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.







  • Diedrick Brackens artist 
  • Sheila O'Hara artist
  • Adele Stafford founder of Voices of Industry
  • Johanna Friedman artist
  • Roz Ritter artist
  • Alexandra Milukhin artist
  • Dalia Anani artist
  • Cheryl Krauter Leonard Women's Cancer Resource Center


  • Katherine Karnaky artist and designer, Pottery Bar
  • Kate Nartker artist, weaver, animator
  • Talia Draheim textile designer, videographer
  • Padmini Balaram designer, artist, researcher, and professor of design, Visva-Bhaarati University, India


  • Travis Meinolf artist and action weaver
  • Aimee Adelman artist, researcher, associate professor, Fiber Department, University of North Texas
  • Abigail Doan environmental fiber artist and writer
  • Angie Wilson artist and 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.