Kelly Dzioba is a Connecticut-based artist who explores textiles as a form of process art. In her current body of work, she weaves party beads to create recursive objects informed by the visual languages of textile tradition, geometric abstraction, minimalism, and kitsch handicraft. By bringing camp and visual decadence to formalism, her work explores themes of taste, consumption, and the hierarchy of value in art and craft. As a resident artist at Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, she aims to expand the scale of her work and incorporate new ways of embracing sustainability in her practice.
Dzioba received her BFA in craft and material studies from The University of the Arts in Philadelphia. She is the recipient of the Peters Valley School of Craft Artist Fellowship, the Lenore Tawney Scholarship, and the William F. Daley Fellowship. Her work has been exhibited in the United States and abroad at The Textile Center in Minneapolis, MN; The Chautauqua Institution in Chautauqua, NY; High Tide Project Space in Philadelphia, PA; and the Chung Young Yang Embroidery Museum in Seoul, South Korea.
To learn more about Kelly Dzioba’s work, visit: http://kellydzioba.com/
Photo by Kelly Dzioba.