Webinar: Curator’s Conversations with Artist Ryan Carrington and Amy DiPlacidos

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Date(s) - September 21, 2022
10:00 am - 11:30 am

Join us for a conversation with artist Ryan Carrington and Curator Amy DiPlacido on the creation of Ryan’s Carrington’s work.

About this event

Join us for an informative conversation between artist Ryan Carrington and Curator Amy DiPlacido where they will discuss the artist’s work and Carrington’s involvement with San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles and upcoming projects.

Ryan Carrington has been teaching sculpture, site-specific, and professional practice courses at Santa Clara University since 2012. He earned his BFA at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and after undergraduate school, he spent 18 months as an artist-in-residence at the Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Colorado. He went on to receive his MFA from San Jose State University. He exhibits his work nationally, and has produced multiple large-scale public art commissions, as well as a solo exhibition titled Contradictions at the San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles during the summer of 2021. In 2014 he received the Silicon Valley Creates Emerging Artist Laureate Award, and he was selected for the 2021 Center for Arts and Humanities Fellowship at Santa Clara University.

Ryan up in a family that values labor, hard work, and creating with one’s hands. At the heart of all of his pieces lies a quiet homage to the modern-day craftsman and tradesman. Ryan’s work bridges issues of labor, class, work ethics and economics with his personal experiences and his family history. Within his studio practice Ryan delves deep into processes that parallel the monotony and tedium that laborers endure.

Amy DiPlacido is a visual artist and curator based in Northern California. She has held the position of Curator of Exhibitions at the San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles since 2016, where she organized numerous Contemporary textile exhibitions and programs. Amy received an M.F.A. in fiber from Cranbrook Academy of Art and a B.F.A. in fiber from Massachusetts College of Art and Design, and serves on the Board of Directors of the Friends of the Ixchel Museum where she co-presented Mayan Traje: A Tradition In Transition in 2019.

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