About



"I listen to my mood and work with it allowing the design to evolve spontaneously until I am satisfied with the result"
Hilde Van de Walle Morin

Drama and flow is what I like to express in my fiber work. “Drama” in the form of chaotic lines and weathered surfaces, and “flow” through the use of curved elements and color gradations. My work is influenced by travels, nature walks and by my multi-cultural background and is mainly inspired by nature and by architectural scenes. I try to find a place between abstract and realism, and use an improvisational approach in the design process allowing my work to evolve spontaneously. My construction technique includes the creation of a first layer of pieced fabric with the addition of a second layer of texture through extensive thread work and surface design.

Born in Caracas-Venezuela, of Belgian descent, I currently reside in Portland, Oregon, USA. I exhibit at local and international venues including SOFA (Sculptured Objects and Functional Art) Chicago and New York, Museum of the Americas-Florida, Galería Exágono-México, CIART (Centro Integral de Arte Textil) in Argentina, Museum of Contemporary Craft in Portland-Oregon, Oregon Historical Society Museum in Portland, Oregon and Visions Art Museum in San Diego, California.

I teach regularly at my studio and at other venues, promoting the use of free form techniques in the construction of art quilts.

PUBLICATIONS

2019 - Curated Quilts – House – Issue No. 6

2019 - SAQA Art Quilt Quarterly Issue No.15

2018 - SAQA Journal – Featured Artist - Volume 28, No.1

2018 - SAQA Art Quilt Quarterly Issue No.13

2017 - SAQA Art Quilt Quarterly Issue No. 9

2016 - SAQA Portfolio 23

2015 - 1000 Quilt Inspirations - Sandra Sider

2014 - VISIONS Art Museum - The Sky Is The Limit

2014 - Machine Quilting Unlimited - CityScape GALLERY

2012 - SAQA Journal - MEMBER GALLERY - Cities and Villages - Fall 2012

2009 - QUILTING ARTS MAGAZINE - August/September 2009

2008 - OREGON HOME - March April 2008 / Portfolio: p 18

2007 - THE QUILTING QUARTERLY - Fall 2007, Volume 36 / Number 3 / #139 pp 26-27



PROFESSIONAL ASSIGNMENTS

Infinity Art Gallery - Fiber Art Exhibit 2011: Juror

AWARDS

2015
AWARD OF EXCELLENCE: El Cerro
Surface Design Association, USA

VIEWER'S CHOICE: El Cerro
The Sky Is The Limit - Visions Art Museum - San Diego, California, USA

2012
HONORARY MENTION: Anonymous Script
Women in the Arts 2012- Museum of The Americas - Florida, USA

2010
HONORARY MENTION: Malecón
Women in the Arts 2010 - Museum of The Americas - Florida, USA

FIRST PLACE: Barrio de Tango
Infinity Art Gallery – Art Quilt Exhibit 2010

2009
JUDGE'S CHOICE: Triple Berry Jam
2010 Quilting Arts Calendar Contest

2008
HONORARY MENTION: Barrio de Tango
Women in the Arts 2008 - Museum of The Americas - Florida, USA

2007
FIRST PLACE VIEWER'S CHOICE: Barrio de Tango
Interstate Firehouse Cultural Center, group show - Portland, Oregon, USA

2005
FIRST PLACE VIEWER'S CHOICE: Lavaflow
Multnomah Village, group show - Portland, Oregon, USA

2003
FIRST PLACE VIEWER'S CHOICE: Lastres
Gallery 7126, group show - Portland, Oregon, USA

1998
FIRST PREMIUM WALLHANGINGS: Pueblo
Montgomery County Fair - Maryland, USA

EXHIBITS

2019
IF WALLS COULD TALK - Solo Exhibit at VISIONS Art Museum - San Diego
CA
WHAT GOES AROUND - MIX group exhibit - Portland OR USA
SITKA Northwest ART INVITATIONAL 2019 - Portland OR USA

2018
WEATHER - MIX group exhibit - Portland Oregon USA
SITKA Northwest ART INVITATIONAL 2018 - Portland Oregon USA
FIBER ART - Columbia Center for the Arts - Hood River Oregon

2017
REFLECTION AND RENEWAL (Scenes from the Portland Japanese Garden) - MIX group exhibit - Portland, Oregon, USA
SITKA Northwest ART INVITATIONAL - Portland, Oregon, USA

2016
URBAN PDX - MIX group exhibit - Portland, Oregon, USA
MIX at Chessman Gallery - group exhibit - Lincoln City, Oregon, USA
SITKA Northwest ART INVITATIONAL - Portland, Oregon, USA

2015
A SENSE OF PLACE - The Allison Inn - MIX group exhibit - Newberg, Oregon, USA
Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show, Special Exhibit - MIX group exhibit EXTREME STUDIES - Sisters, Oregon, USA
INTERPRETATIONS - Visions Gallery - San Diego, California, USA
SITKA Northwest ART INVITATIONAL - Portland, Oregon, USA

2014
ABSTRACTING WITH CURVES - Gallery 301 - Hood River, Oregon, USA
EXTREME STUDIES - MIX group exhibit - Portland, Oregon, USA
FIBER INSPIRATIONS - CFG group exhibit - Portland, Oregon, USA
SITKA at Chessman Gallery - MIX group exhibit - Lincoln City, Oregon, USA
THE SKY IS THE LIMIT - Visions Gallery - San Diego, California, USA
SITKA Northwest ART INVITATIONAL - Portland, Oregon, USA

2013
ARTISTS WORKING IN SERIES - Architectural Heritage Center - Portland, Oregon, USA
A DIFFERENT LOOK - Architectural Heritage Center - Portland, Oregon, USA
WALLS OF THE WORLD - Gallery 301 - Hood River, Oregon, USA
LOCALLY GROWN - MIX group exhibit - Portland, Oregon, USA
SPOON, Culinary Inspired Art group exhibit - Lake Oswego, Oregon, USA
SITKA Northwest ART INVITATIONAL - Portland, Oregon, USA

2012
Women in the Arts 2012 - Museum of The Americas - Florida, USA
"SYMBOLS, LETTERS, WORDS, TEXT US" - Umpqua Valley Arts Center - Roseburg, Oregon, USA
MEMORY WALL group exhibit - Portland, Oregon, USA

2011
CFG Group Exhibit - Earth & Fire - Museum of Contemporary Craft, The Lab - Portland, Oregon, USA
A Fine Balance group exhibit - Portland, Oregon, USA
Timeless Quilts group exhibit - Oregon History Museum, Portland, Oregon, USA
Association of Pacific West Quilters group exhibit - Tacoma Convention Center - Washington, USA

2010
CFG Group Exhibit - TEXT - Museum of Contemporary Craft, The Lab - Portland, Oregon, USA
Women in the Arts 2010 - Museum of The Americas - Florida, USA
Infinity Art Gallery - Art Quilt Exhibit 2010
Fiber Art Now - Columbia Center for the Arts - Hood River, Oregon, USA
Portlandia group exhibit - Portland, Oregon, USA

2009
Textile Artists Books - group exhibition - Galería Exágono - Guadalajara, México
Annual International Exposition of Sculpture Objects & Functional Art (SOFA) - Chicago, USA
2010 Quilting Arts Calendar Contest
Five Women Honor Osvaldo Guayasamín - Group show - Havana, Cuba<
CFG exhibit - Community Showcase at the Museum of Contemporary Craft - Portland, Oregon, USA
V World Textile Art - Parallel Exhibition of latin american textile artists - Córdoba, Argentina

2008
Solo Show: Paseo de Color / Color Promenade - Maria Elena Kravetz Gallery, Argentina
Annual International Exposition of Sculpture Objects & Functional Art (SOFA) - Chicago, USA
CSG Annual Show - Celebrating 100 years of Multnomah Village - Portland, Oregon, USA
Annual International Exposition of Sculpture Objects & Functional Art (SOFA) - New York, USA
Women in the Arts 2008 - Museum of The Americas - Florida, USA

2007
Primer Salón Textil de Primavera CIART (CIART First Spring Textile Gallery), Córdoba, Argentina - Guest artist
Annual International Exposition of Sculpture Objects & Functional Art (SOFA) - Chicago, USA
Northwest Quilting and Creative Art Expo - Portland Oregon, USA
Interstate Firehouse Cultural Center, group show - Portland, Oregon, USA

2006
Annual International Exposition of Sculpture Objects &amp; Functional Art (SOFA) - Chicago, USA
Solo show - Centro Integral de Arte Textil (CIART) - Córdoba, Argentina

2005
Multnomah Village, group show, Portland - Oregon, USA

2003
Gallery 7126, group show, Portland - Oregon, USA

1998
Montgomery County Fair - Maryland, USA

MEMBER OF

SAQA - Studio Art Quilt Associates - Juried Artist Member (JAM)
VISIONS - Visions Art Museum
MIX - Portland Fiber Art Group