Resume

Solo Exhibition

Human Dimensions in Fiber, SXU Gallery, Chicago, IL, August 25-September 25, 2012

Recent Press

Posit Journal #7. An on-line journal of literature and art (Interview by Melissa Stern).

“...Chris Motley has taken the craft of knitting and elevated the process into the realm of contemporary sculpture. Reminiscent of the natural world, her biomorphic forms delight us with their surprising marriage of humble materials and sophisticated conceptualization.” https://positjournal.com/posit-7-september-2015/

Artist Interview: http://worldofthreadsfestival.com/artist_interviews/052_chris_motley_12.html

Images included in Textiel Plus, September, 2015

Featured in Surface Design Journal, Fall, 2015

Images included in Worldwide Colors of Felt ˆby Ellen Bakker 2013

Images included in Artistry in Fiber, Sculpture by Anne Lee & E. Ashley Rooney, 2017

Juried Shows 2018
By Hand, National Juried Exhibition, Blue Line Arts Gallery, Roseville, CA

Juried Shows 2017
Silent Sentinels, Group Exhibition, Safe Harbors Ann Street Gallery, Newburgh, NY
AbstrAction, National Juried Exhibition, Marin Museum of Contemporary Art, Novato, CA
International Fiber Arts VIII, Sebastopol Center for the Arts, Sebastopol, CA
National Juried Art Exhibition 2017, The Academy Center of the Arts , Lynchburg, VA
Needles and Thread, Gallery One, Ellensburg, WA
Blue, Sebastopol Center for the Arts, Sebastopol, CA

Juried Shows 2016
Cosmic Geometry, World of Threads Festival, Oakville, Canada
Embroidered Truths and Woven Tales, Nave Gallery, Somerville, MA
Transgressing Traditions: Contemporary Textiles, Schweinfurth Art Center, Auburn, NY
Small Expressions 2016, Handweavers Guild of America, Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, MN
Threads: a Sampling of Fiber Art, Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center, Dowell, MD
Fabulous Fibers 2016, Yeiser Art Center, Paducah, KY
Noticing Nature, Foundry Art Center, St. Charles, MO
A Touch of the Blues, Arc Gallery, Chicago, IL
Focus: Fiber 2016, Textile Art Alliance of the Cleveland Museum of Art and Kent State, University Museum, OH

Juried Shows 2015
Entangled: A Fiber Exhibition, some things looming gallery, Reading, PA
Materialities:ContemporaryTextile Arts, Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts, Gatlinburg,TN
Off the Wall, World of Threads Festival, Oakville, Ontario, Canada
2015 Left Coast Annual Juried Exhibition, Sanchez Art Center, Pacifica, CA
Fiber Directions 2015, Wichita Center for the Arts, Wichita, KS
Fiber, Art Works Downtown, San Rafael, CA,

Juried Shows 2014
Black and Red, World of Threads Festival, Oakville, Ontario, Canada
CONSTRUCT, Pittsburg Center for the Arts, Pittsburgh, PA
Material Matters, Union Street Gallery, Chicago Heights, IL
Off the Wall, Danforth Art Museum, Framingham, MA
Wide Open 5, Brooklyn Waterfront Artist Coalition, Brooklyn, NY
Small Expressions 2014, Handweavers Guild of America, Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, MA
COLOR, Brooklyn Waterfront Artist Coalition, Brooklyn, NY
Fresh Works, Firehouse Art Center, Pleasanton, CA
Fantastic Fibers 2014, Yeiser Art Center, Paducah, KY
Catalyst, Annual Juried Exhibition, Gallery Route One, Point Reyes, CA
Being Human, St Louis Artist Guild, St. Louis, MO

Juried Shows 2013
45th Annual Textiles Exhibition, Olive Hyde Gallery, Fremont, CA
Small Expressions 2013, Handweavers Guild of America, Fine Line Creative Art Center, St.Charles, IL
Innovations in Contemporary Craft, Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA
National Fiber Directions 2013, Wichita Center for the Arts, Wichita, KS
Fantastic Fibers 2013, Yeiser Art Center, Paducah, KY
MAD, Union Street Gallery, Chicago Heights, IL
By Hand: Extraordinary Craft in California, Pence Gallery, Davis, CA
New, FLOW Art Space, St. Paul, MN

Juried Shows, 2012
Open Door, Rosalux Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
The Art of Fiber, Workhouse Art Center, Lorton, VA
Off the Wall, Danforth Art Museum, Framingham, MA
Reflections in Fiber Art, Dragonfly Gallery, Austin, TX
44th Annual Textiles Exhibition, Olive Hyde Gallery, Fremont, CA
Latitude, Handweavers Guild of America, Long Beach, CA
Crafts National 2011, Mulvane Art Museum, Topeka, KS
Black, White, & Red, some things looming gallery, Reading, PA
Masquerade, Arc Gallery, San Francisco, CA
On the Nature of Things, World of Threads Festival, Oakville, Ontario, Canada

Juried Shows, 2011
43rd Annual Textiles Exhibition, Olive Hyde Gallery, Fremont, CA
Fantastic Fibers 2011, Yeiser Art Center, Paducah, KY
National Fiber Directions 2011, Wichita Center for the Arts, Wichita, KS
SIZE matters, some things looming gallery, Reading, PA
Small Expressions 2011, Handweavers Guild of America, Tennessee State Museum, Nashville, TN
Figures and Faces, Pacific Art Guild, Palo Alto, CA
Being Human, Union Street Gallery, Chicago Heights, IL
Form & Fiber: A Contemporary Twist on Fiber Art, Mystic Art Center, Mystic, CT

Juried Shows 2010
Metaphoric Fibers: Untamed Knitting and Crochet, Joan Mondale Gallery, The Textile Center, Minneapolis, MN
Fantastic Fibers 2010, Yeiser Art Center, Paducah, KY
Wearable Art, Un-Wearable Fashion, VisArts, Rockville, MD
gaps, Greater Reston Art Center, Reston, VA
Faces and Figures, Pacific Art League, Palo Alto, CA
Solitude, Marin Museum of Contemporary art (Honorable Mention), Novato, CA

Juried Shows 2009
Touch, Columbia City Gallery (second prize), Seattle, WA
Innovations in Fiber Head to Toe: From the Funky to the Sublime, St. Lois Artists’ Guild, St. Louis, MO
The Fiber Show, The Spare Room, San Francisco, CA

Education
Workshops: Kansas City Art Institute, California College of Craft and Design; Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts
BA, History and Sociology, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
JD, Golden Gate University, San Francisco, CA

Affiliations
American Craft Council, Surface Design Association, Fiber Dimensions
Member of Board of Directors, San Francisco Museum of Craft and Design
Member of Board of Directors, Surface Design Association

Contact
www.chrismotleyart.com
chrismotley@comcast.net
(415) 317-3387