Gerri Spilka’s award winning work has been exhibited in numerous art and textile shows in Europe, Canada and the US. Trained in this order, as an artist, social scientist, and architect and urban planner, not surprisingly, Spilka’s fabric work continues to investigate themes grounded in these ways of knowing the world. Interactions, ambiguities, and gestures of people and place are expressed through simple two dimensional geometric and biomorphic shapes, negative spaces, lines, colors, and subtle texture.
She has been making fabric constructions for about 10 years, and most recently has shifted to printing and painting approaches. The quick mediums of water colors, and digital and paper collage allow her to work through ideas quickly, which in turn inform her fabric work.
Spilka is currently a full time studio artist after a rich career advising some of the most inspiring people leading social change nationally.
Gerri has a studio and lives with her family in the Italian Market area of Philadelphia, PA.
Contact: gjspilka at gmail.com
All quilting is done by Marina Baudoin or Julia Graziano and delineated by me
All photography by Andrew Pinkham
Please do not copy any work without my permission