Michael Cummings

Name
Michael Cummings
Also Known as
Michael A. Cummings
Born
Los Angeles, California
Active in
  • New York, New York
Nationalities
American
U.S. States
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Luce Artist Biography

Michael Cummings moved to New York when he was twenty-five, and worked for the Department of Cultural Affairs, where in 1973 he created a banner for the American Craft Museum. This was his first experience in working with fabric and he soon became hooked, learning to sew through trial and error. He is inspired by jazz and considers his working process to have the same element of improvisation as the music, saying that “there’s a certain spontaneity that comes into the selection of fabrics . . . I have a mountain of fabrics and just pull on it.”

Works by This Artist

Haitian Mermaid # 2

1996
machine pieced, quilted, and appliquéd commercial and hand-dyed cotton, synthetic and antique fabrics, found objects, sequins, and beads