Talk by Abigail Doan

Brown Bag Lecture Series is presented by the Textiles Program
January 30, 2013 11:00 am–12:00 pm

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Textile Studios, Room L3

Free and open to the public
Contact: Deborah Valoma, valoma@earthlink.net, 510.499.5824

Environmental fiber artist and writer Abigail Doan divides her time between New York, Eastern Europe, and rural Italy. Her work as a fiber artist offers a unique view into the materials, methods, and the life cycle of contemporary textiles, slow fashion garments, and related environmental issues.

Doan started her blog Ecco•Eco as a forum for sharing ideas and projects related to fashioning self and the environment. She also keeps a visual journal at Lost in Fiber. Her recycled fiber forms and land-based installation work has been featured on Art Cloth Text, Craftzine, Greenmuseum.org, LabforCulture, Landviews, Inhabitat, Treehugger, and Trendtablet -- to name a few as well as in the New York Times, HAND/EYE magazine, Surface Design Journal, the Natural Resource's Defense Council's OnEarth, and the new book Fiber Art Today.

Doan is an internationally exhibited artist and works to promote the preservation of textiles, natural resources, and cultural handcraft techniques globally. Her most recent curatorial projects include Fete for the Senses and "(Re)Fashioning Fiber" in New York and "Fashioning Self and the Environment" at the Textile Arts Center in Brooklyn.

Residencies include The LAND/an art side in rural New Mexico as well as symposia and environmental art exhibitions with the United Nations Environment Programme and in museums and galleries internationally.