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Theda Sandiford: Joyful Resistance

April 22, 2022 - June 4, 2022

Exhibition Dates: April 22, 2022 – June 4, 2022
Opening Reception: Friday, April 22, 2022 from 6-8 p.m.

2021 International Juried Exhibition Solo Exhibition Award

Theda Sandiford
is an award-winning self-taught fiber and installation artist based in Jersey City, NJ.

Using racial trauma as a starting point, Theda juxtaposes various fibers with a variety of found materials using free form weaving, coiling, knotting, crochet, and jewelry making techniques. Meticulously collected materials and community donations, transformed by their collective memory become “social fabric,” weaving together contemporary issues and personal narratives.

Community art making is key to her process. Theda curates’ multi-disciplinary experiences pairing people, sound and art making to create a safe space to explore themes such as equity & inclusion, sustainability and personal wellbeing.

Theda has shown extensively nationwide; including Untitled Art Fair, SPRING/BREAK ART SHOW, MoCADA House on Governor’s Island, New Jersey Arts Annual and American Contemporary Craft: National Juried Exhibition. Theda received Excellence in Fibers VI from Fiber Art Now, the 2020 Jersey City Arts, Visual Artist Award and the 2021 Fellowship in Craft from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.

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April 22, 2022
June 4, 2022
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