Visiting artist

A conversation with artist Anne Wilson.

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Please join the Textiles Department as we welcome Anne Wilson, Artist and Professor of Fibre & Material Studies at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. All are welcome to attend!

When: Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Where: Textiles Studio
2:00pm – 3:30pm Artist talk; followed by roundtable discussion

“Anne Wilson is a Chicago-based visual artist who creates sculpture, drawings, performances and video animations that explore themes of time, loss, private and social rituals. Her artwork embraces conceptual strategies and handwork using everyday materials — table linen, bed sheets, human hair, lace, thread, glass, and wire.

Wilson’s art is in the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; The Art Institute of Chicago; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; the Detroit Institute of Arts; the Museum of Glass, Tacoma; the Victoria and Albert Museum, London; the Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester; and the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art in Kanazawa, Japan, among others.

Wilson is the recipient of grants from the Driehaus Foundation, Artadia, the Tiffany Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Illinois Arts Council. Wilson’s work is represented by Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago and Paul Kotula Projects, Detroit. She is a Professor of Art at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.”

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Studio Time: Kathy Hattori talk & workshop

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On Thursday March 6th visiting artist  Kathy Hattori gave a public talk and an all day workshop on natural dyes to students from the Craft & Design Textiles program. We had so much fun exploring this Eco-friendly way of dyeing fibers & learned of the great possibilities of this medium.

You can find out more about Kathy’s work at:
botanicalcolors.com

Visiting Artist: Jeremy Noonan (new date)

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This next Monday 17th join us from 1:00pm to 2:00 pm at the Textile studio for an artist talk with Jeremy Noonan.

Jeremy is the current associate professor & section head of fiber design at the college of creative studies in Detroit as well as a design consultant for textiles and materials under the name noonanstudio.

“Originally from Metro Detroit, Jeremy received his BFA in Crafts from the College for Creative Studies in Detroit, Michigan and MFA in Fiber from Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. He is inspired by the philosophies rooted in Arts and Crafts, Modernism, and Folk Art. Travel, photography, music, architecture, graphic design, technology, and traditional art practices are also influencing his creative point of view.”

You can find out more about Jeremy’s work at:
www.noonanstudio.com

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Visiting Artist: Kathy Hattori

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Join us next Thursday March 6th at the textile studio, room AA04, for a talk by visiting artist Kathy Hattori, from 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm.

“Kathy Hattori is the founder and President of Botanical Colors and markets natural dyes to artisans and industrial clients seeking the beauty of the sustainable natural color palette. Ms. Hattori is a recognized authority on natural dyes and pigments and commercial applications using natural dyes and has worked in the field since 2003. She consults and advises companies on their natural dye implementation strategies and has worked with the largest natural dye houses in the United States, including Swans Island, Bollman Hat Company and Ramblers Way Farm. Her international experience includes creating a natural dye program for IUV, the largest organically certified tannery in Europe and current work in Southeast Asia with a Bluesign certified dye house implementing large scale natural dye programs. She is currently advising on the design of an eco-dyehouse in Kenya, completing a USDA grant on the feasibility of growing natural dye plants in the southeast US and developing a new natural dye knitting yarn line. She teaches and lectures about natural dyes and has written articles for the Turkey Red Journal and is sought after as a speaker about the status of natural dyes in global textile production.”

You can find out more about Kathy’s work at:
botanicalcolors.com

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Visiting Artist: Cynthia Alberto

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Join us next Wednesday February 19th at the textile studio, room AA04, for a talk by visiting artist Cynthia Alberto.

“Cynthia Alberto is a graduate of the Fashion Institute of Technology (F.I.T.) in New York City, where she studied textile surface design with a specialization in weaving. In 2007 she founded Weaving Hand a Brooklyn based studio that celebrates, embraces and promotes the sustainability of global hand weaving traditions. Cynthia has exhibited her work around the world, and was the recipient of the Dan River Weaving Award, The Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant, Peters Valley Craft Center Art Educator Scholarship, Museum of Arts and Design – Open Studio Residency. She is currently a resident artist at League Artist Natural Design (landgallery.org) in DUMBO, Brooklyn NY. ”

You can find out more about Cynthia’s work at:
www.cynthiaalberto.com

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Visiting Artist: Jeremy Noonan

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This next Monday 27th join us from 1:00pm to 2:00 pm at the Textile studio for an artist talk with Jeremy Noonan.

Jeremy is the current associate professor & section head of fiber design at the college of creative studies in Detroit as well as a design consultant for textiles and materials under the name noonanstudio.

“Originally from Metro Detroit, Jeremy received his BFA in Crafts from the College for Creative Studies in Detroit, Michigan and MFA in Fiber from Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. He is inspired by the philosophies rooted in Arts and Crafts, Modernism, and Folk Art. Travel, photography, music, architecture, graphic design, technology, and traditional art practices are also influencing his creative point of view.”

You can find out more about Jeremy’s work at:
www.noonanstudio.com

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Visiting Artist: Michelle Forsyth

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Join visiting artist Michelle Forsyth, this Wednesday January 15th at the Textile Studio, Room AA4.

“Michelle Forsyth holds an MFA from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University (New Brunswick, NJ) and a BFA from the University of Victoria (Victoria, BC). Her work has been included in group and solo exhibitions across north America and abroad, most notably at Mulherin + Pollard, (New York, NY); Zaum Projects (Lisbon, Portugal); Pentimenti Gallery (Philadelphia, PA); Auxiliary Projects (Brooklyn, NY); The Hunterdon Museum of Art (Clinton, NJ); The Charleston Heights Arts Center (Las Vegas, NV); Deluge Contemporary Art (Victoria, BC); Mercer Union (Toronto, ON); The Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture (Spokane, WA); and The Kirkland Art Center (Seattle, WA). Forsyth has been the recipient of two project awards from the Canada Council for the Arts (2005, 2007); a Fellowship (2013) and two GAP grants from Artist Trust (2007, 2010); and was awarded the Larry Sommers Memorial Fellowship from Seattle Print Arts (2011). Her work is featured in books including: The Anthology of Art: in Theory and Dialogue, edited by Jochen Gerz (2002), and Carte Blanche, Vol. 2 – Painting, a survey of Canadian painting (2008). She has taught at Pratt Institute (New York, NY); Brooklyn College (Brooklyn, NY); Washington State University (Pullman, WA); and is currently an associate professor at OCAD University (Toronto, ON).”

You can find out more about her work at:

www.michelleforsyth.com

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