Natalya Aikens’ art is architecturally inspired and delicately stitched. The core of it is deeply rooted in her Russian heritage and the architectural imagery of St. Petersburg and New York City, coupled with the use of recycled materials such as paper, plastics, and vintage fabrics. Computer photo manipulation, and intense hand and machine stitching, and translucent effects are the techniques she favors.
Natalya has exhibited her work in juried shows through out the US; most recently she was juried into Quilt National 2013 at the Dairy Barn Arts Center in Athens, OH and 63rd Annual Art of the Northeast at the Silvermine Art Center in New Canaan, CT. She has been published in Fiber Art Now, Quilting Arts Magazine, Cloth Paper Scissors Magazine, Art Quilting Studio and has made appearances on Quilting Arts TV. Her art is on the cover of Quilting Arts Calendar 2009 and has been published in Art Quilts at Play by Jane Davila and Elin Waterston, SAQA’s Portfolio 15 – 20 and Jane Davila’s Surface Design Essentials. Her DVD workshop for Cloth Paper Scissors Magazine is titled Texture Transformation: Stitch Alter Recycle. She is a member of SAQA (Studio Art Quilts Associates) and SDA (Surface Design Association). Natalya has earned her BFA from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY and had a previous career in the fashion and film industries. She currently lives and works in Westchester County, NY with her husband and two young daughters.
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Look at her work – cannot wait to see what she shows us for CJS2015!