Chiaki Dosho is a fiber artist and quilter. After completing her undergraduate degree in Japanese Literature, Dosho studied fashion, followed by quilting. She found quilting to be a very profound and interesting medium. Dosho first made traditional quilts before creating original art quilts two years later. Twelve years after she began quilting, she studied Textiles at Musashino Art University. Dosho has now been making quilts for 35 years. Dosho’s artwork is uniquely dimensional and textural; it is an art quilt, but also it is fiber art, thus, she refers to it as “fiber art quilt.”
Dosho utilizes many original techniques which she has each named, “Cherry Blossom,” “Light and Dark,” and “Garret,” etc. Each technique shares a name with the body of work it belongs to. Her fiber art quilts have been exhibited throughout Japan and internationally. Dosho remains challenged with creating new techniques in her art.
Watch artist talk video at Quilt National (courtesy of the Dairy Barn)