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Ann Tilley

Ann Tilley
Be With Me, 2021
Wool, yarn, mixed Intarsia, stranded hand-knit

Pants Party / May 30 – June 4, 2021

Artist Statement:
This piece continues to play on my eternal love of typography, with an emotive directive for intimacy. The gradient color-work concept came from a self-challenge to use up small bits of yarn existing in my stash, rather than buying new. I juggled between Intarsia and stranded knitting techniques to accomplish my design, the more complicated the better for engaging my technical, detail-oriented mind. My work is predominately informed by domestic craft techniques and materials, my favorite being knitting, and utilizing it as a “painter” to push the boundaries of what is possible with textiles.

Artist Bio:
Ann Tilley is a textile artist, clothing designer and teacher. After earning her BFA at Savannah College of Art and Design in Fashion and Fibers, she’s gone on to work in a variety of small-scale garment studios and factories, including two eponymous clothing lines. Her teaching aesthetic blends disciplined production techniques with home-sewing freedom and playfulness. She also maintains an active studio art practice, working in color knitting. Tilley lives in a self-built, tiny house in Liberty, NC.

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