|BIOGRAPHY: Ingrid Goldbloom Bloch sees beauty in common objects. Hardware stores are her inspiration for many of the mixed-media sculptures she creates. She transforms everyday materials intended for one purpose into something entirely different. Vinyl plumbing tubing metamorphoses into glass-like vessels. Steel nuts and washers are woven together to create undergarments. “My goal in my work is to draw the viewer in to take a closer look at materials and objects that ordinarily go unnoticed and see them in a new light.”
Her pieces have been described as “innovative, ironic, and humorous.” Her works have been featured in museums and galleries throughout the United States including two Bead International: Best in Contemporary Beadwork touring shows, SOFA Chicago and New York, the Fuller Craft Museum’s prestigious “Trashformations” touring show and The Society of Arts and Crafts in Boston. Select images have appeared in a number of books and publications, including: 500 Beaded Objects (Lark Publishing) Creating Beaded Beads (Lark Publishing), Fiber Arts Magazine, Beadwork Magazine, Surface Design Journal, Bead & Button Magazine and The Boston Globe.
Ingrid Goldbloom Bloch was born in Chapel Hill, North Carolina and raised in New Mexico and Wisconsin. She is a self-taught artist who draws upon the disciplines of contemporary beadwork, metal work, and fiber arts.