Ann Roth

Adjunct, Studio Art, Gallery Director

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Areas of Expertise

  • I investigate color theory and interactions in my weaving practice.
  • The creative process and how people learn are ongoing areas of study for me.
     

Professional biography

I joined the Meredith College Art Department faculty in the Fall of 2001 after working in administrative and curatorial positions with non-profit arts organizations, universities and galleries in Vermont, Maine and North Carolina. As adjunct faculty I am the Gallery Director and teach 2-D Design, Composition and Color. I received a BFA from the University of Michigan and an MFA in Textile Design from the University of Kansas, and maintain a studio art practice in weaving. My work has been shown in local and regional solo, invitational and juried exhibitions.


Academic Credentials

MFA, Textile Design, University of Kansas, 1982
BFA, Studio Art, and K-12 Art Education Certification, University of Michigan, 1972


Research

I play with color and pattern to create the illusion of deep, layered and contemplative spaces in my weavings. Warp and weft elements intersect to produce subtle and/or dramatic forms and contrasts. There is a planned outcome, but it can also be challenged or distorted by the warp and weft under tension. I draw inspiration from historic and contemporary textiles from many cultures, as well as from rhythms in the landscape, architectural structures, and found object compositions. The splendid patterns and vibrant colors of the ikat fabrics and embroideries from Uzbekistan are most recent influence on my work.


Awards

2013
Open Studio Artist Residency, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Isle, Maine

2010
Regional Artists Projects Grant, United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake CountyPublications (Catalogues)


Publications

2013
34th Annual Contemporary Crafts: Mesa Contemporary Art Museum; essay by Jennifer Scanlon

2012
In Response: Weavings by Ann Roth and Vita Plume: The Gregg Museum of Art & Design; essays by Roger Manley and Kate Dobbs Arial

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