AWARDS | GRANTS

2019
Gulbenkian Foundation Grant for Armenian Studies (cancelled due to pandemic)
Awarded for research on needlelace (Armenian janyak and Turkish iğne oyasi) in Istanbul, Turkey

2018

California College of the Arts Faculty Grant, Oakland, CA
Awarded for development of the Armenian Postmemory Project

2016
Commonwealth Club of California’s 83rd Annual California Book Awards
Awarded Gold Metal for Contributions to Publishing for Scrape the Willow Until It Sings: The Words and Work of Basket Maker Julia Parker

2012
Chicago Dancemakers Forum Grant, Chicago, IL
Awarded for development of Line of Sighs with choreographer Victor Alexander

2012
Illinois Arts Council Grant, Chicago, IL
Awarded for development of Line of Sighs with choreographer Victor Alexander

2009
California College of the Arts Faculty Grant, Oakland, CA

2007
California College of the Arts Faculty Grant, Oakland, CA
Awarded for research on Ilê Aiyê silk screened cloth in Bahia, Brazil

2005
CASH, Theatre Bay Area, San Francisco, CA
Awarded for development of Grace Notes with collaborators choreographer Ramon Ramós Alayo and bassist Jeff Chambers

Image Collections

For generations, weavers have experimented with the unique graphic potential of building by units within the framework of a grid. In the Grammar of Ornament (originally publishedin 1856), nineteenth-century architect and designer Own Jones hypothesizes that weaving played a central role in the cognitive development of humans and shaped the "first notions of symmetry." These mathematical structures simultaneously shaped structure and materialized on the surface as flat pattern--each a visual code of how the threads were assembled. Fiber construction developed into more than a technology; it became the fertile matrix for an entire aesthetic tradition--the geometric aesthetic, the indigenous language of textiles. 

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AWARDS | GRANTS

2019
Gulbenkian Foundation Grant for Armenian Studies (cancelled due to pandemic)
Awarded for research on needlelace (Armenian janyak and Turkish iğne oyasi) in Istanbul, Turkey

2018

California College of the Arts Faculty Grant, Oakland, CA
Awarded for development of the Armenian Postmemory Project

2016
Commonwealth Club of California’s 83rd Annual California Book Awards
Awarded Gold Metal for Contributions to Publishing for Scrape the Willow Until It Sings: The Words and Work of Basket Maker Julia Parker

2012
Chicago Dancemakers Forum Grant, Chicago, IL
Awarded for development of Line of Sighs with choreographer Victor Alexander

2012
Illinois Arts Council Grant, Chicago, IL
Awarded for development of Line of Sighs with choreographer Victor Alexander

2009
California College of the Arts Faculty Grant, Oakland, CA

2007
California College of the Arts Faculty Grant, Oakland, CA
Awarded for research on Ilê Aiyê silk screened cloth in Bahia, Brazil

2005
CASH, Theatre Bay Area, San Francisco, CA
Awarded for development of Grace Notes with collaborators choreographer Ramon Ramós Alayo and bassist Jeff Chambers

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