1100 Florence Gallery presents recent works by María Antonia Villaseñor-Marchal to include beading, weaving and embroidering. This exhibit is on display during the month of December and is curated by Cortney Lederer of CNL Projects.
María Antonia Villaseñor-Marchal is a Latinx and Indigenous artist and educator who melds traditional craft techniques (beading, weaving, and embroidering) with her education in fashion design to create abstract, woven, and fully felted work that confronts issues of identity, trauma, social justice, and the environment. After graduating in 2020 from the School of the Art Institute’s Master of Design program in Fashion, Body, and Garment (mentored by Nick Cave and Liat Semstad), Maria has established an independent studio in Evanston, IL (@studiomavm) and built a sustainable arts practice through her collaboration with a network of fiber farms which allows her to focus her work on the cultivation and care of animals and plants indigenous to the Western Hemisphere. Most recently, Maria’s thesis, “To Be Felt,” was honored with a solo exhibition at Facility (Chicago, IL).
María Antonia Villaseñor-Marchal
CNL Projects (CNL) was founded in 2016 by Cortney Lederer to provide artists and organizations with a platform to creatively produce impactful art experiences. CNL’s work is deeply centered on their unique, collaborative approach to working with artists, clients, businesses and organizations to advocate for the value of art and culture in our daily lives.
Cortney Lederer, Curator
1100 Florence Gallery is located on the NW corner of Greenleaf and Florence in the West Village Arts District in Evanston.
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