Minnesota native Gerri Sayler creates site-specific installations using fibers as sculptural media to explore the cycles of nature and the nature of time. Her work is inspired by landscapes she has known and loved—most recently the contoured hills of north Idaho where she now lives, and the seasonal textures of water and ice. She draws on serial repetition to create immersive, tactile environments designed to animate the viewer’s sense of touch.
Recent solo exhibit venues include:
- Suyama Space
- Bellevue Arts Museum
- Missoula Arts Museum
- Boise Arts Museum
- University of Wyoming Art Museum
- Nicolaysen Art Museum
- Sun Valley Arts Center
- Artist residency fellowships at Jentel, WY and Brush Creek, WY
- American Bamboo Society first place award 2010 annual juried competition
- Multi-year grants & fellowship awards Idaho Commission for the Arts
- First place award 2007 Idaho Triennial at Boise Art Museum
- Alumni award for excellence 2007 University of Idaho
She holds a BFA from the University of Idaho and BA in journalism from the University of North Dakota. She also studied art and anthropology at Washington State University and the University of North Dakota. The Minnesota native lives in north Idaho, where the textured Palouse hills inspire her passion for using fibers to interpreting landscapes and the cycles of nature.