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Alice Wiese

Alice Wiese

Alice Wiese is an emerging textile artist from San Francisco. Wiese received a BFA in Textiles from California College of the Arts in Oakland. Much of her inspiration is drawn from architectural patterns such as wrought iron fences, tiles, and brick. Her work is inspired by themes of grief, loss, change and the process of rebuilding oneself. Her highly repetitive and detailed work is simultaneously chaotic and calming, with currents of order and repetition. Wiese states, “Using only white thread, I experiment with the direction of my stitches, and how the light reacts to the thread, allowing my pieces to be experienced with different levels of dimension.” Travel is at the heart of her work as well, as she has spent time living in Melbourne, Australia and Kyoto, Japan, where she studied traditional Japanese textile techniques. Wiese currently lives and works in the San Francisco Bay area.

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Artist Statement & CV

 

An emerging textiles artist, Wiese’s work focuses on embroidering repetitive patterns in highly detailed, fastidious manner.

Her meticulously constructed canvases are comprised of dissected and reconstructed patterns. The patterns created are at both chaotic and calming with intentional currents of order and repetition. “With my pieces, I am using a traditional textile technique but treating the thread as a drawing implement. Instead of using embroidery as a decorative technique, I use it as an art form, using the thread to draw and create shapes to move the viewer’s eyes in different directions,” explains Wiese.

“It’s fascinating working with a medium in which a new tactile experience is explored. It can create strong connections with its viewers, where transformation finds order in its chaos. Using only white thread, I experiment with the direction of my stitches, focusing on how the light reacts to the thread, allowing my pieces to assume different levels of dimension through the medium,” says Wiese.

 

CV

Education 

2012, Textiles, California College of the Arts, Oakland, Ca

 

Exhibitions

Solo Shows

2015 "The Real Is Not Always Ideal", Øgaard Studio, Oakland, Ca

2012 “The Wonder Years” BFA Thesis Show, The Guitar Shop Gallery, Oakland, Ca

 

Group Shows

2015 "Strike Away Show" Paxton Gate's Curiosities For Kids, San Francisco, Ca

2013 "Innovations In Contemporary Craft" Richmond Art Center, Richmond, Ca

2013 "Summer Pop-Up Shop" Ogaard, Oakland, Ca

2012 “360 Degree Ring Show” South Gallery, Oakland, Ca

2012 “Baccalaureate Exhibition” California College of the Arts, San Francisco, Ca

2010 “International Exchange Student Exhibition” Kyoto Seika University, Kyoto, Japan

2010 “A Paper + Cloth Dream” California College of the Arts, Oakland, Ca

2010 “A Paper + Cloth Dream” Osaka University, Osaka, Japan 

2009 “Net Work” Oliver Arts Center, Oakland, Ca

2008 “Launch” Oliver Arts Center, Oakland, Ca

 

Publications

2015 Little Paper Planes

2015 Oakland Art Enthusiast 

2013 The Bold Italic

 

Scholarships

2007 Creative Achievement Award, California College of the Arts, Oakland, Ca

 

 

Alice Wiese

Never.Forever

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DESCRIPTION 15.5x15.5", embroidery thread on silk fabric, stretched, 2016 Alice Wiese's meticulously constructed canvases are comprised of dissected and reconstructed patterns. The patterns created are at both chaotic and calming...

Alice Wiese

Saudade

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DESCRIPTION 24x29", embroidery thread on cotton fabric, stretched, 2016 Alice Wiese's meticulously constructed canvases are comprised of dissected and reconstructed patterns. The patterns created are at both chaotic and calming...

Alice Wiese

Spark

$ 400.00

DESCRIPTION 14x14", embroidery thread on cotton fabric, stretched, 2016 Alice Wiese's meticulously constructed canvases are comprised of dissected and reconstructed patterns. The patterns created are at both chaotic and calming...

Alice Wiese

Tell Me Why You’re Feeling Down

$ 700.00

DESCRIPTION 16x18", embroidery thread on cotton fabric, stretched, 2016 Alice Wiese's meticulously constructed canvases are comprised of dissected and reconstructed patterns. The patterns created are at both chaotic and calming...

Alice Wiese

Too Comfortable In Love

$ 900.00

DESCRIPTION 22x30", embroidery thread on cotton fabric, stretched, 2016 Alice Wiese's meticulously constructed canvases are comprised of dissected and reconstructed patterns. The patterns created are at both chaotic and calming...

Alice Wiese

Virgo On The Cusp Of Libra

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DESCRIPTION 24x29", embroidery thread on cotton fabric, stretched, 2016 Alice Wiese's meticulously constructed canvases are comprised of dissected and reconstructed patterns. The patterns created are at both chaotic and calming...

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