Sun Oct 11, 2020 - Sat Dec 12, 2020
Women & Their Work’s mission is to foster the artistic growth of women artists by encouraging them to make new, adventurous work. To that extent, and in recognition of the current reality, we are offering our gallery and support for an artist-in-residence this fall. We are pleased to announce that artist Brianna McIntyre has been selected for this residency which will begin October 12th.
McIntyre states “To be a designer, a scientist, an activist, and an artist simultaneously is the cross-section I want to explore for this residency, and for my creative practice moving forward. My goal at Women & Their Work is to experiment with textile waste as a viable, usable, buildable material. Using a previous bent lamination shelf design as a template, my goal is to use layered textile waste to create experimental structured forms that show the visual continuity and material evolution of this design.”
About the Artist
Brianna McIntyre is an artist and designer newly based in Austin, TX. Her creative practice focuses on crafting objects and ephemera that communicate narratives of duality, precariousness, and her experiences as a Black woman. One of her goals as a maker is to take materials out of their comfort zone in order to push their structural qualities and intended use. She is interested in investigating political and social identities through the use of clothing, furniture, and found objects as construction materials. She received her BFA in Furniture Design and Fiber and Material Studies from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.