Cathy Jacobs creates woven, three-dimensional artworks that balance between painting, sculpture, and textiles. She received a BFA in painting from Wayne State University in Detroit. She later discovered weaving as an MFA candidate at Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti, Michigan. She has exhibited artwork throughout the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom, most notably at the World of Threads Festival in Ontario, Canada, the Architectural Digest Design Show in New York City, SOFA Expo (with Next Step Studio and Gallery) in Chicago, and with Cluster Crafts in London, England. Her work is currently featured at the South Bend Museum of Art Biennial 32. She lives with her husband in Ann Arbor and works at her studio in Ypsilanti, Michigan.
"I find a visual connection with the world around me by noticing the subtle shifts in light and color in my everyday environment. These subtle shifts can be even more interesting when looking through layered objects or different atmospheric conditions. Seeing the world through fog, looking through long blades of grass, or seeing the sky through the thatched branches of a forest, I find the beauty in looking through many layers."
― Cathy Jacobs