Melanie Griffin

Melanie Griffin_ Detail from Black Power Quilt for Grief, Healing and Rage_Fabric, thread, sequins, broach_

Melanie Griffin_ Detail from Black Power Quilt for Grief, Healing and Rage_Fabric, thread, sequins, broach_

Melanie Griffin is an L.A. based Black queer chronically ill artist and herbalist, who was born in Georgia in 1981. She is deeply invested in collective healing and creative paths that center Black and Brown people. They are able to do work that serves that passion as the Deputy Director of Health and Wellness at Dignity and Power Now, an organization that advocates for incarcerated people, formerly incarcerated people, their families and others targeted by state violence. Through textiles, multimedia works, writing, and performance/ritual/magic, Melanie explores issues around home, self-care/ self affirmation, sickness, healing, race, gender, sexuality, capitalism, liberation and our relationship to this planet. They have held workshops and shown work in different spaces including SOMArts, Human Resources, the Women’s Center for Creative Work, and LACE.

Hanne G

Group_textile_2018_H200cm_forTextileBiennalePoland SPLINTER GROUP is an installation of 5 hanging objects forming a “meeting/gathering”. SPLINTER GROUP generally means “a small organisation that has broken away from a larger one”. In this context I want the group to signify the possibilities of independency, freedom and new ways as well as an underlying expression of loneliness

Group_textile_2018_H200cm_forTextileBiennalePoland SPLINTER GROUP is an installation of 5 hanging objects forming a “meeting/gathering”. SPLINTER GROUP generally means “a small organisation that has broken away from a larger one”. In this context I want the group to signify the possibilities of independency, freedom and new ways as well as an underlying expression of loneliness

Hanne G represents the innovative and experimental attitude in textile arts. She creates works whose expression is both rational and irrational, scientific, mystic and humorous. Hanne G transforms the textile medium to address tactility and the nature of perception. Hanne G (born 1963) has a Masters of Arts in Architecture from The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, and she has been working primarily as an artist for the last 12 years. She has participated in several international exhibitions. Lives and works in Copenhagen, Denmark.

www.hanneg.dk