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Gallery Talk: Shannon Stratton and Diana Guerrero-Maciá

Sat, Sep 28, 2013, 3–4 pm

Diana GuerreroMacia

Diana Guerrero-Maciá
Image credit Clare Britt

Shannon Stratton, Professor of Fiber and Material Studies at SAIC, and artist Diana Guerrero-Maciá, who creates textile-based assemblages and sculptures made of household objects, discuss the ways gestures in the home can become the basis for an art practice using works included in the exhibition Homebodies.

Shannon Stratton is a co-founder of threewalls where she is Executive & Creative Director. She writes and curates independently of the gallery, recent projects include “Resonating Bodies” at the Soap Factory and the upcoming “UR-Craft” at James Madison University. In 2012 Stratton was the Critical Fellow at Cranbrook Academy of Art.

Diana Guerrero-Maciá’s solo shows include, Threewalls; Artpace, San Antonio, TX; the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago; Forum for Contemporary Art, St. Louis, MO; Tony Wight Gallery; and Traywick Contemporary, Berkeley, CA. Group shows include Elmhurst Art Museum; Sonoma County Museum of Art; Pera Museum, Istanbul; Bronx Museum; Arena, LA; Denver Museum of Contemporary Art; and MOCA Detroit. She has created several public art commissions for the Public Art Fund in New York City, and the Chicago Public Art Foundation on permanent display at the McCormick Place. She is currently an Associate Professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She has been awarded the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Grant, multiple residencies at the MacDowell Colony, Peterborough, NH; Senior Residency at Oregon College of Art & Craft; and a letterpress residency at Penland School of Craft, NC. She lives in Chicago with her husband and son.