About


Nancy Billing Fabric artist miami fl

 

About the artist

 

Nancy Billings, a New York native, received her BFA in Fashion Design at Pratt Institute. The main focus of her early career was teaching fiber arts to students from elementary school through college. Her movement from fashion design to fiber art was a natural transition using the same medium in new and innovative ways along with dyeing, mixed media and painting. Nancy’s art has been sold by interior designers for private homes and corporations, and exhibited around the U.S. and Brazil.

 

Nancy is a member of:

Studio Art Quilt Associates-Juried artist member

Partners for Art And Design- Board member

Fiber Art Now

 

Artist Statement

I have always loved fabric, any kind and when I learned to sew at 12 years old from my grandfather he taught me the respect and reverence of creating with fabric. I have used my sewing and creativity as an escape for times in life that are easier ignored and also as my meditation and place of joy. My love of color combined with my passion for fabric helped me create a highway for my lifelong journey that has taken me to glorious moments. When I am gone too long an internal clock draws me back to the studio.

Contemporary textile art has enabled and encouraged me to design with abandon by using any fabric and a multitude of techniques including dyeing and mono-printing. My work has evolved in ways I could never have dreamed.

 

Work Published

Quilting Arts Magazine, 2018

1000 Quilt Inspirations, Sandra Sider 2015 

Cutting Edge, Mary Kerr, 2013

Studio Art Quilt Associates Journal 13, 2006

Miami Herald Living Arts, 2006

American Quilter 2001

Art Quilt Magazine, 1997

Magical Effects of Color, Joen Wolfrom, 1992

Broward Jewish World 1992

 

Exhibitions

Coconut Grove Art Festival Gallery, March 2018 (solo show)

Southern Accents, 2015, Ruth Funk Center for Textile Arts, Melbourne, FL

Textures, The Red Brick Center for the Arts, 2015, Aspen, CO

Piecing Together A Changing Planet 2014-2017, 12 U.S. National Parks

Mostra De Arte, 2013, Brazil

Florida Craftsmen Exhibition, 2005, St. Petersburg FL

South Florida Fiber Artists and Friends, 2004

Alper Jewish Community Center, Miami FL

Beyond The Fringe, 2000, University of Miami, Coral Gables FL