Brooke Atherton

August 1, 2011 - June 20, 2012

Brooke Atherton is a multi-media and fiber artist who lives and works in Billings, Montana. Her work visually describes her journey across the American West. Her fabric and mixed media drawings are built up in layers of silk, cotton, and wool from canvas backings. She uses non-traditional methods to manipulate the fabric, such as ripping, burning, and rusting, to represent the effects of natural forces on the fabrics, which she then fuses and stitches extensively. Many of her works are calendars, maps, and measuring devices that relate specific stories and events, with underlying themes of passage through time and space, and meaning built through repetition.

Brooke received her BFA from Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. Her work has been shown in museums, galleries, and fiber art shows in the United States and England, including Quilt Visions in San Diego, and several traveling Studio Art Quilt Associates shows. She is the Montana and Idaho representative for that organization.