Danny Amazonas

Every piece of fabric I use is like a stroke under a paintbrush. I want to use my strength to enable the younger generation to join and cherish the field of fiber art.  

                                                              Danny Amazonas

Born in Pingtung, Taiwan in 1947. Danny Amazonas moved to Brazil with his parents in 1962. After graduating from the Brazilian Academy of Art, he went to New York and started a career in floriculture until 1990. He decided to return to Taiwan in 2006. Upon a chance encounter with fabric, Danny regained his passion for art and artistic creation. He was inspired by American photographic realistic artist Chuck Close and began to study the creation technique of mosaic collage. The features of fabric inspired him to use a unique beauty to present his work, thus opening the way to his fiber art.

Under the influence of East and West, Danny uses fabric as a medium for creation. He layers fabrics like oil paint, using rotating cutters and needles as brushes. He became more and more sensitive to the images he wanted to present and their effect when deconstructed under the mosaic collage. Since 2012, Danny developed a series called ‘Freehand Patchwork’ which, while named “Freehand”, is actually an artist’s reach for a level of proficiency in aesthetic experience and creative skills. Danny’s works have been exhibited worldwide, including his exhibition at the Fashion and Textile Museum in London, U.K. in 2022.

Danny once said, “Art should have freedom and not be constrained by framework, otherwise it will be difficult to fully express oneself.” Keeping the tradition. Danny uses innovative techniques to paint from pieces of cloth of varying sizes. “Every piece of fabric I use is like a stroke under a paintbrush”, he said. At least 4,000 pieces of fabric are needed to complete a piece of his work measuring about one square meter. With varying thicknesses and depth, light changes and three-dimensionality, the overall creative logic becomes more pictorial. This has become a unique style of his works.



1947年生於台灣屏東,1962年隨父母移居巴西,於巴西藝術學院畢業後,到紐約生活,開始從事花藝工作,直到1990年退休。2006年他決定回台灣定居,回台後他偶然機會下接觸了布料,讓他重拾對藝術的熱情,重返藝術創作的領域。他的創作深受到美國攝影寫實藝術家查克·克洛斯Chuck Close的啟發,開始鑽研馬賽克拼貼的創作手法。因為布料的設計,讓每塊布有獨特性與美感,激發他想運用布料的特色之美展現在創作中,進而開啟他纖維藝術創作之路。



1947 Born in Pingtung, Taiwan
1962 Moved to Sao Paulo, Brazil
1963 Studied at the Pan American Academy of Arts in Sao Paulo, Brazil
1968 Graduated from Escola Anglo Brasileira Sao Paulo, Brazil
  Moved to New York City, U.S.A.
1990 Retired
1998 Invited by Mayor of New York, Rudy Giuliani, exhibition at the City Hall Tweed Gallery, New York, U.S.A.
1999 Invited by the Mayor of Kaohsiung, Frank Changting Hsieh, solo exhibition at the City Hall, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
2006 Moved back to Kaohsiung, Taiwan
2010 Competition of Waving Arts (First prize), Taichung City Huludun Cultural Center,  Taichung, Taiwan
2012 “8th Da Dun Arts and Crafts Masters”, Taichung City Dadun Cultural Center, Taichung,  Taiwan
2013 Taichung City Dadun Cultural Center solo exhibition, Taichung, Taiwan
2016 Taichung City Huludun Cultural Center solo exhibition, Taichung, Taiwan
2017 March International Quilt Festival, Sitges, Spain
  October International Quilt Festival, Houston, Texas, U.S.A.
2018 Solo Exhibition “8th International Quilt Festiva Luxembourg”, Luxembourg
  “The Quilt Time Exposition”, Yokohama, Japan
  Solo Exhibition “The Manualmente Exhibition Torino”, Turin, Italy
  Solo Exhibition “24th European Patchwork Meeting St. Marie aux Mine”, France
2019 Solo Exhibition in The National Quilt Museum, Kentucky, U.S.A.
  Solo Exhibition in The Texas Quilt Museum, Texas, U.S.A.
  “Adelaide Craft & Quilt Fair”, Australia
2020 Kaohsiung Art Fair, Imavision Gallery, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
2021 “Vibrant Colors That Touch the Heart” –Solo Exhibition of Fiber Art by Danny Amazonas, Imavision Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
  Taichung Art Fair, Imavision Gallery, Taichung, Taiwan
  Art Taipei International Art Fair, Imavision Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
  Art Tainan, Imavision Gallery, Tainan, Taiwan
  One Art Taipei 2021, Imavision Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
2022 ART SOLO 2022, Imavision Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
  Art Taipei International Art Fair, Imavision Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
  Fashion and Textile Museum of London, London, United Kingdom
  Festival of Quilts 2022 Birmingham, Birmingham, United Kingdom
  Art Taichung, Imavision Gallery, Taichung, Taiwan
  Art Hsinchu, Imavision Gallery, Hsinchu, Taiwan
  Art Tainan, Imavision Gallery, Tainan, Taiwan
  One Art Taipei 2022, Imavision Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
2023 Kaffe Fassett The Power of Papttern, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  Art Tainan, Imavision Gallery, Tainan, Taiwan
  One Art Taipei 2023, Imavision Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
  Public Collections
  George H. W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, Texas, U.S.A.
  The National Quilt Museum, Kentucky, U.S.A.
  Taichung Municipal City Huludun Cultural Center, Taichung, Taiwan
1947 出生屏東,台灣
1962 移居聖保羅市,巴西
1963 就讀聖保羅泛美藝術學院,巴西
1968 畢業於Escola Anglo Brasileira Sao Paulo,巴西
1990 退休
1998 受前紐約市長魯迪·朱利安尼邀請於市府畫廊展出,紐約,美國
1999 受前高雄市長謝長廷邀請於市府大廳舉行個展,高雄,台灣
2006 回台灣定居高雄
2010 台中市葫蘆墩文化中心編織藝術大賽首獎,台灣
2012 榮獲第8屆台中大墩文化中心「大墩工藝師」,台灣
2013 台中大墩文化中心個展,台中,台灣
2016 台中市葫蘆墩文化中心個展,台中,台灣
2017 3月國際拼布博覽會,鍚切斯,西班牙
2018 第8屆盧森堡國際拼布博覽會個展,盧森堡
  「The Quilt Time Exposition」,橫濱,日本
  「The Manualmente Exhibition Torino」義大利個展,杜林,義大利
  「24th European Patchwork Meeting St. Marie aux Mine」法國個展,法國
2019 國家拼布博物館個展,肯塔基州,美國
  「Adelaide Craft」拼布展,澳洲
2020 高雄藝術博覽會,晴山藝術中心,高雄,台灣
2021 「色動 • 心動」劉棟纖維藝術個展,晴山藝術中心,台北,台灣
  ONE ART TAIPEI 2021藝術台北,晴山藝術中心,台北,台灣
2022 ART SOLO 2022「藝之獨秀」藝術博覽會,晴山藝術中心,台北,台灣
  ONE ART TAIPEI 2022藝術台北,晴山藝術中心,台北,台灣
2023 Kaffe Fassett The Power of Papttern,愛丁堡,英國
  ONE ART TAIPEI 2023藝術台北,晴山藝術中心,台北,台灣



1.6.2023 – 10.9.2023

Fantasy in Fabric

Fiber Art Exhibition by Danny Amazonas