Fiber (Major)

Christina P. Day

My collaged constructions and architectural installations are guided by traces of past and person that lie deep within used objects and spaces.

Though my work shifts in scale from the handheld to life-size, my pursuit of a fragment of place remains. My background in Fiber influences how I arrive at my work and keeps me thinking about how to communicate with material. I use good craft to amplify the uncanny, allowing me to convincingly mediate unlikely surfaces and materials. My interest in architecture and the used object stems from studying the intimacies of the garment and the interior qualities experienced by the individual alone- pockets, interiors, folds. I consider my architectural constructions and object pattern-plays to be based on similar seams and junctures, offering perspectives that eclipse a view into a singular experience- the outcome understood and measured by the body as a view for one, one at a time.

My art practice extends from studying and teaching fiber and surface-based technique.  I am an alumna of the University of the Arts (BFA, Crafts/Fibers ’99) and Cranbrook Academy of Art (MFA, Fiber ’06) and have been a Resident Artist at Sculpture Space, the Vermont Studio Center, the Haystack Open Studio Residency at the Haystack Mountain School of Craft and RAIR in Philadelphia, PA.  In 2016 I won a solo exhibition for the Open Call at Cue Art Foundation, New York, NY.  I am a former member of the NAPOLEON artist collective (2012-2016) and I have served as a consultant for both Crafts Now and Just Sole! Dance Theater, both in Philadelphia, PA.  I have written on my own work and in critique of others for Architecture and Ideas, from Carleton University (Ottowa, Ontario) and Textile:  Journal of Cloth and Culture (Oxford, UK).