Ricki Dwyer (USA) is an artist and educator working between San Francisco and Brooklyn. His practice considers the intersections of the material, industry, and the somatic. This research addresses weaving and craft in both theory and practice. He honors drapery as the negotiation that things will never fall the same way twice. This year he exhibited his sculptures with Anglim/Trimble, The Berkeley Art Center, and the Biennale de Lyon (in collaboration with Nicki Green). His most recent text, Decennial, on weaving as a metaphor for mutual aid was published with the Wattis Institute for Contemporary Art in June. He has been artist in residence with Recology San Francisco, Jupiter Woods Gallery in London, The Textile Arts Center in New York, ACRE, and most recently completed a residency in the foundry of Kohler Co through the John Michael Kohler Arts Center. Dwyer is currently on the curatorial council of Southern Exposure, teaching art history at CUNY York College, and holding a studio practice between Brooklyn and San Francisco. He received his undergraduate degree in Fiber Arts from the Savannah College of Art and Design and an MFA from UC Berkeley.
While in residence with Rupert, Ricki will begin a new body of work in reference to visceral knowledge as a counter for the capitalist priority of the intellect.
Image: Dye Run-Off, 5×7′, woven ink jet prints, 2016