Vivien Wise, MFA in Fibers and Material Studies
Vivien is an MFA student in Fibers and Material Studies at the Tyler School of Art. She is drawn and connected to the process and materiality of the rag rug, the quilt as art object, and the community formed by a knitting circle. Through explorations of materiality and tactility, her work comments on the concept of shared spaces and connections. Vivien searches for connections between others and herself to find community in this way. She is primarily a quilter.
Vivien’s project in the DSC is a combination of mapping, data, and traditional craft. She intends to create invented topographies that are based on a connection between land and body, relation to care, and connection to personal history.