Paula Kovarik






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About the Artist

Paula Kovarik is a full-time artist and fiber art teacher from Memphis, TN. With a
background in design and art history from Southern Illinois University and a 30-year
career in graphic design she creates story and art with stitch and fabric. Kovarik’s
award-winning art has been recognized by Quilt National, Quilts=Art=Quilts, World of Threads, and FiberArt Now – Excellence in Fibers. She has been profiled in Smithsonian American Craft, Art Quilting Studio and FiberArt Now publications. Her work is featured in Art Quilts Unfolding – 50 Years of Innovation and Art Quilts International Abstract & Geometric. Her work has been collected by the International Quilt Museum in Lincoln, NE, the International Airport in Memphis, TN as well as private collections.

Artist Statement

Stitching is my second language. I stitch to say things without words. I look for the
uncanny in life. Things that are broken, worn, stunning or ignored — things that don’t make sense. I work in silence, stitching the dialogue in my mind. I use the quilted form, it gives me a a strong line against a giving surface. My aim is to react and reconsider as a piece evolves.

I listen to what the stitch has to say.