Blanka Amezkua is a mixed media artist who has done a series of crochet-edged embroidery images that I love. Each image is of a powerful, often slightly crazy-looking, superheroine-style woman embroidered onto fabric. The fabric then has a thick crochet border, sometimes done in what appears to be filet crochet. I love the way that the border adds both texture and bold color to the work!
About Crochet Artist Blanka Amezkua
Blanka Amezkua learned to embroider among groups of women in Mexico when she was only five years old. She went to Italy to study painting and then got an art degree in California. She has also worked in Greece and New York; she divides her time between Cuernavaca, Mexico and New York and really celebrates the vibrant energy of metropolitan areas. A truly international artist, her work has been exhibited in museums and shows around the world. She started exhibiting in groups shows in 2006 and has had solo shows in New York, Belgium and Greece. In 2008 and 2009 she won three different Bronx, NY artist awards. In 2010 and 2013 she did presentationa at the A Complex Weave, Women and Identity in Contemporary Art Symposium.
About The Embroidery Crochet Art
Blanka’s series was inspired by the women of Mexican adult comic books and pop culture to create her boldly colorful heroines.
Her work explores issues of gender, women’s sexuality and culture.
Although its her crochet-edged art I’m showing here, she also does some really beautiful collage and mixed media art.