Virtual Studio Tour: Tricia Waddell
Thursday March 30 – noon-noon
Tricia Waddell is the textile artist behind Studio Blkbird, based in Denver, Colorado in the Santa Fe Arts District. Inspired by her degree in fashion design from the Fashion Institute of Technology and a variety of surface design workshops, her work combines painting and screen-printing with reactive dyes and resists to create visual textures inspired by abstract art, ceramics, and graphic design. Often incorporating mixed media and fiber elements, her current work focuses on soft sculptures and art works that are interior self-portraits and expressions of raw internalized emotions. Inspired by the beliefs in many cultures that objects and dolls can hold protective, healing, and magical powers as talismans, she strives to create intimate works that embody quiet emotional power and empathy.
Exhibitions include “A Spiral is Linear” at Friend of a Friend Gallery (2023), “Pink Progressions: Collaborations” at the Arvada Center Gallery (2020), and various art pop-ups in the Denver area. She’s a member of the Tilt West board and an artist member of the Colorado Art Therapy Association. When she’s not in the studio, she works as an editor, writer, and storyteller creating content for artists and non-profits.
Images courtesy of the artist.