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EDUCATION
BFA in Textiles, Rhode Island School of Design, 1991
MFA in Textiles, Rhode Island School of Design, 1999

SOLO EXHIBITIONS/ PERFORMANCES/ INSTALLATIONS
2015
Energy Field, Tang Museum (Saratoga Springs, NY)
KNITTING NATION Phase 14: The Matter at Hand, BF+DA, (New York)
KNITTING NATION Phase 13: Weaving Factory, Collective Design (New York)
2014
Having It All, Heller Gallery, (New York)
Sitting Room, AMP Gallery (Provincetown, MA)
2013
Distancer-Pursuer, installation, and KNITTING NATION Phase 12:H2O, performance/installation, Occidental College (Los Angeles)
KNITTING NATION Phase 11: Stripped Bare, Jedinstvo (Zagreb, Croatia)
Touching the Void, Textile Arts Center (New York)
2012
MEND, Underline (New York)
Magic Eye Intervention, Mildred Complexity (Narrowsburg, NY)
2010
KNITTING NATION Phase 6: Mapping, Tillinghast Farm (Barrington, RI)
2009
Textiles and Tactics, Out North Gallery (Anchorage, AK)
Doll Cave, AS220 (Providence, RI)
2008
KNITTING NATION Phase 5: Architectural Embellishment, RISD Museum (Providence, RI)
KNITTING NATION Phase 4: PRIDE (Providence, RI)
2006
KNITTING NATION Phase 3: The Stripe Game (Providence, RI)
KNITTING NATION Phase 2: Atelier, Felissimo Design House (New York)
2005
SAFE, Knoxville Museum of Art (Tennessee)

SELECT GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2016
Intimacy and Materiality, Helen Day Art Center ( Stowe, Vermont)
2015
Queer Threads, Maryland Institute College of Art
Fiberlicious, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery
Who’s Afraid of Feminism?, A.I.R. Gallery (New York)
Over, Under, Through, J & M studio residents show, NARS Foundation (New York)
2014
SHEROES, Lamp Gallery (Tokyo, Japan)
Queer Threads, Leslie Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art (New York)
2013
Queer Style, FIT Museum (New York)
2012
Common Senses, collaboration with artist Fritz Haeg, Museum of Modern Art, (New York)
Dance/ Draw, Tang Museum (Saratoga Springs, NY)
BGSQD Pop-up Shop, Strange Loop Gallery (New York)
SHOP Anew, Underline Gallery (New York)
Fuel for the Fire, 535 W20th St (New York)
ReMix: ReFraming Appropriation, SOMArts! Gallery (San Francisco, CA)
Pepe and Puntar’s Lucid Dream Lounge, Participant Gallery (New York)
2011
Tool in Hand, Milwaukee Art Museum (Wisconsin)
Dance/Draw, Institute of Contemporary Art/ Boston
YES!, Buonnacorsi & Agniel Gallery (Providence, RI)
Cries of San Francisco, Southern Exposure Gallery (San Francisco, CA)
Queer it Yourself, SOMArts Cultural Center (San Francisco, CA)
2009
World of Queer Craft, Craftland Gallery (Providence, RI)
Product, International Gallery for Contemporary Art (Anchorage, AK)
Queer Craft, Advocate & Gochis Galleries ( Los Angeles, CA)
Threads, SOMArts Cultural Center (San Francisco, CA)
2008
A Century of Change: Art and Design from the 20th Century, RISD Museum (Providence, RI)
Vested Interest, Kohler Arts Center (Sheboygan, WI)
Gestures of Resistance, Gray Matters Gallery (Dallas, TX)
Evolution/ Revolution: The Arts and Crafts in Contemporary Fashion and Textiles, RISD Museum (Providence, RI)
Shelter, 516 Arts (Albuquerque, NM)
2007
The Handmade Goes Digital, video program (curated by Sabrina Gschwandtner), Museum of Arts and Design (New York)
2005
The Muster, Governors Island (New York)  (catalog)
Fall Vernissage, Dinaburg Fine Arts (New York)
Woven, Gallery W52nd (New York)
2003
Made in Brooklyn, Felissimo Design House (New York)
Runway Madness: American Textile History Museum (Lowell, MA)

PROJECTS FOR ARTIST PUBLICATIONS
Headmaster Magazine, photo editorial- collaboration with Nayland Blake, shot by Garrett Miller, 2012
Unpunished, zine curated by Nayland Blake, shown at Sue Scott Gallery, 2011
KNITKNIT: Volume 7 by Sabrina Gschwandtner, KNITTING NATION Manifesto, 2007
LTTR : Do You Wish To Direct Me?: Volume 5, knit multiple, 2005
KNITKNIT: Volume 4 by Sabrina Gschwandtner, knit covers, 2004

SELECT AWARDS/ FELLOWSHIPS/ RESIDENCIES
Museum of Arts and Design Artist in Residence Program, fall 2015- winter 2016
Nominee for United States Artists Fellowship, 2015
Nominee for Tiffany Foundation Fellowship, 2015
Haystack Open Studio Residency, 2015
Yaddo Artists Colony Residency, 2014
Haystack Open Studio Residency, 2014
CEC ArtsLink Grant, 2013
Queer Zagreb Residency, Zagreb, Croatia, 2013
The Rhode Island Foundation Robert and Margaret McColl Johnson Fellowship in Fine Arts, 2011
Mildred’s Complexity Residency, Narrowsburg, NY, 2010
RISD Alumni Association Award for Innovation in Education and Scholarly Pursuits, 2009
Alaska AIR Residency, 2009
United States Artists Target Fellowship in Crafts and Traditional Arts , 2006
Rhode Island Slater Center for Design Innovation Grant, 2001
Artist Fellowship, Rhode Island State Council of the Arts, 2000
Design Vision Award, GenArt, 2000

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Visiting Faculty: Fashion Department, 2015
Maryland Institute College of Art, Visiting Faculty: Fibers Department, 2014
Pratt Institute (Brooklyn, NY), Visiting Faculty: Fashion Department, 2012-2014
Rhode Island School of Design, Associate Professor: Textiles Department, 2003-2013

LECTURES/ PRESENTATIONS/ WORKSHOPS
2015
“The Matter at Hand”- 6 artists in conversation about fashion activism, BF+DA, Brooklyn, NY
“Queer Threads Unraveled”- panel presentation/ discussion, College Art Association conference (New York)
Visiting Artist, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Visiting Artist, California State University, Los Angeles
Visiting Artist, California State University, San Bernadino
Visiting Artist, California State University, Long Beach
Visiting Artist, Maryland Institute College of Art
2014    
Visiting critic, MFA Program, Vermont College of Fine Arts
Gender and Design presentation, Design Studies conference, Parsons the New School for Design
2013
Occidental College, artist talk and workshop
Vermont College of Fine Arts, visiting critic
2012
School of the Art Institute of Chicago, artist talk/critiques
Skidmore College, artist talk
School of Visual Arts, artist talk
2011
Mildred’s Lane, artist talk
Craft Forward Conference, California College of the Arts, lecture,
University of Oregon, Art Department, lecture/critiques,
2010
New School Parsons, MFA Fashion Design & Society program, knitwear workshop
Design and Craft: a History of Convergences and Divergences,lecture ( Brussels, Belgium)
2009
Montreal Centre for Contemporary Textiles, lecture/workshop
Lamar Dodd School of Art, University of Georgia, artist talk/critiques,
2008
Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, machine knitting workshop
Carpenter Center,  Harvard University, “Making Craft Matter: Feminism and Politics in Handmade Art”: panel with Julia Bryan Wilson, Cat Mazza, and Sabrina Gschwandtner,
American Craft Council, “Craft and Politics”, panel with Sabrina Gschwandtner and Rob Walker (New York)
In the Loop conference, keynote speaker (Winchester, England)
Maryland Institute College of Art, lecture/ workshop,
Vera List Center for Art and Politics at the New School, “Crafting Protest”: panel presentation with Allison Smith, Julia Bryan Wilson, Cat Mazza, and Sabrina Gschwandtner
2007
Virginia Commonwealth University, artist talk/critiques,
Maryland Institute College of Art, artist talk/ workshop,
2006
American Craft Conference, lecture/ panelist
2005
Knoxville Museum of Art, artist talk

SELECT BIBILOGRAPHY
Samantha Elliot, KNIT:Innovation in Fashion, Art, Design, Laurence King, 2015
Catherine Lord and Richard Meyer, Art and Queer Culture:1885-2005, Phaidon, 2013
Glenn Adamson, The Craft Reader, Berg, 2010
Jessica Hemmings In the Loop: Knitting Now, Black Dog, 2010
Sabrina Gschwandtner, KnitKnit: Presenting 27 Innovative Knitters and Their Projects, Stewart, Tabori and Chang, 2007
Sandy Black. Fashioning Fabrics: Contemporary Textiles in Fashion, Black Dog Publishing, 2006.
Freddie Robins, “Knit New York”, Textile Forum, March 2008
Julia Bryan Wilson, “The Politics of Craft”, MODERN PAINTERS, February 2008
David Sokol, “Knit in Peril”, Metropolis, January 2006
Eric Wilson, “In Fashion, Who Really Gets Ahead?”,New York Times, November 2005
Guy Trebay ,”The Subtle Power of Lesbian Style”, New York Times, June 2003

COLLECTIONS
FIT Museum, New York
RISD Museum, Rhode Island
Tang Teaching Museum, New York
School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Fashion Resource Center, Chicago