Sewing to investigate physical, mental, and emotional relationships
My work is sewn in repetitive cycles of cutting and stitching, and without a plan for the final composition. This process mirrors my restless, inquisitive nature and desire to take risks. Through the actions of separation and connection inherent in sewing, I investigate physical, mental, and emotional relationships.
Jan R. Carson received her MFA in fibers from Colorado State University. Her education also includes a Bachelor in Art and Bachelor of University Studies from Oklahoma State University, and a student printmaking internship through the OSU Art Department with Universal Limited Art Editions in New York.
Carson was awarded the 2018 Grand Prize in the Arrow Five Years Out Challenge for her pairing of textile art and LED light. Her works are held in numerous corporate collections including Kaiser Permanente and civic institutions including the City of Loveland, Colorado. She is featured in the books Dimensional Cloth: Sculpture by Contemporary Textile Artists by Andra F. Stanton (2018) and Bojagi: Design and Techniques of Korean Textile Art by Sara Cook (2019).