Artist Statement

My work examines open landscapes and the responses they evoke. I am interested in the interaction of light, color and space as well as stories of modern life within remote settings.


Gallery Representation

Weaving Southwest
591 Hondo-Seco Rd.
Arroyo Seco, New Mexico 87514
USA


Education

AAS in Traditional Textile Arts - Northern New Mexico College - El Rito, New Mexico
MA in Art History and American Literature - Friedrich-Schiller-University - Jena, Germany


Exhibitions

2017
Textile Journeys - New Mexico - Open Space Visitor Center Gallery – Albuquerque, New Mexico
JUNE! - Bílskúrs Gallerí - Icelandic Textile Center - Blönduós, Iceland
IIIXIII - Bílskúrs Gallerí - Icelandic Textile Center - Blönduós, Iceland

2016
September's Guest Artist - Weaving Southwest - Arroyo Seco, New Mexico
Textile Journeys - Not Quite Galleri - Fengersfors, Sweden
hand / work - Bílskúrs Gallerí - Icelandic Textile Center - Blönduós, Iceland
Þetta Reddast - Bílskúrs Gallerí- Icelandic Textile Center - Blönduós, Iceland
Shedding Skin - Bílskúrs Gallerí- Icelandic Textile Center - Blönduós, Iceland
Tapestry Through Time (curated by Teresa Loveless of Weaving Southwest) - Taos Inn - Taos, New Mexico

2015
Texture - Bílskúrs Gallerí- Icelandic Textile Center - Blönduós, Iceland
Midnight Sun Burnout - Bílskúrs Gallerí- Icelandic Textile Center - Blönduós, Iceland

2013/2014
The Art is the Cloth - New Hampshire Institute of Art - Manchester, New Hampshire; George School - Newtown, Pennsylvania; The Hess Center for the Arts - Deerfield Academy, Deerfield, Massachusetts (Curator: Micala Sidore)
American Tapestry Biennial 10 - Visions Art Museum - San Diego, California; Kent State University Museum - Kent, Ohio; Kaneko - Omaha, Nebraska (Juror: Jessica Hemmings - National College of Art & Design, Dublin)
International Triennial of Tapestry Łódź 2013 - Central Museum of Textiles - Łódź , Poland

2010
Interwoven Traditions - New Mexico & Bauhaus - Works by James Koehler, Rebecca Mezoff, Cornelia Theimer Gardella - Michaeliskirche - Erfurt, Germany; Open Space Gallery - Albuquerque, New Mexico


Residencies

2017
Icelandic Textile Center - Blönduós, Iceland (April 1 - June 30)

2016
Icelandic Textile Center - Blönduós, Iceland (February 1 - April 30)

2015
Icelandic Textile Center - Blönduós, Iceland (June 1 - July 31)


Selected Bibliography

Iceview Magazine: ICEVIEW Volume I, ISSN: 2547-6491, Publication Date: 26 May 2017.

Virginia L. Clark: Heartfelt Fiber. Cornelia Theimer Gardella's Textile Paintings at Weaving Southwest in Arroyo Seco, Taos News, September 22, 2016.

Karin Hedborg: Solen firades med konst. Textil, fotografier och porträtt vid Knarrbysjön, PD Provinstidningen, June 23, 2016.

Francesca Baseby: American Tapestry Biennial 10, A Rich Future, ATB 10 catalog, 2014.

Catalog: 14 International Triennial of Tapestry Łódź 2013, Central Museum of Textiles, Łódź, Poland, 2013

Nicole Kreft: Verwobene Wüstenlandschaft: Erfurter Künstlerin zeigt Tapisserien aus New Mexico in der Michaeliskirche, Thüringer Allgemeine, September 16, 2010 (online) / Thüringer Landeszeitung, September 17, 2010

Thüringen Journal, September 4, 2010 (MDR television)

Verflochtene Traditionen: Künstler stellen Textilarbeiten in der Michaeliskirche aus, Thüringer Landeszeitung, September 4, 2010

Dan Mayfield: Parallels Intersect – New Mexican, German Bauhaus Weaving Traditions come together in new exhibit, Albuquerque Journal, July 18, 2010.

Robert Eckert: Interwoven Traditions: New Mexico and Bauhaus. James Koehler, Rebecca Mezoff, Cornelia Theimer Gardella, Rio Grande Sun Arts Section, August 5, 2010.