Art. Bisa Butler Depicts Beauty, History, and Culture with Her Original Quilts.

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Bisa Butler Art, African-American Artists, Quilt Art


New Jersey based artist and educator Bisa Butler creates unique quilts featuring Afrocentric images and notable figures such as Paul Laurence Dunbar, Basquiat, and Josephine Baker. Butler first became interested in quilting, after creating a quilt for her ailing grandmother. Soon after, she sharpened the sewing skills she was taught as a young girl, and utilized her fine art education to create beautiful, intricate, quilts which depicted aspects of African-American life.

Butler’s works have been featured in exhibitions all over the country, including The Smithsonian, the California African American Museum in Los Angeles, and The Studio Museum in Harlem.

Works by Bisa Butler are currently on view in New Jersey through March 15, as part of “Art in the Atrium.”


Bisa Butler Art, African-American Artists, Quilt Art
(“African Spirit Collection”)

Bisa Butler Art, African-American Artists, Quilt Art
(“Josephine Baker”)

Bisa Butler Art, African-American Artists, Quilt Art
(“Basquiat”)

Bisa Butler Art, African-American Artists, Quilt Art
(“The Quiltmakers Garden”)

Bisa Butler Art, African-American Artists, Quilt Art
(“Kiloquilt”)

Bisa Butler Art, African-American Artists, Quilt Art
(“Angels Will Sing” Image via Morristown Green.)


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