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Ana Lisa Hedstrom

Ana Lisa Hedstrom - Hedstrom- Origami Folds (crop)

Artwork by Ana Lisa Hedstrom

Exhibition Dates: September 13 - October 26, 2019

Opening Reception: September 21, 4-8pm

SCG ART Residency Reception: October 19, 4-8pm

Blue Line Arts is pleased to feature Shibori by Ana Lisa Hedstrom in our main Coker gallery.  Ana Lisa Hedstrom will be delivering an artist lecture during the reception on October 19th, beginning at 4pm.

Ana Lisa Hedstrom has been dyeing fabric for over 40 years, developing adaptations of Japanese shibori for art textiles and wearable art.  

“I still find inspiration in the Japanese tradition, but love to experiment with new variations.  Just changing the substrate will push me in a new direction, " says Hedstrom. "Working with thick or thin fabrics, protein or cellulose, natural dyes or commercial dyes is like a conversation between the process and my hand and my eye. I have been inspired by the American tradition of pieced quilts and I love cutting my dyed fabrics and piecing them into compositions.”

Most recently she has been working with paper and indigo dye.  Her installations, ORIGAMI FOLDS: Patterning Paper Kimonos and FOLDED & FLAT: Revealing the Geometry of Paper Airplanes are included in this exhibition.

Ana Lisa is known for her signature textiles based on contemporary adaptations of shibori. Her textiles are included in the collections of major museums including the Cooper Hewitt, the Museum of Art and Design, and the De Young Museum. Her work has been exhibited and published internationally. She has taught and lectured at numerous international Shibori conferences and schools. Her awards include two NEA grants and she is a fellow of the American Craft Council.

You can learn more about the artist at analisahedstrom.com

The Susan Cooley Gilliom Artist in Residence & Teaching Program

Ana Lisa Hedstrom's work is on display in coordination with her Residency at Blue Line Arts during the 2019 Susan Cooley Gilliom Artist in Residence and Teaching Program, which is supported by the Placer Community Foundation.  The two week residency includes open studio hours, workshops, an exclusive dinner with the artist and other opportunities to engage with the talented shibori expert. More information about the program, and access to scholarships for tuition costs of the workshops can be found on the SCG official page and our Adult Education page.

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Artwork by Ana Lisa Hedstrom