Fiber Artist Bisa Butler on Her Vibrant Quilted Portraits That Share Black Stories

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Fiber artist Bisa Butler uses the traditional craft of quilting to create incredible portraits of Black stories. This week on the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast, we interview Bisa about the meaning behind her portraits and how she brings lost histories back to life. We think you’ll really enjoy hearing about these unexpected narratives that Bisa represents in colorful textures and bright patterns.

See some of the artwork we discuss on the Top Artist Instagram

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Read more about Bisa’s work and the projects we discuss:

Quilted Portraits Honor the Stories of Black Men and Women Who Are Forgotten by History

Vibrant Quilts Honor Black Men and Women Whose Stories Were Forgotten or Overlooked

Colorful Quilts Crafted from African Fabrics Tell Stories of Artist's Ancestral Homeland

5 Contemporary Textile Artists to Celebrate During Women’s History Month

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