and the companion book to the PBS television series, as well as “To Dye For: A World Saturated in Color” at the de Young Museum in California. Two of her works are in the de Young’s permanent collection; additional museum collections of note include the Museum of Arts and Design in New York, The Museum of Quilts and Textiles in San Jose, CA and the International Shibori Collection in Nagoya, Japan.
Content’s contributions to the quilting and craft communities go beyond her own works. She has served as juror for Quilt National and Quilt Visions and as President of Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA) where she created and established the SAQA Exhibition Program. Key publications include Craft in America, Celebrating Two Centuries of Artists and Objects, Textiles: The Art of Mankind, and SILK by Mary Schoeser, Masters: Art Quilts I, by Martha Sielman, The Art Quilt by Robert Shaw and Memory on Cloth: Shibori Now, by Yoshiko I. Wada.
In addition to working with textiles, Content enthusiastically explores other creative tributaries including jewelry design, painting buttons, crocheting nests, book making and collage. She carries her artistic approach beyond making into living, greeting each day like the adventure it is, traveling extensively in search of visual inspiration, cherishing family and friends. At the end of the day, her home and gardens themselves are canvases to color!