Visiting Lecturers


The Textiles Program is dedicated to building an in-depth curriculum by presenting speakers from diverse perspectives, media, histories, and cultural backgrounds in our classrooms and public lecture series.

Public and in-class lecturers have included artists, designers, and academics from a wide variety of fields including textiles, sculpture, installation, fashion, and conservation.



Tali Weinberg, artist, Lia Cook Jacquard artist-in-residence
Surabhi Saraf, artist
Kay Sekimachi, artist 
Sierra Redding, artist
Ty Tham, Levi Stauss
Julia Whitman, artist
Rachel Blogett, Serpent and Bow

Lisa Kokin, artist
Christy Matson, artist


Diedrick Brackens, artist
Sheila O'Hara, artist
Adele Stafford, Voices of Industry
Johanna Friedmanartist, Lia Cook Jacquard artist-in-residence
Roz Ritter, artist
Alexandra Milukhin, artist
Dalia Anani, artist
Cheryl Krauter Leonard, Women's Cancer Resource Center


Katherine Karnaky, artist, designer, Pottery Bar
Kate Nartker artist, weaver, animator, Lia Cook Jacquard artist-in-residence
Telia Draheim textile designer, videographer
Padmini Balaram designer, artist, researcher, and professor of design, Visva-Bhaarati University, India


Travis Meinolf, artist, action weaver
Aime Adelman, artist, researcher, associate professor, Fiber Department, University of North Texas
Abigail Doan, environmental fiber artist, writer
Angie Wilson, artist, costume designer
Lauren DiCiocccio, artist
Anna Von Mertens, artist
Ray Wenzel, vice president of design, Luna Textiles
Laura Jo Wegman, designer, Coyuchi
Sterling Johnson, bubblesmith
Jean Cacicedo, wearable artist
Alan Grinberg, owner, Zoo-Ink

View past visiting lecturers at the Textiles Lecture Series Archive.