Jennifer Zurick

Jennifer Zurick is a self-taught artist who has been professionally producing willow bark baskets since 1980. Her work has been featured in many regional and national exhibitions and in several craft related publications. The recipient of a 2010 United States Artists Fellowship and two Kentucky Arts Council Individual Artist Fellowships, Jennifer was selected for the 1999 Kentucky Arts Council Cultural Exchange Residency in Ecuador. Zurick’s work is included in a number of museum collections, including the Smithsonian Renwick Gallery, and has won prizes and awards at national exhibitions and shows.

I aspire to create simple, elegant woven vessels that possess a richness of spirit and a presence embodying the soul of the tree from which they came. A fascination with old tribal textiles, finely woven functional containers and ancient processes fuels my inclination to manipulate fiber. Experimenting with various weaving techniques to inject texture and rhythmic design elements, I draw significantly upon the inspiration of early Native American basketry. As my work evolves, I am compelled to create more intricate, textile-like woven forms, finding great satisfaction in emulating the art and integrity of fine basketry.

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