browngrotta arts has been promoting contemporary art textiles and fiber sculpture through exhibitionss, lectures and publications for 30+ years. We represent the work of more than 90 artists from North and South America, Europe, Asia, Israel, Australia and the UK, some of whom we hope will join us on arttextstyle.
Behind browngrotta arts are co-curators Tom Grotta and Rhonda Brown, art associate Roberta Condos and occasional gallery assistant, Carter Grotta. browngrotta arts has produced 40 catalogs on contemporary textile art, featuring Tom’s photographs and design and Rhonda’s editorial oversight. The twenty-first catalog, Art of Substance, won an American Graphic Design award. Tom graduated from RIT with a fine arts degree in photography. He has been recognized for his extensive knowledge of contemporary art textiles and fiber sculpture and for his photography of fiber art. He has lectured on these subjects at museums and art programs in New York, California, Hawaii and elsewhere. Grotta’s art photographs are included in several private collections, that of the Museum of Modern Art in Portugal and in The Grotta House by Richard Meier, published by Rizzoli in 2007. Rhonda is a lawyer who worked as a writer and editor in a previous career. She is the co-author of Making Room: Strategies for Small Spaces. In her current career, she works as an attorney for a publishing company in Manhattan, and parttime at browngrotta arts, managing editorial for the catalogs, the website, browngrotta.com, the firm’s Facebook page and arttextstyle. The views and opinions expressed in this blog are the personal views of Rhonda and Tom and our guest bloggers. arttextstyle does not represent the views or opinions of Rhonda’s other employer, Macmillan.