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Gerri Sayler
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Attended University of Idaho
Lives in Moscow, ID
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A glorious day of spur-of-the-moment creating.  
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Images of new installation at the University of Wyoming Art Museum composed of thousands of feet of monofilament hand drizzled with hot glue.
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Flabbergasted — my response to these intricate spiderwebs posing as gorgeous sculptures on museum pedestals!!!
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Brian, hmmmmmmm, you got me to thinking. If this was my gig, I think I would talk the gallery into creating a glass case, suitable for spider weaving, and populated it with a critter or two. But sigh ... arachnophobia is systemic in our culture.
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These are spectacular
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New blog post about seeing the Seattle Art Museum's exhibit of Australian Aboriginal Art, showing through Sept 2. Ancient themes, modern artists.  Absolutely spectacular!
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Her paintings—the linear qualities and palette—luscious.  And, the 4-minute video she created on painting XL inspired me to think about picking up a paintbrush. http://bit.ly/OQ1UOn
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You made me curious Gerri! THANKS!
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Work
Occupation
Installation artist
Employment
  • Gerri Sayler Artist
    Artist, 2007 - present
  • Idaho Repertory Theatre
    Marketing Director, 1997 - 2005
  • Above the Rim Gallery
    Director, 2005 - 2009
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Currently
Moscow, ID
Previously
Grand Forks, ND - Minneapolis, MN - Portage la Prairie, Manitoba - Hamilton, New Zealand
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Tagline
Creates site-specific installations using fibers as sculptural media
Introduction

Gerri Sayler draws on the tactility of fibers and serial repetition to create work that references the cycles of nature and the nature of time.   She is inspired by the landscapes she has known and loved—the grasslands and wheat fields of Midwest prairies, the hills and valleys of north Idaho where she lives, and the Pacific Northwest's seasonal textures of water and ice. Her labor-intensive handwork fabricating and/or deconstructing fibrous materials, both industrial and natural, which are massed by the hundreds/thousands to fuse materials and space into voluminous, visceral environments.

Bragging rights
The artist's 2012 exhibit schedule: Whitworth University Bryan Oliver Gallery (February—April), University of Wyoming Art Museum (June—January 2013), and Missoula Art Museum (October—April 2013). Her solo exhibit record also includes: Suyama Space/Seattle (2010), Boise Art Museum (2008), Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture (2009), Sun Valley Center for the Arts (2008), the University of Idaho Prichard Art Gallery (2007). Recipient of the 2007 Idaho Triennial, she was recently awarded artist residency fellowships by the Jentel Arts Foundation and Brush Creek Arts Foundation. She holds a BFA in Studio Art from the University of Idaho, and a BA in Journalism from the University of North Dakota. She lives with her husband, Kenton Bird, in Idaho where the rolling hills of the Palouse hills have instilled her passion for fibrous textures.
Education
  • University of Idaho
    BFA Studio Art, 2005 - 2007
  • Washington State University
    coursework art & anthropology, 1991 - 1995
  • University of North Dakota
    BS Journalism, 1979 - 1983
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Gender
Female
Other names
Gerri Eberlein