Symbiosis: Fashion and Art | Kent State University

Symbiosis: Fashion and Art

Downtown Gallery
off campus

 Symbiosis: Fashion and Art integrates fashion design and print media in a collection of garments and artworks. The motivation for the project is to integrate two artistic fields that often use similar tools, studio environments, and design skills, but  ultimately create distinctive outcomes with different audiences. Effective collaborations between fashion and print media can motivate students to transfer their ideas between the two dimensional art pieces and three dimensional wearable garments. The project addresses contemporary issues of sustainability and ecology through art, design, and fashion, as well as creates connections between fashion and art students and faculty that will shape their thinking and influence their future research and teaching.
Symbiosis: Fashion and Art is a research collaboration of Taryn McMahon, Assistant Professor in Print Media at the School of Art and Chanjuan Chen, Assistant Professor in Fashion Design and Merchandising at the School of Fashion.  Students included in the exhibition are:  Noelle Armitage, Jessica Hokes, Elizabeth Schneider, Julia Sorboro, Jenna Tracy, Courtney Yadon, Carol Li, Morgan Manuel, Michelle Park, Narisara Saelim, Katelyn Schmidt and Phoebe Takeda. 

The exhibition will be on view from April 2 - 7, 2018, with a reception on Thursday, April 5 from 5-7 p.m.  This exhibition was made possible by a Catalyst Grant from the College of the Arts at Kent State University.