Bisa Butler offers new narrative quilts with two exhibits this spring, at Claire Oliver Gallery and her first solo museum effort at The Katonah Museum of Art. The fiber artist creates startling portraits and scenes with fabric, with her work often being mistaken for paintings. An extended feature on her work appears in Hi-Fructose Vol. 54. Her gallery show runs Feb. 29 through April 18, and her museum show runs March 15 through June 14.
At the museum 25 pieces will be exhibited in a survey of her work to date, from the first quilt she made back in 2000 to recent pieces. The majority of pieces in the exhibition made between 2015 and 2019. “Most of my pieces take 300 to 400 hours to complete so there many many long hours of work that went into this exhibit,” she recently told us. The exhibition is organized by the museum’s associate curator, Michele Wije.
See more on the gallery’s site.