Toni Kersey

Toni Kersey is a mixed media fiber artist whose background as a graphic designer informs her work. She began designing and making quilts in 2005. After studying fabric painting techniques her creative focus shifted to fiber art. Since that time, she has concentrated on developing a creative language that fuses African-American quilt making with abstract painting, dying, beading and printing techniques.
Ms. Kersey received her Bachelor of Arts/Graphic Design degree from the University of Illinois. She was an award-winning logo designer and her work was published in "American Corporate Identity 4". Toni taught for many years at the Art Institute of Philadelphia and has exhibited locally, nationally and internationaly.

Selected Juried Exhibitions:
Huron Valley Council for the Arts "Women’s Stories: Quilt Exhibit” 2007
Ohio Valley Arts League “Spoken With Hands” 2008
Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum "Sisters in Cloth" 2008
Allentown Art Museum “30th Juried Exhibition” 2009
Art in City Hall "On The Fringe of Fiber" 2009
Woodmere Art Museum "Contemporary Voices" 2009
Goggle Works Center for the Arts "More Than Fiber" 2010
Main Line Art Center 2011
Avisca Fine Art Gallery 2011
Art of the State 2012
Sacred Threads Traveling Exhibit 2017-2019
The Galleries at Moore College of Art
“Leeway @ 25 “2018
Carnegis Center for Art & Histiry “Form Not Function” 2020
Pennsylvania State Museum 53rdrd Annual Art of the State 2020-2021

Group Exhibitions:
International Quilt Festival-Houston, Texas 2010
Leeway Foundation "Intertwined" 2010
Art Sanctuary “Conjure. Speak. Invoke” 2012
Art in City Hall 2015
The Colored Girls Museum Philadelphia Fringe Festival 2015
African American Museum Philadelphia 2016-2017
Art in the Embassies-United States Embassy N’Djamena, Chad
Black Arts Festival Philadelphia 2018

Solo Exhibitions:
Philadelphia International Airport 2014—2015
A Seed on Diamond Gallert “Rhythm and the Blues” 2019

Leeway Foundation “Art and Change” Grant 2007
Maurice Freed Memorial–1st Prize for oil or mixed media
Leeway Foundation “Art and Change” Grant 2011
Pennsylvania Council on the Arts “Professional Development
and Technical Assistance” Grant 2012
Art of the State–Third Prize Crafts 2012
Outstanding Achievement Award The Colored Girls Museum
Award of Excellence presented by the Louisville Area Fiber and Textile Artists
The 2021 Meyer Family Award for Contemporary Art

Public Collections:
Health Partners Inc.
Althea Gibson Education and Tennis Center

American Corporate Identity
500 Art Quilts by Lark Books
Artistry in Fiber Volume 1 Wall Art by Schiffer Books
Sacred Threads

Professional Memberships:
Studio Art Quilt Associates
American Craft Council

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