CV/Bio

 

 

Toni Kersey is a mixed media fiber artist whose background as a graphic designer informs her work. She began designing and making quilts in 2005. After studying fabric painting techniques her creative focus shifted to fiber art. Since that time, she has concentrated on developing a creative language that fuses African-American quilt making with abstract painting, dying, beading and printing techniques.

Ms. Kersey received her Bachelor of Arts/Graphic Design degree from the University of Illinois. She was an award-winning logo designer and her work was published in "American Corporate Identity 4". Toni taught for many years at the Art Institute of Philadelphia and has exhibited locally and nationally.

Selected Juried Exhibitions:

Huron Valley Council for the Arts "Women's Stories: Quilt Exhibit" 2007

Ohio Valley Arts League "Spoken With Hands" 2008

Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum "Sisters in Cloth" 2008

Allentown Art Museum "30th Juried Exhibition" 2009

Art in City Hall "On The Fringe of Fiber" 2009

Woodmere Art Museum "Contemporary Voices" 2009

Goggle Works Center for the Arts "More Than Fiber" 2010

Main Line Art Center 2011

Group Exhibitions:

International Quilt Festival-Houston, Texas 2010

Leeway Foundation "Intertwined" 2010

Grants/Awards:

Leeway Foundation "Art and Social Change" Grant 2007

Maurice Freed Memorial Prize (for oil or mixed media)

Public Collections:

Health Partners Inc.

Althea Gibson Education and Tennis Center

Publications: 

American Corporate Identity by Art Direction Books 

 500 Art Quilts by Lark Books 

Professional Memberships:

Studio Art Quilt Associates