Rima Day

Sculptor, United States

Rima Day is a sculptor who works and lives in Tennessee, United States.
Rima Day uses thread, fabric, and paper to create artwork inspired by nature and the human body. Thread and textiles are surrogates for the human body for their softness, translucency, and fragility. She utilizes them to visualize emotions and human connections, emphasizing hidden or suppressed feelings, emotional wounds, and the depth of human hearts.

As the artist stitches, there is reflection on rapid technological advancements and globalization, which impact society by diminishing traditional skills, the loss of religion and culture, damage to nature, and changes in how people communicate with each other. With the needle, the artist seeks a path through hidden thoughts, repairs invisible wounds, and establishes connections.


2016 East Tennessee State University, B. A. summa cum laude, Studio Art.
1995 Parsons School of Design, Design Foundation.
1993 Kuwasawa Design School, Diploma in Fashion Design, Tokyo, Japan


2023 Reminders – memento mori, Green Gallery, Nashville, TN, USA.
2022 Reclaimed Stories, Nashville International Airport, Flying Solo Exhibition, Nashville, TN, USA.


2023 Ogetto Libro, ADI Design Museum, Milan, Italy.
Up in Arms, MOCAN & Ce Gallery, TN, USA.
Group Show No.2 , Ce Gallery, TN, USA
Safe Keeping Tulsa, 108|Comtemporary, OK, USA
Uncommon Beauty: objects of curiosity & wonder Wales, Makers Guild Gallery, UK.
Tenuous Thread, Atlantic Gallery, New York, USA.
2022 Fiber Options: Material Explorations Exhibition 2022, Circle Gallery, Annapolis, MD. USA.
Beyond Words: Celebrating Books as Art, St. Petersburg, Florida CraftArt, FL. USA.
Undercurrent, Ely Center of Contemporary Art, New Heaven, CT. USA.
What Is Love, ARC Gallery, Chicago, IL. USA.
2021 Threads that Bind, Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition, Brooklyn, NY. USA.
Surface and Depth, Palazzo Velli, Rome. Italy.
Best of Tennessee Craft, Tennessee State Museum, Nashville, TN. USA
The Book as Art v.9: Muse, The Periodicals Gallery, Decatur, GA. USA.
International Fiber Arts X, Sebastopol Center for the Arts, Sebastopol, CA. USA.
Artfields 2021, Artfields, Lake City, SC. USA.
2020 Intertwined 2020, Turner Center for the Arts, Valdosta, GA. USA.
Weathered, Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, OH. USA.
2019 Reused & Recycled, Brooklyn, NY. USA.
Celebrating American Craft – Southern Style, Surratt Gallery, Nashville, TN. USA.
Recycle 2019, Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition, Brooklyn, NY. USA.


2022 Juror’s Choice, Maryland Federation of Art, Annapolis, MD.
First Place, Florida CraftArt, St. Petersburg, FL.
2019 Certificate of Recognition, Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition, Brooklyn, NY.


2019 Studio Residency, Spruce Art Residency, Indiana, PA.


2023 Letícia de Almeida Alves, “Fio a Fio” Elle Decoration, Sao Paulo, Brazil, Volume 2
2022 Lauren Sinner, “The Fusion of Fiber Arts, Fashion & Design” Surface Design Journal, Albuquerque, MN, Fall


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