Ann Rebele has a BFA degree from Ohio State University where she majored in Design. She has been making fabric art for over 30 years. Ann likes to call what she does as “FABRICATIONS” as she creates almost all of my own fabrics. Using plain white untreated cotton or sheer silk organza fabrics, she draws on the fabric with fabric inks; paints on them with inks or fabric paints; hand-dyes the fabrics; and/or prints on the fabric, using her original photographs, and developing unique three-dimensional effects. Most recently Ann has been adding a layer of sheer silk organza material, on which she draws and/or paints images. This sheer organza is then layered over a background printed image. Once she comes up with an idea for a new piece, she says that she enjoys figuring out “how to” create that design in fabric almost as much as the actual construction itself.
Ann has had five solo art shows at art centers around Ohio including The Columbus Cultural Arts Center. Her work has been in numerous national and international juried and invitational exhibitions, including Quilt National 2011; Fiber National; many Best of at The Ohio Craft Museum; The Canton Museum of Art; The Butler Institute of American Art; The Mansfield Art Center; The Indianapolis Art Center; and The Ohio State Faculty Club. Ann’s solo show at the Dublin Arts Center was selected by the Columbus Dispatch as one of the “Best Visual-Arts Events” of 2006. She has curated exhibitions, and her art studio has been on the “Worthington Art Council’s – Artist’s Studio Tour”.