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Way In / Way Out, TAC AIR 14 Final Exhibition

Textile Arts Center (TAC) is pleased to present “Way In / Way Out”, featuring works by Cycle 14 of Textile Arts Center’s Artist in Residence program, on view from 7-19 September 2023 at the Textile Arts Center (505 Carroll Street, Brooklyn New York 11215).  

Navigating intuitively, the artists of AIR14 create access points to pathways connecting collective consciousness. The series of works are connected by the desire to cross a portal, but as the fibers of an intricate weave they differentiate from each other highlighting each of the artist in residence perspectives and their way of imagining.

The artists draw from shared histories and unique experiences. Nature, ancestors, memory, personal archives, history, rituals, and mythology, are explored to imagine future possibilities and build alternate realities within our current landscape.  The cohort are storytellers, exploring concepts of emotion, beauty, chaos, value, and protection, with heart and humor. 

What does it mean to reflect from the portal? To stand at the entrance and look into the possibilities of being? To come out the other side transformed?

The Artists of TAC AIR14 - Cynthia Chang, Jasmine Murrell, Martina Cox, Kat Sours, Hekima Hapa, Madhura Nayak, M.E. Guadalupe Rubi, Paola De la Calle - invite you along the Way in / Way out.


Textile Arts Center (TAC) is a NYC-based resource facility founded in 2009, dedicated to raising awareness and understanding of textiles through creative educational programs for children and adults. At TAC, we aspire to unify the textile community and advocate for the handmade by providing accessible, skills-based classes that reinvigorate engagement with traditional crafts.


Textile Arts Center's Artist in Residence (TAC’s AIR) program equips emerging artists and designers with resources and skills to better articulate their practices and contribute to their communities.

TAC's AIR program is one of the world's leading residency programs, focused on textile arts.  Situated at the intersection of a studio residency and an academic program, TAC AIR combines studio access with a rigorous interdisciplinary curriculum, regular critical dialogue and mentorship. Over the course of 9 months, the residents study weaving, knitting, and surface design, along with textile history, modern craft theory, and professional development. Structured bi-weekly critiques  are moderated by some of today’s leading textile artists, curators and innovators. The program culminates with a group exhibition, which showcases the work developed at the Textile Arts Center.

Since 2010, TAC AIR has graduated over eighty artists and designers. Our alumni are involved in a broad range of arts activities, including arts education, women’s international development, social activism, fashion and tech entrepreneurship, fine arts, regional makers movements and local community development initiatives.