Marika Pineda -- Textile Artist

Some wise but anonymous soul posted a quote on Instagram that perfectly describes my identity as an artist: “People don’t become artists. In time, artists become themselves.”

I came to art quilting after a life oriented to the written word, from writing poetry and fiction, to careers as a technical editor and librarian. My inner creative compass pointed to a new north after recovering from cancer in 2010, and I found myself craving a visual means of expression. I gravitated to textiles because of the intimate role they play in our physical lives, their tactile nature, and the endless range of possibilities for manipulation.

I create art quilts using hand-dye processes, printing, layering, piecing, and fusing.

Sometimes compositional goals inform my surface design processes, and sometimes the materials inspire the composition. I continue to learn and experiment with techniques that inspire me to grow as an artist.

My work reflects a visual exploration of who, what, and where I am. I focus on how it feels to inhabit a human body, on feeling states, as well as elements of landscape. I often work with layer, both in substance and meaning. I delight in surfaces that resist solidity, and in the play of light—reflections, translucency, and shadows.

Juried Group Exhibitions

2020

Live Wire, New Mexico Fiber Arts Center in collaboration with Form & Concept gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico. Exhibition dates TBD. Juried by representatives of Form & Concept gallery. “Have Mercy,” 26” w x 37” h.

 

Ancient, Emerald Art Center, Springfield, Oregon, March 3 – 27. Juror Ruth Bass. “Prairie Waltz,” 44” w x 52” h.

2019                      

AMoA Biennial 600, Art Museum of Amarillo, Amarillo, Texas, October 11 – December 22. Juror Alec Unkovic. “Muscle Bellies,” 37” w x 44” h.

 

Fissures, Emerald Art Center, Springfield, Oregon, March 5 – 30. Juror Betty Busby. “Grounding I,” 24” w x 41” h.

2018

FASA 44th Annual Juried Fiber Art Exhibit: All Things Possible in Fiber Art, SAY SI Gallery, San Antonio, Texas, December 7 –January 25. Fiber Artists of San Antonio. Juror Alana J. Coates. “Have Mercy,” 26” w x 37” h. “Grounding I,” 24” w x 41” h.

 

22nd Take in the Local Color! Lubbock’s Artist Studio Tour, Lubbock, Texas, November 10-11. Juror Catherine Prose.

 

Houston International Quilt Festival: Landscape Quilts, Houston, Texas, November 8-11. “Old Growth,” 32” h x 36” w.

 

Concrete & Grassland, Knitting & Stitching Show, London, Harrogate, Dublin, September-November.  SAQA. Juror Susan Burnes. “The King’s Wardrobe Was Here,” 52” h x 39” w.

 

Concrete & Grassland, Festival of Quilts, Birmingham, UK, July-August. Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA). Juror Susan Burnes. “The King’s Wardrobe Was Here,” 52” h x 39” w.

 

Flowers & Gardens, 311 Gallery, Raleigh, NC, July 5—28. “Winter Garden,” 24”w x 18”h.

 

Today’s Quilts: Art in Stitch, Dallas Quilt Show, Texas, March 9-11. SAQA Texas Region. Juror Brenda Wyatt. “Everything That Converges Must Rise,” 49” w x 52” h. “Go for Cure,” 42” h x 31” w.

 

2017

FASA 43rd Annual Juried Fiber Art Exhibit, University of the Incarnate Word Fine Arts Department, San Antonio, Texas. Fiber Artists of San Antonio. Juror Doshi. October-November. “Two,” 36” w x 40” h.

 

Today’s Quilts: Art in Stitch, Museum at Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas, November-February 2018. SAQA Texas Region. Juror Brenda Wyatt. “Everything That Converges Must Rise,” 49” w x 52” h. “Go for Cure,” 42” h x 31” w.

 

Today’s Quilts: Art in Stitch, The Center for Contemporary Arts, Abilene, Texas, September-November. SAQA Texas Region. Juror Brenda Wyatt. “Everything That Converges Must Rise,” 49” w x 52” h. “Go for Cure,” 31” w x 42” h.

 

Concrete & Grassland, 9th Asia Quilt Festival, Shanghai, China, September. SAQA. Juror Susan Burnes. “The King’s Wardrobe Was Here,” 52” h x 39” w.

 

2016

Concrete & Grassland, Grants Pass Arts Museum, Grants Pass, Oregon. SAQA. Juror Susan Burnes. “The King’s Wardrobe Was Here,” 52” h x 39” w.

 

2015      

Northwest Quilting Expo, Portland, Oregon. “The King’s Wardrobe Was Here,” 52” h x 39” w.

Non-Juried Group Exhibitions

2019

The Melody Lingers On, Caprock Art Quilters, Buddy Holly Center Fine Art Gallery, Lubbock, Texas. “Prairie Waltz,” 52 x 44. “We Do What We Can-Can to Have Fun Around Here”

 

Red, Hot and Quilted, Caprock Art Quilters, 1818 Arthouse, Snyder, Texas, January 22 – March 2. “Muscle Bellies,” 44” h x 37” w.

 

Caprock Art Quilters for Fiber Month, Lubbock Garden and Arts Center, Lubbock, Texas, February. 4 pieces.

2018      

Sky’s the Limit, Buddy Holly Center Fine Art Gallery, Lubbock, Texas, August 3 - September 23. “Blue Print for Equipoise,” 12” x 12”.

 

Red, Hot and Quilted, Caprock Art Quilters, Museum at Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas, September, 25, 2018 – January 17, 2019. “Muscle Bellies,” 44” h x 37” w.

 

2017

Annual dia de los Muertos Exhibition, Buddy Holly Center Fine Art Gallery, Lubbock, Texas, October-November. “Mother Superior’s Sacred Heart Club Band,” 29”h x 35”w.

 

Transformed: Recycling & Upcycling in Fabric Art, Caprock Art Quilters, Buddy Holly Center Fine Art Gallery, Lubbock, Texas, February-March. “Palo Duro Canyon,” 22” w x 20” h. “Along the Caprock,” 22” w x 20” h.

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