bio

Jamie Lea Bertsch is an artist & educator, currently teaching in the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukeee Fibers Department. She received her MFA in Fibers from the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, along with a BFA in graphic design & printmaking from the University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point. Her time at UW- Stevens Point included a full research grant completely dedicated to natural dye sourcing + processing. During her studies, she has traveled abroad, teaching art in Mae Sai, Thailand. Her design work has been featured in Domino Magazine and Milwaukee Magazine. She has also shown her work in several solo and group exhibitions including the Textile Arts Center in Brooklyn, New York, the Lillstreet Gallery in Chicago, the Parkside National Small Print Exhibition, and recently curating a fibers show featuring UWM faculty, students and alumni at Gallery 224 in Port Washington, Wi. In 2008, Jamie was recognized as the Design*Sponge Scholarship recipient by Grace Bonney. In her free time, she enjoys large-scale knotting, growing + arranging flowers, and weaving.