Hoodie Crescent - Fabric Design Experiences
On View: Poughkeepsie Underwear Factory Studios, 8 North Cherry Street
Hoodie Crescent was born and raised in Japan. She made a permanent move to the US, in the summer of 1993. She has developed her art career and her attitude reflecting each stage of life. She studied graphics and illustration in college and has worked in the printing textile industry domestically and overseas. She has also worked as a freelance illustrator for publishing and advertising agents. She has been a stylist for photo shoots, an essayist for newspapers and has participated in many group exhibitions and solo shows during her time in Japan.
Many exciting opportunities helped to find her identity, technically and philosophically in her
creations. She has licensed her fabric designs for major fabric companies, which have mostly based in NYC except for Stof Fabrics in Denmark and Paintbrush Studio Fabrics in Kansas City. Her works have been introduced in many press-releases. Her fabrics are searchable under her name Hoodie Crescent in the worldwide quilt market. She has created sewing projects – including patterned quilts with instructions for the craft industry. She has attended the International Quilt markets twice a year; her sewing projects were displayed at the market for the 16 years. Three quilts have received awards.
Hoodie hasn't painted on canvas for many years. “Dakara - Just because" and "The Ghobbuls" are new concepts that have brought her back to the canvas and into painting again in 2019. Hoodie incorporates her own designs of fabrics and her own childhood kimono. She cuts the material in small pieces, then combines the mixture of fabrics together, to sometimes make 3- dimensional designs onto the motifs.