About

BIOGRAPHY

Jessie Fair is a fiber and mixed media artist based in New York.  Her work combines hand dyeing, painting, felting, stitching and collage.

Fair is also the artist behind, ShiboriLove, a wearable art label launched in 2008.  In ShiboriLove, a love for fashion is fused with the artistry of hand dyed fabric.  Each piece is one of a kind, dyed in layers to create intricate abstract patterns.

Shop ShiboriLove hand dyed apparel and accessories at http://shiborilove.com/.


EDUCATION
2009  BS, Fiber Science & Apparel Design,  Apparel Design concentration, Cornell University

EXHIBITIONS
Fiber: TwentyTen, Foundry Art Center – St. Charles, Missouri, April 2010
Sensational Remix, 19th Annual Matrilineage Show, Spark Contemporary Art Space – Syracuse, New York, March 2010
Points of Departure, Hilliard Gallery – Kansas City, Missouri, May 2009
Works on Silk,  Solo exhibition,  Willard Straight Art Gallery – Ithaca, New York, Feb. 2009
Evolving Patterns, International Textile and Apparel Association – Schaumburg, Illinois, July 2008
The Barbara L. Kuhlman Exhibition of Fiber Arts & Wearable Art, Group exhibition, Cornell University  –  Ithaca, New York, Sept. 2008
On the Edge, Juried group exhibition, International Textile and Apparel Association – Los Angeles, California, July 2007
The Barbara L. Kuhlman Exhibition of Fiber Arts & Wearable Art, Group exhibition, Cornell University – Ithaca,  New York,  Sept. 2007
Instructor and Assistant Exhibition, Group exhibition, Sally D. Francisco Gallery, Peters Valley Craft Center – Layton, New Jersey, June 2007

AWARDS & GRANTS
Personal Development Grant,  Surface Design Association, 2010
Cornell Council for the Arts,  Undergraduate Artist Award nominee, May 2009
State University of New York Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence, April 2009
Human Ecology Alumni Association Grant, 2009
IBM Thomas J. Watson Memorial Tuition Scholarship, 2005 – 2009
Eden International Travel Award, Nov.  2008
Cornell Council for the Arts Grant, 2008
Human Ecology Alumni Association Grant, 2008
Barbara L. Kuhlman Fiber Arts Scholarship, Dec. 2008
Barbara L. Kuhlman Fiber Arts Scholarship, Dec. 2007

PUBLICATIONS
Cornell Chronicle –June 16, 2009,  Cornell Council for the Arts 2009 Undergraduate Artist Award nominee
Cornell Alumni Magazine–March/April 2009  “Fig Leaf Couture”
Cornell Chronicle–April 7, 2009, Article featuring Cornell University Tartan Plaid produced by Pendleton Woolen Mills
Cornell Chronicle–December 23, 2008, Article featuring wearable art piece “Eden” and award of Eden International Travel Award at annual International Textile and Apparel Association conference.

PRESS
March 2012  Textile designs commissioned for H&M’s FAA Collection
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November 2011  ShiboriLove featured in New York Magazine Gift Guide
July 19, 2010 Etsy Article: “Dreaming in Green”
May 18, 2010 Growth Series featured on Christine Mauserberger’s Blog
December 16, 2009 Work featured on Abigail Doan’s blog Ecco*Eco
August 4, 2009 Nylon Magazine Blog: Featuring ShiboriLove by Jessie Fair
August 3, 2009 The Coveted Blog: Resistance is Beautiful
June 16, 2009 Cornell Chronicle: Cornell Council for the Arts Undergraduate Artist Award
June 9, 2009 TeenVogue Blog: Cornell Design League Fashion Show
April 7, 2009 Cornell Chronicle: Big Red Cornell Tartan
December 23, 2008 Cornell Chronicle: Eden International Travel Award

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