Nancy Koenigsberg of New York City weaves, knits, and crochets copper and steel wire into sculpture that can be both evocative and abstract. The grids at the heart of her work reflect the city streets in New York that she knows so well as a “part of her DNA.” She has a rich history of study and work in all things textile. Her work is included in collections of the Textile Museum, Washington, DC; Cleveland Museum of Art; Indianapolis Museum of Art; Museum of Arts and Design, New York; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Racine Art Museum; and many private collections.
“Koenigsberg is active as a consummate maker of her innovative, knotted wire sculptures,” said ACC Award Committee Member Pat Hickman. “She continues to foster a community of textile artists, regionally and beyond, through the Textile Study Group of New York, as one of its founder over 40 years ago.”