Conceptual Statement
Tactile experience dissolves a barrier and speaks in empathy. The material carries the message. Textiles specifically engage this way of seeing because they are directly related to the body. We engineer them into reality, and expect to be held by and live inside them. They speak in tension and flexiblity, and promise to connect to skin.

Entire systems shape textiles, their expansion derives from constraints and tools - the machines and minds that create them aim to work in harmony with properties of choosen materials.

Thus, themes of coding, DNA, antomony, architecture and realtionships are evident in my work. Is it possible to distingush a difference between what effects us and our effect on all we are not? Textures, gestures, expand and contract; culture is a live organism.




About

I am an artist and designer exploring material properties and color interactions, with a B.F.A in Fibers from Savannah College of Art and Design. I engage with textiles as a powerful carrier of cultural associations.



Contact
ahnikaw@gmail.com




Exhibitions

2019     Materials: Hard + Soft, Group Show, Patterson-Appleton Arts Center, Denton, TX

2018     Refraction, in collaboration with Karina Rovira - Fabrik’ Lounge, GA

2018     Porosity, Graduate Showcase - Pepe Studios, Savannah College of Art and Design, GA

2018     Fibers Open Studio - Pepe Studios, Savannah College of Art and Design, GA

2017     Alexander Ink - Alexander Hall, Savannah College of Art and Design, GA


2016     Fibers Open Studio - Pepe Studios, Savannah College of Art and Design, GA



Publications

2020     Cover Feature, Under the Bridge Magazine (UTB), Spring Issue, Founded & Edited by Leia Genis

2019     Back Cover Feature, Materials: Hard + Soft, Exhibition Catalogue





AHNIKA WOOD,   Photography Credit: Karina Rovira, Shaye Garrigan