Apr 4th 2018

Join Victoria Martinez, Arts and Public Life and the Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture Artist-in-Residence, for a workshop highlighting her current art practice based on African and Mexican textiles. Participate in the creation of weaving imagery based upon text from the University of Chicago art libraries and collections and learn about patterns and color theory in fiber arts.


About Victoria Martinez:
Victoria Martinez is a transdisciplinary artist and educator from Pilsen who explores textiles, installation art, site-specific experiments, printmaking, and painting. She believes in chance and intuition, creating ephemeral experiences inspired by the urban environment, Mother Earth, and fiber, a universal material that connects us all despite of our background. Martinez works with overlooked spaces, marks and items, sewing and weaving them together to create fresh perspectives. She has exhibited at Northwestern University, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago Cultural Center, the Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation, the National Museum of Mexican Art, The Franklin, Duke University, and University of Minnesota. Upcoming projects include group shows at Pelican Bomb Gallery in New Orleans and a solo exhibition at Loyola University Museum of Art.

FREE with RSVP: https://weavingpatternsandperceptions.eventbrite.com/

Image: Detail of “North Africa meets Chiapas,” work on paper by Victoria Martinez

Arts and Public Life and the Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture hosts individual artists through the Artists-in-Residence program and interdisciplinary partnerships through the Crossing Boundaries Prize. These residency programs are open to Chicago-based artists and groups whose work explores issues of race, politics and culture. Both programs advance the opportunities available to artists who are underrepresented in the Chicago and national arts scenes.

For more information, contact Nikki Patin at npatin@uchicago.edu.

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