A contemporary fiber artist with a political focus, Adrienne Sloane deeply explores all forms of sculptural knit structures out of her Lexington, Massachusetts studio. As a hand and machine knitter, her work often addresses timely but universal issues while remaining mindful of the rich historical context of her medium. Sloane exhibits and teaches internationally and has also worked with indigenous knitters on economic development projects in Bolivia and Peru.
Sloane’s work has won many awards and has been published in both magazines and books including Fiber Art Now, the Surface Design Journal, The Culture of Knitting; Textiles, The Art of Mankind and Knitting Art. Sloane has work in the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Goldstein Museum of Design, The Kamm Collection and The American Textile History Museum as well as private collections. Sloane’s curatorial work includes the sculptural fiber exhibits Beyond Knitting (2008) and Primary Structures (2010) at the San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles and Metaphoric Fibers at the Textile Center in Minneapolis. She also enjoys writing regularly for the magazine, Fiber Art Now, the American contemporary textile art publication.