This week we are speaking with Crystal Gregory in Kentucky. Crystal Gregory is a sculptor whose work investigates between textile and architecture. If the nature of architecture is fixed and permanent then the opposite would be a textile, collapsible and movable. Both mediums define space, create shelter, and allow privacy. A textile, however, has the advantage of flexibility. It is a semi two dimensional plane that has the ability to fold, drape, move and change to its surroundings. It is pliable.
Gregory received her BFA from the University of Oregon and her MFA from the School of the Art Insitute of Chicago from the Fiber and Material Studies Department. She has received many awards and her work has been exhibited in museums and galleries nationally including the Rockwell Museum of Art, Dorsky Gallery Curatorial Projects, the Hunterdon Art Museum and at Black and White Project Space. She has had her work featured in Hyperallergic, Surface Design Journal, Art Critical and Peripheral Vision Press. She is an Assistant Profession within the School of Arts and Visual Studies at the University of Kentucky and currently shows with Tappan Collective in Los Angeles, California as well as Momentum Gallery in North Carolina.
We hope you enjoy our conversation with Crystal as we talk about different ways of learning and teaching weavings, how much there is still left to learn, and creating artwork using woven fabric.
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