Artist Profile: Jenny Hart
Jenny Hart first tried embroidery in the summer of 2000 as a means to deal with stress and anxiety and quickly became known for her stitched portraits of the famous and infamous. She founded Sublime Stitching in 2001 with a new model for embroidery design and resources. Hart has since become an internationally recognized artist and designer and has authored eight award-winning titles on embroidery for Chronicle Books.
Her works have appeared in numerous books and magazines including Vogue, Rolling Stone, BUST, Nylon, Juxtapoz, The New York Times Magazine and others. Hart’s work is in multiple public and private collections of note, including the estate of Elizabeth Taylor. In 2012, her embroidery will be included in a 40-year retrospective group show at the Smithsonian American Art Museum Renwick Gallery.