Lou Cabeen, Ambition, 1995; embroidery on found family textiles
Gift of the artist.
Type of Work
embroidery on found family textiles
17 x 48 inches
January 1, 1950
1973 ba, University of Maryland, College Park 1989 mfa, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL
Notes or Bio
Lou Cabeen’s work examines traditional techniques through a contemporary lens, exploring the relationship between handcrafting and textile work and social roles and expectations. She has been profiled in Art Papers, Fiberarts, Surface Design Journal, The New Art Examiner, The New York Times, wetSOFA, The Chicago Tribune, The Chicago Reader, Sculpture Magazine, Art in America, New Observations, and American Craft.
1993 Artist-in-Residence, Illinois
Wesleyan University, Bloomington
1993–present Professor of Art and
Women’s Studies, University of