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Amy Ahlstrom

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SoMa Holy Cow!, 2011 Dupioni Silk and Cotton Quilt 36" X 72" © Amy Ahlstrom 2011
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SF Tenderloin 1, 2011 Dupioni Silk and Cotton Quilt 12" X 48" © Amy Ahlstrom 2011
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SF Tenderloin 2, 2011 Dupioni Silk and Cotton Quilt 12" X 48" © Amy Ahlstrom 2011
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SF Tenderloin 3, 2011 Dupioni Silk and Cotton Quilt 12" X 48" © Amy Ahlstrom 2011
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SFChinatown, 2007 Dupioni Silk and Cotton Quilt 29.5" X 29.5" © Amy Ahlstrom
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NYC, 2008 Dupioni Silk and Cotton Quilt 21" X 48" © Amy Ahlstrom
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Mission Signs, 2008 Dupioni Silk and Cotton Quilt 21" X 48" © Amy Ahlstrom
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OakTown, 2008 Dupioni Silk and Cotton Quilt 30 X 30 © Amy Ahlstrom
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ChiTown, 2008 Dupioni Silk and Cotton Quilt 21" X 48" © Amy Ahlstrom
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Tokyo/Kyoto, 2008 Dupioni Silk and Cotton Quilt 21" X 48" © Amy Ahlstrom
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North Beach: VIVA!, 2007 Dupioni Silk and Cotton Quilt 29.5" X 29.5" © Amy Ahlstrom
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SFBe-Bop 1, 2007 11" X 80" Dupioni Silk and Cotton Quilt © Amy Ahlstrom
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SFBe-Bop 1 Detail 1, 2007 Dupioni Silk and Cotton Quilt N/A © Amy Ahlstrom
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SFBe-Bop 1 Detail 2, 2007 Dupioni Silk and Cotton Quilt N/A © Amy Ahlstrom
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SFBe-Bop 2, 2007 Dupioni Silk and Cotton Quilt 11" X 80" © Amy Ahlstrom
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SFBe-Bop 2 Detail 1, 2007 Dupioni Silk and Cotton Quilt N/A © Amy Ahlstrom
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SFBe-Bop 2 Detail 2, 2007 Dupioni Silk and Cotton Quilt N/A © Amy Ahlstrom
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SFBe-Bop 3, 2008 Dupioni Silk and Cotton Quilt 11" X 80" © Amy Ahlstrom
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SFBe-Bop 3 Detail 1, 2008 Dupioni Silk and Cotton Quilt N/A © Amy Ahlstrom
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SFBe-Bop 3 Detail 2, 2008 Dupioni Silk and Cotton Quilt N/A © Amy Ahlstrom
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© Courtesy of the Artist and a.Muse Gallery
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SoMaQuilt Dupioni Silk and Cotton © Amy Ahlstrom
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Little Piedmont © 2014 Amy Ahlstrom
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Urban Rain I Duponi Silk and Cotton Quilt 16 X 16 © Amy Ahlstrom
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Urban Rain II, 2016 Duponi Silk and Cotton Quilt 16 X 16 © Amy Ahlstrom
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YOU AND I , 2014 Duponi Silk + Cotton Quilt 36 X 36 © AMY AHLSTROM
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Quick Facts
Schools
Northern Illinois University, 1993, BFA
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Tags
quilts, quilt, art-quilt, street-art/graffiti/pop, graffiti, street art, graphic-design graffiti/street-art
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.