Embroider with Jenny Hart! You know you want to. Stop by any time during her 30-minute embroidery sessions, pick up a hoop and give hand embroidery try! She'll have everything ready for you to step up and start stitching with House Industries' type!
LOCATION: House Industries Exhibition TIME: 11:00 am - 11:30 am TIME: 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm TIME: 4:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Jenny Hart is a Los Angeles-based fine artist and embroidery designer. In 2001 she independently launched a revolutionary design company Sublime Stitching, offering contemporary embroidery patterns, updated educational resources, innovative tools, threads and textiles. Since then, Jenny has become an internationally recognized fine artist and designer. She is an award-winning author of seven titles for Chronicle Books including Embroidered Effects.
Her works have been exhibited and published internationally and are included in public and private collections of note, including the estate of Elizabeth Taylor and the permanent collection of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Renwick Gallery. She has appeared on national and international television, been interviewed on Martha Stewart Radio, and her work has appeared in countless magazines including Vogue, Rolling Stone, Nylon, Spin, The Face, Juxtapoz, The New York Times Magazine and the cover of The Washington Post Magazine. Most recently, Hart's embroidery work was commissioned by Penguin Books UK for the Penguin By Hand series of book covers for Sarah Blake's novel The Postmistress. Her work has been noted in multiple art books of cultural surveys, most recently including The Graphic Art of the Underground: A Countercultural History (Bloomsbury).
Her work has been included in group shows alongside artists Alighiero Boetti, John Baldessari and Laura Owens, and she has undertaken collaborations with Mark Allen and developed experimental embroidery workshops in Los Angeles with Machine Project, the Craft and Folk Art Museum and the Fowler Museum at UCLA.
In addition to running Sublime Stitching and her studio work, she teaches in and around Los Angeles. In 2013 she conceived a series of workshops called Embroidering in Architecture to allow participants the opportunity to sit and embroider in an architecturally significant and inspiring setting. Locations have included Neutra's VDL house in Silverlake, Greene and Greene's Gamble House in Pasadena and the Boddy Mansion at Descanso Gardens.
In 2012, American Art Museum curator Nicholas Bell stated in the 40 Under 40 exhibition catalog: "Embroidery in the United States is unexpectedly in revival due in large part to the efforts of Jenny Hart."
Jenny divides her time between her private art studio in Newhall, California and Sublime Stitching’s office in Los Angeles.