Barbara Layne Resume

Barbara Layne

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


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


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


The 5th International Art Science Exhibition, The National Museum, Beijing, China
The Enchantment of Cloth,
Central de Diseño, El Matadero Center, for the World Textile Association Biennial, Madrid, Spain
International Festival de la Imagen,
Museo de Caldas, Manizales, Colombia

Taking Care, Ars Electronica Exhibition at the Kunstuniversität, Linz, Austria
in collaboration with Oscar Becerra Mora, Ruben Castillo & Emily Jan, Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, QC
Returning to the Present: A Textile Exhibition / Regresando al presente: Una aproximación al textil,
Espacio Mexico, Gallery of 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

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

(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.
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


2019 – Canada Council for the Arts Travel Grant for exhibition, Festival de la imagen, Manizales Colombia ($2500)

2014-2019 – SSHRC Insight Grant for Research Creation: The Enchantment of Cloth, PI: Barbara Layne, with Janis Jefferies and Mohammed Reza Soleymani ($323,800)

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)


2021 – Panel Discussion, Weavings of Weavings / Tejidos de Tejidos, online Conversation with Amor Muñoz, Art Souterrain & Mexican Consulate of Montreal.

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


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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