Textile Art Dolls

Textile Art Dolls

Monday, June 3, 2019 to Friday, September 6, 2019

In 1992, Shelley Thornton, a lifelong artist, turned to the medium of textiles,
creating one of a kind cloth art dolls with embroidered, needle sculpted
faces, wooden ball joints, and her unique, signature style stuffed cloth hair. Her 28”
figures are meticulously costumed, juxtaposing unexpected combinations of
alluring textiles into collages of patterns and colors. She was elected into the
prestigious National Institute of American Doll Artists in 1995, and is known
internationally for her work. She was born and raised in Lincoln and earned a
Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Nebraska. This exhibit will showcase
her dolls, as well as other work informed by her love of textiles, including a large
scale embroidered crazy quilt.

Shelley Thornton.