Tiziana Tateo

Fiber Artist


As a fiber artist I have always enjoyed the process of experimenting with different techniques and materials in order to find out new exciting outcomes.

My love for colours and texture led me working with several types of media such as paint, paper, fabric and plastic, which are usually the starting points from which I develop themes and subjects.

I am adventurous in the use of materials and colours, often combining a variety of techniques like printing, stitching, burning and embroidering, to create depth in my textile works.

I work intuitively and spontaneously most of the time, although I sometimes have a clear idea of where I want the piece to go.

The concept of my work is often dictated by the title of the exhibition I want to enter or by the materials I have at hand at the moment.

Figures are common in my works because of the feelings, emotions and dialogue they convey. Like no other subject matter, the figure has the ability to speak to the viewer in an extremely intimate manner.


                                                                                                                                                                                     Bio/ CV


                                                       MSDC (Member Society Designer Craftsmen,London (UK

                                                        ETN ( Member of European Textile Network)

                                                        SAQA/ JAM (Juried Artist Member of Studio Art Quilt Association)            


  Education :  BA(Hons) Arts Embroidered Textiles (Opus School of Textile Arts validated by the  Middlesex  University/ London (UK)


  Selected and Invitational Group Exhibitions

  2019   Turin (I), The Fine Arts Academy Albertina – Trame d’Autore

                Chieri (I), Opesso Palace, Fiber Art Exhibition “TRAMANDA”, The Fiber Art of the Origin and the Continuity of Research

                Birmingham (UK), The Festival of Quilts

                Haslach (A), The Textile Centre Haslach, 7th European Quilt Triennial 

  2018   Heidelberg (D), Textilsammlung Max Berk Museum, 7th European Quilt Triennial

              Bratislava (SK), Gallery of Slovak Arts Union, 20th International Minitextile Exhibition “Celebration”

              Chieri (I), Saint Philip ex Oratorio, “TRAMANDA – Into The White”, Fiber Art Exhibition 

  2017  Rancho Palos Verdes (USA), Palos Verdes Art Center, “Wearable Expressions 2017”

              Chieri (TO), Opesso Palace, “Trame d’Autore -Tracciati Urbani”, TraLicci Group by invitational of the Assessorato Cultura Comune di Chieri

              Montevideo (Uruguay), “Balconadas”, The Balcony Show

               Caraglio (I), Filatoio Rosso, “Y Kimono Now – Perchè Kimono Oggi”

              Birmingham (UK), Festival of Quilts, “Made in Europe II”

              Novi Sad (Serbia), Studio “M”, 6th International Triennial of Tapestry 

  2016    Melbourne, Florida (USA), Ruth Funk Center for Textile Arts, “Radical Elements”

              McAllen, Texas (USA),The International Museum of Art and Science, “Radical Elements”

             Tainan City (Taiwan), National Tainan Living Center, TIQE 2016 (Taiwan International Quilt  Exhibition)

             Beaujolais (F), Quilt Expo en Beaujolais

              Paducah (USA), Yeiser Art Center, “Fantastic Fibers”

              America Quilts Expo, Des Moines, Iowa , “Celebrating Silver”

              Birmingham (UK), Festival of Quilts, “Celebrating Silver”

             Shanghai (China) 8th Asia Quilt Festival, “Celebrating Silver”

             Ste Marie- aux- Mines (F), SAQA Europe and Middle East ”Wide Horizons V” European Carréefour du Patchwork

             Shenzhen (China), Guan Shan Yue Art Museum, 9th From Lausanne to Beijing International Fiberart Biennale

             Parma (I), Castle of Sala Baganza, “Let’s weave a thread between East and West”, 13th International Weaving’s and  Fiber Art’s Competition 

  2015 London (UK), Mall Gallery, Designer Crafts at the Mall 2015 “Twenty Five” Exhibition

            Washington (USA), National Academy of Sciences “Radical Elements”, SAQA Exhibition, traveling 2014-15

           St.George, UT, St.George Art Museum, “Celebrating Silver, traveling 2014 – 2015

           Chieri (I), Palazzo Opesso, “Eccentriche Trame 2015 – La Musica del Tempo”         

  2014 Maryland (USA),  Crafitz Foundation Arts Center, Montgomery College, Silver Spring, “Radical Elements” ,  SAQA  Exhibition, traveling 2014 – 2015

            Houston (USA), International Quilt Festival, “Celebrating Silver”, traveling 2014-2015

            Ste Marie- aux- Mines (F), SAQA Europe and Middle East ”Wide Horizons IV” European Carréefour du Patchwork

             La Conner, Wa (USA), Quilt and Textile Museum “ Quilt & Fiber Arts Festival”

            Nantong (China)- Nantong 1895 Cultural Industry District “From Lausanne to Beijing”, 8th International Fiber Art Biennale

            www.infinityartGallery.com “Fiber Art Exhibit online”

            Novi Sad (Serbia), Aula of Master Center of “Novi Sad Fair”, 5th Triennial of Tapestry            

  2013   Liptov Gallery of P.M.Bohun (PL), Triennial Textile “Without Borders”

              Museum of Moravian Slovakia (CZ), Triennial Textile “Without Borders”

              Parma (I),  Trame a Corte - Pensiero Ecologico”, organized by Arcadia Cultural Association 

              www.infinityArtGallery.com “Black and White Art Expo 2013”

              www.infinityArtGallery.com “ Art Quilts 2013”

              artKudos, International Juried Competition & Exhibition online

             Birmingham (UK), The Festival of Quilts, Art Quilt Category 

  2012  Trencin (SK), Gallery Milosa Alexandra Bazovskeho -Triennial Textile “Vithout Borders”

              Bratislava (SK), The House of Art -Triennial Textile ‘Without Borders’

             San Diego (USA), Visions Art Museum  “Brainstorms”

              Tainan City (Taiwan), National Tainan Living Center, Tainan City, TIQE 2012 (Taiwan International Quilt  Exhibition)

               Ste Marie- aux- Mines (F), SAQA Europe Contest ”Wide Horizons III” - Jury Member

              Irsee (D), Irsee Monastery “A World of Fabric – Squared”, Invited artist

              La Conner,WA (USA) - Quilt and Textile Museum, “2012 Quilt Exhibition”

              Nantong (China), Nantong 1895 Cultural Industry District “From Lausanne to Beijing”, 7th International Fiber Art Biennale 

  2011   Daytona Beach (USA), SAQA /Volusia: “Wrapped in Fiber”

              DeBary (USA), SAQA,/Volusia: “Wrapped in Fiber”

              Parma(I), Italia Invita, 5th International Forum of Textile Creativity “Herbarium”- Invited artist

              Cazenovia, NY (USA), The Stone Hill Quarry Art Park “The ArT QuILT EXPERIENCE”

              www.infinityArtGallery.com,  Fiber Art Exhibit online 

  2010    Parma (I), ‘Trame a Corte - Mandala’, organised by the Cultural Association ‘Arcadia’

                Bergamo (I), BAF (Bergamo Arte Fiera), represented by The Art Gallery ‘Fiber Art and’, Milan (I)

               www.InfinityArtGallery.com , Art Quilt Exhibit online 2010

               Chieri (I) - ‘Comes From’, Exhibition Room Cultural Pole , “ New entries from the world for the Civic Collection of Fiber Art’Trame d’Autore”

              London (UK), The Gallery, Degree Exhibition

             Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines (F), 16^ European Patchwork Meeting, SAQA Europe ‘Wide Horizons II 

 2009   Taiwan,Taiwan International Quilt Exhibition, Invited artist

              Gressoney La Trinitè and Milan (I), “Come Arazzi”, organised by The Art Gallery ‘Fiber Art and’, Milan (I)

             Parma (I), Palazzo della Pilotta, Archeological Museum’ Trame a Corte’

              Parma (I), Italia Invita, International Forum of Lace and Embroidery,  Invited artist

              London (UK), Alexandra Palace, Knitting and Stitching Show – 3rd PFAFF Art Embroidery

              Challenge “Landscape – Let us Travel”, organised by Jacqueline Govin, Traveling  Exhibition (Europe) 

  2008  Tampa (USA), Museum of Art,  HGA’s - Small Expressions 2008

                Tournai (B), 6th International Triennial of Fiber Art “Dia-logue”

                Birmingham (UK), Festival of Quilts  

  2007    Pittsburgh (USA),  Fiberart International 2007, Travelling Exhibition (USA)           -  

               Chazelles-sur-Lyon (F), Atelier Musée du Chapeau, International Hats Contest

               London (UK),  Alexandra Palace, Knitting and Stitching Show, 2nd PFAFF Art Embroidery

              Challenge “Still Life”, organised by Jacqueline Govin, Traveling Exhibition (Europe)

               St.Marie- Aux- Mines (F), 13th European Patchwork Meeting “A Garden Passionately”, Traveling Exhibition (Europe)

  2005   Tokyo (Japan), Metropolitan Museum , 8th Quilt Nihon Exhibition, Traveling Exhibition , (Japan – Europe)

              Tournai (B), 5th International Textile Triennial “Ki-Monologue”

              London (UK) - Alexandra Palace, Knitting and Stitching Show, PFAFF Art Embroidery

              Challenge” Portrait Gallery”, organised by Jacqueline Govin, Traveling Exhibition (Europe) 

  2004  Kloster IRSEE (D), III Quilt Exhibition “ Surfaces”, Traveling Exhibition (Europe)

              Chieri (I), IV Biennal of Fiber Art, Traveling Exhibition (Europe)

               London (UK), Alexandra Palace, Knitting and Stitching Show, PFAFF Art Embroidery

              Challenge “A wide focus on new territories”, organised by Jacqueline Govin , Invited artist, Traveling Exhibition (Europe)

               Houston (USA), International Husqvarna Viking Quilt Contest ”Color, Couleur, Colore, Kulor”, Traveling  Exhibition (USA, Europe) 

  2003  Tokyo (Japan ), Metropolitan Museum :VII Quilt Nihon Exhibition, Traveling Exhibition (Japan, Europe)

               Heidelberg (D), Museum “Max Berk :”II European Quilt Triennial”, Traveling Exhibition (Europe)

               London (UK), Royal School of Needlework Freedom in Stitch”, Alexandra Palace,  Knitting and Stitching Show 

  2002    Kherson ( Ukraine ), IV International Textile Exhibition “Scythia“

                Barcelona (E), VIII International Quilt Exhibition “Feel free “, Traveling Exhibition, (Europe, USA, Australia)

               Yokohama (Japan), X International Quilt Exhibition, Invited artist

  2000     Kherson (Ukraine), III International Textile Exhibition “ Scythia”

               Osnabruck (D), International Exhibition “ Nadel und Faden

  1999    Gdynia (Poland), IV Baltic Biennial of Weavers  

  1995-1996-1997-1998-2000-2001-2002: Miniartextil of Como (Italy 

Solo Exhibitions 

  2013 : Verona (I), The Porticos of The Gran Guardia Palace, “Mediterranean”,Verona Textile 2013, organized by the  

              Association Ad Maiora in collaboration with the Department of Culture of the City of Verona, Invited Artist 

  2011 : Vigevano (I), The Museum of the Cathedral’s Treasury, “Gli Arazzi nel XXI Secolo” 

  2009 : St. Marie- Aux- Mines (F), Chapel St.Joseph “ Icons ”, 15th European Carrefour du Patchwork 2009, Invited artist 

  1996 : Vigevano (I), Palazzo Roncalli “ La mia seta, la mia pittura, le mie manipolazioni” 

  1993 : Gravellona Lom (I),‘Ca’ di Ratt , “ Il fatto a mano”  


  2014   www.InfinityArtGallery”com , Fiber Art Exhibit online, Honorable Mention 

  2013   Parma (I), “Trame a Corte” , 2° Prize

                www.InfinityArtGallery.com , Art Quilts 2013, Founder’s  Choice Award 

 2012    Artavita 2nd Art Contest, sponsored by World Wide Art Books , Honorable Mention

 2010    www.InfinityArtGallery.com ,  Art Quilt Exhibit 2010, Art Director’s Award

            Parma (I), “Trame a Corte”, 3° Prize

 2009    Parma (I), “Trame a Corte”, 3° Prize  

 2005    Husqvarna Viking Magazine , “Bag competition”,  I° Prize”

            Tokyo (Japan), VIII Quilt Nihon Exhibition, Winner of Contemporary Class.

 2003    Tokyo (Japan), VII Quilt Nihon Exhibition, Honorable Mention  

 2002    Barcelona (E), International Exhibition” ‘Feel Free”, Quilting and Embroidery Award

 2000    Osnabruck (D) Nadel und Faden


               Press (Magazines and Books


  2017: SAQA, Art Quilt Quarterly, Artist Interview

  2014: SAQA Journal, Fall 2014

  2013: L’Araldo Lomellino

  2012: SAQA Journal, Winter 2012

  2010 : Arte Patchwork n.14 (March)

  2009 : Italia Patchwork News (Winter9)

              Ricamo Italiano n.61/December

  2008 : Embroidery (February) –2007 :Zig-Zag magazine n.25 – 2006 : Brava Casa ( January) –

  2005 : Zig-Zag magazine n.22 –) - 2004 :Neuss-Grevenbroicher Zeitung - 2003: Textile Forum/3 –

  2002 : Magic Patch n./9- Textile Forum /2 -Patcwhwork Quilt Tsushin -L’Araldo Lomellino


                Italian magazines:


              L’Informatore, il Lunedì, La Provincia Pavese, Rakam, Idee di Susanna, Amica, Casa e Giardino, Sposa Bella,  

              Domina Sposa, Casaviva, Ricamo Italiano n.61(December 2009), Italia Patchwork News (Winter 2009)





    2017: Renata Pompas “Fiber Art Italiana – Intreccio Virtuoso” (Ed:Aracne) 

    2016: SAQA, Portfolio 23   

    2015: SAQA, Portfolio 22 

    2014: SAQA, Portfolio 21 

    2013:   SAQA, Portfolio 20

                World Wide Art Books, “Important World Artists” 

    2012: SAQA, Portfolio 19

                Martha Sielman, “Art Quilt Portfolio: The Natural World” (Lark Crafts Publisher) 

    2011: - Sandra Sider, The Studio Quilt, No.6: STATE OF THE ART”

              - World Wide Art Books, International Dictionary of Artists” (World Wide Art Books)

              - SAQA, Portfolio 18 

    2010:   SAQA, Portfolio 17               

    2009:  SAQA, Portfolio 16 

    2008:  Drusilla Cole Textiles Now(Laurence King Publisher)


                Works in Public Permanent Collections 

              “Fatebenefratelli” Hospital - Milan (I)

              Civic Collection of Fiber Art, Town Council of Chieri (To), Italy

               International Quilt Study Center of the University of Nebraska –Lincoln (USA)

               Michigan State University Museum (USA)

              Husqvarna Viking

             Associazione Culturale’Arcadia’ – Parma (Italy)


    Tiziana Tateo lives and works in Vigevano (Italy) – via Fratelli Cagnoni, 12

    ph: +39 0381 690617

    e-mail: vtateo@alice.it    or    tizianatateo7@gmail.com

    http// : www.tizianatateo.it


screen printed, hand painted, hand/machine quilted.