fiber reactive dye on paper
fiber reactive dye on paper
fiber reactive dye on paper
fiber reactive dye on paper
fiber reactive dye on paper
fiber reactive dye on paper
fiber reactive dye on paper
fiber reactive dye on paper
fiber reactive dye on paper
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Jessica Eldredge

Philadelphia, PA

Résumé

Artist Statement

My work has always been about color and pattern inspired by quilts, weaving and other textiles as well as decorative arts such as stained glass and tiles – anything that puts lots of small things together to make a larger whole. After a long absence from art making, I began again by making collages, first with magazines, then with origami and other paper, and eventually began to create my own with fiber-reactive fabric dye. I have continued using the dye in my most recent work, painting with it on paper. These works explore images of nets and kaleidoscopes, and the endless possibilities of structure and beauty.

Education

Winterthur Program in Early American Material Culture, Newark, DE
MA
Smith College, Northampton, MA
BA

Professional Experience

2012 - present
Teaching Artist, ArtWell, Philadelphia, PA
2005 - 2011
Associate Director of Policy and Community Engagement, Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance, Philadelphia, PA

Exhibitions

2016
Improvise, Community Arts Center, Wallingford, PA
Juror: Rachel Zimmerman
2013
Installation, Lansdowne Theater, Lansdowne, PA
2012
Featured Teacher, Lounge Gallery, Community Arts Center, Wallingford, PA
Spring!, Community Arts Center, Wallingford, PA
Juror: Shelley Spector
2011
Art in City Hall, Philadelphia, PA
Creative Living Room, Swarthmore, PA
Neumann University Art Gallery, Aston, PA
2010
Sweet Mabel Folk Art Gallery, Narberth, PA
Rick’s Picks, Community Arts Center, Wallingford, PA
Juror: Rick Snyderman
2009
Episcopal Academy Gallery, Newtown Square, PA
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