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Open Studio Hour: Mia Wright-Ross and Kazue Taguchi

Fri, Jul 31 / 12–1 pm ET

MAD’s Artist Studios have gone online!

The Museum’s artists-in-residence Mia Wright-Ross and Kazue Taguchi are hosting virtual studio visits via Zoom webinar. Learn about new directions in contemporary art and design while getting to know the artists. Preview works in progress and chat with Mia and Kazue about their inspirations and creative practices.

Open Studio Hours take place on Fridays and welcome visitors of all ages, families, summer classes and camps, creative cohorts, aspiring artists, and more.

Established in 2008, MAD’s Artist Studios program has served as an important platform for more than 180 artists and designers to advance their careers.

12:00-12:30 pm ET with Mia Wright-Ross

12:30-1:00 pm ET with Kazue Taguchi

ABOUT THE ARTISTS

MAD Artist Fellow Mia Wright-Ross is a leather artisan, designer, educator, and entrepreneur. The leather cording techniques that appear as a signature motif across her luxury lifestyle brand, MWR Collection, also represent Wright-Ross’ design philosophy—each material used is fundamental to the unity and completion of the design. Her handmade bespoke collection includes footwear, accessories, home goods, and furniture. Wright-Ross is the Creative Director and Founder of MWR Collection, and is currently a faculty member at Parsons School of Design. Previously, Wright-Ross was Footwear and Accessories Designer for brands including Tibi, 3.1 Phillip Lim, and Calvin Klein. She received a BFA in Fashion Design from Parsons The New School of Design, and has trained at the Ecco Tannery Holland and Arsutoria Institute in Milan.

Kazue Taguchi explores the ethereal and intangible effects of light and reflection. Inspired by stained glass windows in European churches, Taguchi works with reflective materials including glass, mirrors, plastic, and light. Taguchi has been a resident artist at the Corning Museum of Glass, Pilchuck Glass School, Cité Internationale des Arts, the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, the Newark Museum, Vermont Studio Center, and Koganecho Bazaar in Yokohama, Japan. She received an MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University, a BFA at Joshibi University of Art and Design in Japan, and has studied at the Barcelona Glass Foundation.

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