Lia Cook Jacquard Residency

The Textiles Program is pleased to announce the creation of the Lia Cook Jacquard Weaving Residency, named in honor of internationally known artist, weaver, and long-time CCA Textiles faculty member Lia Cook.

Lia Cook Jacquard Residency

The residency supports CCA alumni in the production of experimental and innovative work using the jacquard loom as their primary tool.

During the three-week residency, selected artists weave on the TC-1 located in the Textiles Program’s weaving studio and exhibit their work in one of the CCA's College Avenue Galleries in Oakland concurrent with the annual CCA Textiles Program's exhibition. 

During this invitational residency, artists in residence participate in both informal and formal conversation and critical dialogues around contemporary textile practices through a public lecutre, studio visits, critiques, and/or demonstrations.

LIVE EVIL by Danielle Andress


Danielle Andress (MFA 2017) is the fifth annual recipient of the Lia Cook Jacquard Residency. In her vibrantly boisterous hand woven work, Andress explores the relationship between textiles, narrative, and nostalgic artifact.

Andress earned her BFA from Rhode Island School of Design in 2008, and her MFA from CCA in 2016. She is a founding member of the Borderline Art Collective.

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Ruth Tabancay


Ruth Tabancay (BFA 2000) has been selected as the fourth annual Lia Cook Jacaquard artist in residence. 

As a former physician, Tabancay's interdisciplinary work ranges from weaving to embroidery to cast sugar, and at times draws inspiration from molecular science.

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Tali Weinberg, California Drought Portrait (1895–2014), 2015


Tali Weinberg (MFA 2013) was the third annual Lia Cook Jacquard artist in residence.

She works between text and textiles. Her current project investigates the California drought as data and lived experience. She is the executive director of the Textile Society of America.

She also holds an MA and BA from New York University.

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Johanna Friedman


Johanna Friedman (MFA 2012) was the second artist to participate in fall 2014.

Friedman is a Swedish artist working with photographic imagery and textile techniques, incorporating both video and performance.

She earned her BFA from Konstfack University of Arts, Crafts and Design in Stockholm and an MFA from California College of the Arts in 2012.

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Kate Nartker


Kate Nartker (MFA 2012) was the first artist in residence (established in the spring of 2014).

Nartker works between animation and textiles to disassemble images, narrative, and material structures. 

She is a lecturer in the Art Department at San Francisco State University and is represented by Jack Fischer Gallery.

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