Fiber and Mixed Media Artist
Hello Fiber Enthusiasts,
Gina Studelska is a Mixed Media and Fiber Artist from Grafton, Wisconsin. She’s a member of the Cedarburg Spur Fiber Arts Trail and will be the Featured Shop Artist at Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Fiber Arts from June 15 – August 15, 2016. Join Gina at the Museum on July 22, 2016 for an Artist Talk about her work and inspiration.
I work in mixed media and fiber arts.
The natural world is my inspiration and my work is a prayer of respect and gratitude.
I have worked in different media, but I always come back to fibers. I love the feel, color and response that natural fibers have as a medium.
I use various mark making techniques; printmaking, cyanotype printing, eco printing, eco dyeing, stitching and found objects create the palette for my fiber work.
I work mainly with natural fibers because they have a direct connection to our world.
The vintage fibers and fragments that I use are a bond to fiber artists before me. My hope for the future is connected to the past.
As kids, we were always outside; painting our chins with dandelions, stringing catalpa flowers, planting marigolds from seeds collected last year, digging in sand, and collecting leaves, feathers, and rocks. I’ve never tired of these simple things. Family, faith, and nature often entwine as themes throughout my art.
Gina has a BA in Art from UW-Whitewater with a certification to teach and graduate work at Mount Mary and Cardinal Stritch Universities. She also says thirty four years of Art Education has colored and shaped her work.
• Current Member, Cedarburg Artist Guild
• Current Member, Cedarburg Cultural Center
• Current Member, Midwest Fiber Artists Trail – “Cedarburg Spur”
• Current Member, Wisconsin Museum of Quilts and Fiber Arts
• Studio Artist, The Arts Mill Co-Op in Grafton, WI