Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Artist Resume



Erick Wolfmeyer roots his work in the conventions of traditional quilt-making while he expands the visual and conceptual boundaries of the medium with each new piece.  The work celebrates the excavation of the soul through the work of his hands. 

EXHIBITIONS

2018
From the Artist's Collection (solo), Le Carrefour Européen du Patchwork in Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines, France

2017 
Rerum Novarum (solo), Pearson Lakes Art Center in Lake Okoboji, Iowa 
Quilted Expressions, Blanden Art Museum in Ft Dodge, Iowa 
Art Quilts of the Midwest 
   Iowa Quilt Museum in Winterset, Iowa 

2016
   National Quilt Museum in Paducah, Kentucky 
   International Quilt Study Center in Lincoln, Nebraska

2015
Sum of Many Parts: Quiltmakers in Contemporary America 
   Crealde’ School of Art in Winter Park, Florida 
   The Foundry Art Centre in St Charles, Missouri 
   Jones-Carter Gallery in Lake City, South Carolina

2014
   Chadron State College in Chadron, Nebraska 
   Argenta Branch Library in North Little Rock, Arkansas 
   Washington County Museum in Portland, Oregon 
A Piece of Me, Catich Gallery, St Ambrose University in Davenport, Iowa 
The Sum of Many Parts: 25 Quiltmakers in 21st-Century America
   State Historical Museum of Iowa in Des Moines, Iowa

2013
    Beijing Museum of Women and Children in Beijing, China 
   Wuhan Museum in Wuhan in Hunan Province, China 
   Dalian Modern Museum in Dalian in Liaoning Province, China 
   Guangxi Museum of Nationalities in Nanning, Guangxi Province, China 
   Yunnan Nationalities Museum in Kunming in Yunnan Province, China 
   Shanghai Museum of Textile and Costume at Donghua University in Shanghai, China 

2012
Material Men: Innovation and the Art of Quilting, 
   Pacific Northwest Quilt & Fiber Arts Museum in La Conner, Washington

2011
Quilters Guild of Dallas in Dallas, Texas 

2010
American Quilters Society Expo in Des Moines, Iowa

2007
Museum of Craft and Folk Art in San Francisco, California


PUBLICATIONS/MEDIA 

2018
"What We Keep" (pattern), Magic Patch, Les éditions de Saxe (France)
"Erick Wolfmeyer: Des quilts autobiographiques,"Quilt Country, Les éditions de Saxe (France)
The Making of an Artist: Desire, Courage & Commitment, Kristin Congdon 

2017
Künstler-Porträt, Quilt- & Textilkunst Patchwork Professional (Germany), Dorothee Crane 

2015
Art Quilts of the Midwest, Linzee Kull-McCray

2014
The Buzz St Ambrose University newspaper, Brooke Schelly 
“Bent but Not Broken: Quilting in the Great Recession,” Quilters Newsletter, Mary Kate Karr-Petras

2013
Des Moines Register, Michael Morain 
“The Sum of Many Parts,” Quilters Newsletter, Mary Kate Karr-Petras 
Uppercase blog, Linzee Kull-McCray 

2012
Surface Design News, Luke Haynes 
The Sum of Many Parts: 25 Quiltmakers in 21st-Century America, catalog

2011
“Why You Should Know Him: Erick Wolfmeyer,” Iowa City Press-Citizen 
“Portrait: Erick Wolfmeyer,” Magic Patch (France), Linzee Kull-McCray 
“Art Talks with Bruce Carter,” radio interview WVIK, Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois 

2010
Men and the Art of Quilting, Joe Cunningham 
“Unexpected Quilters Among Us,” The Quilt Life, Meg Cox 

2006
“Discoveries by Designers,” Architectural Digest

2001
“New and Noteworthy,” American Bungalow 


DELEGATE

2016
In Pursuit of the Creative Life: the Future of Creativity & the Arts in America 
National Endowment for the Arts, Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC

2012
The Sum of Many Parts: 25 Quiltmakers in 21st-Century America
US Embassy in Beijing, China and US Embassy Consulate Office in Shanghai, China 


EDUCATION

1990
BFA Photography, Washington University in St Louis, Missouri 

CONTACT 

Collections List

2018
Monsoon - Bill & Marilyn VanKeppel, Kansas City, MO
Face of a Stranger - Blanden Art Museum, Ft. Dodge, IA

2017
Humans Race - Ronna De La Vergne, Everett, WA

2014

Map of the World - St Ambrose University, Davenport, IA

2013

Swim - Dr Joseph & Kineret Zabner, Iowa City, IA

2012

Venus Transit - Steve Kotsines & John Hecht, St Louis, MO

2011

Portmanteau - State Historical Museum of Iowa, Des Moines, IA

2010

Lincoln Log Cabin - Mary Blythe, Williamsburg, IA
Sink - Stephanie Brandenburg, Fairfax, IA
Rapture - University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Iowa City, IA

2009

Ellsworth - Terri Brady, Chicago 
Dogwood - private collection
Kirichigae - Terri Brady, Chicago, IL
Apogee - Frankie Holt & Michael Higgins, Los Angeles, CA

2008

Postlude - Patty Walsh-Bailey, Marengo, IA
Segue - private collection

2007

Home Sweet Home 3 - commission, private collection
Indian Spring - commission, Mary Sherwood Holt, Newport News, VA
Rain or Shine - private collection
Turning Point - private collection
Chromatopia - Grace Oh, San Francisco, CA
Kaleidoscope - Terri Brady, Chicago, IL
What We Keep - Terri Brady, Chicago, IL

2006

Neckties - private collection
Spring Snow - private collection
Churn Dash - private collection
Summer Heat - Barbara Suomi, Princeton, NJ

2005

Flying Geese - Terri Brady, Chicago, IL
Nine Patch On-Point - private collection
Stars-n-Stripes - Terri Brady, Chicago, IL

2004

Color Story - private collection
Four-Point Stars - Mary Sherwood Holt, Newport News, VA

2003

Raindrops - Alison Uyehara, Honolulu, HI
Princess & the Pea - Terri Brady, Chicago, IL
Poor Man’s Cannonball - private collection
Home Sweet Home 2 - commission, Robert Riley, Champaign, IL

2002

Scappy Square - private collection
Snowball - commission, Christine Doehrmann, Williamsburg, IA
Mission Accomplished - private collection
Beige Squares - commission, Lynn & Mary Wolfmeyer, Macomb, IL

2001

Jewel Box Black - Brandon Township Library, Ortonville, MI

2000

Musical Notes - Terri Brady, Chicago, IL
Cinnamon & Spice - Terri Brady, Chicago, IL
Jewel Box Linen - Terri Brady, Chicago, IL
Saguaro Cactus Window - Terri Brady, Chicago, IL

1999

Nannie’s Nine Patch - Terri Brady, Chicago, IL
Isabel Mira - Sharmila Van Noesel, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

1998
Home Sweet Home - Rachel Leibowitz, Springfield, IL


Note: from 2001-2009 my quilts were sold through two retailers who, per policy, did not identify my collectors by name.