PGF’s AiR program actively engages in an open dialogue with underrepresented artists—both emerging and mid-career. We provide a unique platform where the work and ideas of artists of color, LGBTQIA+ artists, and women artists can be seen and heard.
During their residency artists are invited to collaborate with PGF on a specific, fabric-based project, which can be part of a larger body of work, within a set timeline. PGF encourages the development and execution of innovative projects that reach 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. Artists in Residence are encouraged to explore the intersection between art, design, and manufacturing, and the ways in which the studio and the factory overlap.
We live to experiment. The best case scenario? Creating with wild abandon alongside other like-minded businesses.
Enter PGF Lab: our own in-house incubator and experimentation lab for all things weird, wild, and unimaginable. Want a hand-knitted 40-ft. Chicago city flag? We got your back. Need a giant, inflatable fabric lung? DONE. Not sure what you want yet, but have some ideas floating around? We’ll mood board together, we’ll creative consult—until we land on the perfect high concept solution.