Textile Art

Cayce Zavaglia’s renegade embroidery


Cayce Zavaglia paints in wool and thread and silk.  Her remarkable “renegade embroidery,” as she calls it, is done on Belgian linen from one of the 100 or more photographs she snaps of each subject before beginning her layered portrait works. (See video at the bottom of this post)  Zavaglia, based in St. Louis, relies on her training as an artist for the hand-embroidered works. Lyons Wier Gallery features her at Art Miami next week.





Cayce Zavaglia | Portrait and Process from Garrett Zavaglia on Vimeo.

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  1. I just have to scoop my jaw back up off my desk, take another look, and then another and another, keep replacing jaw . . . How do you go from paint to thread? Even if those were paint they’d be stunning, but to me they go beyond. How does she stay sane? This is one of the most amazing things I’ve seen in a long time. Thanks for the post!!


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