dani lopez

Artist dani lopez

dani lopez Artist Story For artist dani lopez, weaving is a physical manifestation of longing. Her work reflects a complex tangle of desires relating to love, identity, and time. She intertwines this with an exploration of queerness, femininity, and gender structures. The material the artist uses also plays a profound role. Theatrical, glitzy materials are Read More »

Jacqueline Surdell 

Artist Jacqueline Surdell

Jacqueline Surdell1 Artist Story Jacqueline Surdell grew up in the Midwest in a family of athletes and artists, and as such, she makes objects and installations drawn from her family’s athletic and artistic legacies. Her work hybridizes knotted rope, painting, found object sculpture, performance, video, and installation. Conceptual Approach Surdell’s combination of media and methods Read More »

Katrina Sánchez Standfield

Artist Katrina Sánchez Standfield

Katrina Sánchez Standfield Artist Story Materiality is important to Katrina Sánchez Standfield, an interdisciplinary Panamanian-American artist. Her sculptures, rugs, and large-scale installations are notable for their playful shapes and sizes, defying the weaving norm. Her undulating, tactile ropes of vivid color call out to be squeezed and hugged. By focusing on the material’s physical and Read More »

Lisa Solomon

Artist Lisa Solomon

Lisa Solomon Artist Story Lisa Solomon is a San Francisco Bay Area-based artist, author, and educator known for her work with textiles and color theory. Her work Senninbari was inspired by research into the number 1,000, and a 2007 visit to the 1,000 Buddha Temple in Kyoto, Japan. It was her first visit to Japan Read More »

Meghan Shimek

Artist Meghan Shimek

Meghan Shimek Artist Story Fiber artist Meghan Shimek creates large-scale woven wall hangings and sculptures out of her studio in Oakland, California. Her stunning work is ethereal, whimsical, and delicate but is rooted in warm, natural materials. Exploring organic movement, Shimek’s weaving style allows the fibers to fall into an indeterminate pattern that reveals the Read More »

Liz Robb

Artist Liz Robb

Liz Robb Artist Story Liz Robb’s works in A Beautiful Mess are ceremonial and totemic in feeling and physical presence.13 She created these works during her year of magical thinking14 when she was mourning the loss of her partner. Weaving, wrapping, and knotting these larger-than-life artworks was a cathartic act of deep mediation, Robb says. Read More »

Hannah Perrine Mode

Artist Hannah Perrine Mode

Hannah Perrine Mode Artist Story Hannah Perrine Mode is a multi-media artist who is influenced by science, particularly polar science. For the past few years, she has spent her summers living and working on alpine glaciers and along the coastal channels of Southeast Alaska. This work is extremely physical and has fostered a deep inquiry Read More »

Kira Dominguez Hultgren

Artist Kira Dominguez Hultgren

Kira Dominguez Hultgren Artist Story Weaving is about strange combinations, the unexpected coming together, and the consequences of that togetherness, says Kira Dominguez Hultgren. In her artist’s statement, she writes: “Teal penetrates magenta. Gold interrupts. Handspun wool twists with glitter, only to get trapped in cotton. Materials erase, seduce, replace, choke as they wind their Read More »

Dana Hemenway

Artist Dana Hemenway

Dana Hemenway Artist Story Dana Hemenway weaves and knots extension cords to change their aesthetic properties and give the functional, utilitarian items a different purpose.“I am also interested in what happens when craft process is brought into the contemporary art space, which historically has had a complicated relationship with craft,” she says. “It feels subversive Read More »

Kirsten Hassenfeld

Artist Kirsten Hassenfeld

Kirsten Hassenfeld Artist Story Kirsten Hassenfeld’s weavings are intricately layered and leave the viewer wondering how she can bring so many disparate and salvaged patterns, textures, and fabrics together to create something that is so striking and cohesive. The answer may be in the steps she takes to create each work.“I was originally trained in Read More »