Artist Bio and Statement

Shari Ellen Wolf Boraz


Shari Boraz has a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago where she majored in textile design.  She has been involved in fiber arts since the 1970s.  As a fiber artist her primary media is hand embroidery, but she also dyes and embroiders natural fibers. 

Shari’s goal is to attract the observer to her art using color and composition, prompting the viewer to dwell on the art and then to respond in whatever way lies within.  Though her art is presented as 2-dimensional wall art, she endeavors to capture the 4th dimension of time, rather than a snapshot.  She often uses the French knot stitch by mixing complementary threads, creating a pointillist effect inspired by Georges-Pierre Seurat.  In addition she employs weaving techniques to create nuanced coloration.

Shari has exhibited her work in juried and invitational exhibitions across the country and abroad.  She is a member of the Textile Society of America, the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen, and the AVA Gallery and Art Center.


Born: Chicago, IL

Lives and Works: Hanover, NH

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