ABOUT

I am a textile artist and designer living in Chicago, IL. I am interested in the types of images we collect and keep in our computer, and look to examine what it means to publicly immortalize our digital debris. Through my experimentation I’ve become increasingly fascinated with blending physical reality and digital experience. Knitting is used as a means to document the collaboration between the tangible and the ephemeral. Contribute to my latest project at yvonnemart.com/puncher.

EDUCATION

2020. School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago IL
MFA, Fiber & Material Studies

2018. Textile Arts Center, Brooklyn, NY
Machine Knitting 101 & 102, Weaving 103

2017. Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, NY
Knit Design & Technology course

2010. Bard College, Annandale-On-Hudson, NY
BA, Studio Art

EXHIBITIONS & PUBLICATIONS


2020. Launch Exhibition, SAIC Galleries, Chicago, IL
2020. Hot Wheelz, Online Performance Festival, Chicago, IL
2020. Direct Sunlight, LVL3 Gallery, Chicago, IL
2020. The Future of Our Plans, Online Thesis Exhibition, School of The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
2020. Featured in Chicago Reader, Social Distance Gallery highlights student artists
2020. Featured on @socialdistancegallery
2020. Lunch Stream, Online solo exhibition with Abstract Lunch, Chicago, IL
2020. Popcorn, Sullivan 318, Chicago, IL
2020. Buffet, Sullivan 318, Chicago, IL
2020. Winter Weaving Residency, Ox-Bow School of Art, Saugatuck, MI
2020. Life In E Flat: the Autobiography of Phil Woods, Cymbal Press, Los Angeles, CA
2019. Handmade By Robots, Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, IL
2019. Thanks in Advance, Lecture at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
2019. Looped, SITE Galleries, Chicago, IL
2019. Know Your Meme: Stitching Viral Phenomena, San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles, San Jose, CA
2019. FRAYED: Fiber Beyond Craft, ARC Gallery, Chicago, IL
2019. Currents New Media Festival, Santa Fe, NM
2019. Beyond Punch Cards, Form & Concept Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
2019. Talking to Strangers Online, Lecture at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
2019. Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom Second Edition, CMK Press, Los Angeles, CA
2013-18. Blunderbuss Magazine, Brooklyn, NY
2018. Invent To Learn: Guide to MORE Fun, CMK Press, Los Angeles, CA
2016. Edun spring/summer 2016 Collection, New York Fashion Week 2016, New York, NY
2015. Invent To Learn: Guide to Fun, CMK Press, Los Angeles, CA
2013. Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom, CMK Press, Los Angeles, CA
2013. Femme Soup, Nomad Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2013. My First 3D, Microscope Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2010. Chop, Drop, & Scroll, UBS, Bard Exhibition Center, Red Hook, NY
2010. TV Part_A, Downtown Independent Theater, Los Angeles, CA
2010. Bard Papers, Annandale-On-Hudson, NY
2009. Art Soup, Silver Echo Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

AWARDS & NOMINATIONS


2020. Ox-Bow Merit Scholarship, Saugatuck, MI
2020. Ground Floor 2020 Nominee, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL
2020. James Nelson Raymond Fellowship Nominee, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
2020. Municipal Art League Award Nominee, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

CONTACT

I would love to make something for you. Contact me for more information.

EMAIL info [at] yvonnemart.com