Craft / Material Studies

Tuesday, October 8th @ 12:00pm

609 Bowe street, rm 535


Image: (left) Olivia Valentine, (right) Jaydan Moore


Olivia Valentine creates architectural scale textile installations exhibited nationally and internationally.  Recent solo exhibitions have included Panorama at Pasajist in Istanbul and 1:1 at Happy Collaborationists Exhibition Space in Chicago.  Olivia received her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2010 and her BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design. Recent awards include a Fulbright Fellowship for Installation Art in Turkey (2012-13) and the Brandford Elliott Award for excellence in Fiber Arts (2012)  She is also the co-director of Flash Atölye, which recently took the form of a project space in a commercial arcade in İzmir, Turkey, producing community-based projects with both Turkish and American artists.


Jaydan Moore earned his BFA in jewelry and metal arts from California College of the Arts, Oakland, in jewelry and metal arts. At the University of Wisconsin, Madison, where he earned his MFA/MA in art, Jaydan began focusing his interest on the heirloom. Jaydan was an artist in resident at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft through August 2013. During his time at the center he created work for a solo show at Brooklyn Metal Works in Brooklyn, NY for March 2013; and a solo installation at the Overture Gallery in Madison, WI in July 2013.