Professor Ann Coddington will present a lecture on the origins and history of the fiber art movement, and how the field of contemporary basketry emerged in the 1960’s. She will also discuss her fiber sculpture in relation to the movement.
Ann Coddington utilizes a variety of traditional and innovative fiber techniques including twining, looping, lashing and netting in her sculptural forms. Her recent work is deeply rooted in organic vessels that reference the body, natural and found objects, that enter into a complex dialogue about our place in the world and our impact on the environment. Her work has been shown across the United States and Internationally.
Ann is a Professor of Art and Graduate Coordinator at Eastern Illinois University. She received her MFA from the University of Illinois Sculpture Department, and her BFA from the Colorado State University Fibers Department. She is very active teaching sculptural twining workshops around the world. Ann has recently taught at the Penland School of Crafts, at Indigo Blue Hawaii studios, the Chicago North Suburban Needle Arts Guild and upcoming this spring for Fibre Arts Australia and Fibre Arts New Zealand. Coddington serves as the chair of Exhibitions Committee and as a member of the board for the National Basketry Organization.