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
International Quilt Festival-Houston, Texas 2010
Leeway Foundation "Intertwined" 2010
Leeway Foundation "Art and Social Change" Grant 2007
Maurice Freed Memorial Prize (for oil or mixed media)
Health Partners Inc.
Althea Gibson Education and Tennis Center
American Corporate Identity by Art Direction Books
500 Art Quilts by Lark Books
Studio Art Quilt Associates