Education

1979   Bachelor of Fine Arts with an Emphasis in Textiles, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA.

 

Selected Collections and Installations 

AT&T, Walnut Creek, CA

Chevron Corporation, El Segundo, CA

Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA (two works)

International Shibori Collection, Nagoya, Japan

John M. Walsh III, Contemporary Art Quilt Collection

Kaiser Permanente, Mountain View, CA

Lourdes Hospital. Paducah, KY

Museum of Arts and Design, New York, NY

Palo Alto Medical Foundation, Sunnyvale, CA 

Palo Alto Medical Foundation, Mountain View, CA

Quantum Corporation, Milpitas, CA

Quilts Inc. Contemporary Art Quilt Collection (two works)

San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles, San Jose, CA

Synopsys Corporation, Mountain View, CA

Tropicana Products, Bradenton, FL

Varian Corporation, Palo Alto, CA

Women Beyond Borders, Contemporary Art Collection

 

Exhibitions (Solo and Group) 

2016   "15th International Triennial of Tapestry", Central Museum of Textiles, Lodz, Poland. "Houston Art Fair", Houston TX, represented by Tansey Contemporary. "LA Art Show", Los Angeles CA, represented by Tansey Contemporary.

2015   "Intuitive Symmetry", Judith Content Retrospective Exhibition, Texas Quilt Museum, La Grange, TX. "SOFA Chicago", Navy Pier, Chicago IL, represented by Tansey Contemporary.

2014   “A Broader Interpretation of Southwest ‘Landscapes'", Tansey Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM.

2013   "Collecting Treasures: Celebrating 35 Years", San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles, San Jose, CA.  "SILK", The New England Quilt Museum, Lowell, MA.  "SOFA Chicago", Jane Sauer Gallery, Santa Fe, NM.

2012   "SOFA Chicago", Jane Sauer Gallery.  "Thread of Life", Invitational, Catalogue cover image (front and back), Museum of Fine Arts, Florida State University College of Visual arts, Theatre and Dance, Tallahasse, FL.  "Beyond Function", Invitational de Saisset Museum, University of Santa Clara, Santa Clara, CA.

2011   "Desert Rain – Works on Silk", Solo Exhibition, Jane Sauer Gallery, Santa Fe, NM.  "Celebration!", Invitational, National Quilt Museum 20th Anniversary, Paducah, KY.  SOFA Chicago, Jane Sauer Gallery.

2010   "To Dye For: A World Saturated in Color", de Young Museum, San Francisco, CA.  "Quilt Visions 2010", Catalogue, Oceanside Museum of Art, Oceanside, CA.  "XHIBIT: 2010 Summer Exhibition Invitational", Catalogue, Preston Contemporary Art Center, Mesilla, NM.

2009   "Craft in America: Expanding Traditions", National Touring Exhibition (2007-09) with companion book (Random House) and a three-part PBS television series.  "Art Quilt Visions Jurors Exhibition", Visions Gallery, San Diego, CA.  "John M. Walsh III Contemporary Quilt Collection", San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles, San Jose, CA.

2008   "12 Voices" (traveled 2008-10), Catalogue, Dennos Museum Center, Traverse City, MI.  "Art Quilt Masters Touring Exhibition", Book.  "Saturn Returns, 30th Anniversary Exhibition", Catalogue, San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles, San Jose, CA.

2007   "Quilt National 07", Catalogue, subsequent touring venues.  "SAQA: The Creative Force 2007", Catalogue, "International Quilt Festival", Houston, TX.

2006   "SAQA: The Creative Force 2006", Catalogue, International Quilt Festival, Houston, TX.

2005   "Artwear: Fashion and Anti-Fashion", Exhibition sponsored by the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, Legion of Honor, San Francisco, CA.  "Quilt National ‘05", Catalogue, Dairy Barn Arts Center, Athens, OH, subsequent touring venues.  "Fashion’s Memory", London: Central St. Martin’s College of Art and Design, Harrogate: Knit and Stitch Show and Conference, UK.  "Layers of Meaning: The Art Quilt 2005", Catalogue, Contemporary Crafts Museum and Gallery, Portland, OR.  "The Ever-Changing Landscape", Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, Louiseville, KY.  "World Quilt Carnival Nagoya", Nagoya, Japan.

2004   Solo Exhibition, Thirteen Moons Gallery, Santa Fe, NM.  

2003   "Quilt National ‘03", Catalogue, Dairy Barn Arts Center, Athens, OH.  "Art Quilts Now", Invitational, The Paine Art Center, Osh Kosh, WI.  "Quilts ?", Invitational, Catalogue, Coos Art Museum, Coos Bay, OR.  "Innovation and Tradition: Arashi-shibori", Solo Exhibition, Tansu Design, San Francisco, CA.

 

Exhibitions, Continued

2002   "Six Continents of Quilts - The American Craft Museum Collection", Catalogue, Paine Webber Art Gallery, New York, NY.  "Quilt Visions 2002", Catalogue, Oceanside Museum of Art, Oceanside, CA.  "Shibori Now", International Invitational, Gallery Renga-kan, Yokohama, Japan.  Two Person Show, Thirteen Moons Gallery, Santa Fe, NM. 

2001   "Quilt National ‘01", Catalogue, Dairy Barn Arts Center, Athens, OH.  "Shibori: Tradition and Innovation; East to West", International Invitational Curated by Yoshiko I. Wada, Museum of Craft and Folk Art, San Francisco, CA.  "Kimono Kinship", Invitational, San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles, San Jose, CA.  "Gallery Artists", Invitational, Thirteen Moons Gallery, Santa Fe, NM.

2000   "Art Quilts: America at the Millennium", Invitational curated by Robert Shaw, Strasbourg, France.  "Kid’s Lit 1 - 0 - Wonder" Invitational, Palo Alto Art Center, Palo Alto, CA.

1999   Three Person Invitational, Solo Exhibition Space, Thirteen Moons Gallery, Santa Fe, NM.  "Elements", Three Person Invitational, San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles, San Jose, CA.

1998   "Visions: Quilt Expressions", Museum of San Diego History, San Diego, CA.

1997   "The Kimono Update", Invitational, The Gayle Willson Gallery, Southampton, NY.

1996   "The Kimono Inspiration: Art and Art to Wear in America", Invitational, Publication, The Textile Museum, Washington, DC.  "Kimonos and Constructions", Solo Exhibition, Santa Clara County Arts Commission, San Jose, CA.

1995   "Diversity!" Juried exhibition, (Catalogue and Traveling Exhibition included The American Museum of Quilts and Textiles, San Jose, CA, in conjunction with the Studio Art Quilt Association Conference), Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gaitlinburg, TN.  "Art Quilts", SAQA Professional Members", Museum of the American Quilter’s Society, Paducah, KY.

1994   "Art Quilt International", Invitational, sponsored by Penny Nii Quilt Art, Mountain View Civic Center Gallery, Mountain View, CA.  "100 of the Best", Invitational in conjunction with the City of Palo Alto Centennial, Palo Alto, CA.

1993   "The Year of American Craft", Invitational, Syntex Gallery, Palo Alto, CA.

1992   "Ikoku No Kimono - Exotic Kimono", International Invitational in conjunction with the International Shibori Conference, Nagoya, Japan.

1991   "Fans - The Contemporary Fan as Art", International Invitational, Arts Center of the Namur Province, Liege, Belgium.

1990   "Shibori City Nagoya Exhibition", Invitational, Nagoya, Japan.  "Fiber Jewelry International", Invitational, The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland. 

1986-87   Two Person Show, Tafoya Gallery, Los Gatos, CA.

1984-85   "Crafts America: Ten American Artists", Invitational,  sponsored by the American Craft Museum, New York, NY, Crafts Council Gallery, London, England.  "Art to Wear", Invitational, United States Information Agency Tour, Sponsored by Arts America and the American Crafts Museum, New York, NY (exhibition tour: Japan, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Taiwan, Philippines).  "Celebration ‘84 - A Sense of Occasion", Invitational, Ontario Craft Council and the American Craft Museum, Toronto, Canada.  "Up Front" Invitational, Fiberworks, Berkeley, CA.

1983   "Art to Wear: New Handmade Clothing", Invitational, Demonstration, The American Craft Museum, New York, NY.  "Dyed Silk Scrolls", Solo Exhibition, Palo Alto Cultural Center, Palo Alto, CA.  "Hand-Dyed Silk Scrolls and Garments" Solo Exhibition, Montalvo Center for the Arts, Saratoga, CA.  "Poetry for the Body, Clothing for the Spirit", Invitational curated by Jo Ann Stabb, lecture, demo, Richmond Arts Center, Richmond, CA. 

1982   "Hand-Dyed Silk Scrolls" Two Person Show, The Olive Hyde Gallery, Mission San Jose, CA.