Knitting Artist Sabrina Gschwandtner Visits U.Va.

November 21, 2007

Lecture and Book Signing by Guest of Sculpture Department

Nov. 20, 2007 — Sabrina Gschwandtner, New York City-based artist and founder of the art journal KnitKnit, will visit the University of Virginia for two events, a book signing at New Dominion Bookshop on Nov. 27 and a lecture in Campbell Hall, Room 160, on Nov. 28.

Gschwandtner received her M.F.A. from Bard College and works with video, performance, sewing and knitting. She founded the art journal KnitKnit in 2002 to explore the intersection of fine art and craft and has curated and organized exhibitions and events around issues raised by it. Her artwork has been shown at various international museums and galleries and her writing has appeared in various magazines and publications.

On Tuesday, Nov. 27, at 5:30 p.m., Gschwandtner will discuss and sign her new book, "KnitKnit: Projects from Knitting's New Wave," a collection of 27 profiles of contemporary artist-crafters. Profiles range from art collectives and knitting installation to clothing design and home decoration. The book includes unique patterns provided by the artists and crafters.

On Wednesday, Nov. 28 at 6:30 p.m., Gschwandtner will lecture about her artwork, including knitting, performance and installation, and discuss her practice as an artist and craftsperson.