Currently at SVA's Visible Futures Lab; previously at Levi Strauss & Co.'s design innovation team and Autodesk's Pier 9 Residency.
Full portfolio available upon request.
0. Currently working on: loom modifications to translate topography into woven patterns; heat-pressing synthetic textiles with CNC milled plates; weave structure complexity generated by image compression algorithms.
1. Investigations in raw-material sourcing constrained by physical proximity: absent any access to farms or factories, sites of commerce become the most fruitful places to gather potential dyes and fibers. Part of a larger series of archetypal garments reconstructed from presumed-finished goods, two works were shown with CRIT NYC at Assembly Room, NY.
2. Image editing and recombination enacted through weave structure. With photographs printed onto warp and weft yarns, woven images are assembled line by line like their digital counterparts; obfuscation and remixing of images is possible through tactile, analog "programs". Composite images are built from photos in the Open Images Dataset, woven together in various proportions to assess their ultimate recognizability.
3. Collaboration with Michelle Cho, studying manipulations of shape and color that exist primarily to be photographed. Forms resolve when posed, contorted or viewed from afar; foregrounds and backgrounds collapse into each other and garment openings lend themselves to reconfiguration and play.
4. Translation Scarves designed and produced in limited edition for BOOK/SHOP in Oakland, CA. Machine-knit cotton is painted with the shop's logo, unraveled, and knit back together, rebuilding each letter with quiet distortion. The text reappears in new form, its essence unchanged.
5. Phrases persistent in user interface and online platforms, smudged and pulled apart by the action of rendering as textile. A range of experiments in mapping the visual language of the screen onto fabric.
6. Collection examining the visual language of function and ways in which objects assert themselves as useful, regardless of actual use. Fabric treatments were developed to mimic the synthetic slickness of kitchen gadgets and storage solutions, with multipurpose pattern cutting and pocketing deployed among improbable shapes to suggest a proximity to the everyday. Compiled as a zine of process work, material exploration and lookbook photographed by Jackson Hallberg.
7. Collection of wearables with no current purpose, assembled from solid cast silicone, resin and found electronics. Compiled as a zine of process work and suggested ways of using.
8. Collaboration with textile designer Minami Ohtake, using her print in a series of quilted patchwork garments. More information about the print can be found here.