Jennifer Shultz

Primary Medium: Fiber
Other Mediums: Other

Layers indicate narrative: a history, a timeline of cause and effect. Jennifer creates her work in layers to suggest a story, or a poetic moment in time. She is trying to evoke the resonant in human experience, working with subjects such as alcoholism, ageing, depression, hunger, forgiveness, religion and desire. Jennifer also wants nature to obliterate those human concerns, burying our dramas in a heap of autumn leaves, a flood, or a swamp. Jennifer thinks a pile of dirty laundry is a rather beautiful thing (until there’s no clean laundry left anyway). She works in fabric and paper, exploring layers of meaning and conflict in common objects – quilt, book, household linens etc. Art quilts – sewn and quilted fabric works – are her main focus. She also creates prints, collages, artist books, encaustic paintings and digital art. In addition to commercial fabrics she uses found textiles, scraps of cloth or industrial materials retrieved while she walks and bikes in the city. Jennifer dyes some of her materials using organic ingredients, “eco-prints” (the use of organic materials to print directly on fibers), and commercial dyes. Digital transfers, custom fabric printing, hand and machine-stitching are often included.

Studio Number: 425
Phone: (612) 702-5734
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Open First Thursdays? Yes
Open for Art Attack? Yes
Open for Art-A-Whirl? Yes
Hours: By appointment
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