”Jean Williams Cacicedo” Profile
Jean Williams Cacicedo received a BFA in Sculpture from the Pratt Institute, New York, in 1970.
A recipient of an NEA Fellowship Grant in 1976, her work has been featured in many books and publications, with cover stories in both American Craft and Ornament Magazines.
Cacicedo, a nationally known fiber artist, was the prime innovator in the Wearable Art Movement of the 70's. For over three decades she has worked both on and off the body, incorporating a special process she developed for wool fabrics. Known for her "signature coats," her dyed, pieced and sewn constructions have been exhibited at the Gulbenkian Museum, Portugal, the Ginza Art Space, Tokyo and throughout western Europe and the United States. In 2000, a 30 year retrospective of her work was featured at the Museum of Craft and Folk Art, San Francisco, California.
Based in Berkeley, California, Jean teaches fabric dyeing and design in many art programs across the United States. Her work is represented by Julie Artisans Gallery, NYC, Santa Fe Weaving Gallery, NM and Hibberd McGrath Gallery, CO.