Tremaine Art Gallery Presents 'The Language of Looms - Weaving Human Tapestry' by Cynthia Alberto
Hotchkiss Tremaine Gallery presents weavings by Cynthia Alberto

Cynthia Alberto, weaving activation and installation at Ace Hotel Brooklyn, 2022

The Tremaine Art Gallery at The Hotchkiss School is pleased to present The Language of Looms – Weaving Human Tapestry featuring the work of Cynthia Alberto. The exhibit is on view through June 7.

Cynthia Alberto works with Hotchkiss student

Cynthia Alberto works with Hotchkiss students during her one-week residency.

Hotchkiss students weave during artist-residency

The artist is in residence with Hotchkiss students April 24-28, working on a variety of projects that have been incorporated into the installation. Classes learned about the history of weaving and the influence of the natural world on pattern and design, while stretching their view of materiality by weaving with strips of their paintings, self-portraits, and blind contour drawings, as well as incorporating found objects and recycled yarns. Some students tried their hand at backstrap looms, while others added to two large collaborative pieces. Numerous participants commented on the relaxing, meditative quality of the process, and their newfound appreciation for the art form.

Cynthia Alberto works with Hotchkiss Portfolio student

Alberto also worked one-on-one in the studio with Honors and Advanced Honors Portfolio students, discussing and critiquing their current bodies of work. 

View a full photo album of Alberto working with Hotchkiss students during her one-week residency.

The Tremaine Art Gallery is located in the main building of The Hotchkiss School. For more information about this and other events at the School, call 860-435-2591. The Tremaine Art Gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday, noon to 4 p.m.

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About Cynthia Alberto

An artist, designer, and founder of the Brooklyn-based Weaving and Healing arts studio Weaving Hand, Cynthia Alberto seeks to bridge traditional and contemporary weaving techniques, drawing inspiration from ancient communities of Europe, Asia, Latin America, and Africa. Her artwork, performances, and public weaving projects honor traditional and artisanal techniques while also incorporating unconventional materials and a zero-waste philosophy. Throughout her artwork and teaching, Alberto continuously explores the many intersections between weaving and healing, as well as craft and sustainability.

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