INTRODUCING AIR CYCLE 10
Dance Doyle is an OAKLAND based artist who creates large scale tapestry from two 60" floor looms at her live/work space in he city.Being a self-taught tapestry weaver, she learned how to tell stories of her urban landscape and the city specific experiences one could have. She was inspired by growing up in OAKLAND during the crack epidemic in the 80's and 90's, but also the diverse culture, mayhem, and the beauty she could see in all the grit of her surroundings. Dance majored in textiles at San Francisco State University, and has been a long standing member of the Textile Arts Council at the De Young Museum in San Franciso, the American Tapestry Alliance, and the Vice President of Tapestry Weavers West. Her work has shown at various galleries in the Bay Area, nationally, and internationally.
FAMILIEN IGLESIAS is an extended collective of the artist-sister team Las Hermanas Iglesias when collaborating with their mother, Bodhild.
Bodhild Brendryen Iglesias was born in Norway, and moved to NYC when she was 20 years old. Shortly thereafter, she fell in love with Bienvenido, a political scientist from the Dominican Republic, whom she married and raised 4 daughters with in Queens, NYC. Bodhild worked as a NYC Public School teacher for 12 years, has been skiing since she was 2, knitting since she was 9, and has collaborated with her youngest daughters off and on for the past 10 years. Lisa received her MFA from the University of Florida where she is now an Assistant Professor. Janelle earned her degree in Sculpture from VCU in and recently relocated to Southern California.
The collective’s individual & collaborative work has been exhibited widely and supported by the Queens Council for the Arts, the National Association of Arts and Cultures and NYFA, among others. As a team they’ve been artists in residence in such programs as the Cité Internationale des Arts through LMCC’s Paris residency program, Fanoon: Center for Print Research at VCU Qatar in Doha, and Stoneleaf Retreat. Familien Iglesias maintain an ad hoc studio in Queens while working on projects in lots of places.
Tiantian Lou is B.Arch and BFA 2018 Candidate of Rhode Island School of Design, from Vancouver, Canada. Her approach to the making of architecture is experimenting and exploring through the lens of drawing, painting, photography and sculpture. Art and architecture serve as a language for her to question, understand, communicate with the world in various scales.
Erin is a multidisciplinary artist and designer from New York. She earned her BFA in Printmaking from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2018. Her studio practice brings forth elements of new media while utilizing traditional techniques in order to address the concept of “cuteness” via its aestheticization through a post-internet lens. She is most interested in the mixing of visual styles through print and knit, deriving much of her imagery from her sketchbooks, iPad drawings, and 3D models.
Noah Pica is a fashion designer and artist based in New York City. Noah reimagines wardrobes through the lens of his younger self. While studying at Rhode Island School of Design, Noah fixated on the subversion of traditional masculine roles, viewing menswear as an opportunity to redefine and redress people within the context of masculinity. He has an eye for the quirky moments in life, and always incorporates silly color stories, witty silhouettes, and unassuming models.
Noah has previously worked for Lafayette 148 New York as an Assistant Knitwear Designer, at Timo Weiland as a Design & Production Intern, and at Ortiz Industry, Inc. as a Design Intern. He has a knack for languages, and has studied abroad on two separate occasion. He spent one year in Verona, Italy and a semester in Utrecht, The Netherlands.
Winnie van der Rijn is a multi-disciplinary San Francisco Bay Area artist focusing on the upcycling of found objects. Her art practice includes fiber arts, collage, sculpture and jewelry design. Winnie likes to push the boundaries of what is considered wearable. She considers herself “an artist of opportunity” collecting materials and skills and waiting to see how they coalesce to express her ideas. She finds beauty in the unexpected. Winnie actively exhibits her work throughout the United States.
A life long learner, Winnie graduated from the University of California, Berkeley in 1989 with a BA in Sociology. She has studied printmaking, sculpture and metalsmithing. In addition, Winnie has explored bookmaking, altars, exploding picture boxes, automata, shoe making, millinery, sewing, fusing, stamping, metal weaving, resin, riveting, precious metal clay and mixed media. She is wildly curious about how things are made. Her work, which has become increasingly political, revolves around themes of identity, femininity, womanhood, beauty, domesticity, motherhood, gender, equality and sustainability.
As a consummate homemaker, Winnie claims the domestic arts as part of her art practice. She has two phenomenal adult children (human sculpture) and an amazing husband of 24+ years. An avid recreational taste tester, she has tasted 67 flavors of Oreos.
Peruvian feminist artist / artisan graduate with a painting specialty from the Faculty of Art and Design of the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru. She has complemented her training with various courses related to the creation from the fiber, among which stand out workshops to recover Peruvian pre-Hispanic textile techniques such as brocade, knitted ringed fabric and waist loom. Her first approach to textile work was thanks to tutorials on YouTube about embroidery. Later, she has trained in Mexican embroidery during her residency in Oaxaca, Mexico, which she studied at Arquetopia.
In 2017 Romina Chuls had her first individual, titled Tierra incógnita (Unknown Land), in Lima, Peru, thanks to the Euroidiomas Foundation prize. She has participated in several group shows in various cities of Peru such as Trujillo, Chiclayo, Huaraz and Lima. Her work has also been seen abroad in the cities of Cholula (Mexico) and Rio de Janeiro (Brazil).
She is the creator of the Qué rico menstruo project with which she has given embroidery workshops in the cities of Oaxaca, Mexico, and Lima, Peru, in search of deconstructing the stigma that menstruation carries.
Her work germinates from gender studies. The Peruvian women and the problems they face under the conditioning that their Latin American daily life means have been the focus of her projects. Appeals to the analysis of memory conservation in an androcentric context that seems to suffer from amnesia. The bodies of women become territory and space becomes a body under the colonizing gaze of a patriarchal system that treats women and the Earth itself as if they were disposable. The taboos and cultural constructions that define our liberties structure her projects. Always autobiographical, always personal, always political.
As the meaning of her name in Chinese, Shihui Zhou is not only an artist but also a poet whispering her abundant emotions and stories. Shihui Zhou was born to an unconventional military family and raised in China. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Fashion Design from Tsinghua University in 2014. Before entering the Master of Design program at School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2016, Shihui finished her one-year Post- Baccalaureate program in Fashion, body, and garment at SAIC. As a visual artist with Chinese heritage, Shihui's journey in the United States has not only formed her a closer and more objective perspective of the world but it has also given her a spectatorship in this foreign society. She is always drawn to themes of social structure, culture belonging, relationships and intimacy in her art practice. Her works usually land in between installation, fiber/textile art, print media, performance, video and garment design.