Born on a kibbutz, Israeli artist Maya Chaimovich had worked in woodcarving, jewelry and several forms of fiber arts before discovering her passion for quilts.
"Through the art quilt, which became the main focus of my life, I learned to express my feelings and tell about my experiences. Most of the materials I use are from recycled clothes in an assortment of colors. I give them a new life and design my own creation. In that way the art quilt becomes a language through which I tell my own personal stories."
Since 20070, Chaimovich's heavily quilted, abstract works have received international recognition and have appeared in solo shows in the United States, England, Holland, France and Israel.
This exhibition was made possible through funding from the Nebraska Arts Council and the Nebraska Cultural Endowment. The Nebraska Arts Council, a state agency, has supported this exhibition through its matching grants program funded by the Nebraska Legislature and the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Nebraska Cultural Endowment. Visit www.nebraskaartscouncil.org for more information.
Additional support has been provided by Moda Fabrics and the FRIENDS of the International Quilt Study Center & Museum.