NURTUREart Benefit 2018

Pleased to support NURTUREart’s curatorial and education programs with this contribution to the annual benefit auction.

@nurtureart, #nurtureart, and nurtureart.org 

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Parsons MFA Textiles Program

Beyond thrilled to be teaching in Parsons newly launched MFA Textiles program. Under the incredible director Preethi Gopinath and with our inspiring students and faculty team, innovation in textiles is unfolding and unlimited. Founded with the vision of Lidewij Edelkoort and connected to New York Textile Month, the program will “enable students to explore creatively and reflectively, dissolving the boundaries between technology and craft.”

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NEW LEGACIES @ LINCOLN CENTER, FORT COLLINS CO

Pleased to have "Nocturne Series: Blanket" included in this exhibition of quilts that "push the limits of the medium". 

 

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Surface Design Association Online Members Gallery

 Surface Design Association: Innovation in Fiber, Art, and Design

Surface Design Association: Innovation in Fiber, Art, and Design

Pleased to be included in the inaugural Online Member Gallery exhibition, Pattern

“Patterns shape every nuance of our lives, from the geometric repetitions of fractal geometry on a microscopic level, to the broad physical iterations of our daily lives, a repeating cycle of monotonous activity from dusk until dawn. Pattern soothes: makes order of chaos, gently underlaying the fabric of reality, and reminds us of the grand connectivity of all things.” -curator Danielle Kelly, Executive Director, Surface Design Association

Gallery link here


inForming Opens April 7th

Looking forward to showing with Synthetic Flight: Sky Pillar at the Art Lot in Brooklyn

Thanks to curators Aimee Burg and Natalia Zubko for putting together a great exhibition. _

Press release here

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installation day

Art Lot in Brooklyn

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And here is Synthetic Flight: Sky Pillar.

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isosceles tetrahedrons are piling up in the studio

Getting closer to install at the Art Lot in Brooklyn!

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Getting ready for the Art Lot in Brooklyn

So excited to have the opportunity to work on an outdoor sculpture for the Art Lot in Brooklyn. Below are design renderings and the work in studio process. More details coming soon!

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Drawing & Wondering with objects

Drawing surface design at the National Museum of the American Indian's Cultural Resources Center. Gratitude to the objects I studied and to the generous team who worked with me in the collections. 

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presenting on reflection in design practice

@ DEL 2017

DEL (Digitally Engaged Learning) is an international conference exploring and evolving digitally engaged teaching and learning in art and design Higher Education. We encourage practitioners and educators from creative disciplines to share, harness and critique digital tools and spaces. Themed ‘Teaching Making / Making Teaching’, this year’s conference seeks to explore creative practices and processes of teaching with digital technology. #DEL17

The Virtual Studio: Strategies for Integrating E-Learning Portfolios at an Art and Design School

Mariah Doren and Anette Millington, Parsons School of Design

This presentation will discuss the development and implementation of an electronic learning portfolio (e-LP) we call “Workspace”. Our goal is to create a process-oriented platform where students reflect, curate, perform inquiry and make connections between individual course work and broader themes in their own learning and development. Using an e-LP to build reflective practices of learning is a well-established approach within text-based, liberal arts programs, but has few precedents in art and design education. This presentation aligns with the conference theme, "Teaching Making/Making Teaching", as it explores the ways in which our visually based “making” becomes part of reflective learning.

 Inspired conversation at DEL 17, Digitally Engaged Learning Conference. #DEL17

Inspired conversation at DEL 17, Digitally Engaged Learning Conference. #DEL17


NURTUREart Benefit 2017

Pleased to support NURTUREart with my contribution to the 2017 Benefit, Portal Series: Wall Work/ Cotton Cord.

Join me on February 16, 1017 @ the The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts.  Artwork from participating artists here and tickets here.

Co-Chairs: Jack Eriksson, Rico Gatson, Rachel Klinghoffer.

 Portal Series: Wall Work/ Cotton Cord, Laser Cut Acrylic, Bees Wax/ 15 in x 18 in/ 2015

Portal Series: Wall Work/ Cotton Cord, Laser Cut Acrylic, Bees Wax/ 15 in x 18 in/ 2015


The impact of one perspective-shifting day.

STIR at the Guggenheim was an inspiration.  Pleased to have activated art for over two hundred leaders and visionaries in the healthcare industry for the Experience Lab event. Below, I introduce Agnes Martin in a guided art contemplation.

Client:  The Experience Lab

Project: Activate art for attendees at STIR, an event designed to shift healthcare, held in the Guggenheim Museum.

Deliverable: Content design for viewfinders and conversation cards that link viewing art to body-mind contemplation.  Graphic Design- The Experience Lab. 

“A remarkable mix of people and Experiences
STIRRING hearts and minds and STIRRING up
what’s possible in health care.


A place where artists, visionaries, change
seekers, and health care leaders converge.


Uncommon concepts take center stage.
Presenters. Provocateurs. Performers.”

-The Experience Lab STIR 2016

 Attendee engaging with art at the STIR Event

Attendee engaging with art at the STIR Event

 

STIR is almost here!

So thrilled to have developed gallery activations for STIR– a gathering of artists, visionaries, change seekers, and health care leaders at the incomparable Guggenheim Museum on Dec. 15th 2016. Looking forward to connecting mind, heart and body to the works of Agnes Martin, Monet and Kandinsky. This project is bringing back memories from my six years teaching in Museums, see the MoMA flashback below. 

 Agnes Martin at The Guddenhim

Agnes Martin at The Guddenhim

This project is bringing back memories from several years as a museum educator in New York City, at the Museum of Modern Art, the Guggenheim, the Brooklyn Museum and the Museum of Art and Design.   It is exciting to be back in the Guggenheim,where I participated in the study and development of museum education practice, as a teaching artist in the museum’s Teaching Literacy Through Art study and as a steering committee member for the  The Art of Problem-Solving Grant.  

Still inspired by the way a conversation can unwrap an object and build critical thinking, problem-solving and meaning! 

Check out the MoMA flashback below. 

 Teaching in the Galleries at MoMA in 2007

Teaching in the Galleries at MoMA in 2007

 

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Excited to be speaking- Aug 3rd, 2016 in Boston!

The Virtual Studio: Strategies for Integrating E-Learning Portfolios at an Art and Design School Mariah Doren and Anette Millington, Parsons School of Design.

Portfolios have a natural affinity with schools of art and design because the presentation of final work is traditionally delivered in a portfolio format. In introducing the learning portfolio at Parsons, we sought to develop a tool that is internally (building a reflective practice of learning), as opposed to externally (the curation and presentation of finished projects) facing. One of our major goals was to foreground the thinking embedded in the design process. In the two years since launch, we have been pleased by the student success in using the tool as a digital sketchbook and virtual studio visit. Many faculty have found it an invaluable way to support reflective learning. As we build culture around the use of the e-LP there are some interesting hurdles to implementation, including how to manage a tool that follows students across their undergraduate experience, but must “land” in specific courses, and building a reflective component to benchmark for assessment.

 Parsons First Year Student Learning Portfolio Workspace

Parsons First Year Student Learning Portfolio Workspace