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Interview about my project, Whose Woods Are These
I was interviewed about an animated short I am working on, Whose Woods Are These. This animation will be made entirely from woven cloth and is based on the true story of my great-great-great-great grandmother's disappearance in 1841.
Interview about my research on Crafting and COVID
In 2021, I received a Faculty Research Grant to study the role crafting played in managing stress throughout the COVID pandemic among older adults. This interview is about a paper I published on the research.
Animation on view at Indianapolis International Airport
Thrilled to have my animation installed at the Indianapolis airport. I collaborated on this video with Megan Jefferson.
Feature on the Technician
I was interviewed for a feature on the Technician in January 2021
CICA Museum: Experimental Fashion and Fiber Exhibition
My work will be included in an exhibition in South Korea's CICA Musuem: Experimental Fashion and Fiber. Opens May 27th
IF YOU HAVE GHOSTS opens January 10th at Alabama Contemporary
Guest curated by Ashley Stull Meyers through the Alabama Contemporary Art Center’s new Guest Curator Program, If You Have Ghosts includes four artists who engage with contemporary fiber techniques (both physical and digital) to recall their familial and ancestral histories. According to Meyers, these “West Coast artists explore themes of Blackness, Queerness, Indigeneity, labor, and motherhood.”
New teaching position at NC State
This past fall I accepted the position of Assistant Professor of Textile Design at NC State's Wilson College of Textiles.
Scratch the Surface opens July 13th at Jack Fischer Gallery
Jack Fischer Gallery is pleased to present scratch the surface, a two-person exhibition by
Kate Nartker and Leigh Wells. Join us for the opening reception on July 13, from 4:00 to
6:00 p.m. at our Potrero location. The show will be up through August 31, 2019.
Beyond the Warp and Weft: The Enduring Legacy of the Bauhaus opens July 11, 2019
The first exhibition in the new Ruth’s Table space, Beyond the Warp and Weft brings together 17 artists to illuminate the diversity of contemporary ideas of weaving and textile, highlight innovative craft thinking, and chart the future trajectory of the practice.
New Threads opens Oct 2 at Cabrillo Gallery
New Threads includes work by Jody Alexander, Richard Bassett, Lisa Kokin, Lauren DiCioccio, Kathryn Clark, Victoria May, Stephanie Metz, t.c. moore, Kate Nartker, Lisa Solomon, Esther Traugot, and Margo Wolowiec
Fort Night at Fort Mason
Over the course of four Friday evenings from April 21-May 12, Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture is inviting artists and arts organizations to present their existing programming as a way to bring Fort Mason Center together with artists and cultural producers in the Bay Area.
Visit to EMU
I will be spending the day at Eastern Michigan University on October 28 to visit with grads and give a talk. Lecture begins at 4pm.
A nice write up about my work on Beautiful Decay
Review on Art Practical
Shotgun review about my piece at the San Jose Instititue of Contemporary Art!
Featured in Composite Arts Magazine
I was asked to contribute an article to Composite's Summer 2012 issue, Aberration. It was released today, June 25, 2012, and is available online. You can read directly on their site or download a pdf.
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