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Solo Exhibitions

2013 
Distancer-Pursuer, Occidental College, Los Angels, CA
Touching the Void, Textile Art Center, New York, NY

2009
Textiles and Tactics, Out North Gallery, Anchorage, AK
Veins/New Work, AS220 Project Space, Providence, RI

2005
SAFE, Design Lab, Knoxville Museum of Art, Knoxville, TN

Knitting Nation Events

2013 
KNITTING NATION Phase 12: H2O, Occidental College, Los Angels, CA
KNITTING NATION Phase 11: Stripped Bare, Jedinstvo, Zagreb, Croatia

2012 
KNITTING NATION Phase 10: Domestic Swarming, MoMA Studio: Common Sense, New York, NY
KNITTING NATION Phase 9: Accumulation, Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum, Skidmore, NY

2011 
KNITTING NATION Phase 8: Under Construction, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA
KNITTING NATION Phase 7: Darkness Descends, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA

2010
KNITTING NATION Phase 6: Mapping, 
RISD Farm, Barrington, RI


2008
KNITTING NATION Phase 5
Architectural Embellishment, RISD Museum, Providence, RI
KNITTING NATION Phase4: PRIDE, Waterplace Park, Providence, RI

2006
KNITTING NATION Phase 3Stripe Game, RISD, Providence, RI
KNITTING NATION Phase 2Atelier, Felissimo Design House, NYC

2005 
KNITTING NATION: Phase 1: Knitting During Wartime, Governors Island, NYC

Selected Group Exhibitions

2014 
(Forthcoming) Not-so-Common-Threads: Crafting Identity and Community, Leslie Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, New York, NY

2013 
Queer Style: From the Closet to the Catwalk, Museum at FIT, New York, NY

2012
Domestic Swarming, MoMA Studio: Common Senses, New York, NY
Dance/Draw, Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum, Saratoga Springs, NY
BGSQD, Pop-up Shop, Strange Loop Gallery, New York, NY
MEND, A Performance/Exchange, Underline Gallery, New York, NY
SHOP Anew, Underline Gallery, New York, NY
Magic Eye Knit Intervention, Mildred Complexity, Narrowsburg, NY
Fuel for the Fire, Dawn Kasper Gallery at David Zwirner, New York, NY
ReMix: ReFraming Appropriation, SOMArts Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Pepe and Puntar’s Lucid Dream Lounge, PARTICIPANT, New York, NY


2011
Dance/Draw, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA
Tool in Hand, Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI
YES!, Buonnacosi and Agniel, Providence, RI
Retail One: A Knitting Intervention, Barney’s Store, Boston, MA
Cries of San Francisco, Southern Exposure Gallery, San Francisco
QIY: Queer it Yourself, SOMArts Cultural Center, San Francisco, CA

2009
World of Queercraft, Craftland Gallery, Providence, RI
Product, International Gallery for Contemporary Art, Anchorage, AK
Queer Craft, Advocate & Gochis Galleries, Los Angeles, CA
Threads, Queer Arts Festival, SOMArts Cultural Center, San Francisco, CA


2008
A Century of Change: Art and Design from the 20th Century, RISD Museum, Providence, RI
Radical Lace and Subversive Knitting, Scottsdale Museum of Art, Scottsdale, AZ
Radical Lace and Subversive Knitting, Indiana State Museum, Indianapolis, IN
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
RISCA Fellowship Exhibition,
Machines With Magnets Gallery, Pawtucket, RI
Shelter,
516 Arts, Albuquerque, NM

2007
Radical Lace and Subversive Knitting, Museum of Arts and Design, NYC
The Handmade Goes Digital, Museum of Arts and Design, NYC

2005
Fall Vernissage, Dinaburg Fine Arts, NYC
Woven, Gallery W52nd, NYC

2003
Made in Brooklyn, Felissimo Design House, NYC
Runway Madness, American Textile History Museum, Lowell, MA

1999
Kwangju Bienniale: International Art to Wear Exhibition, Korea.
Work purchased for permanent collection

Artist Multiples Projects

2007
KNITTING NATION MANIFESTO: published in KNITKNIT, Volume 7

2005
Merger Glove: 1000 knit gloves for LTTR, Volume 5.
Printed and distributed by Printed Matter,Inc., NYC

2004
KNITKNIT, Volume 4, 300 knit covers

Fashion Shows/Presentation

2003
Knitwear collection in collaboration w/ Kenny Scharf & PUCCI International, NYC
Spring 2004,
MAOSpace, NYC
Fall 2003
, MAOSpace, NYC

2002
Spring 2003, MAOSpace, NYC
Fall 2002: Paramount Hotel, NYC, sponsored by Out Magazine.

2001
Spring 2002, GENART Alumni show, Bryant Park, NYC
Fall 2001, Lot 61, NYC

2000
Spring 2001
, Lot 61, NYC
Fall 2000:
PAPERPROJECT: Bryant Park, NYC

Teaching Experience

2013
Adjunct Faculty: Textile Department, RISD, Providence, RI
Adjunct Faculty: Apparel Department, RISD, Providence, RI

2012-13
Visiting Faculty: Fashion Department, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY

2003-13
Associate Professor: Textiles Department, RISD, Providence, RI

Talks / Lectures/ Visiting Artist Engagements

2013
The Maker’s Collection Panel Discussion at POLLACK show room, Manhattan, NY
Visiting critic, Vermont College of Fine Arts, Montpelier,VT
Artist talk and workshop, Occidental College, Los Angels, CA
Artist Talk, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY

2012
Artist talk/critic, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Artist talk, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY
Artist Talk, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY

2011
Craft Forward conference:California College of the Arts, Resistance Craft panel, San Francisco, CA
Lecture and critiques, Art Department, University of Oregon
Artist talk, Mildred’s Lane, Narrowsburg, PA

2010
Design and Craft: A History of Convergences and Divergences conference, Brussels, Belgium

2009
Gallery talk w/ Julia Bryan Wilson, Out North Gallery, Anchorage, AK
Lecture and knitwear design workshop, Montreal Centre for Contemporary Textiles
Visiting Scholar, Lamar Dodd School of Art, University of Georgia, Athens, GA

2008
Making Craft Matter:
Feminism and Politics in Handmade Art,
Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
Craft and Politics:
American Craft Council Salon Series, NYC
In the Loop conference, keynote speaker, Winchester, UK
Lecture and Workshop, Fibers Department, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD
Crafting Protest, Vera List Center for Art and Politics at the New School, NYC

2007
Lecture and critiques, Fibers Department, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
Lecture and knitting workshop, Fibers Department
Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore,MD

2006
New Artists/New Work, American Craft 2006 Leadership Conference, Houston, TX

2005
Gallery talk, Knoxville Museum of Art, Knoxville, TN
International Textiles Conference, Raleigh, NC
Workshops, Cooper Hewitt Design Directions High School Program, NYC

2003
Visiting Critic for Knitwear Design Course at Fashion Institute of Technology, NYC

2002
Lecture, Fibers Department, Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York

2001
Lecture, Joshibi University, Art College, Tokyo, Japan

Fellowships/Grants

2013
CEC Artslink Grant

2011
The Rhode Island Foundation Robert and Margaret MacColl Johnson Fellowship

2010
RISD Professional Development Grant

2009
RISD Alumni Association Award for Innovation in Education and Scholarly Pursuits

2008
RISD Professional Development Grant

2007
RISD Professional Development Grant
Artist Merit Award, Crafts: Rhode Island State Council of the Arts
Nominee for Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award
RISD Academic Enrichment Fund Grant

2006
United States Artists Target Fellowship in Crafts and Traditional Arts
RISD Professional Development Grant

2003
Invitational Designer Workshop: SAGA Furs of Scandinavia, Copenhagen, Denmark

2001
Slater Center for Design Innovation grant

2000
Artist Fellowship, Crafts: Rhode Island State Council of the Arts
Design Vision Award, Eveningwear; Finalist, Avant Garde: GenArt Styles 2000

1998
Current Colorist Scholarship: Color Marketing Group

1991
Japanese Fashion Foundation International Textile Competition: 1st prize for United States in constructed fabrics and recipient of IdeaBiella award

Residencies

2013
Occidental College Wanlass Artist-in-Residence, Occidental College, CA
Queer Zahreb Residency, Zagreb, Croatia

2009
Alaska AIR Residency (United States Artists)
Marga Knitwear: Marga knitting factory, Lima, Peru

2008
New Works: Haystack Mountain School of Crafts
Textile Facilitation Unit: Shetland College, Lerwick, Scotland

2007
Marga Knitwear: Marga knitting factory, Lima, Peru

Selected Publications

Books

Art and Queer Culture:1885-2005, Catherine Lord and Richard Meyer, Phaidon, 2013
The Craft Reader, Glenn Adamson, Berg, 2010
In the Loop: Knitting Now,
Jessica Hemmings, Black Dog, 2010
Designing a Knitwear Collection
Lisa Donofrio Fezza and Marilyn Heffernen, Fairchild, New York, 2008
KnitKnit: Presenting 27 Innovative Knitters and Their Projects, Sabrina Gschwandtner, Stewart, Tabori and Chang, New York, 2007
Fashioning Fabrics: Contemporary Textiles in Fashion Sandy Black
Black Dog Publishing, UK, 2006
The Muster
, Allison Smith, Public Art Fund, New York, 2007

Selected Articles

Liz Collins Rethinks Knitwear, Leesa Anne Hubbel, Surface Design, Summer 2009
Knit New York, Freddie Robins, Textile Forum, March 2008
The Politics of Craft, Julia Bryan Wilson, MODERN PAINTERS, February 2008
Knit in Peril, David Sokol, Metropolis magazine, January 2006
In Fashion, Who Really Gets Ahead?, Eric Wilson, New York Times, November, 2005
The Subtle Power of Lesbian Style, Guy Trebay, New York Times, June 2003

Professional Memberships

Council of Fashion Designers of America