Celebrating the visual languages of PEOPLE, COMMUNITY, CULTURE, and ENVIRONMENT through the global practice of resist-dye traditions and innovations, keeping in mind authenticity, reciprocity, and networking.
Cathy Hsiao works between the mediums of sculpture and textiles. Plant and Animal started as a project exploring interdisciplinary boundaries of art, craft and design. The different colors of the concrete and cement come from natural dyes, recycled dyes and pigments and paints leftover from coloring fibers for spinning, knitting, weaving and painting. She studies traditional textile techniques such as indigo dyeing and re-imagines them to explore a sculptural language that evokes the ancient and the new. Cathy fell in love with natural dyeing at Brooklyn’s Textile Arts Center, studied fiber at CSULB and pursues a MFA at Art Institute of Chicago.