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Evelyn Politzer, originally from Uruguay, now lives and works in Miami, Florida. After attending Law School in Montevideo, Uruguay and moving to the United States, she pursued her passion for art. Working with wool was only natural in her native country, where the number of sheep far exceeds the number of inhabitants. Through investigations of color, materiality and concepts, she seeks to engage with both global and local issues, establishing universal narratives. Evelyn is a 2020 recipient of the Ellies Creator Award from Oolite Arts Organization and a 2021 MFA in Visual Arts candidate from Miami International University of Art and Design. Working in fiber art allows her to foster community, bringing people together to knit for different causes. Politzer has co-organized World Wide Knit in Public Day in Miami from 2016 till 2019. During the 2020 pandemic, Evelyn felt compelled to create a platform for others to share their textile art journey. Together with two other local artists FAMA-Fiber Artists-Miami Association- was born, with the mission to educate and advance contemporary fiber arts in Miami.
Evelyn Politzer is a fiber artist looking to convey nature’s plea for interconnectedness through yarn, thread and fabric. Using traditional methods like knitting, crochet and embroidery, Evelyn creates unconventional objects, from small 2D tapestries to monumental sculptural forms. She mainly works with hand dyed, soft natural fibers because of their unique tactile quality that allows her to enjoy the passing of time through her sense of touch.
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