Juxtapoz // Thursday, July 09, 2015
We've posted on Alaina Varrone's embroidery before. She's been cornering the sub-genre of erotic embroidery art for a while. Her latest work, however, has featured intimate (but not necessarily erotic) portraits of people in casual settings: a "girls night out" or friends laughing together. She's still creating scenes, though, like a woman in an alien mask kissing a thonged buttox.
Erotica // Saturday, September 06, 2014
'Connecticut based artist Alaina Varrone approaches the medium of embroidery with a folk artist’s touch with the humor and sensibilities of Monty Python. Her images of sex, death, and joy have the look and texture of unfinished Americana, a Comedy Central show laid out in graphic and macabre stitches.
Erotica // Wednesday, April 30, 2014
We're growing into even bigger fans of the delightfully risqué embroidered work of Alaina Varrone. In her newer pieces she continues to subvert the traditionally tame medium with a heightened sense of narrative and mythology. Varrone is an embroidery artist from New Haven, Connecticut. Born in 1982 to a family of weirdos and storytellers, she uses this natural creativity to tell her own stories in thread...
Erotica // Saturday, June 08, 2013
Alaina Varrone is arguably the ballsiest embroidery artist out there. She embroiders striking scenes and images that are often explicit in nature, creating a wonderfully weird contrast between a traditionally inoffensive medium and its content. Born in New Haven, Connecticut "to a family of weirdos and storytellers," Varrone says she "uses this natural creativity to tell her own stories in thread." Varrone attended MICA as a fiber arts student and is currently working on a series based on the various gang girls of mythology.