STUDIO

Deborah Valoma's medium is thread—a genre that crisscrosses the globe with a potent network of political, historical, social, gendered, and metaphorical meanings. Intensely research-based, her studio practice harnesses the nuances of this humble, yet poetically charged medium. Using hand construction techniques and cutting-edge digital weaving technology, Valoma work hugs the edges of traditional practice, simultaneously upholding age-old custom and unraveling long held stereotypes.
SHROUDREMAKING SERIESLITTLE WHITE LIESTASTING GREENFEMININITY #2FEMININITY #1LUMINOUS GRIDPEBBLE DROPTHE SURGERENATETWENTY TEARSCUMMING GOMES IN TROUBLETOROSE 15 + 16DESIREDESIREEUROPAOBLIGOTOROSE 11LOOM ENVYLOOM ENVYVEIL TRIPTYCHMEDEA: A VEIL AS THOUGH BURNINGMEDEA: A VEIL AS THOUGH BURNINGYAEL: A MANTLE LAID DOWNYAEL: A MANTLE LAID DOWNSOME SPIDERFATHER OSSUARYFOLLOWING ADRIANE'S THREAD