Curator, “mnemonikos: Art of memory in Contemporary Textile,” Mnemonikos JTAC Article, Jim Thomson Art Center, Bangkok, Thailand, 2014

Curator, “Ragged Beauty: Japanese boro textile” Gallery at Haystack Mountain School of Craft, Deer Isle, ME, 2012, held in conjunction with Wada’s 2-week workshop “Boro Transformed: patched, pieced, stitched and dyed in greenest indigo”

Curator, “African American Quilt,” at the Festival of Quilts, Birmingham, U.K. 2007, and Nagoya Dome, World Quilt Carnival, Nagoya, Japan, 2005. Gallery talk recorded by Andrew Galli of Galli Creative.

Curator, exhibition “Fusion – Shibori Artwear,” Gallery Concept 21, Tokyo, Japan, 2005.

Curator, “Ragged Beauty: repair and reuse, past and present,” Museum of Craft & Folk Art, San Francisco CA, 2004. See Boro film clip produced by Andrew Galli of Galli Creative for World Shibori Network.


Curator, “Tactile Dimensions: Shibori Now,” Kitting & Stitching Show, London, UK; Dublin, Ireland; and Harrogate, UK, 2002.

Co-curator, “Silk Dichotomies,” Northampton Center for the Arts, MA in conjunction with the conference of the Textile Society of America at Smith College, Northampton, MA 2002 and Leedy-Voulkos Gallery, in conjunction with the conference of Surface Design Association at the Kansas City Institute of Arts, Kansas City, MO, 2003.

Curator, “Tactile Dimensions,” Felissimo Design House. New York, NY, 2002.

Guest curator, “Shibori: Tradition and Innovation – East to West,” Museum of Craft & Folk Art, San Francisco, CA, 2001.

Guest curator, “Shibori: Expanding the Tradition,” San Francisco International Airport Museum, the Corporation of Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco, CA, 2000.

Curator, exhibition “Masterpieces in World Shibori Tradition,” Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Santiago, Chile, 1999.

Co-curator,”The Kimono Inspiration: Art and Art to Wear in America,” The Textile Museum, Washington DC. Traveled to four other venues in US, including Spencer Museum of Art, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS 1996-97.

Curatorial advisor, “Japanese Design: A Survey Since 1950, “Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA. Exhibition travelled to Milan, Paris, Dusseldorf and Osaka, 1992-94.

Co-curator, “Contemporary Shibori,” “Exotic Kimono Works by Foreign Artists,” and “Art-to-Wear,” organized in conjunction with the International Shibori Symposium, Nagoya, Japan, 1991-92.

Consulting curator, “World Masterpieces in Shibori,” Nagoya City Museum, Japan, 1991-92.

Curator, the foreign section of the International Shibori Exhibition “Shibori City Nagoya,” Nagoya, Japan, 1989.

Co-curator, “American Shibori,” Fiberworks Gallery, Berkeley, CA and Pyramid Center, Rochester, NY, 1982.