Resume

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

2013 – Selected for Visiting Artist Program, Torpedo Factory Art Center, Alexandria, VA

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

Publications
Posit Journal #7. An on-line journal of literature and art: http:positjournal.comon-line
“…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/

Textiel Plus, September, 2015

Featured in Surface Design Journal, Fall, 2015

Worldwide Colors of Felt ˆby Ellen Bakker

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

Juried Shows 2015
some things looming, Entangled, Curator: Kathryn Pannepaker
Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts, Materialities: Contemporary Textile Arts
     Juror: Namita Gupta Wiggers, Curator, Critical Craft Forum
World of Threads Festival, Oakville, Ontario, Canada Off the Wall”
     Juror: Katherine French, Director Emerita, Danforth Art Museum
Sanchez Art Center, Pacifica, CA, 2015 Left Coast Annual Juried Exhibition
     Juror: Cathy Kimball, Curator, San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Wichita Center for the Arts, Wichita, KS, National Fiber Directions 2015,
     Juror: Barbara Shapiro, artist
Artworks Downtown, San Rafael, CA, Fiber
     Juror: Richard Elliott, Professor of Textiles, CCA

Juried Shows 2014
World of Threads Festival, Oakville, Ontario, Canada, Black and Red
     Jurors: Dawne Redman and Gareth Bate, artists

Pittsburg Center for the Arts, Pittsburgh, PA, CONSTRUCT
Jurors: Kraig Rasmussen, Textile Museum, Minneapolis and Joan Livingstone, professor, Art Institute of Chicago
Union Street Gallery, Chicago Heights, IL, Material Matters
Juror: Joan Livingstone, Chair of Fiber & Material Studies, Art Institute of Chicago
Danforth Art Museum, Framingham, MA; Off The Wall
     Juror: Jennifer Gross, deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum
Brooklyn Waterfront Artist Coalition, Wide Open 5
     Juror: Paulina Pobocha, NY MOMA
Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, MA; HGA’s Small Expressions 2014
     Juror: Gerhardt Knodel, Artist
Brooklyn Waterfront Artist Coalition, COLOR
     Juror: Lauren Hinkson, Guggenheim Museum, NY
Firehouse Art Center, Pleasanton, CA; Fresh Works
     Juror: Director and Curator Carrie Lederer, Bedford Gallery
Yeiser Art Center, Paducah, KY Fantastic Fibers 2014
Juror: Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry, Artist
Gallery Route One, Point Reyes, CA; ‘Catalyst, Annual Juried Exhibition’
     Juror: Scott Shields, Associate Director and Chief Curator Crocker Museum
St Louis Artist Guild, St. Louis, MO, ‘Being Human’
Juror: Barbara Fugate, Artist

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

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

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

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

Juried Shows 2009
Columbia City Gallery, Seattle, WA; Touch (Second Prize)
St. Louis Artists’ Guild, St. Louis, MO, Innovations in Fiber Head to Toe: From the Funky to the Sublime’
The Spare Room, San Francisco, CA.; The Fiber Show
Museum of Craft + Design, San Francisco, CA; Birds and Their Dwellings

Education
Workshops: Kansas City Art Institute, California College of Craft and Design; Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts
BA, History and Sociology 1970
JD, 1976

Affiliations
American Craft Council, Surface Design Association, Fiber Dimensions, http://www.fiberdimensions.
Member of Board of Directors, San Francisco Museum of Craft and Design
Member of Board of Directors, Surface Design Association