Artist Panel Discussion: Felt Experience

July 28, Thursday, 7 p.m.

Sarah Freeman leads an online panel discussion with the artists featured in Felt Experience: Marjolein Dallinga, Ruth Jeyaveeran, Melissa Joseph, Liam Lee, and Stephanie Metz. Curated by Freeman and Katherine Gass Stowe, Felt Experience surveys the work of five artists who use the medium of felt in diverse and novel ways.

Dutch-born artist Marjolein Dallinga uses wet felting to create her sculptures. Dallinga studied graphic arts and painting at Minerva Academy in Groningen, Holland. She now lives in Quebec, Canada, where she makes art and teaches felting at her studio, Bloomfelt.

Ruth Jeyaveeran is a Brooklyn-based artist, designer, and educator. Her felt work has been exhibited at galleries throughout New York. She is an assistant professor of textile and surface design at the Fashion Institute of Technology. 

Melissa Joseph’s work has been shown in solo exhibitions at NADA Miami, RegularNormal, and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, and in group shows at Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, the Delaware Contemporary, and the Lite Haus Gallery in Berlin, among others. A first-generation American whose father emigrated from Kerala, India, Joseph often incorporates Indian silk into her felt portraits.

Liam Lee is a New York-based artist and designer. Before starting his own design practice, Lee worked for architecture and design studios, including Reiser+Umemoto, and for the set designer Mary Howard, working with clients like Loewe, Dior, Versace, and Prada, and for publications like Vogue and Vanity Fair.

Stephanie Metz lives in San Jose, California. Her work has been included in the Rijswijk Textile Biennial, Sculptural Felt International, Black Sheep, FiberArt International, Formex Stockholm 2008, and Transmission:Experience at the Institute of Contemporary Arts, Singapore.


View the recording of this event here.