Danielle Andress
Mar 09, 2023 - 5
Gallery, Siebel Center for Design

This artist talk by Danielle Andress will examine the shared lineages of weaving and modern computing languages.

Supported by the School of Art & Design Visitors Committee and Frances P. Rohlen Visiting Artists Fund/College of Fine and Applied Arts. Partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.

Tracing the history of loom development and the social upheaval that followed the introduction of the Jacquard loom in 1804, this lecture considers the ongoing tension between mass media and art, destabilized systems of organization, and the power of slow craft.

About the Artist

Danielle Andress is a Chicago based artist and educator. She primarily produces nonfunctional weavings and assemblages that investigate our relationships with digital architectures, consumable images, siloed spheres of influence, and the circulation of information through the poetics of weaving and everyday objects. As a bi-racial practitioner, her work considers identity politics and relational objecthood via slow craft
and material artifacts through a multicultural lens. She earned her BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and an MFA from the California College of the Arts.

Danielle Andress is an Assistant Professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in the Fiber and Material Studies department where she teaches hand and digital weaving. She has exhibited widely both nationally and internationally including at the Central Museum of Textiles (Lódź, Poland), John Michael Kohler Art Center (Sheboygan, WI), Yunnan Provincial Museum (Kunming, China), SPACES (Cleveland, OH), Lowe Mill (Huntsville, AL), and the Anchorage Museum of Art (Anchorage, AK).

Presented as part of the Art & Design Visitors Series