About

Washington State native

Rhode Island School of Design - BFA Textile Design 2018

Having caught the "fiber arts" bug in high school after witnessing an indigo dye demonstration by her chemistry teacher, Talia has spent the past six years delving into the creative capabilities of color, pattern, and material. Seeking to understand the textile industry's complex relationship to the environment, she can be found waxing lyrical about Lucy Siegle's fashion manifesto to unsuspecting strangers who cross her path. In her work, she explores topics centered on geopolitical histories, cultural interpretations of gender, environmental conflicts, and human-machine interactions. Aside from art, other interests include watching Netflix documentaries and volunteering at a mentorship program for adopted Chinese youth.

contact

talconnelly@gmail.com

EXPERIENCE

  • Nike, Material Designer- 2018-Present

  • Opening Ceremony, Knitwear Intern - 2017

  • Vivienne Westwood, Studio Intern- 2016

  • 3.1 Phillip Lim, Accessory Design Intern - 2016

support

  • XL Catlin Art Prize Finalist - 2018

  • Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition Award - 2018

  • Fiber Art Now Emerging Artist Feature - 2018

  • RISD Textile Senior Fellowship - 2018

  • The Textile Society of America Workshop Scholarship Recipient -2017

  • Red Carpet Green Dress Campaign Recipient- 2016

  • David Womack Memorial Scholarship Recipient- 2016

  • Barbara L. Kuhlman Scholarship Recipient – 2015

  • Against The Grain Scholarship Finalist - 2013