Artist StatementThe places in the US that I love the most (New Mexico, New Orleans, DC area) all have several different cultures co-existing, lending enrichment and excitement to those communities. Each culture has distinct customs, music, art, and textiles, but come together to form a community. I am intrigued by the interactions that occur between cultures, each borrowing from the other those customs or design elements that integrate well with their own. My most recent work explores that interaction by combining a wide variety of types, textures and patterns of fabrics along with surface design techniques (thread, beads, stamping, etc.) in separate works that are joined together into a unified work.
Melinda Lowy is a native of Billings, Montana and has her Master’s degree in zoology/paleobiology. She resides in Silver Spring, Maryland with her husband and cat. She is retired after a career at a non-profit scientific society, where she managed various undergraduate, graduate, postdoctoral, and continuing education programs. She is a national award-winning quilter and is actively involved in art quilt and critique groups. She previously served on the Surface Design Association Board as Website Manager before being selected as Treasurer and Chair of the Website Committee.