Jacquelyn Royal: Atrium Series

In this series of urban needlepoint studies, Jacquelyn Royal seeks to shed new light on urban blight by translating its compositional and textural properties to a folk medium with little history for embracing dystopian ideas. Based in Saratoga Springs, New York, Royal maintains a fastidious studio practice that approaches photorealism—one stitch at a time.


Royal's work first appeared at form & concept in the 2018 exhibition Hand/Eye: Craft In Photography. This show is the first in the gallery’s Atrium Series, an array of ambitious solo displays in the gallery’s atrium space by artists who utilize craft media for bold storytelling.