"The Fiber Effect" at
The Ukrainian Institute of America

February 25–March 27, 2022
Extended through April 24, 2022


First and Foremost, it is a miracle that this project of the Ukrainian Institute of America has survived current challenges and is able to share its art research successfully with the public.  This has occured, literally, during global plague and Russian invasion.

Thus, if planning to visit, please confirm first with the latest available time and health precaution information.  Please also see the Album Section of this website.


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(The UNWLA — Ukrainian National Women’s League of America, Inc — is a national organization established in 1925 for the purpose of uniting women of Ukrainian descent or affiliation to preserve their ethnic identity and cultural heritage within a framework of volunteer humanitarian endeavors.)

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Recent Past:

The flying carpet, Iris, started 2020 as an attempt to explore the extremes and gradations between city and countryside, and between violent storm and resolving rainbow,  The extreme range of the handspun lustrous Lincoln wools are flaunted here.

But by February, the impact of the global pandemic was beginning to impact us all radically,  It was and still is unclear what this epidemiological cataclysm still threatens to inflict.  And it is entirely uncertain what message this fatal collision with Nature is delivering to us.

For more on this particular carpet project, see the Album Section


In June 2020 the American Tapestry Alliance published Bulbach's article, High Art?  Low Art?  Or Just a Hobby? regarding fiber art policies that brand contemporary fiber art negatively as a hobby.

In February 2020 the British Tapestry Group published Bulbach's article, Either Exclusivity or Sustainability, regarding fiber art policies that impede economic and professional opportunity and perpetuate inaccurate research standards and practices.

In 2019 from November 18th through December 10th New York University presented Interwoven Over Millennia:  East, West, Ancient and New an exhibition of Bulbach's textile art.  Photos now posted in the Album Section of this website.

The exhibition was at the Richard Ettinghausen Library above at the Hagop Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies where Bulbach earned his M.A and Ph.D.  (PDF of NYU Announcement.)


YouTube currently features a 38 minute video recorded at the March 10th, 2019 presentation at the Louis Mendez Soho Salon in NYC.  This video can be viewed by double-clicking on:  https://youtu.be/BFeFeztvFp0/