A contemporary fiber artist with a political focus, Adrienne Sloane deeply explores all forms of sculptural knit structures out of her Lexington, Massachusetts studio. As a hand and machine knitter, her work often addresses timely but universal issues while remaining mindful of the rich historical context of her medium. Sloane exhibits and teaches internationally and has also worked with indigenous knitters on economic development projects in Bolivia and Peru.
Sloane’s work has won many awards and has been published in magazines and books including Fiber Art Now, the Surface Design Journal, The Culture of Knitting; Textiles, The Art of Mankind and Knitting Art. Sloane has work in the Philadelphia Museum of Art, The Fuller Craft Museum, the Goldstein Museum of Design, The Kamm Collection and The American Textile History Museum as well as private collections.
I use a line as my medium. Moving the context of knitting from clothing geometry to sculpture creates an art form with links to a rich and complex fiber tradition that has the power of history behind it. I have recently been developing a body of mixed media work that draws eclectically from a broader range of fiber approaches and techniques.
Much of my work is a visceral response to the constant assault of unsettling news that pours out of the radio in my studio. I use the medium of fiber to rejoin the frayed and unraveled places around me.
The Sculpture Center, Cleveland, OH
Bevier Gallery RIT’s College of Art and Design, Rochester NY
Woodlawn and Pope-Leighey House, Alexandria, VA
SELECTED MEDIA & REVIEWS
The American Textile History Museum, Lowell, MA
The Fuller Museum of Craft, Brockton, MA
The Goldstein Museum of Design, St. Paul, MN
The Kamm Teapot Collection
The Philadelphia Museum of Art
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