Jae Maries

Artist, Maker, Writer, Teacher

Concepts My main themes either evolve from my sketches of people in their everyday environment into life-size figures in paint and fabric (Chance Encounters), or from my visual diaries. This work is more personal as I record my immediate world noting actions, feelings and visual stimuli. (Timelines) Influences As an artist, I am determined to keep direct influences to a minimum. This ensures an originality and integrity in my work. I am inspired by painters and sculptors who demonstrate single-mindedness, bravery and vision. Career Path BA Hons Fine Art, Diploma in Creative Embroidery. Freelance Lecturer: West Dean College, West Sussex, Urchfont Manor College, Wilts.Visiting tutor for TAFTA Fibre Forum, Australia. BA Hons Embroidered Textiles Opus MDDX University. Commissions 2000 - Wall-hung Textile 'Aspiring Arches' (8mx 4m) Ashridge Management College, Berkhampsted, Herts. 50th Anniversary Wall-hung textile (design/coordinator), Urchfont Manor, Devizes Wilts. 2007 Red Oak Primary School, Swindon, Wall-hung textile(2 x 2.75m) Current projects As Chairperson of the 62 Group of Textile Artists and am co-ordinating the Group's 50th. Anniversary Celebrations with 6 separate exhibitions nationwide and a new publication 'Radical Thread'. Pursuing my own work for exhibitions. Residencies 1996 - Oathall Community College, Haywards Heath. 1998 - Newman School, Hove, East Sussex. 2007 - Red Oaks Primary School, Swindon, Wilts. Collections Oathall Community College, Haywards Heath, West Sussex. Braintree Museum and Town Art Gallery, Essex. BBC. S.E. Collection. Diane Springall Collection. Beauchamps College, Leicester Awards 'Aspiring Arches' - Dacorum Borough Council Winner & County Recommendation 2000 Publications Contrasting Elements by Jae Maries published 2009, 'Embroidery' various articles dealing with design, colour, stitching Solo Shows 1995 'Material Witness', Quaker Gallery, St. Martin's Lane, London. 2006 Invited artist at the Knitting and Stitching Show NEC, Alexandra Palace, Harrogate. 2007 'Chance Encounters' Braintree Museum and Art Gallery, Braintree, Essex. Group Shows The 62 Group of Textile Artists - Recent Venues 2002 /3 'In Context' Victoria and Albert, London 2005 'Encounters' Cambridge Zoological Museum, Cambridge. 2006 'Tracing Threads', Hove Museum and Art Gallery, Hove, Sussex. 2008 'Size Matters' Rochester Art Gallery, Rochester, Kent. 2009 'Bending Lines' The Hub, Sleaford, Lincs.2010 'Bending More Lines' Museum Rijswijk, Holland, Collins Gallery, Glasgow.2011 'At a Tangent' Gallery Oldham, Oldham. Others 2001 'Art of the Stitch', Embroiderers' Guild International Open, Mall Galleries, London. 2006 Prism Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London read full statement

Location Haywards Heath, South East
Activities Adult education, Lecturing, Workshops
Artforms / type of project Painting, Textiles
Website http://jaemaries.com