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Artist Statement
 
Art has been a part of me since my earliest memories. I began to work in surface design in 1980 when I first learned how to batik, a Polynesian art form that combines the dyeing and waxing of fabric.

After several years of working in that medium, I began to incorporate hand painting, screen printing and other forms of surface manipulation onto my fabrics. In 1994, I learned machine sewing and my art took a dramatic turn. I began to quilt the fabric that I was making for others. Long before a given piece is born, I immerse myself in the process of creating a visual surface on the fabric, an integral part of my work. This can take the form of dyeing, screen printing, hand painting or block printing.

When I begin a piece, I seldom have a preconceived notion of what it is going to look like when it is finished. One segment often builds upon another. I start a piece by selecting color, which in itself brings me joy. The surface designed cloth is the springboard I use to create my quilts. They relate in ways that I donít try to interpret. I leave interpretation to the viewer. The vocabulary for my art comes from a non-verbal place. It can be experienced within the piece itself.
 

 
 
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ROSEMARY HOFFENBERG
89 Williams Street
Wrentham, MA 02093
508-384-3866
 

EDUCATION: 

Queens College, New York. B.A., 1968.
Rhode Island School of Design classes:

Design for Printed Textiles, 1990
Screen Printing, 1992
2-D Design, 1995

 WORKSHOPS:
“Surface Design,” Lenore Davis, 1989
“Printing on Cloth,” Marna Epstine-Brauner, 1994
“Improvisation,” Nancy Crow, 1995
“Fabric Intensive,” Michael James, 1997
“Sets & Variables,” Nancy Crow, 2010


EXHIBITIONS:

Form Not Function: Quilt Art at The Carnegie, 2016
Art quilt Elements, 2016
Fabric/Transformed fine Art Quilts by Rosemary Hoffenberg and Carol Ann Grotrian, The Mayyim Hayyim Gallery, 2016

Art as Quilt:Transitions in Contemporary Textile Media, Fuller Craft Museum, 2015
Active Configurations, Visions Art Museum, 2015
Quilts = Art = Quilts 2014,” Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center. Auburn, NY, November 1, 2014 – January 4, 2015
Quilt Visions 2014: “Sky’s The Limit.” Visions Art Museum. San Diego, CA. October 3, 2014 – January 4, 2015

Fiber in the Present Tense, SAQA MA/RI, 2014
Artist As Quiltmaker,” Firelands Association for the Visual Arts. Oberlin, OH. May 11 – July 27, 2014
Providence Art Club 2014 Nationwide All Media Open Juried Exhibition. Providence, RI. April 21 – May 9, 2014
Three Voices In Fiber,” Newton Free Library. Newton, MA. April 5 – April 29, 2014
Art Quilts Elements 2014. Wayne Art Center. Wayne, PA. March 3 – May 19, 2014
Quilts = Art = Quilts,” Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center. Auburn, NY. October 27, 2013 – January 5, 2014

Art Quilts at the Whistler 2013: “What’s My Line?August 8 – September 14, 2013

Encounters With Cancer.” Brush Art Gallery. November 3 – December 1, 2012
Quilts = Art = Quilts,“ Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center. Auburn, NY. October 28, 2012 – January 6, 2013
Quilts = Art = Quilts,” Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center. Auburn, NY. October 30 2011 – January 8, 2012

Art Quilts Lowell 2011, “The Sea.” Brush Art Gallery. August 11 – September 10, 2011
"Quilt National 2011," The Dairy Barn Arts Center, May – September, 2011 Athens, Ohio.
No Holds Barred,” New England Quilt Museum, January 20 – April 9, 2011.

"Art Quilts Lowell 2010." Brush Art Gallery. August 11 – September 11, 2010.
Form Not Function,” Quilt Art at the Carnegie Center For Art & History. New Albany, IN. January 8 – March 6, 2010.

"Quiltscapes at the Whistler." Whistler House Museum of Art. August, 2009.

Art Quilts at the Whistler IV, “Art Quilts In Bloom,” 2008.
Transformations 2008 / “Icons & imagery,” USA, UK and Australia. SAQA.

"Elemental: Contemporary Quilted Art," 2007.
"Art Quilts at the Brush Gallery," Lowell, MA, August – October, 2007.
Texture of Color,” Lake Placid Center for the Arts, Lake Placid, NY, 2007.
Transformation 07 Reverberations,” UK and USA. 2007.
New Art from an American Tradition,” Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival at the Hampton Convention Center, Hampton, VA. February 22– 25, 2007 and at the Gallery at Merchant’s Square, Colonial Williamsburg, VA. March, 2007.
22nd Annual International Exhibition,” R. Don Fine & Performing Center at the University of Texas at Tyler, TX. January 22 – March 2, 2007.

Art Quilts: New England / New York,” Brush Art Gallery, Lowell, MA.
August 3 – October 29, 2006.

Art Quilts at the Whistler III,” at the Parker Gallery. Lowell, MA.
July 5 – August 31, 2006.

Crafts National 39at the Zoller Gallery at State College, PA. 2005.
Fine Art Quilts 2005,” Jay Etkin Gallery. Memphis, TN.
August 19 – September 10, 2005.

Form Not Function,” Quilt Art at the Carnegie Center For Art & History. New Albany, IN. January 14 – March 19, 2005.
Quilt = Arts = Quilts,” Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center. Auburn, NY.
November 6, 2004 – January 9, 2005.

"Form Not Function," Quilt Art, Carnegie Center For Art & History. New Albany, IN. January 14 - March 19, 2005

"Quilt = Arts = Quilts," Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, Auburn, NY. November 6, 2004 - January 9, 2005

"Uncommon Threads," Historic Arkansas Museum. September 2 - October 24, 2004
"Art Quilts/New England," Brush Art Gallery & Studios. Lowell, MA. August 5 - October 31, 2004

"Art Quilts at the Whistler II," Whistler House Museum of Art. Lowell, MA. August 4 - September 17, 2004

"Crafts National 2004," Central PA Festival of the Arts. Zoller Gallery, School of Visual Arts of the Pennsylvania State University. June 8 - July 16, 2004

"Art Quilts: Elements," Page-Walker Arts & History Center. Cary, NC. April 30 - May 31, 2004

"Nathan D. Rosen Biennial," Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery, Boca Raton, Florida. March 21 - April 25, 2004

"Art Quilts: Elements," sponsored by the Professional Art Quilt Alliance - South & Page Walker Art & History Center in Cary, North Carolina. April 30 - May 31, 2004

"Art Quilts at the Sedgwick," Sedgwick Cultural Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. April, 2003.

"Colors of the Season Autumn," New England Quilt Museum, Lowell, Massachusetts. August 29 - November 10, 2002
"Quilt 21/2002," Brush Gallery, American Art Quilts, Lowell, Massachusetts. 2002 - 2004
"Dancing Between the Semicolons," An Exhibit In & Of The Cloth, Leonard Pearlstein Gallery, Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. April 19 - May 31, 2002
"Lifeís Fabric," Mixed Media Group Exhibition, Art Advisory/Boston,
  Milton Village, Massachusetts. September - October, 2001
"Quilted Constructions THE SPIRIT OF DESIGN," The American Folk Art Museum, New York, New York. September, 2001- January, 2002

"Celebrating Contemporary Crafts 2001," Providence Art Club, Providence, Rhode Island. September - October, 2001
"Quilt National 2001," Athens, Ohio. May, 2001
"Hanging By A Thread," Old Maine Gallery, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona. June - August, 2001
"Art Quilt Exhibition 2001," River Oaks Square Arts Center, Alexandria, Louisiana. June - July, 2001
 "Pushing The Surface 2001," Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum,
Coshocton, Ohio. May - August, 2001
"Fiber Directions 2001," Wichita Center for the Arts, Wichita, Kansas.
March - April, 2001

"Out Of Time," San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles, San Jose, California. November, 2000
"Branching Out: Quilts As Art," New Art Center, Newton, Massachusetts. September, 2000
"Textured," Frog Hollow, Manchester, Vermont. August, 2000
"The Good Earth," Aullwood Audubon Farm, Dayton, Ohio. May, 2000
"Pieceworks," Art Quilts at the Sedgwick, Sedgwick Cultural Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. April, 2000

"Craft National 33," Zoller Gallery, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania. May, 1999
"Gridworks," Hera Gallery, Wakefield, Rhode Island. February, 1999

"Ana 27," The Holter Museum of Art, Helena, Montana. August, 1998
"Edge To Edge," Museum of American Folk Art, New York, New York. June, 1998
"Craft National 32," Zoller Gallery, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania. May, 1998
"National Prize Show," Cambridge Art Association, Boston, Massachusetts. April, 1998
"Beyond The Tradition: Art Quilts," The Federal Reserve Bank of Boston Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts. January, 1998

 "Family Portraits," Exhibition, Hera Gallery, Wakefield, Rhode Island. May, 1997
 "Natural Forces," Art Quilt Exhibition, Aullwood Audubon Farm, Dayton, Ohio. March, 1997

"1996 National Juried Exhibition," Bristol Art Museum, Bristol, Rhode Island. Fall, 1996
"Innovative Traditions 1996: New Expressions in Contemporary Quiltmaking," The Margaret Melville Blackwell History Museum at The Museums at Stony Brook, Stony Brook, New York. Summer - Fall, 1996


COLLECTIONS: 

Private collections


 PUBLICATIONS:

Fiber Art Now. Spring, 2014.
Transformations, “Icons & Imagery,” 2008.
Transformations, “Reverberations,” (Catalog Cover). 2007.
Art Quilts, A Celebration. 2005.

Fiberarts Design Book 7. April, 2004

Folk Art: Magazine of the American Folk Art Museum. Fall, 2001
"The Best Contemporary Quilts," Quilt National 2001. June, 2001
"Dyes & Paints", by Elin Noble. 1997
 American Craft, Volume 58, Number 54. August/September, 1998
 Folk Art: Magazine of the Museum of American Folk Art. Summer, 1998


AWARDS:

Blue Ribbon for "Circular Reasoning." Rising Star Quilters Guild. October, 1999


PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS/AFFILIATIONS:

Studio Art Quilt Associates
Rising Star Quilters Guild
Quilters’ Connection
Surface Design Association


   
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