Contributors: 

Issue 1

Emma Akmakdjian

Stina Baudin

Jamie Boyle

Kaitlin Bryson

Cocinas Alterinas

Alex Goldberg

HA Halpert

Sherry Muyuan He

Marlene Herberth

Sareh Imani

Jeanne F. Jalandoni

Cait Jones

Elisabeth Lorenzi

Amanda Martinez

Victoria Manganiello

Jennie Maydew

Erin McQuarrie

Nicole Yi Messier

Maya Minder

Will Montgomery

Whitney Newton (牛睿妮)

Céline Pelcé

Lin Qiqing

Otto Rummukainen

Petar Sapundjiev

Emily Small

Laura Splan

Liza Stark

Jacqueline Stojanović

thr34d5

Zito Tseng

Winnie van der Rijn

Alexia Venot

Julia Walk

Ping Yu Pan

InYoung Yeo

Adam Zucker

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Amanda Martinez is a sculptor based in Brooklyn, NY.

Sareh Imani is an Iranian multi-disciplinary artist based in New York. Her work incorporates sculpture, video installation, and performance through which she explores the reparative potentials of art and science, intimacy and distance, instructions, and poetics. She has participated in Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, MASS MoCA residency, AIM program at Bronx Museum, and A.I.R fellowship, among others.

Winnie van der Rijn is a multi-disciplinary artist of opportunity– collecting materials, experimenting with techniques and pursuing her curiosities. Her art practice includes textiles, sculpture, collage and collaboration (which she considers its own art form). She plays well with others. Winnie actively exhibits her work throughout the United States.

Nicole Yi Messier is a multidisciplinary artist and designer with a focus on storytelling, community, and play through installations and technology. Her practice mixes both physical and digital technologies into experiences that unleash exploratory forms of interaction. Nicole also teaches as a part-time faculty for creative technology and eTextiles at Parsons School of Design.

Jacqueline Stojanović is a visual artist, weaver and educator engaged with an expanded textile practice that considers histories of the handmade through the processes of weaving, drawing, and installation. Taking the position that weaving is an ancient carrier of culture, Stojanović explores past and present personal cultural narratives; adopting the language of abstraction and approaching weaving through an open use of materials from the industrial to the domestic. Jacqueline teaches Woven Textile Design at RMIT University School of Fashion and Textiles and is currently represented by Haydens in Melbourne. 

Alexia Venot is a designer working at the intersection of the arts and sciences. From a situated approach, I set up relational spaces of care to contribute to the resilience of environments and bodies, through textiles, biomaterials and collective experiences.

Julia walk, born in Graz in 1993, lives and works in Vienna. She is a cook and studies philosophy at the University of Vienna. As part of the artist collective Conte Potuto, her works are created either in a playful, creative process with her collective or conceptually through an engagement with philosophical texts. Her works have their starting point in her phenomenological examination of the world. They find their expression mostly through sculptural, edible installations and writing, somewhere between butter and steel.

thr34d5 is an NGO design studio fostering social inclusion. We conduct design research supporting auto-determination through crafts and open source. As such, we design processes, objects, installations, architectures, educational programs. Always open. We also produce artworks. Sometimes. How to live in the era of the Anthropocene, design multi-generational, multicultural, trans-species societies. Not just based on age, social origin, or gender, thr34d5 focuses on the production and transmission of design methodologies based on synchronicities and trans-species communities rhythms. thr34d5 practices a milieux design, a community-oriented design. We are a medialab for social resilience.

Whitney Newton (牛睿妮) is a fashion and textile designer with a focus in sustainability. She is intrigued by language, time, memory, story telling, and food. She works primarily with natural dyes, minimal/ zero waste design, and artisans, collaboratively.

Emily Small is a visual artist from Northern California working in New York City. Her work is concerned with grief and the ecological crisis. She received her BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2018 and is currently pursuing an MA at Columbia University. She is also an artist in residence at the Textiles Arts Studio in Brooklyn.

Laura Splan is an interdisciplinary artist working at the intersections of science, technology, and culture. Her work has been exhibited at the Museum of Arts & Design and included in the Thoma Foundation. She has been a lecturer at Stanford teaching courses including “Data as Material”. She is a Creative Science member at NEW INC, the New Museum’s cultural incubator.

Jennie Maydew is a maker, learner, and educator. Applying traditional craft methods to achieve modern utility, she constructs wearable vessels that evoke the itinerancy of home. Central to Jennie’s practice is supporting the continuity of craft and empowering people through skill sharing. She currently teaches visual art to young people in Brooklyn.

Ping Yu Pan is now working and living in Taipei. Her work consists chiefly of mixed-media sculpture or installations, explores the relationship between myths and contemporary life. Her recent project Family Recipes is seeking to discover diffident dimensions of a family story with family dishes.

Marlene Herberth is interested in the relationship between practices, customs and craft techniques with their originary geography, being a weaver of threads, ideas and disciplines. Marlene is an archiver of memory. She collects and exposes affective associations in projects meant to convey ancient wisdom to contemporary culture. She and her partner Alex Herberth form the Heritage & Future Research & Lab duo KraftMade. instagram.com/kraft_made

Céline Pelcé is a french food artist and designer, currently working in a nomadic and contextual dynamic. She’s been exploring food as a performance material carrying sensory, spiritual poetics in different territories. In a collaborative method, conducting field works in Europe, Japan and North America, she activates her research with the audience through collective eating situations.

Jeanne F. Jalandoni is an artist based in New York City and holds a BFA in Studio Art from New York University. She works primarily in paint and textile in order to navigate the tangibility of biculturalism, utilizing her Filipino American experiences and research. Her work responds to the dehumanized documentation of Filipinos in Western history, while preserving her family histories and revealing more humanized portraits. By understanding the cultural crossroads presented in Philippine history, Jeanne works to challenge deeply rooted stereotypes around race and multicultural identities.

Alex Goldberg is a Brooklyn based artist and a professor of Interior Design and Integrative Courses at Pratt Institute. Through her multidisciplinary research practice she studies how experiences in the material world can be a portal to our understanding of the immaterial world. She utilizes creative process to learn from visual, tactile, experiential, and theoretical metaphors. She strives to balance dualities such as intuition and analysis, work and play, and structure and flow, so that two elements that may be thought to exist in tension can begin to be perceived, and utilized, as a harmonious relationship.

Tom Iniki is an international artist. He explores fine art with new media and technology. A part of that he loves traditonal hand crafts and produced more then 5000 drawing, painting, sculpture and knstallation analog works in his young age of 34.

Zito Tseng is a queer artist from biomedical academic background. Through participatory practice, he focuses on constructing space for queer imagination about sexuality. Zito Tseng received his master's degree in genetics from Yale University. He exhibited in multiple group exhibitions, including HIVE03 (France) and Queer Nations (Australia). He also participated in the opening performances of Taipei Biennial 2018 and Taiwan Biennial 2020 (Taiwan). He also did artist residencies at Domaine de Boisbuchet (France) and thecamp (France).

Liza Stark is a designer, educator, and artist based in New York. Her practice focuses on the integration of fabric and circuits, specifically the opportunities it creates for a critical discourse around technology.  The material, narrative, technical, and historical intersections of textiles and electronics form the basis of her research. Her talking quilts, data-collecting wedding dresses, DIY tools and zines, and wifi-shielding body suit prototypes question how social values and norms are reinforced or broken through interactions with our everyday soft objects. She currently develops curriculum for Girls Who Code and teaches in the Design and Technology program at Parsons School of Design. Liza has organized an eTextile residency program in Wassaic, NY, served as a fellow at Pratt Institute’s Brooklyn Fashion + Design Accelerator, and designed games at the Institute of Play. She has shown work at the Center for Craft, the International Symposium on Wearable Computers, The Wassaic Project, the Critical Costume Conference, NYCxDESIGN Week, Moulins Paillard, GDC, Maker Faire, Open Hardware Summit, CIANT, the Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction Conference, and more.

Jamie Boyle is an artist and weaving teacher who is drawn to textile processes for their relationship to bodies and time. Lately, she’s been dwelling on phrases like “fabric of society” and wonders if utopian cloths are possible. That cloth holds both comfort and harm at once—in its fibers, structure, history, symbolism—drives her current research.

Cait Jones is a New York City based illustrator and fine artist. She spends much of her creative time trying to evoke in two dimensional space something beyond what ours eyes can see. Cait is known for her Experience Map project where she seeks to capture relationships through the objects and spaces that shape their memories.

Erin McQuarrie is a Brooklyn based Scottish textile artist. Her practice finds a marriage between craft and digital techniques, exploring the topics of archival research, sports culture, urban spaces and the physical body. Often utilizing ancient textile techniques, such as weaving and stitching, she contemplates how they can be revived and combined with new technologies to continue a dialogue with the past.

Inês Neto dos Santos is a multi-disciplinary artist, born in Lisbon and based in London/Brussels. She completed an MA in Visual Communication at Royal College of Art (2016) and a BA in Graphic Design and Illustration at London College of Communication (2013). Her practice moves between performance, installation and social sculpture, investigating the socio-political implications of what we eat and how we come to eat it. In her work, she creates contexts and frameworks through which to explore collaboration, generosity, care and togetherness. In recent years, Inês has delved into the practical and metaphorical dimensions of fermentation, as a gateway into our enmeshed, multispecies existence. Exhibiting her work often happens in participatory formats like workshops and knowledge exchange sessions. Inês has been a guest lecturer at Kingston University, Brighton University and Westminster University.

InYoung Yeo is an artist based in Seoul. Her work expands from artistic materialization of text, drawing, and video installation works to research based projects with interdisciplinary approaches in topics of Gender, A.I. and Urbanization. Exploring forms of patterns, numbers and dimensions based on various structures and coincidences, her questions start from researching differing micro-narratives with a focus on the cyclical ‘relation’. Yeo has put together and participated in various research projects, exhibitions, residencies, talks, and workshops in Korea, Germany, Southeast Asia, among others.

Elisabeth Lorenzi, based in Madrid, Spain, applies ethnographic perspectives in the materialization of electronic devices. She searches for evidence of the influences of the gender gap as well as how it has shaped the sense, aspect, and materials of what today we understand as technology. The backbone of her work is the following question: What might have happened if electronics and robotics had conformed to spaces intended for women?

Stina Baudin is a Canadian-Haitian textile and multi-disciplinary artist. Her work primarily centers around mythology, black culture and architectural forms. Using textiles as her primary framework, her interest lies in investigating and weaving ancestral relationships between fibre and form.

Maya Minder uses cooking as a metaphor of the human transformation of raw nature into cooked culture, and she combines it with the evolutionary ideas of symbiotic coexistence of plants, animals and humans. She creates entanglements between human commodities and the animism of nature. Following the Biohacker, Maker and Thirdspace movements, she uses grassroots ideas, safe zones and citizen science for collective storytelling through food and cooking.

H.A. Halpert is on the side of the demonic forces who poke holes in things. She uses sculpture, drawing, and encyclopedic histories—alone and in collaboration with others—to evaluate doubles, translations, and accidents that aren’t. She was born in Newfoundland Canada and now lives and works in New York City.

Adam Zucker is an artist, curator, and arts educator from New York. He has a Master’s in Art History/Museum Studies and an Advanced Certificate in K-12 Art Education. As an independent curator, he has organized multiple gallery and museum exhibitions. His writing has been published in Berkshire Fine Arts, Critical Read, Black Cat, POZ Magazine, Sculpture Magazine, and numerous exhibition catalogs. Adam is the founder and author of Artfully Learning, where he writes about contemporary art through the lens of education.

Lin Qiqing (pronounced as Chi-Ching) is a textile artist based in New York. She explores feminism, language, accessibility and politics through materials and weaving. She’s currently pursuing her MFA of Textiles at Parsons.

Will Montgomery is a visual artist and writer based in New York. His work incorporates textiles, found objects, video, music, and prose. He enjoys collective action artworks and nonfiction books. 

Sherry Muyuan He is a teacher and designer based on Harlem, New York. She earned her MFA from Minneapolis College of Art and Design and her BA from Macalester College. She makes artwork related to food, because food opens up conversation about our similarities and differences. Her most recent work including food pop-up books, which often appear in the format of a workshop.

Otto Rummukainen is a multidisciplinary artist who works in the field of art and design. Rummukainen’s naïve style implements children’s drawing but deals with various topics and meanings through dark themes. Rummukainen is especially interested in the ups and downs of life. Through these events, Rummukainen creates a fictional world where one can momentarily escape everyday life.
Victoria Manganiello is an artist, designer, educator, and organizer. She has received many recognized grants, commissions, and residency appointments and exhibited her work internationally. She is also a part-time assistant professor of textiles at Parson’s and NYU. 
Petar Sapundjiev is a mixed and new media artist, designer, educator, and explorer based in Sofia, Bulgaria. With a background in engineering and environmental volunteering, his creative work explores the overlaps between modern, digital technology and organic natural phenomena and processes. Working between metal, wood, textile, electronics, and photography, Petar’s practice is interdisciplinary combining fine arts with design as well as science and education.