Jan Friedman

Iowa City, Iowa


Fiber artist Jan Friedman has been weaving since 1974. Jan received her M.A. in Textile Design at the University of Iowa in 1980. She has conducted workshops in weaving, color, and dyeing throughout the country. Her tapestries and framed collage pieces have been featured in numerous invitational and juried exhibits and have been commissioned for corporate collections and private homes across the United States.


Artist Statement

I weave tapestries and fiber collages with a wide variety of materials. My pieces draw their inspiration from sky, water, land, and vegetation. In my current work, I am concentrating on what we stand to lose because of climate change and the dire necessity of countering this threat.

Jan Friedman, Wishes for the Planet, 2023, Mixed media and fiber collage, 33"H x 20"W x 1.25"D