Ambition (detail)

Lou Cabeen, Ambition, 1995; embroidery on found family textiles

Gift of the artist.

Artwork Info

Type of Work Textile
Medium embroidery on found family textiles
Dimensions 17 x 48 inches

Artist Info

Name Lou Cabeen
Born January 1, 1950
Role textile artist
Culture American
Education 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.

professional experience:
1993 Artist-in-Residence, Illinois
Wesleyan University, Bloomington
1993–present Professor of Art and
Women’s Studies, University of
Washington, Seattle

Credits: Dan Kvitka

Rights: All Rights Reserved

Appears In 4 Albums

2 items

Lou Cabeen

18 items

Fiber Arts

78 items

Fiber & Textiles

133 items

Collection of Museum of Contemporary Craft