Regina Durante Jestrow
Regina Durante Jestrow (1978) is a textile artist born in Queens, NY, and based in Miami, FL. She learned how to sew from her mother at a young age and has utilized these skills throughout her practice. After attending school for photography and moving to Miami, Jestrow turned to quilting to cope with homesickness. Jestrow's ongoing interests in women's rights and history, patterns and stories from American quilt-making traditions, and textile arts have led her to develop a body of work that includes painting, drawings, sculptural installations, textile wall hangings, and functional objects. Her art quilts consist of new, second-hand, and hand-dyed fabrics using natural dyes, inks, iron, and burning, using colors representative of Miami's people, culture, and landscape.