CraftPerspectives Artist Talk | Stephanie Syjuco

Graduate Visiting Artist Lecture Series 2014

June 13, 2014

Using a dissonant array of printed and patterned textiles, San Francisco artist and Fashioning Cascadia Artist-in-Residence, (June 10 – 21, 2014), Stephanie Syjuco, will work with participants to create limited edition line of garments that speak to ideas of: modern day camouflage; re-envisioned “ethnic” prints; and surveillance technology.

This artist talk will explore Syjuco’s work with Dazzle Camouflage, a WWI-era method of applying graphic patterns onto battleships to confuse enemy aim. She will give a talk on the history and uses of dazzle camouflage and its relationship to modern day surveillance technologies and fashion.

Born in the Philippines, Stephanie Syjuco received her MFA from Stanford University and BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute. Her work has been shown nationally and internationally, and included in exhibitions at MoMA/P.S.1, the Whitney Museum of American Art, SFMOMA, ZKM Center for Art and Technology, Germany; Z33 Space for Contemporary Art, Belgium; UniversalStudios Gallery Beijing; The Contemporary Arts Museum Houston; and the California Biennial at the Orange County Museum of Art, among others. In 2007 she led counterfeiting workshops in Istanbul and in 2009 contributed proxy sculptures for MOMA/P.S.1’s joint exhibition, “1969.” She has taught at Stanford University, The California College of the Arts, The San Francisco Art Institute, Mills College, Carnegie Mellon University, and currently, is on the faculty at the University of California at Berkeley as an Assistant Professor in Sculpture. A recipient of a 2009 Joan Mitchell Painters and Sculptors Award, she lives and works in San Francisco.

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