Author Archives: Mariel Rolwing Montes

Air Cycle 9 Highlight: Rhonda Khalifeh

How did you first get interested in garment making? I felt like my needs weren’t being met and that I wanted to make and design clothes for myself. I grew up in a Muslim family and I observed a dress

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Air Cycle 9 Highlight: Rhonda Khalifeh

How did you first get interested in garment making? I felt like my needs weren’t being met and that I wanted to make and design clothes for myself. I grew up in a Muslim family and I observed a dress

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AIR Cycle 9 Highlight: Lily Moebes

How did you first become interested in working with textiles? I really avoided them at first because my entire family is into textiles and I wanted to be a rebel. But then I graduated from college and didn’t have a

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AIR Cycle 9 Highlight: Lily Moebes

How did you first become interested in working with textiles? I really avoided them at first because my entire family is into textiles and I wanted to be a rebel. But then I graduated from college and didn’t have a

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AIR Cycle 9 Highlight: Hannah Whelan

What was your trajectory like as an artist? I went to N.C.A.D., National College of Art and Design, for four years where I  specialized in textile design, it was a very open ended course, which was compelling to me. We

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AIR Cycle 9 Highlight: Hannah Whelan

What was your trajectory like as an artist? I went to N.C.A.D., National College of Art and Design, for four years where I  specialized in textile design, it was a very open ended course, which was compelling to me. We

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Work In Progress: LJ Roberts

How did you first become interested in working with textiles? My maternal grandmother taught me to knit at age 7, but I didn’t really take to it at that age.  I developed an interest in sculpture in high school and

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Work In Progress: LJ Roberts

How did you first become interested in working with textiles? My maternal grandmother taught me to knit at age 7, but I didn’t really take to it at that age.  I developed an interest in sculpture in high school and

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AIR Cycle 9 Highlight: Chang Yuchen

We recently had the opportunity to catch up with AIR Cycle 9 resident, Chang Yuchen, to discuss her latest work with textiles. Chang Yuchen, (b.1989, China), graduated from School of the Art Institute of Chicago (MFA) in 2013 and Central Academy

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AIR Cycle 9 Highlight: Chang Yuchen

We recently had the opportunity to catch up with AIR Cycle 9 resident, Chang Yuchen, to discuss her latest work with textiles. Chang Yuchen, (b.1989, China), graduated from School of the Art Institute of Chicago (MFA) in 2013 and Central Academy

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Work in Progress: Zaida Adriana Goveo Balmaseda

How did you first become interested in working with textiles? Textiles were always in my life. My mom and my grandma made so much of what was around us from scratch; from food, to clothing, to home decorations. We had

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Work in Progress: Zaida Adriana Goveo Balmaseda

How did you first become interested in working with textiles? Textiles were always in my life. My mom and my grandma made so much of what was around us from scratch; from food, to clothing, to home decorations. We had

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AIR Cycle 9 Highlight: Cory Siegler

Cory Siegler is a multi-disciplinary artist based in Brooklyn, NY. She earned a BFA in Printmaking from Pratt Institute, and her current work is based primarily in drawing, printmaking, bookmaking, and patchwork quilting. Cory is the General Manager at Printed

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AIR Cycle 9 Highlight: Cory Siegler

Cory Siegler is a multi-disciplinary artist based in Brooklyn, NY. She earned a BFA in Printmaking from Pratt Institute, and her current work is based primarily in drawing, printmaking, bookmaking, and patchwork quilting. Cory is the General Manager at Printed

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AIR Cycle 9 Highlight: Jamie Boyle

   Above photos by Mariel Rolwing Montes on 35 mm film with Canon Rebel 2000   Jamie Boyle is a visual artist who has frequently collaborated on the creation of material stuff for performances. Most recently, she designed the garments

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AIR Cycle 9 Highlight: Jamie Boyle

   Above photos by Mariel Rolwing Montes on 35 mm film with Canon Rebel 2000   Jamie Boyle is a visual artist who has frequently collaborated on the creation of material stuff for performances. Most recently, she designed the garments

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Work in Progress: Tai Hwa Goh

I recently sat down with the Work in Progress (WIP) artist for the month of March, Tai Hwa Goh, at Textile Arts Center’s Manhattan studio to discuss her artist process as well as current projects, like her Not Yet Installed DIY kit.

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Work in Progress: Tai Hwa Goh

I recently sat down with the Work in Progress (WIP) artist for the month of March, Tai Hwa Goh, at Textile Arts Center’s Manhattan studio to discuss her artist process as well as current projects, like her Not Yet Installed DIY kit.

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Work In Progress: Annie Gunks

On an overcast and unseasonably warm winter afternoon, I sat down with our February Work In Progress (WIP) Resident, Annie Gunks, in her studio to talk about her work. How long have you been working with textiles, and what drew

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Work In Progress: Annie Gunks

On an overcast and unseasonably warm winter afternoon, I sat down with our February Work In Progress (WIP) Resident, Annie Gunks, in her studio to talk about her work. How long have you been working with textiles, and what drew

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