Jennifer Tsuchida is a Toronto felt artist who is enchanted by the magic of turning wool fibre into a cohesive felted fabric. Through extensive reading and experimentation, her techniques are self-taught and continually evolving.
Employing both traditional and modern felt making techniques, Jennifer creates hand felted sculptural pieces of functional, decorative, and wearable art. She is at once inspired by the natural world and the underbelly of the darkest corners of her imagination. Irrespective of the subject matter, her art is fueled by a particular interest in the dichotomy of different textures, patterns, colours, and forms, as the contrast builds a certain tension that both seduces and repels.
Throughout the years, Jennifer’s work has been exhibited in galleries as well as non-traditional exhibition spaces both locally and nationally. Her work has been acquired for private collections in Canada, the United States, Britain, Germany, and Japan.
Jennifer is a Craft Professional member of Craft Ontario and is a member of Surface Design Association. She is also a member of Gallery 1313 in Toronto, Ontario, was on the gallery’s Events Fundraising Subcommittee, and was an Artist Mentor for the Parkdale Art Mentorship Program spearheaded by the gallery. She curated a fibre art exhibition entitled On the Wild Side and also had her solo exhibition, introspection, at the gallery. Jennifer was invited by the Head of the Textiles Department at Sheridan College in Oakville, Ontario to conduct a lecture and demonstration on her art of felt-making in September of 2015. Her art has been published in Studio Magazine: Craft and Design in Canada, Spring/Summer 2015 edition and will be featured in the book “Worldwide colours of felt”, a Dutch publication slated for release in spring of 2016.