Thursday, August 28, 2014

Professor E.J. Herczyk's work in exhibit New Sight

Professor E.J. Herczyk has work included in the exhibition New Sight at Three Nineteen Gallery in Philadelphia. The opening is Friday, Sept. 5th, 6-9pm. The show runs from September 5th through October 18th.


Heather Ujiie exhibit Erotic Alchemy

Professor Heather Ujiie has an upcoming exhibit at the Philadelphia Art Alliance, September 11 to November 30, 2014.  Congratulations, Heather!

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Graduate Alum Hyunsoo "Alice" Kim Solo Exhibit

Hyunsoo "Alice" Kim, an alum of the Textile Design M.S. program, has just completed a solo exhibition of her work at the Korea Craft & Design Foundation Gallery in Seoul, Korea.  The show entitled "Backwards" highlights a collection based on Antonio Gaudi's philosophy. "The straight line belongs to man, the curved to god."  Through techniques such as weaving, knitting and 3D printing, Alice combined straight lines and curves into each work.  Congratulations to Alice!

Monday, June 30, 2014

Fashion and Textile Career Discovery Workshop

The Textile Design, Fashion Design and Fashion Merchandising and Management programs hosted a career discovery workshop for interested prospective students June 23-26, 2014.  Workshop participants were engaged in a fast-paced week of design research, fashion sketching, weaving, knitting, printing, draping and marketing.  The students created a wonderful range of textiles and fashions.  See below for images from the week.

Monday, May 12, 2014

Sunbrella--The Next 20 Years

PhilaU students in Textile Design, Textile Engineering and Industrial Design participated in a semester-long design project sponsored by Glen Raven, Inc. and Sunbury Textile Mills.  The students were challenged to envision the next 20 years of the Sunbrella brand.  Students created textiles for a wide-range of end uses for this brand, the leader in outdoor furnishings.  Top prizes went to:  Kailey Smith, first place; Emily Weiss, second place; Xue "Susan" Sun, third place; and Mary Armacost, first honorable mention.  In addition to cash prizes, all four students will tour the Sunbury Textile Mill, in Sunbury, PA.  Kailey also has been invited to Highpoint, NC for the Showtime Market.
Congratulations to the winning students, and to all participants!
Emily Weiss, Kailey Smith, Mary Armacost and Xue "Susan" Sun; photo courtesy of Samuel Pawlak

Installation of Sunbrella-The Next 20 Years; photo courtesy of Samuel Pawlak


Sunday, May 4, 2014

ITMA Virginia Jackson Design Competition Winners

Three PhilaU Textile Design students took top honors in the 2014 International Textile Market Association Virginia Jackson Design Competition.  This competition is to design textiles for residential home furnishings.  Congratulations to: Elizabeth Esry (M.S. '14) for her 1st Place Award in the Jacquard category, Marah Light (B.S. '14) for the 2nd Place Award in Jacquards, and Xiaoji Wu (M.S. '15) for her Honorable Mention in the Print category.  Congratulations to all!!
Elizabeth Esry's 1st Place winning entry in Jacquard

Marah Light's 2nd Place winning entry in Jacquard.

Xiaoji Wu's Honorable Mention in Print.