Yvonne Porcella, an artist specializing in wearables and art quilts, began in 1962 by making unique garments, wall hangings and quilts. Currently her work is featured in major exhibitions, art galleries and museums.
Her work is a vibrant expression of an artist who knows how to handle color with an apparently endless palette. She hand paints fabrics to achieve a soft pastel watercolor effect and uses a variety of these fabrics to create her art. In addition to these subtle pieces, Porcella produces work that is bold and vibrant, using pure color in contrasting and synchronous relationships to convey a cumulative dynamic effect.
Her work has toured in national and international shows of contemporary American quilt makers and is actively collected by individuals and corporations.
Porcella is Founder and served as President of the Board of Directors of Studio Art Quilt Associates. She has taught and lectured throughout the United States, Canada, Australia, Europe, and Japan. The Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C. acquired her quilt "Takoage" in 1994. This quilt along with 300 objects from the 15 additional Smithsonian museums was included in a national touring exhibition honoring the 150th anniversary of the Smithsonian. During the 2001 Inauguration ceremonies this quilt was displayed in Washington D.C. at the Renwick Gallery located directly behind The White House. In 1998 her quilt "Answering the Riddle" was included in the 9th Invitational Triennial of Tapestry in Lodz, Poland. Also, in 1998, she was inducted into the Quilters Hall of Fame, in Marion, Indiana and in 1998, she was the 5th recipient of the Silver Star Award at Quilt Festival in Houston, Texas.
Visit Yvonne's blog at yvonneporcella.blogspot.com
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