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Evelyn Politzer

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Evelyn Politzer is a visual artist conveying nature’s plea for interconnectedness through yarn, thread, and fabric. Originally from Montevideo, Uruguay, she now lives and works in Miami, Florida. Her practice has roots in her native land, a country where sheep outnumber human inhabitants, and where wool and other natural fibers continue to be an important tool for people’s livelihood. Evelyn received an MFA in Visual Arts (2021), from Miami International University of Art and Design. She is a 2020 recipient of the Ellies Creator Award by Solo exhibitions include “Nature and History” 2023 at the Hidden Garden in Pinecrest Gardens, FL; “Tree Huggers and Nests. The Art of Evelyn Politzer” 2022 at Miami Beach Botanical Garden; "Invisible Threads” 2021 at Hialeah Cultural Center, Miami Dade College; and "Knitting as Poetry, Reflections on the Natural Environment" 2018 in The Eye Has to Travel Gallery, Miami International Airport, American Airlines Terminal. Selected 2023 group exhibitions include “Artists Celebrate OUR PLANET with Care” at Doral Contemporary Art Museum; “Birding: Obsession of Observation” at the Tenth Street Gallery in Sarasota, FL; and “El Mundo es un Pañuelo” at the Coral Gables Museum.

Working in fiber art allows her to foster community, bringing people together. Politzer has co-organized Worldwide Knit in Public Day in Miami (2016-2019). During the 2020 pandemic, Evelyn felt compelled to create a platform for others to share their textile art journey. Together with two other local artists FAMA - Fiber Artists Miami Association was born, with the mission to educate and advance contemporary fiber arts in Miami. Politzer is now working towards the organization of the first Miami Textile Biennale to take place in November 2022 till January 2023.

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