Fashion Meets the Body: Juried KSU Faculty Exhibition
FASHION MEETS THE BODY is a Juried KSU Faculty Exhibition that will be exhibited in the KSU Museum September 28, 2018 - September 1, 2019. All juried work selected by our two jurors, Rachel Delphia and Margaret Powell from Carnegie Museum of Art relates to the to the theme “Fashion meets the body.” Both individual and collaborative faculty work from The Fashion School and the School of Art including innovative two- and three-dimensional artwork using technology, mixed media, and fiber will be showcased in the exhibition.
Rachel Delphia joined Carnegie Museum of Art (CMOA) in 2005 and was appointed The Alan G. and Jane A. Lehman Curator of Decorative Arts and Design and head of department in 2013. Delphia has worked extensively with the museum’s permanent collection of European and American objects from ca. 1750-present; she has a special interest in modern and contemporary design and craft. Her recent exhibitions considered modernist silversmith and mid-century industrial designer Peter Muller-Munk (1904–1967) and Chilean designer Sebastian Errazuriz (b. 1977). Delphia has also served as adjunct faculty at Carnegie Mellon University, teaching design history and exhibition design. She received a M.A. from the University of Delaware’s Winterthur Program in Early American Culture as well as a M.A. in English and B.F.A. in industrial design from Carnegie Mellon. Delphia organized CMOA’s 2017 presentation of Iris van Herpen: Transforming Fashion, a project that was co-organized by the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, and the Groninger Museum, the Netherlands. The exhibition was curated by Sarah Schleuning, High Museum of Art, and Mark Wilson and Sue-an van der Zijpp, Groninger Museum.
Margaret Powell is a decorative arts historian from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She is the curatorial assistant of decorative arts and design at the Carnegie Museum of Art. She is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts-Amherst and the Smithsonian Associates/Corcoran College of Art and Design M.A. program in the History of Decorative Arts. Her first book, Only the Best, a children’s picture book about the African American fashion designer, Ann Lowe, will be released by Chronicle Books in 2019. She also writes about costume history on her website: www.hiddenfashionhistory.com.
Fashion Meets the Body accepted artists list:
Ja Young Hwang
Andrew Kuebeck (Art)
Rachel Smith (Art)