Toni Kersey is a mixed media fiber artist whose background as a graphic designer informs her work. She began designing and making quilts in 2005. After studying fabric painting techniques her creative focus shifted to fiber art. Since that time, she has concentrated on developing a creative language that fuses African-American quilt making with abstract painting, dying, beading and printing techniques. Ms. Kersey received her Bachelor of Arts/Graphic Design degree from the University of Illinois. She was an award-winning logo designer and her work was published in "American Corporate Identity 4". Toni taught for many years at the Art Institute of Philadelphia and has exhibited locally and nationally. Juried Exhibitions: Gosport Arts Festival 2006/2007 Huron Valley Council for the Arts "Women’s Stories: Quilt Exhibit” 2007 Ohio Valley Arts League “Spoken With Hands” 2008 Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum "Sisters in Cloth" 2008 Allentown Art Museum “30th Juried Exhibition” 2009 Art in City Hall "On The Fringe of Fiber" 2009 Woodmere Art Museum "Contemporary Voices" 2009 Goggleworks Center for the Arts "More Than Fiber" 2010 Group Exhibitions: Leeway Foundation "Intertwined" 2010 Quilt Festival, Houston, Texas 2010 Grants/Awards: Leeway Foundation “Art and Social Change” Grant Maurice Freed Memorial Prize (for mixed media) Public Collections: Health Partners Inc. / Althea Gibson Education and Tennis Center Publications: 500 Art Quilts by Lark Books Professional Memberships: Studio Art Quilt Associates Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts American Craft Council
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