|BIOGRAPHY: Miriam Nathan-Roberts holds a BS in Textiles and Design from Cornell University and an MA from University of California, Berkeley. She was one of the early members of the art quilt movement in the 1970's. Since 1965, she has taught art and design at the college and secondary level, as well as at quilt conferences and festivals.
Her quilts have won awards at Quilt National, the American Quilter's Society in Paducah, Kentucky, and she has exhibited many times at Visions. She served as one of the three jurors for Quilt National '05. She has been featured in Art/Quilt Magazine, Quilter's Newsletter, and American Quilter, along with many books including America's Glorious Quilts. In 2003, Miriam was honored in Japan as one of "The Thirty Distinguished Quilt Artists of the World."
Miriam is known for her series of quilts featuring stunning optical illusions and arresting use of color. Miriam's recent quilts utilize digitally-manipulated and digitally-printed images. She lives in Berkeley and maintains an active schedule of studio work, as well as traveling, lecturing and teaching.