Saturday, June 28, 2014

This is SAQA Europe/Middle East: Switzerland

Elizabeth   Michellod-Dutheil  

collects and dissects any object that suits her inspiration, be it vegetal, manufactured or industrial. She likes to explore new ways of using and combining those materials.
Elizabeth also makes use of photographs. She tries to capture the atmosphere and the emotions of a place, to later transcribe them in her drawings or her textile artwork. This way, her work can be seen as witnesses of nature, life and past times.
In some of her works, the thread is a guideline and the fabric becomes a support. By accumulating various materials, abstract figures are created that combine into a more complex design, not unlike a bas-relief.
Always searching for new colours, Elizabeth uses pasting, superimposition of fabrics and dyeing processes. This is probably one of the many singular aspects of her artwork.

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4 elements: web

Elizabeth   Michellod-Dutheil   is a multidisciplinary artist working on textile arts, drawing and photography. She is a juried artist of the SAQA group, an international selection of quilt artists.  She is also   a member of French and Swiss guilds. 
Her career is marked by several solo exhibitions and some of her quilts have been selected for traveling exhibitions or textile art festivals.
She participates to various European or international exhibitions (SAQA, USA, Taïwan (TAQS), H (OEQC), UK (Birmingham), Romania (TexpoART), EQA, EU, Japan, etc..) . Several of her quilts have received an award or have been published in prestigious catalogs.
 In the year 2000, Elizabeth opened a workshop/exhibition room called “la maé”, where she has animated cultural events for the last 15 years. In 2008, she was co-chairman of the “Fil en Patch” exhibition at the museum of Bagnes-Valais (Switzerland).
In 2015, she will move her workshop to a new  studio :
22 route de corberaye- 1934- Le châble/Valais –Switzerland  - Tél. 0041 27 776 14 00


1 comment:

  1. Bonjour Elizabeth!
    It sounds wonderful to have a workshop and exhibition room!
    I love the description of your work.
    Sandy (whom you know from the SAQA exhibitions in Birmingham)

    Bonjour Elizabeth!
    Il semble merveilleux d'avoir une chambre de l'atelier et de l'exposition!
    J'aime la description de vos oeuvres.
    Sandy (que vous connaissez des expositions de SAQA à Birmingham)
    pardonnez Google translate!