bettina matzkuhn

bettina matzkuhn


Bettina Matzkuhn explores history, geography, and personal stories through a focus on embroidery and fabric collage. She exhibits, writes professionally on the arts, lectures, teaches and volunteers.

artist statement

Fibre interests me as a language of visual narrative. Textiles have a long history of inscribing social and personal stories. My work is a part of this continuum. The assorted threads and specific qualities of the textiles that I use in my work form a vocabulary –one used in the service of an idea, a story, or a theme. It is a language I have used since childhood for its versatility and opulence. I grew up around sailboats on BC’s coast, and hike in many corners of Canada, hence a love of charts, maps, symbols and viewpoints.