Michael Sylvan Robinson American, b. 1967

"My contemporary fiber art intersects fashion and costume, street art and queer activism through an innovative use of textile collage and text-based art techniques. My work begins with textiles selected for elaborate patterns, reassembled into textile collages overworked with labor-intensive machine and hand-stitching, beadwork. With a background in costume design and as a performance artist, my work includes wearable art and two-dimensional works, sculptural pieces, and installation in which the question of scale is heightened by an intricate surface detail that draws the audience/viewer inwards from a larger conceptual structure. "
- Michael Sylvan Robinson