My quilts explore the intersection of traditional craft and modern expression, incorporating motifs and techniques from traditional quilts into a more contemporary context.  


Past and current projects include: Irish Chain Variations, a yearlong study of the traditional form;  "Black and White," variations on traditional quilt patterns using a stripped-down palette and alternative configurations; "Quilts for Ruth," a series of quilts based on the feminist jurisprudence of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg; and "Kintsugi," quilts inspired by the kintsugi aesthetic tradition in Japanese pottery, which explore the idea that beauty can be derived from error and imperfection.


BA, Art History and Theatre Studies, Swarthmore College.  JD, University of Pennsylvania Law School.

© 2016 Alexis Deise

photography by Carol Gander:

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