The Art of Fiber: Stephanie McGovern Spinning Masterpieces

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Raised in a small farming town outside of San Francisco, Fiber Artist Stephanie McGovern, discovered the power of threads, forms, and materials through the gallery community and harassed them to create breathtaking sculptures. Making anything from installations to wearable apparel, is there anything she can’t do?

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Constructing pieces of Ruby Rose’s face to abstract cloth and thread formations, Stephanie McGovern has been through the loop (no pun intended) of what goes into making thoughtful installation pieces. Ranging from handheld to wall scale, McGovern does not limit her ability to create.

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Stephanie, in 2012, began pursuing exposure through artist callings and landed herself a place in the Roll Up Gallery’s exhibition, “In Heaven, Everything Is Fine,” resulting in her piece being mentioned in SF GATE. She continued to showcase work through various student shows and won best in mixed media at the 25th Annual Stillwell Student Exhibition for her piece, “Felt on Plexi.”

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She has also been very active in the trade show scene since 2011, creating one of a kind woven and Shibori acid dyed scarves for Renegade Craft Fair and Santa Rosa’s annual winter Shop Party. Her most recent projects include collaborating with designer Dominic Chambrone, a.k.a “The Shoe Surgeon,” on integrating hand woven fabric with custom footwear and donating an art piece to Root Division for their 2015 benefit show “Taste.”

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