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JILL NORDFORS CLARK

 

ARTIST’S BIO

PUBLICATIONS

Authored
Needle Lace: Techniques and Inspiration, Hand Books Press (The Guild), 1999
Needle Lace and Needleweaving, Arthur Schwartz and Co,1991 (V N Reinhold,1974)
Articles, book reviews, or photographs of recent work appear in the following publications:
National Basketry Organization, Quarterly review, spring 2017, Members in Print, summer 2018
500 Baskets, Lark Books, spring 2006
Fiberarts Design Book Seven, spring 2004
Surface Design, SDA journal, Gut Responses: A Conversation With Jill Nordfors Clark, spring 2011;
Seductive Surfaces: Fishskin and Gut, fall 2003
Baskets: Tradition and Beyond, Kevin Wallace, Jan Peters, Ray Leier. Guild Books, 2000
Shuttle Spindle and Dyepot, spring 2003, fall 2000, summer 2000
Fiberarts, summer 2003, Nov/ Dec 2002 (profile), summer 2002, March/ April 2000

EXHIBITIONS

International, national, and regional exhibitions (selected):

Contemporary Art of Pacific NW Crafts, WA State Convention Center, Seattle WA, 2018 to 2019

Lace, not Lace: Contemporary Fiber Art From Lacemaking Techniques, Hunterdon Art Museum,

Clinton NJ, 2018 to 2019

Rooted, Revived, Reinvented: Basketry in America, NBO and U of Missouri, 2017, traveling until 2020

All Things Considered 9, National Basketry Org, American Art Co, Tacoma WA, 2017, traveling to ‘18

International Triennial of Tapestry, Central Museum of Textiles, Lodz, Poland, 2016

Counter-Couture: Fashioning Identity in the American Counterculture, Bellevue Arts Museum, 2015,

Museum of Art and Design, New York, NY, 2017

Reaching Beyond: Northwest Designer Craftsmen at 60, Whatcom Museum, Bellingham, WA 2014

The Vessel Redefined: Contemporary Basketwork, Mobilia Gallery, Cambridge, MA, 2011

Intertwined: Contemporary Baskets From the Sara and David Lieberman Collection,

Museum of Art and Design, NY, NY 2010

Intertwined: Contemporary Baskets from the Sara and David Lieberman Collection, Tempe AZ, 2005

Traveling, 2007 to 2009, Houston TX, Palo Alto CA, Doylestown PA, Bellevue WA, Santa Fe NM

Basketworks: The Cotsen Contemporary American Basket Collection, Racine Art Museum, WI, 2009

Basket (R)evolution, invitational, Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton MA, 2006 (Mobilia Gallery)

Prism Exhibition, invitational (guest artist), Mall Galleries, London, England, 2004

SOFA Chicago and New York, del Mano Gallery 2000 (speaker) to 2002, Mobilia Gallery

Represented by: American Art Co. Tacoma WA, Museo Gallery, Langley WA

Collections: Racine Art Museum, Racine, WI, North Carolina State University, Pacific Lutheran University, Sara and David Lieberman, numerous private collections.

TEACHING

International and national fiber arts workshops and lectures:

National Basketry Org. Biennial National Conference, Tacoma WA, 2017, Portland OR, 2009, Lake Tahoe CA 2005, Abiquiu NM, 2002,

City Literary Institute, London; Oxford Basket makers, Oxford; Windsor College, Windsor; UK, 2004

Regional seminars:

Edmonton, Alberta, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Victoria, Salt Spring Island, and Vancouver B.C., Canada; Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Missouri, New York, Texas, Virginia, W. Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin, U.S.A.

MEMBERSHIPS

Northwest Designer Craftsmen, served as president, vice president

American Craft Council, Surface Design Association, National Basketry Organization

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Arts, Interior Design, University of Washington, Seattle WA, USA, 1961