We are thrilled to welcome the work of fiber artist Evelyn Politzer to the Studio this month. Evelyn works with installations, fiber art and tactile sculptures, in addition to functional textiles. Her work is playful, provocative, and often causes the viewer to experience the space differently. Her piece ‘Every drop counts’ will be hanging in our Manhattan Studio, and we hope you’ll visit to see it in person.
Evelyn Politzer: Fiber Artist
Evelyn’s interest in fiber arts began at a very young age. While some of us may learn to knit or crochet sitting with an older relative, Evelyn’s curiosity wound far past a single pastime. She was born in Uruguay where, she says, “the number of sheep far exceeds the number of inhabitants.” There she stitched from tapestry and knitting, to quilting, to free-style embroidery, in an ‘ever-evolving fiber path’. Like many of the artists we’ve featured on display in our Studio, installations became a natural next step for her work.
From Evelyn’s Artist Statement:
“The relationship between the fibers I work with and the place where I was born evokes the comfort of belonging. Regardless of whether I am physically “here or there”, the question is always … but where do you come from?”
Following an education in law in her native Montevideo, Uruguay, she moved to the United States. It was here that she was finally able to answer her long-time calling to the arts by attending Parsons School of Design. This prestigious program gave her the opportunity to honor her creative instincts, and prepared her for a life in the arts.
Natural fibers also have a mind of their own. We only need to listen to them and sometimes they perform the art themselves. – Evelyn Politzer
She now lives and works in Miami, Florida, but is constantly exploring the world around her through her art. You can see more of her work on her website, here.
See Evelyn’s Work
You can see Evelyn’s ‘Every drop counts’ on display at our Manhattan Studio for the next few months. In addition, you can visit her online, or follow her on Instagram. We hope you’ll take the opportunity to see her work in person by visiting us soon. Let us know what you think of her work in our space, and if it feels different in our space than other previous artworks.