Artist Highlights

Work In Progress: James Hsieh

James Hsieh’s colorful soft sculptures are deceptively childlike. There’s a playful tension between their cute forms and creepy details. At first glance, you might see a cuddly ant or flower but take a closer look: that ant has gnashing teeth

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Work In Progress: James Hsieh

James Hsieh’s colorful soft sculptures are deceptively childlike. There’s a playful tension between their cute forms and creepy details. At first glance, you might see a cuddly ant or flower but take a closer look: that ant has gnashing teeth

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Work In Progress: Erik Bergrin

Children’s laughter fills the studio when I enter the Textile Arts Center’s Manhattan location on a Wednesday afternoon. After-school programming is in full force. Yet October WIP artist, Erik Bergrin, remains focused. He has just returned from a supply run

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Work In Progress: Erik Bergrin

Children’s laughter fills the studio when I enter the Textile Arts Center’s Manhattan location on a Wednesday afternoon. After-school programming is in full force. Yet October WIP artist, Erik Bergrin, remains focused. He has just returned from a supply run

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Presenting THREE WALLS: AIR Cycle 9 Final Exhibition

  We are pleased to present Three Walls, the culminating exhibition of the 9th cycle of Artists in Residence, on view from 20-23 September 2018 at Gowanus Loft, in Brooklyn.   THREE WALLS explores the concepts of beauty, language, function, value,

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Presenting THREE WALLS: AIR Cycle 9 Final Exhibition

  We are pleased to present Three Walls, the culminating exhibition of the 9th cycle of Artists in Residence, on view from 20-23 September 2018 at Gowanus Loft, in Brooklyn.   THREE WALLS explores the concepts of beauty, language, function, value,

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AIR Cycle 9 Highlight: Meghan O’Sullivan

How did you first get interested in textiles and textile work? I have always been really drawn to clothing, so going to school for fashion design was the entryway into where I am now. What was your trajectory like as

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AIR Cycle 9 Highlight: Meghan O’Sullivan

How did you first get interested in textiles and textile work? I have always been really drawn to clothing, so going to school for fashion design was the entryway into where I am now. What was your trajectory like as

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AIR Cycle 9 Highlight: Li Junyu

When did you first start working with textiles? In my undergraduate- it was all different kinds of crafts, so textile was one class in the undergraduate major. Each class would take several weeks, so it was very short. We learned

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AIR Cycle 9 Highlight: Li Junyu

When did you first start working with textiles? In my undergraduate- it was all different kinds of crafts, so textile was one class in the undergraduate major. Each class would take several weeks, so it was very short. We learned

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Work In Progress: Hanna Washburn

  Photos by Daniel Natalo-Lifton This past week, I sat down with our Work in Progress (WIP) artist for the month of July, Hanna Washburn. Accompanied by her colorful, soft sculptural pieces, we chatted about her childhood memories of textiles,

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Work In Progress: Hanna Washburn

  Photos by Daniel Natalo-Lifton This past week, I sat down with our Work in Progress (WIP) artist for the month of July, Hanna Washburn. Accompanied by her colorful, soft sculptural pieces, we chatted about her childhood memories of textiles,

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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: 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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Anni Albers: Material and Meaning

When the Nazis closed the Bauhaus in 1933, Anni Albers and her husband, Josef, left Germany to accept an invitation to teach at Black Mountain College in North Carolina. Always fascinated with Pre-Columbian art during their time in Europe, the

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Anni Albers: Material and Meaning

When the Nazis closed the Bauhaus in 1933, Anni Albers and her husband, Josef, left Germany to accept an invitation to teach at Black Mountain College in North Carolina. Always fascinated with Pre-Columbian art during their time in Europe, the

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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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