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Maureen Kelman

Maureen Kelman

Mo KelmanMaureen Kelman is a sculptor and textile artist and has been a professor of art at CCRI since 1981. A recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, Kelman has exhibited her artwork nationally and internationally, including shows at the Cleveland Museum of Art; Korea’s Cheongju International Craft Biennale; the International Shibori Symposium in Nagoya, Japan; the Fuller Museum and the Worcester Center for Crafts in Massachusetts; and Brown University's Bell Gallery, Chazan Gallery and Providence Art Club in Rhode Island.

Kelman’s artwork incorporates resist-dyed fabrics into sculptural forms.  She uses variations on traditional Japanese dyeing methods and pojagi, a traditional Korean stitching technique, to produce patterned, three-dimensional fabrics.  These fabrics are combined with mixed-media skeletal structures into three-dimensional constructions.

Professor Kelman has also taught at the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts,  Massachusetts College of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, and Snow Farm in Massachusetts.

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Last Updated: 10/13/11