[IHJ Artists’ Forum/Artist Talk]
The Textile Art of Piper Shepard

  • *This program has finished.
  • Date: Tuesday, June 7, 2016, 7:00 pm
  • Venue: Lecture Hall, International House of Japan
  • Artist: Piper Shepard (Textile Artist; US-Japan Creative Artists Program Fellow)
  • Language: English (with consecutive interpretation)
  • Co-sponsored by the Japan-US Friendship Commission (JUSFC)
  • Admission: Free (reservations required)
  • Additional workshop on June 8! .

Photo: Piper ShepardShepard’s work is a refined process of cutting whole cloth into lace-like patterns, considering fabric in relation to history and memory. She will talk about her art in light of her study of pattern dyeing and paste resist in Japan.


[2008, Delaware Center for Contemporary Arts,
Works from right to left:
Sieve, Daisy Runners, Granulated Diamond]
Photo credit: Carson Zullinger

Photo: Piper ShepardProfile: Piper Shepard’s contemporary investigations of traditional textiles speak to the interconnected ways in which textiles represent culture. She has shown her work extensively in national and international venues, and her work can be found in collections such as the Baltimore Museum of Art and The Museum of Arts and Design, New York. Since 1994, she has taught in the Fiber Department at the Maryland Institute College of Art.

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