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Amy Ahlstrom

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Schools
Northern Illinois University, 1993, BFA
SAIC (School of the Art Institute of Chicago)

Tags
graphic-design graffiti/street-art, street art, graffiti, street-art/graffiti/pop, art-quilt, quilt, quilts

Statement

Biography

Amy Ahlstrom is a contemporary urban quilter creating hypermodern fiber art. Drawing upon her background as a graphic designer and comix illustrator, Amy digitally photographs the visual details of cities—street art, signs, and architectural details—and collages these images via computer into quilt designs. The resulting quilts, crafted of raw silk and cotton, are tactile visual postcards of urban environments. Based in the Bay Area, Amy has designed urban-themed quilts from images of San Francisco’s Chinatown, North Beach, and Mission districts as well as from her trips to Tokyo, Kyoto, New York City and Chicago. Quilts from images of London, Paris and Amsterdam are in the works. Amy holds a Master of Fine Arts in Fiber from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fiber from Northern Illinois University.

Recent Exhibits

Amy Ahlstrom participated in these exhibits:

Jun, 2014 East Bay Open Studios
Gary Francis Fine Art Gallery
 
May, 2014 Image Hungry
Gary Francis Fine Art Gallery
 
Jul, 2013 ROOT DIVISION PRESENTS: Second Saturday July 2013
Root Division
 
Jan, 2013 TRANSPORT: Where we go from here...
Pro Arts Gallery
 
Dec, 2012 Dis/Order : Juried Annual 2013 Exhibition
Pro Arts Gallery
 
May, 2012 WordPlay
Studio Quercus
 
Click here to see all exhibits for Amy Ahlstrom
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