Addoley Dzegede is a Ghanaian-American artist investigating notions of belonging, location, hybrid identities, and the idea of “authenticity” through a variety of media. Her interests lie in the metaphoric potential of materials, textile traditions in her ancestral histories, and the ways color and pattern are used as a means to assign belonging. She received a BFA from Maryland Institute College of Art.
Addoley's Upcoming Workshops
Open to All
Students of any skill and knowledge level.
Aug 9 - 13, 2021
Soft Sculpture: textiles + form
This experimental soft sculpture workshop walks students through the process of making free-standing objects using a variety of found and procured textiles that are sewn and stuffed. The works of Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen can inspire students to create soft sculptures based on everyday objects, or students may choose to sew abstract forms. The goal is to transform—through scale and material—an everyday item to make us reconsider and alter our relationship to the original object. If making an abstract work, students transform a drawing into a three-dimensional form considering volume, color and pattern.