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BIOGRAPHY

I was born in Italy and throughout all my life I have been fascinated with traditional fiber arts and their contemporary reinterpretation. I learned to knit when I was a child in a family where it was considered an ordinary chore of everyday life like cooking, mopping and doing laundry. In the late ‘80s I got a degree in Architecture at the University in Genova and then worked for a yacht design firm until I moved with my husband to the United States.

American quilts and their cultural richness immediately fascinated me and I became a quilter myself. I also began studying fiber related techniques like spinning and felting. In 2000 I got my longarm Gammill and I started Quilting Together, a service that provided custom machine quilting. During that summer I attended Penland School of Craft where I studied quilt making as a way to create archives of experiences and emotions.

With the adoption of my two children in 2003 my personal life took over. I reconnected with my passion for fibers in 2008, after a diagnose of ovarian cancer. Sitting at my spinning wheel became a southing activity that comforted me while recuperating from chemotherapy.  In the recent years I have focused my attention on felt making. I especially like to explore the malleable qualities of felt and I’ve been experimenting on how to create dimension and texture.

From 2012 and 2015 I worked and showed my art at Studio15 of the Arts Walk in the Brookland neighborhood of Washington DC.  At the moment I work from my home studio in Takoma Park, Maryland and I show and sell my art in a cooperative Fiber Art Gallery at the Torpedo Factory in Alexandria.

 

 

EXHIBITIONS

The Art of the Scarf  Live An Artful Life gallery, The Plains, VA (2015)

The Art of the Scarf  Live An Artful Life gallery, The Plains, VA (2016)

Fiber National   Workhouse Arts Center, Lorton, VA (2016)

31st Biennial Creative Craft Council Exhibition   Strathmore Mansion, Bethesda MD (2017)

Artful Attire  Popcorn Gallery, Glen Echo Park MD (2017)

47th Labor Day Art Show  Glen Echo Park MD (2017)

 

 

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