Annet Couwenberg's Sewing Circles lecture will be an overview of years of cultural research, digital experimentation, and finished artifacts to celebrate the building on tradition and heritage to acquire new insights. Through her creations, the artist will ask how traditional textile construction can be modified or transformed by adapting it to digital fabrication processes. Couwenberg's technical experiments include 3D printing of multi-pronged connectors that are used to assemble life-size tree-root-like structures, and laser-cut buckram (cloth stiffened with glue) that produces dramatic origami "infinity" collars, and Y-shaped CNC-cut polyethylene that produces infinitely scalable lace forms for on and/or off the body.
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About Annet Couwenberg
Born in the Netherlands, Annet received a MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art, MI and one from Syracuse University, NY. Telos Art Publishing published a monograph in 2003. She received a Smithsonian Artist and Research Fellowship in 2014, and has exhibited nationally and internationally, including Gyeonggi MOMA in Ansan; HOMA Museum in Seoul, Korea; Museum of Arts and Design in NYC; Delaware Center for Contemporary Arts; 28th Street Studio, NYC; Contemporary Museum, Baltimore, MD; City Gallery, Atlanta GA; Decorative Arts Museum, Little Rock, AK; Textile Museum, Tilburg, NL; Her work has been reviewed in Le Monde, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, The New York Times, Christian Science Monitor, Baltimore Sun, Atlanta Journal Constitution, Philadelphia Inquirer, Fiberarts, Surface Design, Textile: The Journal of Cloth and Culture, and Sculpture Magazine.
Learn more about Annet at www.annetcouwenberg.com.
About Foundation Curriculum Research Initiative Series 2022
Join the Foundation Department for a series of learning opportunities with the goal of introducing other AICAD institution’s curricula. As movements in globalization and innovation continue to change, the Foundation Department placed efforts into ensuring teaching and learning processes adapt to students' needs. These events are part of the Foundation Department's continuing curriculum development activities to examine directions in higher education that will prepare us to better serve students' educational essentials. This program includes lectures from Annet Couwenberg (Maryland Institute College of Art, MICA), James Elkins (School of the Art Institute of Chicago, SAIC), and Karen Sullivan (Ringling College).