machine knit towers in van vorst park: michelle vitale loughlin


From The Jersey City Museum:

Jersey City Museum presents the fiber work of artist Michelle Vitale Loughlin outdoors and on view in Jersey City’s Van Vorst Park as part of The 2008 Jersey City Artists’ Studio Tour. Influenced by her grandmother who was a seamstress and emigrated to America where she sewed American Flags for a living, Loughlin began to explore fibrous materials with paint and created a series of exhibitions showcasing these hybrid forms beginning in 1999. In 2004, the artist received a Puffin Foundation Grant to purchase a knitting machine and since has used a knitting machine to create large scale architectural forms for a variety of national and international institutions including the Jersey City Museum, Hogar Collection, NY, and Casaterra Artist Residency Program, Italy. She recently has expanded her hybrid-craft vocabulary to create new works in sculptures and mixed media embroidery works.

For more information about The 2008 Artists’ Studio Tour, visit Pro Arts Jersey City at

JCM @ features artworks and exhibitions curated by the Jersey City Museum and on view throughout the community.

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