Jacqueline Mallegni’s creative journey has taken many twists and turns over the years. While living in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains she studied basketry, weaving, spinning, eco-sustainability, and botanical wool dying. This was the beginning of stepping onto the road to self-discovery through the art of making. Living in France, she designed and created custom clothing. Her early years studying interior design set the stage for her imagination in 3D. In 1988 she returned to academia and studied three-dimensional fiber sculpture. She began making handmade paper with kozo fiber in 1989. Making paper using a traditional Japanese technique seemed to bring her full circle with everything she had done previously. Artist in Residence fellowships have given her time for independent study at O’Hanlon Center for the Art, California; Playa at Summer Lake, OR; Lucid Art Foundation, California; and North Country Studio Workshops, Vermont.
Her fiber art/mixed media sculptures have received awards and are exhibited internationally. She is a member of IAPMA (International Association of Hand Papermakers and Paper Artists), North American Hand Papermakers, the New Mexico National Museum of Women in the Arts, WEAD (Women’s Environmental Artists Directory), and the American Craft Council and maintain a studio in Northern New Mexico. She has facilitated workshops since 1992.
- Wabi-sabi: Paper Sculpture & Collage (Online)