PGF is excited to announce its new Artist-in-Residence program, which seeks to create a dialogue between underrepresented emerging and mid-career artists, and the daily operations of PGF. The PGF A-i-R program supports artists of color, LGBTQA artists, and women artists by providing a unique platform for their work and ideas to be seen and heard. The PGF AiR program encourages the development of innovative work that reaches beyond the typical scope of the AiR’s practice, including the broadening of materials and processes and the exploration of new concepts within the factory setting. During their residency, artists are given access to PGF’s space, tools, materials, resources, and guidance from PGF staff. Artists are able to realize fabric-based projects with assistance from PGF’s team. The PGF AiR program encourages artists to explore the intersection between art, design, and manufacturing, and the ways in which the studio and the factory overlap.
PGF’s pilot AiR is celebrated Portland artist, Malia Jensen. Please join us at PGF for the launch party and open studio with Malia on November 30, 2017 (5–7pm) to learn more about the program and experience the work she has made during her residency. Malia will give a short artist talk at 6pm.