Saturday, April 3, 2010

Tanya Aguiniga: Studio Visit

I first saw the work of Tanya Aguiniga at Felt Club in Los Angeles while shooting for Handmade Nation, so it must of been in 2006-07. Her table stood out from the rest of every one's work, her strong sense of design and unique products were unlike most things at indie craft fairs I had been shooting at.

Skip ahead 4 years and our paths have crossed many times at shows, museums etc and we have become good friends. When out in Los Angeles a few weeks ago Aaron and I had the opportunity to hang out with her for the day. She took us to Clare Graham's studio/gallery and to her friend Baba's weaving shop called "Pets with Fez". Then we had the chance to do a proper studio visit in her two spaces that she works out of.

Tanya's work continues to blow my mind. Her ability to work in a variety of mediums while focusing on textiles is incredible. She even busted out this series of prints that were cotton gauze inked and ran through a press, translating into 3-D looking landscapes. From her accessories to the incredibly labor intensive felted furniture she commissions for designers and galleries- all her work is detail oriented and perfectly executed. I strongly suggest you pick up something she makes while it is still affordable weather it's a wearable item or one of her soft sculptures (and if your ballin' get a piece of her furniture!).

Studio visit with Tanya Aguiniga

Studio visit with Tanya Aguiniga

Studio visit with Tanya Aguiniga

Studio visit with Tanya Aguiniga

Studio visit with Tanya Aguiniga

Studio visit with Tanya Aguiniga

Studio visit with Tanya Aguiniga

Studio visit with Tanya Aguiniga

Check out all the photos here.
Visit her website is here.

3 comments:

MADAM CHINO said...

wowow. that "felt" great! :)

jonahliza said...

this is a cool site! happy to have found it on poppytalk <3

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