JULIANA SCHERZER
HELEN FRANCES GREGOR AWARD

Juliana Scherzer is a textile artist working out of Toronto, Canada with a Bachelor of Craft and Design, focused in Textiles from Sheridan College. Juliana has worked with children teaching them about art for the past three years and wants to go forward teaching people the value of art and craft in our lives, sharing her knowledge and learning from others. Juliana works primarily in free-motion embroidery on water soluble fabric, creating 3D structures out of thread. Her work seeks to reflect the duality of the known and unknown places of textiles in our lives, a concept she seeks to explore through various themes, particularly biology. Juliana is creating gallery pieces from these themes, creating an engaging and exciting opportunity to learn and to transfer that knowledge to others. With each piece Juliana seeks to teach people about the topics in of her work, be it a historical event or the multitude of proteins used in your body to heal a paper cut. Juliana hopes to create work that engages a viewer in the same ways she is engaged with these topics while creating her work.

www.julianascherzer.com

TB Shawl
Free motion embroidery, water soluble fabric, silk habotai, 152 cm x 89 cm, 2015

TB Shawl (detail)
Free motion embroidery, water soluble fabric, silk habotai, 152 cm x 89 cm, 2015

Owners Series
Vintage instructional textbooks, free motion embroidery, cotton voile
Far left: 22 cm x 30 cm Second from left: 17 cm x 21 cm Second from right: 13 cm x 20 cm Far right: 11 cm x 19 cm, 2016

Owners Series, Evelyn
Vintage instructional textbook, free motion embroidery, cotton voile, 13 cm x 20 cm, 2016

Portraiture Top
Scanned drawings, Photoshop, digital printing, cotton voile, 86 cm x 38 cm, 2017

Fanshawe x Sheridan Collaboration
Silk satin organza, clamp shibori (itajime), polychromatic printing, free motion embroidery
Top: 96 cm Pants: 180 cm, 2017

Insect Patches
Free motion embroidery, hand embroidery, muslin, silk organza, black walnut dye, acid dye, cotton thread
10 cm wide each, 2017

Type 1 Collagen
Free motion embroidery on water soluble fabric, acid dye, cotton thread, 152 cm x 121 cm, 2018

Type 1 Collagen (detail)
Free motion embroidery on water soluble fabric, acid dye, cotton thread, 152 cm x 121 cm, 2018

Type 1 Collagen (detail)
Free motion embroidery on water soluble fabric, acid dye, cotton thread, 152 cm x 121 cm, 2018

Who We Are

Formerly the Ontario Crafts Council, Craft Ontario is a not-for-profit service organization that works to have craft recognized as a valuable part of life. We promote and celebrate professional craft through providing member opportunities, and advocate for craft practice by educating and empowering diverse audiences.