About

Washington State native

Rhode Island School of Design - BFA Textile Design

Having caught the "fiber arts" bug in high school after witnessing an indigo dye demonstration by her chemistry teacher, Talia has spent the past four 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, international adoption, feminism, mythology, evolution, and other natural phenomena. Aside from art, other interests include watching Netflix documentaries and volunteering at a mentorship program for adopted Chinese youth.

contact

talconnelly@gmail.com

Experience

Opening Ceremony, Knitwear Intern - 2017

Vivienne Westwood, Studio Intern- 2016

3.1 Phillip Lim, Accessory Design Intern - 2016

support

The Textile Society of America Workshop Scholarship Recipient -2017

Red Carpet Green Dress Campaign Recipient- 2016

David Womack Memorial Scholarship Recipient for Fiber Arts - 2016

Barbara L. Kuhlman Scholarship Recipient – 2015

Against The Grain Scholarship Finalist - 2013