Thread on Fabric
Deidre Scherer pioneered the figurative potential of both thread-on-layered-fabric and woven paper constructions. She has exhibited her work since 1979 in over 160 shows including solos at the Brattleboro Museum & Art Center; the Baltimore Museum of Art; the Greenville Museum of Art in NC; the Everson Museum of Art in Syracuse, NY; the Redding Museum of Art in CA; and the Maltwood Art Museum in Victoria, British Columbia.
“Fabric stirs our sense of touch – we are wrapped in cloth from birth through death. By meticulously piecing, layering and machine-sewing, I draw out an intimate presence that actively engages our eye.”
She is featured in the documentary Holding Our Own, which screened at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Among numerous publications, her work appears on the cover of the renowned When I Am an Old Woman I Shall Wear Purple and she wrote about her art’s evolution in Deidre Scherer: Work in Fabric and Thread.
Scherer received fellowships from the Vermont Arts Council and The Open Society Institute as well as the 2008 Humanities Award from the American Academy of Hospice & Palliative Medicine, and the Rhode Island School of Design’s 2010 Alumni Association Award for Artistic Achievement. In many private collections, her work has also been acquired by the Baltimore Museum of Art; the Heller Museum, NYC; The Cahoon Museum of Art, Cotuit, MA; the Marbaum Collection at The San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles; The Crowell Collection, Newfane, VT; and the Visions Art Museum, San Diego, CA.