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TextileX Artist Talk With Terumi Saito
October 25, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm PDT
Join artist Terumi Saito as she discusses her latest series of work and research.
Terumi Saito is an artist and a designer from Shizuoka, Japan currently based in New York City. Initially a graphic designer, Terumi’s background in the visual arts has informed her current focus in Fiber Arts. Much of her work aims to reconcile the dichotomy between the spiritual and the existential by leveraging a textile practice to communicate these sentiments through the fundamental senses of touch and sight. By focusing on these senses, her work underscores the significance inherent to the textile arts by way of its tactile foundation and visual communication. Her practice and research have since developed to incorporate numerous traditions of the textile arts including Peruvian, Guatemalan, American, as well as her own native Japanese. Through this, her work is able to embody a rich intercultural essence that communicates themes both specific and universal. By manifesting these wide-reaching traditions, her art practice inherits a significance that is both familiar and unique.
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