Dell Marie Hamilton, Interdisciplinary Artist, Writer, and Curator
Interdisciplinary artist, writer and curator, Dell Hamilton works across a variety of mediums: performance, video, painting and photography. With roots in Belize, Honduras and the Caribbean, Dell often draws upon the personal to investigate the social and geopolitical constructs of memory, gender, history and citizenship. Her curatorial project "Nine Moments for Now," presented during Fall 2018 at Harvard's Cooper Gallery for African and African American Art, was ranked one of that year's top 20 exhibitions in the U.S. Clearly, you'll want to meet and get to know yet another fascinating, accomplished, creative woman.
Deb Brandon, Textile Arists/Author
Deb Brandon's career is an eclectic one to say the least. Born in England, raised there, Israel and Switzerland, she lives in Pittsburgh and is a math professor at Carnegie Mellon University, which is where she earned her PhD. Deb's a respected textile artist whose book, "Threads Around the World" describes how artisans from 25 diverse cultures create traditional fiber arts using centuries old methods. Deb is also a brain injury survivor who underwent 3 surgeries in as many weeks. She kept a diary, which eventually evolved into a book: "But My Brain Had Other Ideas: A Memoir or Recovery from Brain Surgery." We cover a lot of ground in this open, honest, life affirming conversation.
Shiva Ahmadi, Artist
"It's impossible to be Iranian and not political." Artist Shiva Ahmadi shares her personal story of growing up in Tehran during the Revolution and Iran-Iraq War. She talks openly about leaving her parents to come to the States, where she has lived and worked since 2003. This is a riveting, captivating and emotional conversation you won't want to miss.
Textile Artist Liz Collins has a new exhibit at the Museum of Art and Design
Playing with the texture and color of various materials, Liz Collins‘ art uses black craft paper and textiles to create an array of effects. It is on display at the Museum of Art and Design at 2 Columbus Circle in New York City through March 17,…
Liz Collins curates at the Bureau of General Services, Queer Division
Textile artist Liz Collins is curating at the Bureau of General Services — Queer Division and the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Community Center, running June 14th through September 16th. She told The Cut…