Posts Tagged textile design

BENEATH THE SURFACE
Cutting-edge textiles by the renowned Suzanne Tick ’82

Suzanne Tick’s textile designs form a kind of skin on the insides of buildings, covering walls, floors, and furniture and demarcating spaces. “Our job with these materials,” she says, “is to reflect the architectural membrane of the building and bring it inside.” Over her decades-long career, Tick, Textile Design ’82, has pushed the limits of what…

DEBORAH FEINSTEIN BIGELEISEN
Textile Design ’69

Deborah Feinstein Bigeleisen became a painter in 1998 after 18 years of running a company that gave European textile designers full-time representation in the U.S. Her hyper-realistic depictions of flowers, mostly roses, gardenias, and lisianthus, are painted in her signature palette of eight colors, using the layered glazing techniques of the Dutch masters. Her particular…

ETHEL GALL BAENISCH
Textile Design ’49

Ethel Gall Baenisch retired in 1997 from a 40-year career as an occupational therapist. She freelanced as a textile designer for a few years out of FIT, picking up jobs for Original Designs, Luxite Silk Company, Kopp Textiles, Finn Fabrics, and Stafford Fabrics. She also designed ties for Harry Rubin, which she liked most because…

CINDY AVROCH
Textile Design ’78

CINDY AVROCH paints and sculpts in her studio in Long Island City. Texture unifies her work, whether it’s oil paintings, plaster-and-bronze statues, or encaustic creations. She worked as a textile designer and art director for 22 years but left the industry 15 years ago to raise her son. Featured Image: The Happy Couple, plaster with…