Robin Kang "Cosmic Stargate"
Robin Kang "Cosmic Stargate" 2020
Dimensions: 16in x 20in
Signed on Verso, includes Certificate of Authenticity
Robin Kang is an artist, educator, healer, and student of ancient mystical lineages. Her art reinterprets the tradition of weaving within a contemporary technological context. Utilizing a digitally operated Jacquard handloom, the contemporary version of the first binary operated machine and argued precursor to the invention of the computer, she hand-weaves tapestries that combine mythic symbolism, computer-related imagery, and digital mark-making. The juxtaposition of textiles with electronics opens conversations of reconciling old traditions with new possibilities, as well as the relationship between textiles, symbols, language, memory and spirituality.
Kang has practiced the art of weaving and dyeing for over 10 years, teaching courses in fiber arts, fabric dyeing, and digital weaving at Tyler School of Art, Parsons, RISD, and P.I. Art Academy. Kang holds an MFA from SAIC and is a recipient of the 2017 NYFA Fellowship in Craft/Sculpture. Kang has studied ancient textile techniques with Mayan, Quechua, and Scandinavian weavers and has been initiated into the Amazonian Shipibo lineage by Amalia Bardales Franco. Kang highly values the sacred histories of textile arts, seeking to align her creative and spiritual practices. She is a spiritual student of Maestro Manuel Runo (Taino elder, World Director of M.A.I.S.C.), a Ollintlahuimetztli Moondancer, Santo Diame Fardada, Reiki Master, and Sound Healer. She has exhibited her art at the Essl Museum, the Queens Museum, the John Michael Kohler Center, the U.S Embassy in Saudi Arabia, and the Brooklyn Academy of Music.
Learn more about her artwork and exhibitions on our website.
This artwork is currently featured in The Untitled Space group show " UNRAVELED: Confronting The Fabric Of Fiber Art" On View at The Untitled Space from April 17 - May 28th, 2021. For more info visit: https://untitled-space.com/