Mixed Media, Quilts, Collage, and Fiber Arts

10TH INTERNATIONAL FIBER ART BIENNALE AND SYMPOSIUM

10TH INTERNATIONAL FIBER ART BIENNALE AND SYMPOSIUM

From Lausanne to Beijing

October 15th – November 15th, 2018

This distinguished event will be held in 3 locations:
  • Tsinghua University Art Museum
  • The Gallery of Academy of Arts & Design, Tsinghua University
  • Beijing A.C. Art Museum

Symposium

October 16th, 2018

Schulze will give a short history of her participation in all 10 Fiberart Biennales since year 2000 at the Gallery of Academy of Arts & Design, Tsinghua University, and Beijing AC Art Museum. Image: Detail of Closeup, 2017, mixed media quilt.
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Featured work by Schulze Opus, Tape Strip Collage

Excellence in Fibers

EXCELLENCE IN FIBERS, IN COLLABORATION WITH FIBER ART NOW MAGAZINE

October 19, 2018 to January 19, 2019
520 SOUTH 1ST Stree, San Jose, CA 95113

Fiber Art Now Magazine highlights innovative, contemporary textile art in the Excellence in Fibers issue. An exhibition of the same name, the work shows current trends in the categories of vessel forms/ basketry, installation, wall/ floor works, sculptural works, and wearables.

For more information about the exhibition, visit the San Jose Museum of Textiles and Quilts.

Image: Joan Schulze, detail of Opus, 2016, tape strip collage

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Joan Schulze @ Shenzhen University Art Gallery

Poetic License: Drawing, Quilts and Collage

Shenzhen University Art Gallery, China
September 10—26, 2016

In the beginning are Schulze and the materials. A pathway forward is forged.

joan-shenzhen-poster Joan Schulze’s “Poetic License” presents an eclectic mix of works with narrative, both subtle and direct, drawings which are more subdued even playful, and collages in fiber and paper which border on being autobiographical. Using printed media to convey her interest in perceptions from life, the images and printed ephemera that she collects are used as a jumping off place to comment on woman’s roles, current events and smaller subjects such as the everydayness of things.

Schulze has distinct bodies of work:  Collage in quilts and works on paper; Non-traditional drawings using packing tape and the photocopy machine; Haiku, an on-going series in small format, started in 1998.

It has been said that Schulze subverts and abstracts the written word or text in any language. Her drawings relate to childhood scribbles which morph into line, word and image. Meaning is subverted using fragments without regard for normal orientation. Upside down, inside out, truncated, rearranged, mirrored, ignoring scale until these collages take on different roles and meaning, seldom as they were intended. They are exuberant and optimistic, inviting you to pay attention to details. These work’s do not begin and end with her viewpoint. They often show how a person moves through the world paying attention to details and then translates the ineffable into form and a new meaning.

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" ... Improvising during the painting, image-transfer processes and collaging of materials while chasing an idea at hand creates adventure in the studio where thoughts are made visible."