Ixchel Suárez Textile Artist
Burlington Art Centre exhibition 2013Commissions and artwork for saleWorld of Threads Festival 20121987-1990 previous worksEncounter Mexico Canada
Anahuac University, mexico City 2011Ontario Arts Council  Visual Arts GrantTapestries in progressProject at Joshua Creek Heritage Art CentreCommisioned tapestryNocturnoAutumn TrailsTime has passedArts About Town MagazineBatiksOakville Tapestry StudioAboriginals here and there. ProcessSavanah in progressNew CommissionWhen 13 Moon Emtwine.
International textile Arts event in the OutaouaisOakville Handweavers and Spinners GuildTextil CreativoMan of aThousand faces detailsAnahuac University Textile Art StudioWASOON 2008UNAM Gallery in Ottawa 2008Gloucester Gallery Exhibit, Ottawa 2008photographyLargest Tapestry in the WorldPress reviewTapestry in process at JCHACYukon Fields with meProject at Joshua Creek.Creative Textile SchoolHunab Kutapestry in progressPurple and PinkUniverse. DetailGenesisMiniatureBlueLodz2Poland 3ScherzouniverseAboriginals Here and thereAboriginals Here and ThereAborginals here and there.
Yukon FieldsLargest Tapestry in the worldActivityConstant movementsTlatoaniExperience in TextureHidden TexturesTryptic in progressdetail of the trypticBatik exhibit in UNESCO HALL, Paris20 years agoYukon fieldsInner World of AbacaTlatoani. Detailat my workAt my workNucleosWarriorCaballero AztecaTextile Studio. Anahuac UniversityTextile Studio. Anahuac University
Ixchel Suárez
Artist Statement

Tapestry is a traditional medium that after 30 years of experience has drawn me to explore the vision of applying it into different ways. My formal training of Design, Photography and Textiles in Mexico,my country of origin, gave me firm basis to understand the traditional structures of fibre and weaving. The influence I experienced while being introduced to the Eastern European Polish textile art and now my immersion into a diverse culture such as Canada has widened my spectrum of possibilities to explore with non-conventional materials. My knowledge in photography has been a very important support and tool for creating my textile art. Through the lens I capture images of nature such as textures, reflections, surfaces. These images are then transformed into fibre language with natural and synthetic fibres. The idea of taking one image in one second, and work on it for months is an important process for my art.
Once the images are interpreted through a textile form, they become my second skin. Nature and texture as my great inspiration; Weaving as a metaphor of fertility, connection, tissue, skin. All as a fractal of nature...they all connect us all into this ever-changing world.