Michele Hardy
Mandeville, LA
Email: mhardy@michelehardy.com

 

Michele Hardy is a studio quilt artist possessing a playful sense of color and form. With her vivid imagination, and inspiration from the real world, she creates intriguing fiber art. Her colorful abstract imagery is heightened by her elaborate threadwork and use of texture. Michele uses a variety of dyed, painted and commercially printed fabrics and an assortment of decorative threads in her work.

Michele's art quilts have received numerous awards including Best of Show at the 1999 STAA Artists' Annual and Best of World at the World Quilt &Textile 2000 show in Lansing, MI and Winston-Salem, NC. Her works are shown at numerous art and quilt exhibits, both nationally and locally, where she frequently wins awards. She is represented by Thirteen Moons Gallery, Santa Fe, NM, and Stringbeans, Covington, LA.

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Tracking Center
©1999
42.5"h x 49"w

 

Tracking Center is part of a series of abstract panels featuring the circle as the dominant design element. This piece was begun shortly after my family was forced to

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evacuate as a precaution for Hurricane Georges in September, 1998. Days of monitoring weather tracking maps and continuous weather news coverage were the inspiration for these images.

 

Exhibit History:

Professional Member Show , 2000, Studio Art Quilt Association (SAQA)
Artist as Quiltmaker IX, 2000, Firelands Association for the Visual Arts (FAVA)
Artists' Annual, 1999, St. Tammany Art Association (STAA),
Best of Show Fiber Celebration, 1999, Art Center of Estes Park

 

Colorfields:Jasper
2000
29"h x 37"w

 

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The notion of looking out or looking in and seeing a fragment of our world is a current theme in my art. How we view the world often depends on how we color our personal windows. Colorfields: Jasper was inspired by the colors and textures found in raw and polished rocks, and the relationship between the small precious and semi-precious gems of color and the surrounding matrix.

 

Exhibit History:

Exit/Entrance, 2000, Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA)

 

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