Libby Chaney Snapshot 1

Color and Pattern. Origin and Era.

Fiber and textile artist Libby Chaney's detailed, large-scale compositions both stimulate and calm. Similar to the meditative beauty of stained glass, Chaney's textiles provide a resting place for the crowded mind. "My goal, when structuring a conversation among color, pattern, origin and era, is to invite the viewer to participate in the story."

Thematically, her pieces give testimony to natural forms including life cycles and thought cycles, making her pieces equally at home in a spiritual or secular environment.

Chaney's works have been shown at The University of Chicago; in Ohio at Tregoning and Co, Maria Neil Art Project, Hedge Gallery, and The Sandusky Culutral Center; in California at O'Hanlon, Barnsdall Art Center, Fetzer Vinyards, and Comsky Gallery.

 

SELECTED SHOWS

2017 Ingenuity Festival, “Seasons,” Maria Neil Art Project, Cleveland, Ohio
2017 “In the Details” Textile exhibit, curated by Mary Urbas, Artist Archives of the Western Reserve, Cleveland, Ohio
2016 “A Curator’s Choice,” curated by Matthew Gallagher, Sandusky Cultural Center, Sandusky Ohio
2016 “Threaded,” Hedge Gallery, Cleveland, Ohio with Jessica Pinsky and Rebecca Cross
2015 “Seasons,” Maria Neil Art Project, Cleveland, Ohio, Installation
2015 “Seasons,” Rockefeller Chapel, University of Chicago, Installation
2013 “Cleveland Collects,” Beck Center, Lakewood, Ohio
2013 “Fresh from the Studio,”  Tregoning and Company, Cleveland, Ohio
2011 "Eye Travel", Tregoning and Company, Cleveland Ohio,  Solo Show
2010 “The Elements,” O’Hanlon Center, Mill Valley, California, Juried, featured artist
2007 Mill Valley Art Commission, Solo Show
2004 Mill Valley Art Commission, Solo Show
2000-2002 “Women of Taste” Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition, opening at Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, California.  Catalogue.
1998 Mill Valley Fall Arts Festival, Mill Valley California (juried)
1992-98 Mill Valley Art Commission, City Hall Gallery, Annual Quilt Show (invitational)
1997 “Trilogy: Two Quilters and a Weaver – George-Ann Bowers, Robin Cowley and Libby Chaney Waszink”, curated by Robin Treen, American Museum of Quilts & Textiles, San Jose, CA.
1996 “Voices in Cloth,” East Bay Heritage Quilt Guild, Oakland, California
1996 “New Quilts of Northern California,” invitational, American Museum of Quilts & Textiles, San Jose California
1996 “Beyond the Block”, Thimble Creek, Walnut Creek California
1994 “The Marin Art Scene” Artisan’s Gallery, Mill Valley California (invitational)
1994 Marin Needlework and Quilt Show, San Rafael California (Honorable Mention)
1994 “Summer Show” Artisan’s Gallery, Mill Valley California (Juror’s Award)
1993 Pacific International Quilt Show, Burlingame California (Juried)
1992 “25th Anniversary Exhibit” Junior Arts Center, Barnsdall Art Park, Los Angeles California
1976 Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, California
1970 Comsky Gallery, Beverly Hills, California
1967 May Show, Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, Ohio, Juried (Piece Sold)

COMMISSIONS

Fetzer Vineyards, Hopland California, Lobby of new administration building
Improvisational Theater Project, Mark Taper Forum, Los Angeles, California
Junior Arts Center, Barnsdall Art Park, Los Angeles, California
Elizabeth Louise Hill and Anne Benvenuti, Crete, Illinois

COLLECTIONS

Jennifer and Robert Spangler, Columbus Ohio
Lorena and Harold Doolittle, Westport, Connecticut
Barbara Block, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Bill Wood, Los Angeles, California
Becky Jennings and Walter Mann, San Francisco, California
Kasper and Lauren Sorenson, Denmark
Diane Gray, Painesville, Ohio
Jon Logan, Cleveland, Ohio
Edward Raffel, Akron, Ohio
William Tregoning, Shaker Heights, Ohio
Beth Zone, Cleveland, Ohio
Terrie and David Tully, Las Vegas, Nevada
Adam Tully and John Farina, Cleveland, Ohio
Mal and Sandra Sharpe, West Hollywood, California
Dan Bush and Hillary Gent, Rocky River, Ohio
Steve Hronek, Cleveland, Ohio
Steve Louzos, Cleveland, Ohio

PUBLICATIONS

2017 CAN Journal, A publication of the Collective Arts Network / Cleveland, Fall 2017, Cover, detail of “Search, Research”
2017 Scene Magazine, May 31-June 6, Volume 48 Issue 48, Cleveland, Ohio, “A Flexible Destiny”, artist profile by Dott von Schneider
2016 Poem “To Hold You (for Alec)” performed in a Stabat Mater with choir and chamber ensemble, music composed by Kate Pukinskis, Rockefeller Chapel, University of Chicago, Chicago Illinois, May 13.
2015 Arts Rock, special events publication for Rockefeller Chapel, Winter 2015, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
2015 The Chicago Maroon, April 17, “Seasons” Tapestry Inspired by Rockefeller Chapel Meditates on the Passage of Time” by Grace Hauck
2015 The University of Chicago Magazine, Volume 107, Number 4, March - April 2015, “The Four Seasons” by Laura Demanski
2015 Sermon, Rockefeller Chapel, University of Chicago, “Creative Process and the Seasons,” February 1, 2015
2008 Sisters Singing, Blessings, Prayers, Art, Songs, Poetry and Sacred Stories by Women, Edited by Carolyn Brigit Flynn, Wild Girl Publishing, Santa Cruz, California, 2009.  “Ohio” and “Mama on the Street”. Written work.
1998 Women of Taste, A Collaboration Celebrating Quilt Artists and Chefs, Edited by Jen Bilik, C&T Publishing Inc. Concord California
1998 Oakland Museum of Art, Oakland California, museum publication, featured artist interview
1995 Quilter’s Newsletter, “Quilting with Children” by Lynn Richards

EDUCATION

Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware Ohio, B.F.A  1961-65
Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Isle, Maine, 1964 and 1966
Cleveland Institute of Art, Printmaking, Cleveland Ohio 1966
Los Angeles Trade Technical College, Garment design and construction, 1978
College of Marin, Kentfield, California, Storytelling, 1999, 2001-05
Bay Area Theater Sports (BATS), Improv, 2006