Barbara Layne Resume

 

Barbara Layne

Professor Emeritus                          Concordia University, Montreal           Director, Studio subTela                               Co-Director, The Textiles and Materiality Research Cluster at the Milieux Institute

barbara.layne@concordia.ca     

EDUCATION

1982  MFA University of Kansas, Lawrence
1979  BFA  University of Colorado, Boulder, CO

AWARDS

2013-14 – University Research Award, Technology, Industry and the Environment

RECENT EXHIBITIONS AND PERFORMANCES

2018 – Taking Care, Ars Electronica Exhibition at the Kunstuniversität, Linz, Austria
Returning to the Present: A Textile Exhibition / Regresando al presente: Una aproximación al textil,
Espacio Mexico, Gallery at the Mexican Consulate, curated by Ixchel Ledesma, Montreal, QC
The Material Turn, FOFA Gallery, curated by Kelly Thompson and WhiteFeather Hunter, Concordia University, Montreal, QC

2017 –  Dia de Muertos, Salle Scena, Old Port Montreal, with the Mexican Consulate of Montreal, QC
Coded Threads: Textiles and Technology, Western Gallery, Washington State University in Bellingham WA
South Carolina Arts Commission’s 50th Anniversary Exhibition, Columbia, SC
Techne, Craft Council of Newfoundland and Labrador Gallery, St. John’s Newfoundland

2016 – Subtle Technologies Festival, Seamless Visions, Wearable fashion event at the Gladstone Ballroom in Toronto, ON

2015 – Warm Kitty, curated by Camille Morgan, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago IL
Creative Technologies,
Macy Gallery, Columbia University, New York
Marché International de l’art numérique(MIAN/Elektra
) at L’Agora, UQAM Montreal

2014 – El reencantamiento de la tela (The Re-enchantment of Cloth) Solo Exhibition at El Museo de Textil, Oaxaca Mexico
The Art of Fiber, Group invitational at The Dairy, Boulder CO
Colombia 3.0, International Conference of the Minister of Technology, Bogota Colombia.

2013 – Luminessense, Solo Exhibition at Artifex Gallery, Vilnius Lithuania
Intersensorial Textiles, curated by Penny Harris, Digital Media Gallery, U of Wollongong, Wollongong,
Festival International De La Imagen, Manizales, Colombia

RECENT GRANTS/FELLOWSHIPS

2014-2018 – SSHRC Insight Grant for Research Creation: The Enchantment of Cloth, PI: Barbara Layne, with Janis Jefferies and Mohammed Reza Soleymani ($323,800 over 4 years, 2014-2018)

2014 – CALQ Travel Grant, for exhibition, El reencantamiento de la tela. (The Re-enchantment of Cloth) at Museo Textil de Oaxaca, Oaxaca Mexico ($2000)

2014-2020 – FRQSC Regroupement Strategique Hexagram. (Research Network Project) PI: Christopher Salter ($1,048,500 over 6 years)

2013 – Concordia University Seed Grant, Dynamic Layers for Electronic Textiles with Dr. Josef Shayan ($13,500)

LECTURES/PANELS/WORKSHOP

2018 – Artist Talk, and Electronic Textiles Workshop (with Ryth Kesselring) Function Keys Conference at Centre3, Hamilton, Ontario

2017 – Artist Talk, Washington State University in Bellingham WA
Artist Talk, 701 CCA Arts Center, Columbia, South Carolina
Artistic Textile Antennas, poster session by Muhammad Mustafa Tahseen, Barbara Layne & Ahmed A. Kishk, 2017 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and USNC-URSI Radio Science Meeting in San Diego, California
Public Presentation Tehne: Barbara Layne, the Anna Pearson Centre of the College of the North Atlantic, St. John’s Newfoundland
Panel, Theory Fiction Science Fake The Coeur des sciences, Hexagram event, UQAM Montreal

2014 – Artist Talk, El Museo de Textil, Oaxaca, Mexico
Wearable Technology Workshop, artengine, Ottawa, Ontario
Lecture, Interactive Textiles, The National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario 
Presentation (lecture & demonstration) at Colombia 3.0 in Bogota. Organized by the Ministerio de Technologia, Colombia

2013 – Electronic Textiles Workshop, l’École européenne supérieure de l’image, Poitiers, France. 
Electronic Textiles Workshop, The Nida Art Colony, Nida, Lithuania 
Panel Presentation, Interactive Textiles, Festival International De La Imagen, Manizales Colombia
Interactive Textiles, presentation at the University of the Andes, Bogota, Colombia

BOOKS – CATALOGS – CITATIONS – REVIEWS

Designing with Smart Textiles by Sara Kettley, Bloomsbury Press, London 2016 (chapter)

Montreal Chic: A locational History of Montreal Fashion by Katrina Sark and Sara Daniele Belanger-Michaud, Intellect Pub. LTD, Bristol UK/Chicago Press 2016 (chapter)

Smart Textiles for Designers: Inventing the Future of Fabric, by Rebecca Pailes Friedman, Laurence King, London Jan. 2015 (chapter)

“Dresses, natural elements and weather in the age of high-tech fashion” by Maddalena Mometti for Digimag Journal (print) and Digicult (online)

MAKE: Wearable Electronics by Kate Hartman, Maker Media Inc, Sept 2014

Textile Visionaries: Innovation and Sustainability In Textile Design, Bradley Quinn, Laurence King Publishing, UK 2013 (chapter)

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