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Miriam Basart - Textile artist

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"I pick them apart, wash and press them, cut them, reassemble them, they are then intricately hand stitched into interesting abstract patterns; "

Miriam Basart

My art is influenced by my childhood. I grew up just outside war-torn London. At school, children came to class in striped sweaters. The sweaters were in various shades, with both thick and thin stripes. These garments were made from remnants of wool left over from other hand-knitted garments.

My first appreciation and interest in color came from a friend's house. His dad was a mural painter for theatrical stage sets. Our house had flowers everywhere, carpets, furniture and wallpaper. His house had orange walls and purple carpet---That meeting changed my life.

That image continues to flow through my life and my work.

In my textile art I lean towards old clothes. Cutting them up, examining the weave and texture; I imagine the worn clothes with a new life. What role will the jackets and trousers play next? Men's ties thrill me too. I pick them apart, wash and press them, cut them, reassemble them, they are then intricately hand stitched into interesting abstract patterns;
I love doing that.

Born 1941, London, England. I trained as a hairdresser and colorist. Some years later I moved to Germany for six years. My next stop was France for one year.

miriam basart with pink hair 

In 1971 I moved from Paris to the USA. Shortly after my move to the USA I opened my hair salon in Boulder, I owned the salon for eighteen years. Following the sale of my hairdressing business, I decided to follow my interest in the crafts medium I enrolled back again to college.

Art and Craft Schools enabled me to learn about textiles, garment construction and clothing design so that I could put my enthusiasm into my textile art.

Workshops and Classes:

St. Petersburg Technical College,
St. Petersburg, Florida

Emily Griffith Opportunity School,
Denver, Colorado

Past Shows and Events

2011
Stables Gallery, Taos Art Center, Taos, New Mexico, Juried show
"Arte de Descartes X1"

2011

Muses: Life's Inspirations
Durango Arts Center
802 East 2nd Avenue
Durango, CO

2010
City of Aurora Art in Public Places. Program Jury Room Aurora Municipal Courts Building. Members juried show

2010
Stitch. Design. Art.
Studio Quilt Art Associates
Regional Art Exhibit
The Old Firehouse Art Center
Longmont, Colorado

2009
Longmont Museum, Longmont, Colorado. "Connecting Threads" Members Juried Show

2009
Rocky Mountain Quilt Foundation, Members Participation Show. Loveland, Colorado

2009
Pagosa Springs Arts Council 6th Annual Juried Exhibition, Pagosa Springs, Colorado

 

2008
High Fiber 2008 Quilt Show, Lafayette Library, Lafayette, Colorado. Members Show

2007
Art Center at Fuller Lodge, Los Alamos, NM. "Small Works: Big Ideas" Juried Exhibition, 3 works

2007
Core New Art Space, Denver, Colorado. "Accretionary Assemblage" 2 works

2007
The Main Street Gallery, Groton, NY. "2007 National Small Quilts Works Exhibition" juried show

2007
Translations Textile Gallery, Denver, Colorado. Members Juried Show, Front Range Contemporary Quilters, Colorado

2006
Translations Textile Gallery, Denver, Colorado. "Inaugural Show"

2005
The Textile Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota. "Nothing New" juried show

2005
The Royal College of Art, London, England. "Oncology on Canvas" People's Choice Cash Award

2004
Nicolaysen Art Museum, Casper, Wyoming. Members Juried Show, Front Range Contemporary Quilters, Colorado

1997
Lincoln Center, Fort Collins, Colorado. Juried show "Art Wear '97"

1995
Merchandise Mart, Denver, Colorado. Future Vestments, fashion show, sponsored by The Fashion Group International Inc.

"2 Brits and a Yank" 
Textile works, of Kate Cox, Christi Beckmann and Miriam Basart

Mancuso Denver National Quilt Festival 2014
Denver Mart
451 East 58th Avenue, Denver, CO  80216

Thurs, May 1 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Fri, May 2  10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sat, May 3 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sun, May 4  10:00 am – 4:00 pm

 

"First Glance/Second Look quilt exhibition"

A selection of textiles from 10 artists.
Denver Art Museum
100 W 14th Ave Pkwy
Denver, CO 80204

May 28 2014 until March 2015
Monday Closed
Tuesday–Thursday 10 am–5 pm
Friday 10 am–8 pm*
Saturday–Sunday 10 am–5 pm

 

Recent shows and events

Spun: Adventures in Textiles, Denver Art Musuem

May 19, 2013 – September 22, 2013

From: February 25-March 23 2013

Artist Association of Northern Colorado
Kaleidoscope of Fiber Art Regional Show

148 West Oak, Suite C & D
Fort Collins
CO 80524
970 223 6450

 

"Big Color, Design, Texture, Art"
July 5 through August 9, 2012

Red Rocks Community College
Buckles Library
1330 W
West Sixth Street
Denver CO, 80228

"Facets of Fiber"
Opened Jan 20 -- Feb 26, 2012

The Art Institute of Colorado
1200 Lincoln Street
Denver
CO 80203
Phone 303 837 0825

"The State of the Art"
textile Exhibition
January 9 - February 29, 2012

Red Rocks Community College
Susan K. Arndt Gallery
Lakewood Campus
13300 W 6th Ave
Lakewood, CO
(303) 914-6000

 

 

 

Miriam Basart small picture
I have had the privilege of one of my mud cloth pieces "Falstaff"being accepted for permanent display at the Denver Art Museum.
I also gave 4 inhouse hands- on demonstrations during July and August

Miriam Basart - Textile Artist counter customizable

Recent 2 Brits shows and events

2 Brits and a Sewing Machine
May 3rd-6th, 2012
Mancuso Special Exhibit"
Denver National Quilt Festival
Denver Merchandise Mart
Denver, Colorado

2 Brits and a Sewing Machine
From May 7th 2012

Red Rocks Community College
Marvin Buckels Library 2nd Floor
13300 West Sixth Avenue
Lakewood, CO 80228
Tel 303 914 6600

2 Brits and a Sewing Machine
March 2nd-April 15th, 2012
"Tactile"
Textile Arts Center
1955 South Quince Street, Suite 200
Denver, Colorado 80231
720 524 8886

Finished Nov 2011
2 Brits & a sewing machine

Arkansas Valley Art Center
Colorado Mountain College,
County 319,
Buena Vista, CO 81211

New Legacies Contemporary Art Quilts
Lincoln Center,
417 Magnolia Street,
Fort Collins,
Colorado 80521
Exhibition open to the public
October 7--- November 13 2011

I've got a couple
more "2 Brits and a Sewing Machine" shows coming up
Miriam 2Brits poster girl
Miriam Basart English Textile Artist with pink hair

Find my DAM
Falstaff piece on the 6th Floor Thread Room

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