Artist Statement

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


Studio Work

Erfurt, Germany
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Blönduós, Iceland


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
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.