McTavish Quilting Studio
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About Kathy McTavish

. . . artist / composer / quilter
long quilted gray scroll by Kathy
Quilted panel from installation at the Joseph Nease Gallery

At McTavish Quilting Studio, Kathy provides computerized quilting services, and manages our grant-writing, video production, inventory, and web design. They are currently working on a series of code-based, algorithmic patterns/kits called "the grid factory."

Kathy has been the recipient of numerous commissions, grants, fellowships and residencies from the Jerome Foundation, the McKnight Foundation, Minnesota State Arts Board, American Composers Foundation, Walker Art Center, Northern, Tweed Museum of Art, Zeitgeist New Music Quartet, Arteles International Artist Residency (Finland), Creative Community Leadership Institute (Bush Foundation / Intermedia Arts), United States Artists / Cheswatyr Foundation, Puffin Foundation, the Arrowhead Regional Arts Council and others.

Kathy uses generative methods to create a multi-channel kaleidoscope of sound, animation and physical artifacts ::: a cross-sensory landscape that flows from the digital cloud into the physical world. Her work explores the porous, intimate boundaries between humans and machines.

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