Joanna Staniszkis

Joanna Staniszkis is a Canadian textile artist whose commissioned works hang in prominent buildings around the world. She has exhibited throughout Europe and North America. Joanna draws on a number of significant experiences: education at the Fine Arts Academy in her native Poland, studies at the School of the Chicago Art Institute and extensive travels in search of textiles for her study collection. Joanna has over 30 years of teaching experience at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada as an Associate Professor in Design and Textile Design. Her work is known for inventive, original techniques and unconventional use of materials as well as cross-cultural references. In the last few years, Ms. Staniszkis has returned to intensive experiments, the use of natural dyes, this time on silk.

Photo by Dave Shackelton

Artist Work
It Rains Cocoons
110 in x 43 in
silk cocoons, stainless steel loom heddles & plastic ties

Artist Work
It Rains Cocoons - detail
in x in
silk cocoons, stainless steel loom heddles & plastic ties

Artist Work
Wild Cocoons in Black (4 forms)
in x in
construction of PVC mesh, ties

Artist Work
Empty Vessel
12 in x 15 in
natural and dyed cocoons, metal mesh, rubber ties

Artist Work
Empty Vessel
12 in x 15 in
cocoons, metal mesh, rubber ties

Artist Work
Empty Vessel
12 in x 15 in
cocoons, metal mesh, rubber ties

Artist Work
Wild Cocoon
30 in x 40 in
silk fabric, silk fibers, natural dyes, screen printing