Lindsay Obermeyer

Why We Need Hope

Hope is the overriding theme of all my work. It is needed to endure the
daily bombardment of negative news—terrorism, recession, tsunamis,
global warming. Hope requires a leap of faith—a sustained belief in a
better world.


Lindsay Obermeyer
employs the history and metaphors surrounding textile practices to study issues as diverse as community development, environmentalism, medical ethics, and gender. Her work has been exhibited throughout the United States and internationally at venues including the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; the Milwaukee Art Museum; the Museum of Arts and Design (NY), and Centro Colombo Americano (Columbia). Through her community art piece The Red Thread Project®, Lindsay has collaborated with thousands of knitters, one jazz band, a samba band, and a half dozen choreographers. Her work is in the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MA), the Jewish Health Foundation (PA), and the Swedish Art Council (Sweden), in addition to many private collections. She earned a BFA and MFA in fiber art and an MAT in elementary education. Born in St. Louis, MO, she currently resides in Chicago with her daughter and two zany dogs.

Published by CAR_Laura on Wed, 09/21/2011 - 3:24pm
Updated on Fri, 01/04/2013 - 4:17pm