Joanie San Chirico

Toms River, New Jersey, United States


I integrate my love of the stitch with my fascination with the past. My work depicts ancient ruins in various degrees of abstraction or landscape elements forming a breakdown of the ruins into elemental fragments.

I use various pigments, disperse and natural dyes, stitching and manipulation of cloth, paper and paint to achieve the illusion of a patina of age.

I am a full time studio artist with an extensive exhibition record, awards and my work is held in numerous public and private collections. In addition to commissions and exhibitions, I am an independent curator who has created exhibits of contemporary fiber art in New Jersey and New York City.

Catacombs XV: Terracotta © 2005 Joanie San Chirico
Catacombs XV: Terracotta
©2005
36"h x 35"w
Catacombs XVI: Copper © 2004 Joanie San Chirico
Catacombs XVI: Copper
©2004
46"h x 36"w
Earth/Water Obelisks © 2003 Joanie San Chirico
Earth/Water Obelisks
©2003
51"h x 33"w
Ritual Cloth I © 2005 Joanie San Chirico
Ritual Cloth I
©2005
16"h x 20"w

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To see more of this artist's work, visit Joanie San Chirico's Website.