Seelig: fiber art ‘Game Changer’

Jul 29, 2014
Photo by: Daniel Stephens Warren Seelig’s 2010 “Granite Path” is made of granite and silver-brazed stainless steel.

Brockton, Mass. — Rockland fiber artist Warren Seelig is featured in “Game Changers: Fiber Art Masters and Innovators,” which runs through Nov. 23 at Fuller Craft Museum, 455 Oak St. The public is invited to a reception Sunday, Aug. 3, at 2 p.m.

Seelig holds the rank of distinguished visiting professor in the Fibers/Mixed Media program at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia where he teaches, curates and writes on various subjects related to textile, fiber and material studies. He received a BS from the Philadelphia College of Textiles & Science and an MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art. Seelig has twice received individual fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and three fellowships from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts.

Seelig’s work has been included in more than 30 major museum exhibitions in the United States, Europe, Japan and Korea with many solo and group exhibitions in museums, universities and private galleries. He has lectured extensively and written for various magazines and journals including American Craft, Fiber Arts, Surface Design Journal, Textilforum and Nouvel Objet. Seelig is a regular visiting critic at Rhode Island School of Design and is a mentor in the graduate program at Maine College of Art. He is a recently elected Fellow of the American Crafts Council and a member of its board.

Seelig’s work is in the collections of museums, colleges and in private and corporate collections worldwide … and also may be seen in one of the entrances of Camden Hills Regional High School. “Textile Per Se,” a retrospective of his work, will open in December in the galleries of Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore.

“Game Changers: Fiber Art Masters and Innovators” celebrates artists, past and present, who continuously revisit traditional techniques and materials while developing revolutionary approaches in the realm of fiber art. Every work in the exhibition was chosen to showcase the individual practice of each invited artist. All thread humanity's oldest cultural impulses into the world of contemporary art.

Regular museum hours are Tuesdays through Sundays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; plus 5 to 9 p.m. Thursdays, when admission is free. For more information, visit fullercraft.org or call (508) 588-6000.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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