The beautiful 140-wooded acre of campus has long been a destination and seemingly blank canvas for visual artists to create and show their work.
I collect the everyday discards of contemporary life. These materials are versatile enough to utilize in a multitude of forms intrinsic to my central interests—fibers, textiles, their design, the role of textiles in culture and the art canon and environmental concerns. I situate my work in the colors, patterns and geometries of domesticity and a throwaway culture.
– Antonia Perez
In 2018, the Art Department welcomed upcycling artist Antonia Perez.
Antonia’s art was featured in July 2018 in a solo exhibition in the Usdan Art Gallery and throughout campus. She also worked with Usdan students to create a collaborative weaving consisting of recycled plastic bags.