Joy Dilworth creating yellow and green fibers piece at table

BFA '15

I can’t decide what I find more exciting – looking at this insanely weird and wonderful work, or reading the list of materials used. Let me elaborate: Nylon mesh tubing, wax, Q-tips, foam, shadow … latex, beeswax, ink, cotton twine, found wheel. This is the work of Philadelphia-based artist Joy Dilworth and it’s safe to say, I’m smitten.




Joy Dilworth graduated in 2015, and since then her fiber work has been exhibited in the US and abroad, including shows at the China National Silk Museum in Hangzhou, China. In addition to her fiber-based art, she also maintains a graphic design practice—working with both large and small corporate and non-profit organizations.

Her work has also been shown at the Ann Street Gallery, Newburgh, NY; the 34th Exhibition of Hongik Fiber Arts, International Fiber Art Fair at Seoul Art Center Hangaram Art Museum, Seoul, S. Korea; and the International Textile Design and Fashion Art Exhibition, Yu Bo Xin Yun Exhibition Hall, Shunde, Foshan, China.

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