CURRENTS Joan Schulze
San Francisco, California
2002 Pieced and quilted mixed media collage
70 x 47 1/2 inches
Joan Schulze is an internationally acclaimed mixed media quilt, collage, and fiber artist and poet who has been exploring her own distinctive approach to the quilt medium for nearly forty years. She was one of only fourteen artists chosen to be part of the genre-defining 1987 exhibition "The Art Quilt," curated by Michael Kile and Penny McMorris, and her work is represented in the collections of the Museum of Arts & Design in New York, the National Museum of American Art's Renwick Gallery/ Smithsonian in Washington, D.C., the Oakland Museum, Visa International, Kaiser Permanente, Adobe Systems, Inc., the John M. Walsh Collection of Contemporary Art Quilts, and many other important public and private collections in the U.S., Europe, and Japan.