Julie Sirek

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Contact Information

contact name: Julie Sirek
email: jasirek@gmail.com

Related Organizations:
2012 to present Minneapolis College of Art and Design Alumni Board, Minneapolis, MN 2013 – Chair, 2014 MCAD reunion 2009 to present Textile Center, Minneapolis, MN

2008 to present Surface Design Association, Sebastopol, CA

2007 to present American Craft Council, Minneapolis, MN

2005 to present Minnesota Center for Book Arts, Minneapolis, MN

Experience

2010 BFA in Print, Paper, Book, Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Minneapolis, MN

1994 - 97 University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, Art History

2012 Ragas and Sagas: Telling Tales with Fiber with Carol Shaw-Sutton, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Isle, ME

2011 Joomchi with Jiyoung Chung, Surface Design Association, Minneapolis, MN

2010 The Leather Intensive with Daniel Kelm, Garage Annex School, Easthampton, MA

2010 Bojagi and Joomchi with Chunghie Lee and Jiyoung Chung, Split Rock Arts Program, Minneapolis, MN

1996 Razome, Japanese wax resist with Betsy Sterling Benjamin, Split Rock Arts Program, Minneapolis, MN

1996 Nassen, color rice paste resist with Akemi Nakano Cohn, Split Rock Arts Program, Minneapolis, MN

1995 Knotted Basketry, with Jane Sauer, Split Rock Arts Program, Minneapolis, MN

1994 Knotted Basketry, with Patti Lechman, Split Rock Arts Program, Minneapolis, MN

Awards

2013 Fiber Art VI “International Fiber Arts” International Juried Exhibition, Sebastopol, CA, Second Place Prize

2013 Fiberart International 2013, Pittsburgh, PA, Third Place Prize

2012 Mary Beasom Bishop and Francis Sumner Merrit Scholarship, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Isle, ME

2010 Mary Beasom Bishop and Francis Sumner Merrit Scholarship, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Isle, ME

2010 Collegiate Fellowship, Minnesota Center for Book Arts, Minneapolis, MN

2009 Creating a New Craft Culture Scholarship, American Craft Council, Minneapolis, MN

2009 Merit Scholarship, Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Minneapolis, MN

Exhibitions/Performance History

2013 Fiberart International, San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles, San Jose, CA (Catalogue)

2013 Fiber Art VI “International Fiber Arts” International Juried Exhibition, Surface Design Association, Sebastopol Center for the Arts. Sebastopol, CA (catalogue)

2013 ENOUGH Violence: Artists Speak Out, Society for Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh, PA (catalogue)

2013 Material Witness, Women’s Caucus for Art of Georgia, Dalton Gallery, Agnes Scott College, Decatur, GA (catalogue)

2013 Days Past, collaboration with Borealis Dance, The Minnesota Fringe 2013, The Southern Theatre, Minneapolis, MN

2013 Circle Works, Morgan Conservatory, Cleveland, OH

2013 Fiberart International 2013, Society for Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh, PA (catalogue)

2013 Art and Soul of Paper, Mandell's Gallery, Norwich University of the Arts, Norwich, United Kingdom

2013 Ephemeris, Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Minneapolis, MN

2012 Family Closet, Altered Esthetics, Minneapolis, MN

2012 Bojagi & Beyond International Exhibition, Heyri Artist Community, Seoul, South Korea (catalogue)

2012 International Joomchi and Beyond, Warwick Museum of Art, Warwick, RI (catalogue)

2012 Bojagi & Beyond, Museum of Natural Dye Arts (MONDA), Daegu, South Korea (catalogue)

2012 Ad Hoc Heat, Pop-Up Gallery, Minneapolis, MN

2012 International Joomchi and Beyond, Atrium Gallery at One Capital Hill, Providence, RI (catalogue)

2012 Art-A-Whirl @ The Grain Belt, Grain Belt Bottling House, Minneapolis, MN

2012 Small Expressions, Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA

2012 In, On, Of Paper, Paper Circle, Nelsonville, OH

2011 Merge and Flow, Katherine E Nash Gallery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

2011 CAC 22nd Annual Juried Show, Contemporary Arts Center, Las Vegas, NV

2011 Parts of a Whole: Work by Minnesota Center for Book Art Community, Minnesota Center for the Book Arts, Minneapolis, MN

2011 Joomchi, CheongJu Korean Craft Museum, Seoul, South Korea (catalogue)

2010 Arrowhead Biennial, Duluth Art Institute, Duluth, MN (catalogue)

2010 Hands of Korea, Heyri Artists Village, Seoul, South Korea (catalogue)

2010 Old Planet/New Planet, Gallery 13, Minneapolis, MN

2010 Prints: Now in 3D!, Minnesota Center for Book Arts, Minneapolis, MN

2010 Gallery 13 Summer Invitational, Gallery 13, Minneapolis, MN

2010 Made @ MCAD, Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Minneapolis, MN

2010 Time/Space, BI Gallery, Edina, MN

2009 Made @ MCAD, Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Minneapolis, MN

2009 Twin Cities Undergraduate Showcase, Hopkins Center for the Arts, Hopkins, MN

Publications

2013 Jay Van Wagenen, “Fiberart International: A Triennial Rebirth,” Fiber Art Now, Spring 2013, vol. 2, issue 3, Freetown, MA. 7.

2013 “Preview Fiberart International 2013,” Textile Forum, March 2013, Issue 1, Hanover, Germany. 14.

2013 Gene McHugh, 500 Paper Objects, Lark Crafts, Sterling Publishing Co., Inc. New York, NY. 165, 312.

2012 “HGA’s Small Expressions 2012,” Shuttle, Spindle, & Dyepot, Fall 2012, vol. 43, issue 172, Handweavers Guild of America, Suwanee, GA. 25, 26.

2012 Korean Bojagi Changing into New Concept from Tradition, The National Folk Museum of Korea, Seoul, South Korea. 82.

2012 This Just In,” Fiber Art Now, Summer 2012, vol. 1, issue 4, Freetown, MA. 47. 2012 2012 Korea Bojagi Forum: From Rich Tradition to Contemporary Art, Beyond and Above, Providence, RI. 83.

2012 Mpls/StPaul, May 2012, Minneapolis, MN. Cover. 2011 Jiyoung Chung, Joomchi & Beyond, Beyond and Above, Providence, RI. 64, 69, 98, 124-125.

Biographical Information

Country of Citizenship:
United States

Birth Place:
New Prague MN

Birth Date:
March 20, 1956

Gender:
Female

Active Place:
Edina

Minnesota County:
Hennepin

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