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.