The history of beads fascinate me as not only adornments, but historically as a form of trade and currency. Look into any culture and one will find a rich history and artifact featuring a bead. As a former student of fashion, I was always fascinated by couture beaded applications on cloth. My beaded collars began as an organic process of beading forms onto stiff horsehair, then evolving into what I call “wearable art” finished with fabric backings. Wear it with simple black turtle neck or open white shirt.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Courtney Nzeribe is a Chicago based multimedia artist who works primarily with paint, printmaking, fibers and beading. Courtney studied Fashion Design at Parsons School of Design in Paris France. Her illustrations have appeared in Gastronomica University of California Press February 2020, Hastiness of Cooks, a medieval culinary cookbook, and winner of the 2020 Gourmand World Cookbook Awards, and Stock Journal Spring 2023.
Her paintings have been shown at Artbarn 28th Annual Juried Art Exhibition, Bridgeport Art Center Sweet Home Chicago. Her fiber and beaded work will be in the upcoming Woman Made Gallery exhibition Time Memory Mythos.
© Courtney Nzeribe