April 19 – July 9, 2022 • Joan Mondale Gallery & Mary Giles Gallery

Featuring the work of Hale Ekinci, Clare Hu, Dong Kyu Kim, Na Chainkua Reindorf, SHENEQUA, and welcoming Minnesota-based artists Kehayr Brown-Ransaw, Jocelyn Suzuka Figueroa, and Nicole Thomas. Special works made by the artists participating in mini-residencies in May and June–Alonzo Pantoja, Marcus Rothering, and Ceci Lewis, and program coordinator Ivonne Yáñez–have been added to the exhibition.

Join us for this special spring and summer exhibition, showcasing rising talent from across the country. This exhibition project continues our commitment to outstanding, contemporary work being done by artists in support of underrepresented communities in the field of fiber art.

The range of work and practices, unique to each artist, addresses myriad ways that textile materials, processes, histories, and traditions continue to be used today to tell stories and share narratives about identities–both individual and community–through the eyes and hands of makers.

Thanks to a Creative Support for Organizations grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, panel discussions, artist presentations, workshops, and mini-residencies are being coordinated in support of this exhibition. Watch for program details to be announced for activities happening through August 2022.

Visit Textile Center, see the exhibition, and get involved in conversations with these artists–expand your knowledge of our field while you support their work and our summer programming!

(Header photo: Long Swoop Black, SHENEQUA; 5010 Bankside, Clare Hu)

Read a press release about the exhibition here.

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Creative Support for Organizations grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.