Juliet Martin | Fiber Artist | Brooklyn | Art Jobs
Country: United States
City: Brooklyn
Industry: Fine Arts
Professional Title: Fiber Artist

- About -

I have a BA in Visual Arts from Brown University, a MFA in Computer Art from the School of Visual Arts, and am a member of the Saori Leadership Committee based in Japan. My career as an artist began with creating web-based art pieces recognized around the world, including by SIGGRAPH and The New York Times. Challenging how people saw websites, I added irony to the medium. But my fingers on the keyboard grew weary; I needed touch. Ironically, it was through online searching that I found textiles. I discovered a weaving studio whose Japanese philosophy is “there are no mistakes.” Eventually I asked myself, If there are no rules, no mistakes, is awareness the only indicator? As in my digital practice, I challenge the function of the medium. My process focuses on aesthetics instead of rules. I cut up and put back together my weavings. I take something precious and recontextualize it. For years I had asked, “Can you see me through the computer?”, using interactivity to show how I felt internally. Now, I ask the viewer to see me through the loom. For the past 9 years I have been a part of the fiber community, having solo shows including at Ivy Brown Gallery, New York City; Chashama, New York City; Living Room, St. Peter’s Church, New York City; Sumei Center, Newark, NJ; Creative Arts Workshop, New Haven, CT; Garrison Art Center, Garrison, NY; Artworks Gallery, Trenton, NJ; and Saori Kaikan Gallery, Osaka, Japan.