Interview With

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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Work In Progress: Kathleen McDermott

It is nearly 5 p.m. on a Friday when I meet Work In Progress resident, Kathleen McDermott, in the Textile Arts Center’s Manhattan studio. West 8th Street is already beginning to hum with weekend activity as Happy Hour begins, but

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Work In Progress: Kathleen McDermott

It is nearly 5 p.m. on a Friday when I meet Work In Progress resident, Kathleen McDermott, in the Textile Arts Center’s Manhattan studio. West 8th Street is already beginning to hum with weekend activity as Happy Hour begins, but

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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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Work In Progress: Emma Hasselblad

Surrounded by sparkly sequins and pink yarn scraps, I recently got the chance to step into the world of our Work in Progress (WIP) artist for the month of June, Emma Hasselblad. We talked about her background in textiles, artistic

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Work In Progress: Emma Hasselblad

Surrounded by sparkly sequins and pink yarn scraps, I recently got the chance to step into the world of our Work in Progress (WIP) artist for the month of June, Emma Hasselblad. We talked about her background in textiles, artistic

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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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