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Jamie Bertsch

Lecturer, Fibers

Area Head, Fibers


MA & MFA, UW-Milwaukee
BFA, UW-Stevens Point


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. She also keeps a hand in letterpress design, creating work exclusively for Bella Figura in Syracuse, New York. Her 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, and the Parkside National Small Print Exhibition. Along with showing, Bertsch recently curated 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.