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Annet Couwenberg

Annet Couwenberg, an artist born in The Netherlands, received a MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI and a MFA in Textile Arts from Syracuse University, Syracuse, both in the USA. Couwenberg served as chair of the Fiber department at the Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD from 1989 until 2008. She has received individual artist awards from the Maryland State and Ohio State Art Councils. Telos Art Publishing published a Monograph of her work in 2003. Her work is in numerous collections, among them the Textiel Museum in Tilburg, The Netherlands. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, including Delaware Center for Contemporary Arts, Wilmington, DE; 28th Street Studio, New York, NY; Contemporary Museum, Baltimore, MD; City Gallery, Atlanta, GA; Maryland Art Place, Baltimore, MD; The Arkansas Art Center, Decorative Arts Museum, Little Rock, AK; Textiel Museum, Tilburg, The Netherlands. Annet's work has been reviewed and featured by the Washington Post, Baltimore Sun, City Paper, The Atlanta Constitution, Philadelphia Inquirer, Fiberarts. NO (Nouvel Object), Surface Design and Sculpture Magazine.


  • M.F.A., Cranbrook Academy of Art Bloomfield Hills, MI.
  • M.F.A., Textile Arts, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY.
  • B.F.A. in Textile Arts and Educational Degree, School for Textiles, "De Windroos," Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

Solo Exhibitions

  • Whispering Frills, Villa Julie Gallery, Stevenson, MD.
  • On Pins and Needles, Belger Arts Center, Kansas City, MO.
  • Revisited: Work by Annet Couwenberg, Galerie Francoise, Baltimore, MD.
  • Ruffled Collar, Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts", Wilmington, DE.
  • Family Air, Dundalk Art Gallery, Catonsville, MD.
  • Annet Couwenberg and Piper Shepard, 28th Street Studio, New York, NY (two person show).
  • Annet Couwenberg, Ganser Gallery, Millersville University, Millersville, PA.
  • Re- addressing Fiber, Park School Gallery, Brooklandville, MD.
  • Wearing Down Thin, Reconfigurations by Annet Couwenberg, Recitation Hall Gallery, Newark, DE.
  • Under Construction: The Work of Annet Couwenberg, City Gallery, Atlanta, GA.
  • Annet Couwenberg and David Page, Maryland Art Place, Baltimore, MD (two person show).
  • Public Apparel / Private Structures, Gormley Gallery, College of Notre Dame, Baltimore, MD.
  • Signalement, Nederlands Textielmuseum, Tilburg, The Netherlands.
  • Annet Couwenberg: Recent Work, Arti Sera Gallery, Syracuse, NY.

Selected Exhibitions

  • Durer Was Auch Hier, Pan Kunstforum Museum, Emmerich, Germany, catalog.
  • Haus im Park, Kunstverien, Emmerich, Germany.
  • Threads: Weaving Stories, American Textile History Museum and Revolving Museum, Lowell MA.
  • Pricked: Extreme Embroidery, Museum of Arts & Design, New York, NY, catalog.
  • Radical Lace and Subversive Knitting, Museum of Arts & Design, New York, NY, catalog.
  • Hot House: Expanding the Field of Fiber at Cranbrook, 1970 – 2007, traveling.
  • Stitched: Craft/Design/Art, Gspot Gallery, Baltimore, MD.
  • State of The Art, Arlington Art Center, Arlington , VA.
  • The Trawick Prize: Bethesda Contemporary Art Awards, Bethesda, MD.
  • Explorations, Maryland State Arts Council, Baltimore, MD.
  • Wrestling, Rosenberg Gallery, Goucher College, Baltimore, MD.
  • Common Thread, Memphis College of Art, Memphis, TN.
  • Bizarre Beelden Bos, Nederlands Textiel Museum, Tilburg, The Netherlands.
  • Les Fables de La Fontaine, Centre pour l'Art et la Culture, Aix en Provence, France (tour Italy, USA) 2001.
  • Invented Objects/Imagined Spaces, Maryland Art Place.
  • Snapschot, Contemporary Museum, Baltimore, MD.
  • Obsession, Rosenberg Gallery, Goucher College, Baltimore, MD.
  • Trunk Show, Zoller Gallery, University Park, P.A.
  • Haystack Faculty, Blue Heron Gallery, Deer Isle, ME.
  • Embodiment: Fiber Sculpture, The Arkansas Arts Center Decorative Arts Museum, Little Rock, AK.
  • A Permeable Edge: Reference B/fiIO/guID/reIY, Emerson Gallery, McLean, VA The Delaplaine Visual Arts Center, Frederick, MD.
  • Hidden Realities, Secret Visions, Pascal Center for Performing Arts Gallery, Anne Arundel Community College, Arnold, MD.
  • Transformation: Fiber Orientations, three person show, Dowd Fine Arts Gallery, Cortland, NY.
  • Material Poetry, Katherine Nash Gallery, Minneapolis, MN.
  • Maryland Institute: Then and Now, organized by Barry Nemett and Anita Shapolsky Gallery, NY.
  • Natural Forces / Human Observations, Charlotte Crosby Kemper Gallery, Kansas City, MO.
  • De Verzameling in Beeld, Textielmuseum, Tilburg, The Netherlands.
  • Design in Sculptural Fiber, curated by Sherri Smith, Craft Alliance Gallery, St. Louis, MO.
  • Contemporary Fibers, Moreau Gallery, St.Mary's College, Notre Dame, IN.
  • Constructed Form: Six Views of Fiber, Brooks Hall Gallery, North Carolina State Univ., Raleigh, NC.
  • Fiber '87/Northeast Ohio, Great Northern Corporate Center, North Olmsted, OH.
  • Kent-Blossom/Art, visiting and resident faculty exhibit, School of Art Gallery, Kent State Univ. Kent, OH.
  • An Urban Matrix, Churchman Fehsenfeld Gallery, Indianapolis, IN.
  • Manifestations, Salem College Fine Arts Center, Winston-Salem, NC.
  • Juried group show, The Detroit Institute of Art, Detroit, Ml.
  • Constructions, Detroit Focus Gallery, juried by Sam Gilliam, Detroit, MI.
  • Spring Fashion Show Ronald Kolodzie, New York, NY.
  • Brooke Alexander Gallery, Resort Fashion Show, Ronald Kolodzie, New York, NY.
  • Julie Artisans Gallery, New York.

Selected Publications & Reviews

    Contemporary Textiles, Edited by Janis Jefferies and Bradley Quinn, publ. Black Dog, London. Durer Was Also Here, Catalog, forword by Ray Allen, publ. PAN Kunstforum Niederrhein, Emmerich on the Rhine, catalog. Rheinische Post, Saturday, April 5, 2008 Visa, Nahkurse, Kohlestaub by Von Volker Himmelberg. Am Rhein und Issel, Saturday, April 5, 2008, Visual Tagebucher by Gisela Behrent. Neue Rhein Zeitung, Sunday, March 30, 2008 by Jorg Terbruggen.
    Hot House, Expanding the Field of Field of Fiber at Cranbrook, 1970-2007. catalog page 41, published by Cranbrook Art Museum. American Craft magazine, "Hothouse: Expanding the.

This page was last updated on 03/29/2018.