Lacey Jane Roberts Masters the Art of Guerilla Knitting

roberts_01Lacey Jane Roberts is not one to color within the lines.  Her studio practice of large scale, site-specific knitted instillations pushes the boundaries of traditional art.

Lacey Jane’s instillations, which occasionally consist of guerilla actions, showcase her skillful fiber work of knitting, twining, Peruvian wrapping, vacuum forming, latex, knotless netting, multiple harness floor loom and loom maintenance, block printing, basket-weaving, felting, embroidery, hand and machine sewing, and overlock/serger.

Lacey Jane has served as visiting faculty in the textiles department and a Studio Practice Instructor in the MFA program at California College of the Arts.  Her work was most recently included in the exhibition “Capital Jewelers” at Naomi Aron Contemporary Art in Las Vegas, NV.crafts2-1

Her recent ambitious and strikingly beautiful piece “We couldn’t get in. We couldn’t get out.” consisted of a huge hot pink, knitted barbed wire fence made from crank-knit yarn, hand-woven wire, steel poles and assorted hardware. 

Lacey Jane’s guerilla work was also reflected in San Francisco in 2005 when California College of The Arts dropped the word “Crafts” from its name.  Lacey Jane installed the words “& crafts” with hand-knit yarn and plexiglass.

To view more of Lacey Jane Robert’s work go to www.laceyjaneroberts.com.

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