Jodi Colella

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Jodi Colella uses needlework to infuse renewed power to craft practices. Both her sculptures and interactive installations capture the sublime of human nature while creating mindful connections to foster change.


Colella’s exhibitions include The Textile Museum in Washington D.C.; Textile Center, Minneapolis; Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton; World of Threads, Toronto; and Da Wang Culture Highland in Shenzhen China. She has collaborated on several public art projects, and her work is held in multiple museum collections. Recently interviewed for WGBH’s Open Studio with Jared Bowen, her work has featured in The Boston Globe, Surface Design Journal, The Woven Tale Press, Vasari 21, Artistry in Fiber,  POSIT and TextileArtist.org.  She is the recipient of a Massachusetts Cultural Council Fellowship, and the founder of FiberLab.



 

“Wallflower,” 2016, mixed fibers, wool, glass marbles, prosthetic eye, 26” x 15” x 13”
“Apple of an Eye,” 2019, found figurine, assorted fibers including wool, linen, cotton, polyester, 10” x 5.5” x 5.5”
“Blue Dress,” 2020, found garden statue, paint, glaze, assorted fibers including wool, linen, cotton, polyeste, 36” x 28” x 30”
“Flowing Yellow,” 2020, , found garden stature, paint, glaze, assorted fibers including wool, linen, cotton, polyester, 34” x 29” x 26”
"Once Was," 2019, 2-sided memorial wall, embroidered poppies sewn onto velvet, donated clothing, cotton yarn,12 x 5 feet,
"Call Me Rose," 2019, Assorted fabrics, red dye, cotton threads, mannequin, 42 x 29 x 23 inches