2022 McKnight Fiber Artist Fellow Exhibition

2022 McKnight Fiber Artist Fellow Exhibition

Textile Center presents an exhibition of work by 2022 McKnight Fiber Artist Fellows Moira Bateman and Blair Treuer

Editor's Note: The Feb 21st reception has been postponed due to weather. See Textile Center's Facebook for more details.  

Textile Center is proud to present the work of our 2022 McKnight Fiber Artist Fellows: Moira Bateman and Blair Treuer, in two solo exhibitions in Textile Center’s Joan Mondale, Mary Giles, and Community Galleries. Moira Bateman’s Etudes: Watersheds, Bogs, Kayaks and Blair Treuer’s Becoming: The Transition from Childhood to Womanhood will be on view from Tuesday, January 17 through Saturday, April 8, 2023 and will be available virtually at textilecentermn.org/mcknight2022 in March 2023. 

Bateman creates assemblages from waxed silk, stained with waterway sediments of Minnesota rivers, lakes, and bogs. Her work explores numerous interrelated concepts, from wilderness and waterways to toxicity inflected on the earth, to motherhood and nurturing, to growth and caretaking more broadly. With bogs and watersheds as her collaborators, biology and time are used to describe site-specific conditions contained in the mark-making of these abstract works that document place and render the invisible, visible. A companion exhibition of her work, Bog Etudes, will be on view at Form + Content Gallery from January 5 – February 11, 2023. More information.

Treuer is a storyteller from rural, northern Minnesota, who paints with fabric and draws with thread. Her current work explores intimate and spiritual aspects of life and self-identity in a series of works featuring her daughter. The images and often challenging topics they address, are both a celebration and juxtaposition of her white American culture and her husband and family’s traditional indigenous culture, which has been her means of addressing challenging topics through her studio practice. A companion exhibition of her work, Portraits: An Identity Exploration, will be on view at Great River Arts Center, 122 1st St. SE, Little Falls, MN January 1 – March 1, 2023. (Visit greatart.org/pages/main-gallery for more information.)

McKnight Discussion Series: Moira Bateman & Blair Treuer, In Conversation w/ Michelle Millar Fisher
 THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2023 AT 6 PM – 7:30 PM
 Join Textile Center for an evening presentation and conversation with the 2022 Fiber Artist Fellows Moira Bateman and Blair Treuer, with special guest Michelle Millar Fisher.


  Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday, from 10 am – 4 pm.

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