ABOUT

MARY MATTIMOE

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BIO:

To quote 6-year-old Mary Mattimoe ‘the way things werk’  fuels her quest for discovery.  In her desire to understand the world around her she observes and reflects through her artwork. Born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, she graduated from Georgia Tech with a Bachelors of Science in Biochemistry and Georgia State with a Masters in Science Education. She currently splits her time between Georgia and New Mexico with her spouse and two dogs.

STATEMENT: 

Since I was young, I’ve had two creative outlets- quilting, my main one, and painting.  After doing them separately for years, I just recently learned about painting quilts.  Like magic, the two outlets merged into one art form for me.

I am passionate about quilts.  The act of stitching three layers together allows for texture and layers of details.  I admire traditional pieced and appliquéd quilts highly.  I diligently work to honor my craft and technique in reverence to my foremothers so that when I create with my own voice, traditional standards are upheld.

I also love painting.  Mixing your own colors gives a freedom and control missing in traditional quilting.   Paint control on fabric can be challenging but allows for much greater fluency in expression.

My work tells my life stories through every detail of construction. I maintain a reflective practice and wish to convey my findings. Also, I enjoy encouraging others and making meaningful connections in our electronic times.

BIO:

To quote 6-year-old Mary Mattimoe ‘the way things werk’  fuels her quest for discovery.  In her desire to understand the world around her she observes and reflects through her artwork. Born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, she graduated from Georgia Tech with a Bachelors of Science in Biochemistry and Georgia State with a Masters in Science Education. She currently splits her time between Georgia and New Mexico with her spouse and two dogs

MaryMattimoeAway

STATEMENT: 

Since I was young, I’ve had two creative outlets- quilting, my main one, and painting.  After doing them separately for years, I just recently learned about painting quilts.  Like magic, the two outlets merged into one art form for me.

I am passionate about quilts.  The act of stitching three layers together allows for texture and layers of details.  I admire traditional pieced and appliquéd quilts highly.  I diligently work to honor my craft and technique in reverence to my foremothers so that when I create with my own voice, traditional standards are upheld.

I also love painting.  Mixing your own colors gives a freedom and control missing in traditional quilting.   Paint control on fabric can be challenging but allows for much greater fluency in expression.

My work tells my life stories through every detail of construction. I maintain a reflective practice and wish to convey my findings. Also, I enjoy encouraging others and making meaningful connections in our electronic times.

FORMAL EDUCATION:
Master of Art in Science Education, Georgia State University, 2012

Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2009

International Baccalaureate Diploma, 2004

JURIED EXHIBITS:

“Cultural Red” Hubbard Museum, Ruidoso Downs, New Mexico; Juror Cynthia Sanchez

“Little Things Mean A Lot” Swan Coach House Gallery, Atlanta, GA; Juror Marianne B. Lamert

“Young Textile Arts Challenge” AQS Quilt Week, Grand Rapids, Michigan; Juror Unknown

“Embroidered Work” Texas Tech Gallery, Lubbock, Texas; Juror Valerie Hill

“Georgia Celebrates Quilts” East Cobb Quilt Guild, Woodstock, Georgia; Jurors Unknown

“Art Gone Wild” Zoo Atlanta, Atlanta, Georgia; Jurors Unknown

“Velocity of Textiles” Ernest G. Welch Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia; Juror Jon Eric Riis

“Fiber Art Fiesta” Fiber Arts Council, Albuquerque, New Mexico; Jurors Unknown

“Cultural Red” Capitol Rotunda Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico; Juror Cynthia Sanchez

“Stories Online Exhibition” Visions Art Museum, San Diego, California; Juror Andrea Bacal

“Quilters’ Showcase” Road to California, Inc. Ontario, California; Juror Unknown

"AQS Quilt Week Albuquerque" American Quilters Society Albuquerque, New Mexico; Juror Unknown

"Art Quilts XIX: Permission to Play" Chandler Center for the Arts, Chandler, Arizona; Juror Denise Currier

"AQS Quilt Week Chattanooga" American Quilters Society Chattanooga, Tennessee; Juror Unknown

“Young Textile Arts Challenge” AQS Quilt Week, Grand Rapids, Michigan; Juror Unknown

"Evolutions," Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum, Golden, Colorado; juror Sandra Sider

"AQS Quilt Week Phoenix" American Quilters Society Phoenix, Arizona; Juror Unknown

GROUP EXHIBITS:

“Healing Plants” Hubbard Museum of the American West, Ruidoso, New Mexico

“Holiday Production” Midland Community Theater, Midland, Texas

“Healing Plants” First Unitarian Church, Albuquerque, New Mexico

“Celebración” The Buddy Holly Center, Lubbock, Texas

“Seeds for SAQA” Silver City Fiber Art Fiesta, Silver City, New Mexico

“QBL Show” Quilting by the Lake, Syracuse, New York

"Abstract Challenge" Visions Art Museum, San Diego, California

“Cosmic Migration” Ogallala Quilters’ Society, Dimmitt, Texas

“Exhibition of African Folklore Embroidery” Road to California, Inc. Ontario, California

“Emotionally Attached” The Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts, Lubbock, Texas

“High Plains Quilt Festival” Portales, New Mexico

"Weather Forecast Challenge" Visions Art Museum, San Diego, California

"Quilt Fiesta” Northern New Mexico Quilt Guild, Santa Fe, New Mexico

"Hand Dyed Member Challenge” Visions Art Museum, San Diego, California

“Kaffe Color Challenge” Intown Quilters, Atlanta, Georgia

“Magic Circles” Ogallala Quilters’ Society, Dimitt, Texas

“High Plains Quilt Festival” Portales, New Mexico