FUTURE TENSE: 2023 Textiles and Fiber Art Juried Exhibition

FUTURE TENSE: 2023 Textiles and Fiber Art Juried Exhibition

Thursday, February 23, 2023 to Sunday, April 23, 2023

FUTURE TENSE 2023 will celebrate the creative work of student artists, designers, and makers working with or inspired by fiber or textile materials or techniques. FUTURE TENSE 2023 offers a glimpse into the future of contemporary fibers by presenting the very best work being made by students in the field today. 

FUTURE TENSE was juried by Natalie Baxter, MFA. Her work has been exhibited in galleries, museums, universities, and fairs internationally with recent shows at Denny Dimin Gallery in both New York and Hong Kong, The New York Historical Society, the Torrance Art Museum in California, and Supermarket Art Fair in Stockholm. She has been an artist in residency at the Wassaic Project, Stove Works, a fellowship recipient at the Vermont Studio Center, an IASPIS grant recipient at Konstepidemin in Gothenburg, Sweden, and was twice awarded the Queens Art Fund Grant. Press for Baxter’s work includes The New York Times, The New Yorker, Hyperallergic, The Guardian, and BOMB magazine.

Join us on March 29th for a virtual walkthrough and discussion of the exhibition with the gallery director, Michael Burton, this year’s juror, Natalie Baxter, and exhibition award winners.
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FUTURE TENSE is a juried exhibtion in partnership with the Surface Design Association.



Ryan Akers, Fang Necklace
Ryan Ackers
Fang Necklace, 2022


Gus Ayala
Hard Bodies, 2022


Blake Ballard
Welcome, 2022


Teh-Hsuan Chen
The Region Cannot be Clarified, 2022


Katherine Chudy
What Remains, 2022


1st place
Esther Elia
Muscle Suit, 2022


Lizz Freeman
Sylvie in the Living Room, 2022


SDA Award of Excellence (Selected by Venue)
Gigi Gastevich
"Jane", 2020


Emily Keown
Untitled 1 (rainbow), 2022


Emily Keown
Untitled 2 (my little pony), 2022


3rd place
Emily Keown
Pink 1 Sage, 2022


Alayn Kirk
Looney Buttz, 2022


Alayn Kirk
Scurria the Softfoot, 2022


Kate Kosek
Wandering Woman, 2021


Sophia Notto
Invisible Monsters, 2022


2nd place
Sevaan Perrow
Organ, 2022


Sevaan Perrow
Bed Skinning Itself, Thinking About Its Dreams, 2022


Philippa Renshaw
Making sense of the patterns around me., 2022


Sanaz Safanasab
Unidentified Body II, 2022


Fiona Simpson
Spring Blessing Box, 2022