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Artist of the moment….Nancy Youdelman

Nancy Youdelman is an American artist renown for her work with dresses. Nancy Youdelman was born in New York City in the year 1948. For her collegiate studies she attended California Institute for the Arts earning a bachelors in art. For her graduate studies she attended U.C.L.A .

Youdelman was one of the first students in Judy Chicago’s first feminist art class. She was also able to mentor under Mary Schapiro, a member of the Pattern and Decoration Movement I have profiled already.

Her dresses remind me of three dimensional collages as they are laced with intricate detail such as buttons and photographs.

The artist is part of the teaching faculty at California State University at Fresno.

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Below a brief interview with the artist. I would skip the beginning and start at 5:15 and you can see her show some work and her thoughts about it.

Another awesome artist that enjoy working the dress as a main subject is Christina Chalmers. Below an example of her style.


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Artist of the moment……Janet Taylor Pickett

Janet Taylor Pickett is a mixed media artist born in 1948 in Michigan. Pickett is renown for working with dresses which she uses to convey identity. For her collegiate studies the artist attended many art institutions. She attended the Michigan School of Art and Design for her BFA. Her post graduate work was done at the University of Michigan. In addition she attended Parsons School of Design.

I love the way she includes renown painters in her work. An appropriation done with her favorite subject of dresses.

I find her work very similar to the artist Christina Chalmers, who also has built a reputation for working with the dress as a main subject. Below a great example of Chalmer’s work with the dress. She also creates sculptures of dresses.


Taught much of her career at Essex County College. Also taught at Bloomfield College.

Pickett is a multi media artist that enjoys working with canvas, fabric, collage, and paint.

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In this clip Pickett talks about her work.

Another great interview with the artist.

I love the patterns and colors used by both Christina Chalmers and Janet Taylor Pickett works!