S1E27 : Jessie Young on her studies and coming back to plain weave

This week we talk with Jessie Mordine Young from New York City. Jessie is a textile curator, teacher and maker, primarily focusing on weaving and tufting. 

In some of her most recent bodies of  work, Jessie responds to her time spent in rural landscapes. She spent time living in Ireland, a small village in Iceland and in the Adirondacks. Her time in secluded places left her feeling energized and inspired. After having months to engage in deep thought on her practice, sincere observance, and connection to her surroundings, a new series of woven work that reflects her meditative experience has emerged.

Jessie is an MA candidate in the History of Decorative Arts, Design History, and Material Culture at the Bard Graduate Center in New York City. She graduated from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) with a dual degree in Art History and Studio Art in Fiber and Material Studies. After graduating, she has spent the last five years teaching art and working in museums in Ireland, upstate New York, Iceland, and California. She currently works as the Art Program Coordinator in Arts Administration at the Teachers College at Columbia University.

We hope that you enjoy our conversation as we talk about her passion for textile history and education, how her travels have influenced her textile work, and how she plans to build community through textiles.

Find Jessie online : Website | Weaving Instagram | Art Instagram

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