Hook and Loop Suit, Zena Segre, Fiber ’23

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    Zena Segre (she/they) is a California, Bay Area-based artist and educator with a background in interdisciplinary sculpture. Her work employs craft processes as a type of specialized vernacular, intended to incite curiosity and make more spacious common assumptions of functionality, adaptability, and human resilience. Using fiber and ceramics as touchstones for the material particulars of daily life, Zena imbues her work with the insistence that more imaginative worlds can and must be built around us.

    They earned their BFA from California College of the Arts in 2013, and have since taught ceramics at institutions large and small, including The Berkeley Art Studio of UC Berkeley. Zena has exhibited work at American Craft Council shows, West Coast Craft, and other expositions in the California Bay Area. Now an MFA candidate at Cranbrook Academy of Arts, Zena’s work continues to center on imagination as an essential tool in our framing of gender, communication, labor, and the body.

    www.zenasegre.com

    IG: @zsegre