Chris Berry

In her Woodinville studio, Chris Berry plays with natural fibers and textile dyes to create vibrant compositions on silk, cotton, linen and paper. She enhances textiles and mixed media collage to create framed artworks, art quilts and commercially printed fabrics. Her artwork expands beyond the traditional uses of cloth, honoring textiles as a fine art medium. Chris designs with hand-dyed textiles just as a painter creates compositions with pigments on primed canvases. Her original textiles are simply the surface for her framed artworks. Chris adds colors, shapes and texture with thickened dyes applied with brushes and silkscreens. Through stitch and traditional quilting methods, her textiles are transformed into framed compositions for the wall.

Chris’ artwork has been exhibited in juried shows including the International Quilt & Fiber Arts Festival, Parklane Gallery’s Small Works Show, and featured in Woodinville Arts Alliance Studio Tours.

As a former Education Director at the University of Washington Botanic Gardens, Chris’ textiles and aesthetic reflect her knowledge and love of horticulture and landscape design. Chris is an experienced educator, having served on the faculties of Seattle University and The Overlake School.

 

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