California-Based Tapestry Artist Wins Prestigious Award

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California-based tapestry artist Celina Grigore recently won a very prestigious award: The Award of Excellence at the 9th “From Lausanne to Beijing” International Fiber Art Biennale. “From Lausanne to Beijing” is the world’s largest contemporary fiber art biennale, held this year in Shenzhen, China.

This tapestry recently won a contemporary fiber art award at the "From Lausanne to Beijing" International Fiber Art Biennale.

“Reunion” by Celina Grigore. Image courtesy of Celina Grigore. See more on Celina’s website.

Celina’s winning entry is titled “Reunion.” It is a handwoven tapestry nearly 6 x 8 feet tall, conveying “a desire for togetherness and communication.” Take a look at her gorgeous work—according to the artist, she often uses black and white “for its integrity and potency to engage the viewer.”

“Reunion” was one of 221 works selected by the “Lausanne to Beijing” jurors from 963 world-wide entries.

Celina’s other work can be seen at the American Tapestry Biennial 11, which is traveling through a variety of United States museums.

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