Chris Motley

San Francisco, CA.

About the Artist:

Chris Motley has been knitting for many years, and recently took her knitting a step further, creating sculpture with yarn. Her knitted sculptures have been exhibited in galleries across America.

Education/professional experience:

Workshops: Kansas City Art Institute, California College of Craft and Design
BA, History and Sociology 1970
JD, 1976

Solo Exhibitions:

SXU Gallery, Chicago, IL, “Human Dimensions in Fiber” August 25-September 25, 2012

Group Exhibitions:

FLOW Art Space, “New” St. Paul, MN 1/16 – 2/2
Pence Gallery “By Hand: Extraordinary Craft in California”, Davis, CA 2/8-4/5
Union Street Gallery, “MAD”, Chicago Heights, IL 3/6-4/6
Rosalux Gallery, Minneapolis, MN Open Door, December 7-30
Workhouse Art Center, Lorton, VA, The Art of Fiber
Dragonfly Gallery, Austin, TX, Reflections in Fiberart, April 12-May 25
Olive Hyde Gallery, Fremont, CA: ‘44th Annual Textiles Exhibition” March 30-April 28
Handweavers’ Guild of America, ‘Latitude’ Long Beach, CA July 18-21
Mulvane Art Museum, Topeka, KS, ‘Crafts National 2011’ May 5-August 19
somethings looming, Reading, PA, Black,White & Red, September 15-October 27
Arc Gallery, San Francisco, CA; ‘Masquerade’, October 25-November 18
Joshua Creek Heritage Arts Center, Canada, “On the Nature of Things” World of Threads Festival November 2-18
Olive Hyde Gallery, Fremont, CA; ‘43d Annual Textiles Exhibition’
Yeiser Art Center, Paducah, KY; ‘Fantastic Fibers 2011’
Wichita Center for the Arts, Wichita, KS; ‘National Fiber Directions 2011’
Somethings looming Gallery, Reading, PA; ‘SIZE matters’
Handweaver’s Guild of America, Tennessee State Museum, Nashville, TN; ‘Small Expressions’
Pacific Art Guild, Palo Alto, CA; ‘Figures and Faces’
Union Street Gallery, Chicago Heights, IL; ‘Being Human’
Mystic Art Center, Mystic, CT; ‘Form & Fiber: A Contemporary Twist on Fiber Art’
Joan Mondale Gallery, The Textile Center, MN; “Metaphoric Fibers; Untamed Knitting & Crochet”
Yeiser Art Center, Paducah, KY ‘Fantastic Fibers 2010’
VisArts, Rockville, MD ‘Wearable Art, Un-Wearable Fashion’
Greater Reston Art Center, ‘gaps’, juried by Vesula Sretonovic
Pacific Art League, Palo Alto, CA ‘Faces and Figures’, juried by Rene Guzman
Marin Museum of Contemporary art, ‘Solitude’ (Honorable Mention)
Columbia City Gallery, Seattle, WA ‘Touch’ (Second Prize)
Innovations in Fiber, St. Louis, MO St. Louis Artists’ Guild
Head to Toe: From the Funky to the Sublime’
The Spare Room, San Francisco, CA. ‘The Fiber Show’
Museum of Craft + Design, San Francisco, CA; ‘Birds and Their Dwellings’


American Craft Council, Surface Design Association, Fiber Dimensions; San Francisco Museum of Craft and Design