Antonio Balladares


Assistant Curator (full-time)

Embroidered Portraits by Artist Sheena Liam

Love these embroidered portraits of women’s hair flowing out of frame by Los Angeles-based artist and model Sheena Liam. Started as something to pass the time between photoshoots and shows, Liam has begun to document her projects on a dedicated Instagram account ( Check out more

Rugs by Macarena Luzi

Macarena Luzi is a self taught textile designer based in Los Angeles, California, producing colourful rugs and often collaborating with other artists to bring their designs to life.

Rugs by Macarena Luzi

Alexandra Kehayoglou's pieces

Love these rugs by artist Alexandra Kehayoglou from Buenos Aires. A combination of sculpture and installation, art and craft, Kehayoglou’s pieces are both functional and environmentally conscious. Each one is based on a place she has visited and wishes to prese

Cleverly Reconstructed Carpets by Artist Faig Ahmed

Faig Ahmed takes apart traditional Azerbaijani carpets and recreates them, altering their patterns to create compositions with contemporary twists: pixelation, graffiti, optical illusions, and various purposeful imperfections. See more images below!

Nadine Nakanishi and Nick Butcher

Handwoven, screen-printed, and painted textiles by artists, Nadine Nakanishi and Nick Butcher. The duo is based in Chicago, and I previously featured them here, here, and here.

Colourful Giant Handmade Textile Butterflies and Moths by Artist Yumi Okita

Love these colourful moths and butterflies by North Carolina-based artist Yumi Okita. The pieces are made by hand using fabric, cotton, fake fur, fabric paint, embroidery thread, wire, and feathers. Lots more images below!

Censored Embroidery by hijadelacoca

Artist based in Lima, her works are predominantly related to embroidery and human corporealities. Her latest works criticize the censorship of bodies in social networks, using techniques typically related to the feminine, where the censorship evidences the nudity itself.

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“Dearer than Truth” by Artist Michelle Kingdom

New embroidery works by Los Angeles-based artist Michelle Kingdom (previously featured here). Drawing inspiration from literary and historical references as well as personal memories and mythologies, Kingdom’s intricately detailed scenes often depict women, either gathering in groups or confronting

natural elements alone. See more images below or on display at Foley Gallery in New York until May 13.

“Simple” by Artist Erin M. Riley

Brooklyn-based artist Erin M. Riley memorializes fleeting moments (often violent or traumatic) in large-scale tapestries. See more images below or on display at Hashimoto Contemporary in San Francisco March 2 – 25.

Hand-Embroidered Photographs by Artist Diane Meyer

American artist Diane Meyer questions the ability of photography to accurately preserve our memory and experience, highlighting its tendency to obscure the past by transforming history into an object of nostalgia. Embroidering directly onto photographs taken along the former path of the Berlin wall,