Bisa Butler is a fiber artist whose portrait quilts are astonishing. They will draw you in and delight you with all the colors and textures of her materials. And they will make you wonder about the story behind each piece.
The Art Institute of Chicago is featuring her quilts in an exhibition called “Bisa Butler: Portraits”. The exhibition is open now and will run through September 6, 2021.
Ms. Butler and her quilts were also featured in an article in Issue 18 (Illinois) of the Quiltfolk magazine that came out around April, 2021.
The link was sent to me by our Chair-elect, Linda G. with an invitation to share the link with all of you. Click on the button below and you will be taken to Art Institute of Chicago’s website where you can see some of Ms. Butler’s works, watch a short video of her talking about her inspiration for these quilts. (You’ll also catch a glimpse of her studio). Be sure to click on “Inside the Exhibition” to learn more about the people of her portraits.
Art Institute of Chicago Bisa Butler ExhibitWhile I have been thrilled to see her portrait quilts on the web, I would love to see them in person. It will be added to my bucket list. Here’s hoping a gallery closer to us will feature an exhibition of her work!
Enjoy your exploration into her work, and let us know what you think in the comments below. Special thanks to Linda for sharing this with us.