Tiana Atherton Fibre Structures I , 2018  Concordia University   Encrypted Cloth /  “Encode” two discrete data sets into your project, considering the relationship between them.  Tiana made this mobile “backpack” of all of the objects she uses on a daily basis, things that provide both comfort and stress. Each pocket is embroidered with a time, indicating when she took an anti-anxiety medication.

Tiana Atherton
Fibre Structures I
, 2018
Concordia University
Encrypted Cloth / “Encode” two discrete data sets into your project, considering the relationship between them.

Tiana made this mobile “backpack” of all of the objects she uses on a daily basis, things that provide both comfort and stress. Each pocket is embroidered with a time, indicating when she took an anti-anxiety medication.

  Jacqui Beaumont Textile Printing and Dyeing I , 2018  Concordia University   Flag Manifesto /  Write a manifesto to guide this project. Create a site-specific “flag” based on these principles.  Jacqui printed on a handmade vinyl bag which visually recalled lab experiments/hydroponics and body bags. In this work, she focused on her transitional experience of womanhood and hormone treatments, and the social structures she navigates on a regular basis.

Jacqui Beaumont
Textile Printing and Dyeing I
, 2018
Concordia University
Flag Manifesto / Write a manifesto to guide this project. Create a site-specific “flag” based on these principles.

Jacqui printed on a handmade vinyl bag which visually recalled lab experiments/hydroponics and body bags. In this work, she focused on her transitional experience of womanhood and hormone treatments, and the social structures she navigates on a regular basis.

  Ysaline Lannes Textile Printing and Dyeing I , 2018  Concordia University   Found Fabric Interaction /  Research the printed design of a found fabric; use this information to respond with your own printed additions/alterations.  Ysaline echoed the existing print of this Malawi Nyasa fabric in various colorways. Her garment commented on the fashion industry’s strategy of appropriating existing patterns (often from developing countries or independent artists) and copying them “as is” without giving credit or compensation.

Ysaline Lannes
Textile Printing and Dyeing I
, 2018
Concordia University
Found Fabric Interaction / Research the printed design of a found fabric; use this information to respond with your own printed additions/alterations.

Ysaline echoed the existing print of this Malawi Nyasa fabric in various colorways. Her garment commented on the fashion industry’s strategy of appropriating existing patterns (often from developing countries or independent artists) and copying them “as is” without giving credit or compensation.

  Troy Biliski Textile Printing & Dyeing I,  2017  Concordia University Infinite Textile /  Explore your relationship to infinity by identifying a limit to push against: materially, perceptually, or conceptually.  Troy used color darkroom techniques to expose found fabric and a self-portrait as a composite photographic image. He identified the Western art canon as a form of infinity through its memorialization of artists. Troy’s androgynous, racially and culturally ambiguous self-portrait challenged this historical art canon that immortalizes primarily white males.

Troy Biliski
Textile Printing & Dyeing I,
2017
Concordia University
Infinite Textile /
Explore your relationship to infinity by identifying a limit to push against: materially, perceptually, or conceptually.

Troy used color darkroom techniques to expose found fabric and a self-portrait as a composite photographic image. He identified the Western art canon as a form of infinity through its memorialization of artists. Troy’s androgynous, racially and culturally ambiguous self-portrait challenged this historical art canon that immortalizes primarily white males.

  Amélie Bélanger Fibre Structures I , 2017  Concordia University   Encrypted Cloth /  “Encode” two discrete data sets into your project, considering the relationship between them.  Amélie filmed the experience of attempting to learn crochet from her grandmother, who suffers memory loss. She then used an auto-transcribing software to generate the subtitles that accompany the work. Both the original instructions and their transcriptions were jumbled, as were Amélie’s juxtaposed attempts to begin a crocheted object.

Amélie Bélanger
Fibre Structures I
, 2017
Concordia University
Encrypted Cloth / “Encode” two discrete data sets into your project, considering the relationship between them.

Amélie filmed the experience of attempting to learn crochet from her grandmother, who suffers memory loss. She then used an auto-transcribing software to generate the subtitles that accompany the work. Both the original instructions and their transcriptions were jumbled, as were Amélie’s juxtaposed attempts to begin a crocheted object.

  Julia Woldmo Fibre Structures I , 2018  Concordia University   Body as Site /  Consider the body as an alternative to an architectural space, immersive landscape, or digital environment as the location for your piece.  Julia created a coiled headpiece and gloves that she wore to evoke the sensory perceptions of synesthesia. Her photographic series centered her as a mythological or alien figure, exploring both environment and self.

Julia Woldmo
Fibre Structures I
, 2018
Concordia University
Body as Site / Consider the body as an alternative to an architectural space, immersive landscape, or digital environment as the location for your piece.

Julia created a coiled headpiece and gloves that she wore to evoke the sensory perceptions of synesthesia. Her photographic series centered her as a mythological or alien figure, exploring both environment and self.

  Michaela Amato Fabric Design II , 2015  Virginia Commonwealth University   Appropriation /  Use screenprinting techniques to create a new visual language based on existing personal, cultural, political or decorative, etc. imagery.  Michaela performed the one-on-one basketball game “horse,” substituting the word “whole.” Her printed text used the structural and stylistic form of hip-hop to address women’s varied roles in relationships.

Michaela Amato
Fabric Design II
, 2015
Virginia Commonwealth University
Appropriation / Use screenprinting techniques to create a new visual language based on existing personal, cultural, political or decorative, etc. imagery.

Michaela performed the one-on-one basketball game “horse,” substituting the word “whole.” Her printed text used the structural and stylistic form of hip-hop to address women’s varied roles in relationships.

  Connor Shumaker Fabric Design II , 2016  Virginia Commonwealth University   Margin to Center /  Use pattern to highlight something that you see as marginal, overlooked, or underrepresented.  Connor addressed the issue of the Red Cross severely limiting the ability of “men who have sex with men” (MSM) to donate blood. They photographed voluntarily identified MSM individuals; these portraits were posted to a dedicated Instagram feed and printed on blood bags that were pieced into a garment. As more participants are photographed, they are pieced into the coat.

Connor Shumaker
Fabric Design II
, 2016
Virginia Commonwealth University
Margin to Center / Use pattern to highlight something that you see as marginal, overlooked, or underrepresented.

Connor addressed the issue of the Red Cross severely limiting the ability of “men who have sex with men” (MSM) to donate blood. They photographed voluntarily identified MSM individuals; these portraits were posted to a dedicated Instagram feed and printed on blood bags that were pieced into a garment. As more participants are photographed, they are pieced into the coat.

  Laurémie Houle Textile Printing and Dyeing I , 2018  Concordia University   Margin to Center /  Use patterning and/or repeat printing to highlight something that you see as marginal, overlooked, or underrepresented.  Laurémie reproduced images of an abandoned home from the ‘70s on her family’s property, and created this sculpture out of materials she found there.

Laurémie Houle
Textile Printing and Dyeing I
, 2018
Concordia University
Margin to Center / Use patterning and/or repeat printing to highlight something that you see as marginal, overlooked, or underrepresented.

Laurémie reproduced images of an abandoned home from the ‘70s on her family’s property, and created this sculpture out of materials she found there.

  Olivia Vidmar Issues in Material Practices: Encoded Beads , 2018  Concordia University   Relational Bead /  Consider the bead’s parallels in architecture, the body, landscape and language, etc.  Olivia used a variety of media reminiscent of her childhood (and specifically girlhood), creating an installation tableau of these objects.

Olivia Vidmar
Issues in Material Practices: Encoded Beads
, 2018
Concordia University
Relational Bead / Consider the bead’s parallels in architecture, the body, landscape and language, etc.

Olivia used a variety of media reminiscent of her childhood (and specifically girlhood), creating an installation tableau of these objects.

  Magalie Desmarais-Michaud Fibre Structures I , 2017  Concordia University   Encrypted Cloth /  “Encode” two discrete data sets into your project, considering the relationship between them.  Magalie’s piece combines all of plastic waste she produced during the course of the project, and daily records of how many trees she planted during her summer job in British Columbia.

Magalie Desmarais-Michaud
Fibre Structures I
, 2017
Concordia University
Encrypted Cloth / “Encode” two discrete data sets into your project, considering the relationship between them.

Magalie’s piece combines all of plastic waste she produced during the course of the project, and daily records of how many trees she planted during her summer job in British Columbia.

  Skarahkotà:ne Deom Textile Printing and Dyeing I , 2017  Concordia University   Flag Manifesto /  Write a manifesto to guide this project. Create a site-specific “flag” based on these principles.  Skarahkotà:ne printed a pattern of beads on a flag of the Two-Row Wampum Treaty, a 1613 beaded coexistence agreement between indigenous Haudenosaunee and Dutch settlers. She staged a protest at the Mercier Bridge, which connects Montréal to Kahnawà:ke—protesting Québec’s failure to recognize the Two-Row Treaty, and her Nation’s resulting loss of land.

Skarahkotà:ne Deom
Textile Printing and Dyeing I
, 2017
Concordia University
Flag Manifesto / Write a manifesto to guide this project. Create a site-specific “flag” based on these principles.

Skarahkotà:ne printed a pattern of beads on a flag of the Two-Row Wampum Treaty, a 1613 beaded coexistence agreement between indigenous Haudenosaunee and Dutch settlers. She staged a protest at the Mercier Bridge, which connects Montréal to Kahnawà:ke—protesting Québec’s failure to recognize the Two-Row Treaty, and her Nation’s resulting loss of land.

  Michaela Silverman Fibre Structures I , 2017  Concordia University   Body as Site /  Consider the body as an alternative to an architectural space, immersive landscape, or digital environment as the location for your piece.  Over the course of three weeks, Michaela performed grief yoga on a handmade yoga mat lined with plant seeds. The moisture from her sweat and tears resulted in the sprouting of these seeds. The sprouted mat was accompanied by a sound recording of her breathing and yoga movements.

Michaela Silverman
Fibre Structures I
, 2017
Concordia University
Body as Site / Consider the body as an alternative to an architectural space, immersive landscape, or digital environment as the location for your piece.

Over the course of three weeks, Michaela performed grief yoga on a handmade yoga mat lined with plant seeds. The moisture from her sweat and tears resulted in the sprouting of these seeds. The sprouted mat was accompanied by a sound recording of her breathing and yoga movements.

  Lindsey Lagemaat Issues in Material Practices: Encoded Beads , 2018  Concordia University   Relational Bead /  Consider the bead’s parallels in architecture, the body, landscape and language, etc.  Lindsey’s sculpture approximates a stretched earlobe, asserting “low” materials in place of traditional jewelry adornments.

Lindsey Lagemaat
Issues in Material Practices: Encoded Beads
, 2018
Concordia University
Relational Bead / Consider the bead’s parallels in architecture, the body, landscape and language, etc.

Lindsey’s sculpture approximates a stretched earlobe, asserting “low” materials in place of traditional jewelry adornments.

  Minji Kim Extreme Fibres: Duration and Durability , 2017  Concordia University   Beyond Clock Time /  Create a piece that engages your relationship with a durational object, process or material other than clock time.  Inspired by what she imagined a penguin at the zoo's experience of time to be, Minji constructed a suit entirely of ice-cube bags, wearing it in "captivity" until it had completely melted.

Minji Kim
Extreme Fibres: Duration and Durability
, 2017
Concordia University
Beyond Clock Time / Create a piece that engages your relationship with a durational object, process or material other than clock time.

Inspired by what she imagined a penguin at the zoo's experience of time to be, Minji constructed a suit entirely of ice-cube bags, wearing it in "captivity" until it had completely melted.

  Sarah Schleer Fabric Design I,  2015  Virginia Commonwealth University Inflatables /  Create an inflatable object that draws from one of the particular histories of inflatables including: sex objects, children’s toys, wartime vehicles, architecture, fashion, etc.  Sarah created an inflatable mattress, substituting the scale of cupcake tins for the large dimples of a portable mattress. Her work often collapses the competing spheres of domesticity and homelessness.

Sarah Schleer
Fabric Design I,
2015
Virginia Commonwealth University
Inflatables /
Create an inflatable object that draws from one of the particular histories of inflatables including: sex objects, children’s toys, wartime vehicles, architecture, fashion, etc.

Sarah created an inflatable mattress, substituting the scale of cupcake tins for the large dimples of a portable mattress. Her work often collapses the competing spheres of domesticity and homelessness.

  Tyler O’Brien Introduction to Textiles , 2014  Virginia Commonwealth University   Hybridity /  Use disparate materials, processes or concepts to create a unified, hybrid whole.  Tyler filmed himself performing speech exercises. Strings attached his tongue to a large canvas, the surface of which exaggerated his movements.

Tyler O’Brien
Introduction to Textiles
, 2014
Virginia Commonwealth University
Hybridity / Use disparate materials, processes or concepts to create a unified, hybrid whole.

Tyler filmed himself performing speech exercises. Strings attached his tongue to a large canvas, the surface of which exaggerated his movements.

  Gisèle Suzor-Morin Advanced Fibres , 2018  Concordia University   Independent Research /  This course provides a framework for students to develop their studio practice outside of the context of assignment-driven work.  Gisèle created a series of geometric embroideries on graph paper, each drawing on a specific personal experience dealing with trauma.

Gisèle Suzor-Morin
Advanced Fibres
, 2018
Concordia University
Independent Research / This course provides a framework for students to develop their studio practice outside of the context of assignment-driven work.

Gisèle created a series of geometric embroideries on graph paper, each drawing on a specific personal experience dealing with trauma.

  Clara Quintela del Almeida Advanced Fibres,  2018  Concordia University Independent Research /  This course provides a framework for students to develop their studio practice outside the context of assignment-driven work  Clara worked with fellow Brazilian expats to Canada to create this installation, which marks the number of women killed in Brazil as a result of feminicide during the first few months of 2018.

Clara Quintela del Almeida
Advanced Fibres,
2018
Concordia University
Independent Research /
This course provides a framework for students to develop their studio practice outside the context of assignment-driven work

Clara worked with fellow Brazilian expats to Canada to create this installation, which marks the number of women killed in Brazil as a result of feminicide during the first few months of 2018.

  Zena Zakanycz MFA , 2016  Virginia Commonwealth University   primary advisor and thesis committee member   Zena addressed the lifespan of materials, spaces, and beings through this installation. She installed a wall of used air filters alongside dead or dying plants she collected. Each evening, Zena mopped the gallery with cleaning chemicals, and used this dirtied solution to water the plants.

Zena Zakanycz
MFA
, 2016
Virginia Commonwealth University
primary advisor and thesis committee member

Zena addressed the lifespan of materials, spaces, and beings through this installation. She installed a wall of used air filters alongside dead or dying plants she collected. Each evening, Zena mopped the gallery with cleaning chemicals, and used this dirtied solution to water the plants.

  Tiana Atherton Fibre Structures I , 2018  Concordia University   Encrypted Cloth /  “Encode” two discrete data sets into your project, considering the relationship between them.  Tiana made this mobile “backpack” of all of the objects she uses on a daily basis, things that provide both comfort and stress. Each pocket is embroidered with a time, indicating when she took an anti-anxiety medication.
  Jacqui Beaumont Textile Printing and Dyeing I , 2018  Concordia University   Flag Manifesto /  Write a manifesto to guide this project. Create a site-specific “flag” based on these principles.  Jacqui printed on a handmade vinyl bag which visually recalled lab experiments/hydroponics and body bags. In this work, she focused on her transitional experience of womanhood and hormone treatments, and the social structures she navigates on a regular basis.
  Ysaline Lannes Textile Printing and Dyeing I , 2018  Concordia University   Found Fabric Interaction /  Research the printed design of a found fabric; use this information to respond with your own printed additions/alterations.  Ysaline echoed the existing print of this Malawi Nyasa fabric in various colorways. Her garment commented on the fashion industry’s strategy of appropriating existing patterns (often from developing countries or independent artists) and copying them “as is” without giving credit or compensation.
  Troy Biliski Textile Printing & Dyeing I,  2017  Concordia University Infinite Textile /  Explore your relationship to infinity by identifying a limit to push against: materially, perceptually, or conceptually.  Troy used color darkroom techniques to expose found fabric and a self-portrait as a composite photographic image. He identified the Western art canon as a form of infinity through its memorialization of artists. Troy’s androgynous, racially and culturally ambiguous self-portrait challenged this historical art canon that immortalizes primarily white males.
  Amélie Bélanger Fibre Structures I , 2017  Concordia University   Encrypted Cloth /  “Encode” two discrete data sets into your project, considering the relationship between them.  Amélie filmed the experience of attempting to learn crochet from her grandmother, who suffers memory loss. She then used an auto-transcribing software to generate the subtitles that accompany the work. Both the original instructions and their transcriptions were jumbled, as were Amélie’s juxtaposed attempts to begin a crocheted object.
  Julia Woldmo Fibre Structures I , 2018  Concordia University   Body as Site /  Consider the body as an alternative to an architectural space, immersive landscape, or digital environment as the location for your piece.  Julia created a coiled headpiece and gloves that she wore to evoke the sensory perceptions of synesthesia. Her photographic series centered her as a mythological or alien figure, exploring both environment and self.
  Michaela Amato Fabric Design II , 2015  Virginia Commonwealth University   Appropriation /  Use screenprinting techniques to create a new visual language based on existing personal, cultural, political or decorative, etc. imagery.  Michaela performed the one-on-one basketball game “horse,” substituting the word “whole.” Her printed text used the structural and stylistic form of hip-hop to address women’s varied roles in relationships.
  Connor Shumaker Fabric Design II , 2016  Virginia Commonwealth University   Margin to Center /  Use pattern to highlight something that you see as marginal, overlooked, or underrepresented.  Connor addressed the issue of the Red Cross severely limiting the ability of “men who have sex with men” (MSM) to donate blood. They photographed voluntarily identified MSM individuals; these portraits were posted to a dedicated Instagram feed and printed on blood bags that were pieced into a garment. As more participants are photographed, they are pieced into the coat.
  Laurémie Houle Textile Printing and Dyeing I , 2018  Concordia University   Margin to Center /  Use patterning and/or repeat printing to highlight something that you see as marginal, overlooked, or underrepresented.  Laurémie reproduced images of an abandoned home from the ‘70s on her family’s property, and created this sculpture out of materials she found there.
  Olivia Vidmar Issues in Material Practices: Encoded Beads , 2018  Concordia University   Relational Bead /  Consider the bead’s parallels in architecture, the body, landscape and language, etc.  Olivia used a variety of media reminiscent of her childhood (and specifically girlhood), creating an installation tableau of these objects.
  Magalie Desmarais-Michaud Fibre Structures I , 2017  Concordia University   Encrypted Cloth /  “Encode” two discrete data sets into your project, considering the relationship between them.  Magalie’s piece combines all of plastic waste she produced during the course of the project, and daily records of how many trees she planted during her summer job in British Columbia.
  Skarahkotà:ne Deom Textile Printing and Dyeing I , 2017  Concordia University   Flag Manifesto /  Write a manifesto to guide this project. Create a site-specific “flag” based on these principles.  Skarahkotà:ne printed a pattern of beads on a flag of the Two-Row Wampum Treaty, a 1613 beaded coexistence agreement between indigenous Haudenosaunee and Dutch settlers. She staged a protest at the Mercier Bridge, which connects Montréal to Kahnawà:ke—protesting Québec’s failure to recognize the Two-Row Treaty, and her Nation’s resulting loss of land.
  Michaela Silverman Fibre Structures I , 2017  Concordia University   Body as Site /  Consider the body as an alternative to an architectural space, immersive landscape, or digital environment as the location for your piece.  Over the course of three weeks, Michaela performed grief yoga on a handmade yoga mat lined with plant seeds. The moisture from her sweat and tears resulted in the sprouting of these seeds. The sprouted mat was accompanied by a sound recording of her breathing and yoga movements.
  Lindsey Lagemaat Issues in Material Practices: Encoded Beads , 2018  Concordia University   Relational Bead /  Consider the bead’s parallels in architecture, the body, landscape and language, etc.  Lindsey’s sculpture approximates a stretched earlobe, asserting “low” materials in place of traditional jewelry adornments.
  Minji Kim Extreme Fibres: Duration and Durability , 2017  Concordia University   Beyond Clock Time /  Create a piece that engages your relationship with a durational object, process or material other than clock time.  Inspired by what she imagined a penguin at the zoo's experience of time to be, Minji constructed a suit entirely of ice-cube bags, wearing it in "captivity" until it had completely melted.
  Sarah Schleer Fabric Design I,  2015  Virginia Commonwealth University Inflatables /  Create an inflatable object that draws from one of the particular histories of inflatables including: sex objects, children’s toys, wartime vehicles, architecture, fashion, etc.  Sarah created an inflatable mattress, substituting the scale of cupcake tins for the large dimples of a portable mattress. Her work often collapses the competing spheres of domesticity and homelessness.
  Tyler O’Brien Introduction to Textiles , 2014  Virginia Commonwealth University   Hybridity /  Use disparate materials, processes or concepts to create a unified, hybrid whole.  Tyler filmed himself performing speech exercises. Strings attached his tongue to a large canvas, the surface of which exaggerated his movements.
  Gisèle Suzor-Morin Advanced Fibres , 2018  Concordia University   Independent Research /  This course provides a framework for students to develop their studio practice outside of the context of assignment-driven work.  Gisèle created a series of geometric embroideries on graph paper, each drawing on a specific personal experience dealing with trauma.
  Clara Quintela del Almeida Advanced Fibres,  2018  Concordia University Independent Research /  This course provides a framework for students to develop their studio practice outside the context of assignment-driven work  Clara worked with fellow Brazilian expats to Canada to create this installation, which marks the number of women killed in Brazil as a result of feminicide during the first few months of 2018.
  Zena Zakanycz MFA , 2016  Virginia Commonwealth University   primary advisor and thesis committee member   Zena addressed the lifespan of materials, spaces, and beings through this installation. She installed a wall of used air filters alongside dead or dying plants she collected. Each evening, Zena mopped the gallery with cleaning chemicals, and used this dirtied solution to water the plants.

Tiana Atherton
Fibre Structures I
, 2018
Concordia University
Encrypted Cloth / “Encode” two discrete data sets into your project, considering the relationship between them.

Tiana made this mobile “backpack” of all of the objects she uses on a daily basis, things that provide both comfort and stress. Each pocket is embroidered with a time, indicating when she took an anti-anxiety medication.

Jacqui Beaumont
Textile Printing and Dyeing I
, 2018
Concordia University
Flag Manifesto / Write a manifesto to guide this project. Create a site-specific “flag” based on these principles.

Jacqui printed on a handmade vinyl bag which visually recalled lab experiments/hydroponics and body bags. In this work, she focused on her transitional experience of womanhood and hormone treatments, and the social structures she navigates on a regular basis.

Ysaline Lannes
Textile Printing and Dyeing I
, 2018
Concordia University
Found Fabric Interaction / Research the printed design of a found fabric; use this information to respond with your own printed additions/alterations.

Ysaline echoed the existing print of this Malawi Nyasa fabric in various colorways. Her garment commented on the fashion industry’s strategy of appropriating existing patterns (often from developing countries or independent artists) and copying them “as is” without giving credit or compensation.

Troy Biliski
Textile Printing & Dyeing I,
2017
Concordia University
Infinite Textile /
Explore your relationship to infinity by identifying a limit to push against: materially, perceptually, or conceptually.

Troy used color darkroom techniques to expose found fabric and a self-portrait as a composite photographic image. He identified the Western art canon as a form of infinity through its memorialization of artists. Troy’s androgynous, racially and culturally ambiguous self-portrait challenged this historical art canon that immortalizes primarily white males.

Amélie Bélanger
Fibre Structures I
, 2017
Concordia University
Encrypted Cloth / “Encode” two discrete data sets into your project, considering the relationship between them.

Amélie filmed the experience of attempting to learn crochet from her grandmother, who suffers memory loss. She then used an auto-transcribing software to generate the subtitles that accompany the work. Both the original instructions and their transcriptions were jumbled, as were Amélie’s juxtaposed attempts to begin a crocheted object.

Julia Woldmo
Fibre Structures I
, 2018
Concordia University
Body as Site / Consider the body as an alternative to an architectural space, immersive landscape, or digital environment as the location for your piece.

Julia created a coiled headpiece and gloves that she wore to evoke the sensory perceptions of synesthesia. Her photographic series centered her as a mythological or alien figure, exploring both environment and self.

Michaela Amato
Fabric Design II
, 2015
Virginia Commonwealth University
Appropriation / Use screenprinting techniques to create a new visual language based on existing personal, cultural, political or decorative, etc. imagery.

Michaela performed the one-on-one basketball game “horse,” substituting the word “whole.” Her printed text used the structural and stylistic form of hip-hop to address women’s varied roles in relationships.

Connor Shumaker
Fabric Design II
, 2016
Virginia Commonwealth University
Margin to Center / Use pattern to highlight something that you see as marginal, overlooked, or underrepresented.

Connor addressed the issue of the Red Cross severely limiting the ability of “men who have sex with men” (MSM) to donate blood. They photographed voluntarily identified MSM individuals; these portraits were posted to a dedicated Instagram feed and printed on blood bags that were pieced into a garment. As more participants are photographed, they are pieced into the coat.

Laurémie Houle
Textile Printing and Dyeing I
, 2018
Concordia University
Margin to Center / Use patterning and/or repeat printing to highlight something that you see as marginal, overlooked, or underrepresented.

Laurémie reproduced images of an abandoned home from the ‘70s on her family’s property, and created this sculpture out of materials she found there.

Olivia Vidmar
Issues in Material Practices: Encoded Beads
, 2018
Concordia University
Relational Bead / Consider the bead’s parallels in architecture, the body, landscape and language, etc.

Olivia used a variety of media reminiscent of her childhood (and specifically girlhood), creating an installation tableau of these objects.

Magalie Desmarais-Michaud
Fibre Structures I
, 2017
Concordia University
Encrypted Cloth / “Encode” two discrete data sets into your project, considering the relationship between them.

Magalie’s piece combines all of plastic waste she produced during the course of the project, and daily records of how many trees she planted during her summer job in British Columbia.

Skarahkotà:ne Deom
Textile Printing and Dyeing I
, 2017
Concordia University
Flag Manifesto / Write a manifesto to guide this project. Create a site-specific “flag” based on these principles.

Skarahkotà:ne printed a pattern of beads on a flag of the Two-Row Wampum Treaty, a 1613 beaded coexistence agreement between indigenous Haudenosaunee and Dutch settlers. She staged a protest at the Mercier Bridge, which connects Montréal to Kahnawà:ke—protesting Québec’s failure to recognize the Two-Row Treaty, and her Nation’s resulting loss of land.

Michaela Silverman
Fibre Structures I
, 2017
Concordia University
Body as Site / Consider the body as an alternative to an architectural space, immersive landscape, or digital environment as the location for your piece.

Over the course of three weeks, Michaela performed grief yoga on a handmade yoga mat lined with plant seeds. The moisture from her sweat and tears resulted in the sprouting of these seeds. The sprouted mat was accompanied by a sound recording of her breathing and yoga movements.

Lindsey Lagemaat
Issues in Material Practices: Encoded Beads
, 2018
Concordia University
Relational Bead / Consider the bead’s parallels in architecture, the body, landscape and language, etc.

Lindsey’s sculpture approximates a stretched earlobe, asserting “low” materials in place of traditional jewelry adornments.

Minji Kim
Extreme Fibres: Duration and Durability
, 2017
Concordia University
Beyond Clock Time / Create a piece that engages your relationship with a durational object, process or material other than clock time.

Inspired by what she imagined a penguin at the zoo's experience of time to be, Minji constructed a suit entirely of ice-cube bags, wearing it in "captivity" until it had completely melted.

Sarah Schleer
Fabric Design I,
2015
Virginia Commonwealth University
Inflatables /
Create an inflatable object that draws from one of the particular histories of inflatables including: sex objects, children’s toys, wartime vehicles, architecture, fashion, etc.

Sarah created an inflatable mattress, substituting the scale of cupcake tins for the large dimples of a portable mattress. Her work often collapses the competing spheres of domesticity and homelessness.

Tyler O’Brien
Introduction to Textiles
, 2014
Virginia Commonwealth University
Hybridity / Use disparate materials, processes or concepts to create a unified, hybrid whole.

Tyler filmed himself performing speech exercises. Strings attached his tongue to a large canvas, the surface of which exaggerated his movements.

Gisèle Suzor-Morin
Advanced Fibres
, 2018
Concordia University
Independent Research / This course provides a framework for students to develop their studio practice outside of the context of assignment-driven work.

Gisèle created a series of geometric embroideries on graph paper, each drawing on a specific personal experience dealing with trauma.

Clara Quintela del Almeida
Advanced Fibres,
2018
Concordia University
Independent Research /
This course provides a framework for students to develop their studio practice outside the context of assignment-driven work

Clara worked with fellow Brazilian expats to Canada to create this installation, which marks the number of women killed in Brazil as a result of feminicide during the first few months of 2018.

Zena Zakanycz
MFA
, 2016
Virginia Commonwealth University
primary advisor and thesis committee member

Zena addressed the lifespan of materials, spaces, and beings through this installation. She installed a wall of used air filters alongside dead or dying plants she collected. Each evening, Zena mopped the gallery with cleaning chemicals, and used this dirtied solution to water the plants.

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