Elyse Allen is a textile designer, loves dogs, teaches at the Rhode Island School of Design, lives in NYC, has a line of embellished knit accessories, and is better than you at Ms. Pac-Man.
Lisa Anne Auerbach runs a publishing and propaganda empire out of a former stuccolow in South Los Angeles. When she's not on her bike, she's knitting inflammatory, slogan-adorned sweaters and banners, making photographs of overlooked landmarks, and putting small publications out into the big world. With Saddlesore, American Homebody, American Stuccolow, and Last Week In the Project Space, she has made mountains out of molehills and continued the tradition of insisting that the personal is political. Her sweaters and photographs have been exhibited nationally and internationally and can be seen locally on her back, when the weather allows.
Liz Collins is an artist and designer recognized internationally for her use of machine knitting to create ground-breaking clothing, textiles, and 3-D installations. She is a member of the Council of Fashion Designers of America, a 2006 United States Target Fellow in Crafts and Traditional Arts, and Assistant Professor in the Textile Department at Rhode Island School of Design.
Emily Drury lives in Harrisville, New Hampshire where she works as a textile artist and gardener.
Danica Maier received her MA in textiles from Goldsmiths College and her MFA in painting from the University of Delaware. She lives in London. Danica Maier is an artist and Senior Lecturer in Fine Art at Nottingham Trent University and visiting tutor at Goldsmiths College. She received an MA from Goldsmiths College in Textiles and an MFA from University of Delaware in painting. Originally from Philadelphia she currently lives and works in London. She has widely exhibited worldwide in Great Britain, USA, Asia, South America, and Eastern Europe.
Cat Mazza is a knitter and new media artist living in Troy, New York. Her website microRevolt.org hosts knitPro - a web application that translates digital images into needlecraft patterns. microRevolt has exhibited at the Dundee Contemporary Arts Center (Scotland), FILE festival (Brazil), Ars Electronica (Austria) and Miniartextil (Italy).
Elizabeth O'Donnell resides on Kodiak Island in Alaska where she established The Rookery Fiber Art Shoppe in 2004. She is a self-taught artist who thrives on pushing the limits of handspun yarn, viewing it as a creative medium for self-expression and a vehicle for inspiring creativity in others.
Trevor Pitt lives and works in Birmingham, England. His interests as both artist and curator involve producing socially engaged projects in the public sphere.
Allison Smith is a New York-based artist whose work investigates the role of traditional craft media in the construction of national identity and the politics of war. Smith was included in recent exhibitions at MoMA/P.S.1, MASS MoCA, the Andy Warhol Museum, and the Palais de Tokyo. As a fortuitous result of Allison Smith and Elizabeth Prickett's conversations on Ruskin Lace, publicized in Britain's newspaper The Guardian, both were invited to become Companions of The Guild of St. George, the guild John Ruskin founded in 1871.
Veronica Wiman is an independent curator currently based in Helsinki and curator at FRAME, where she is developing a Nordic Baltic Curatorial Platform and conducting the workshop Rapepark at Academy of Fine Arts in Helsinki. Her main interest lies within the interdisciplinary in art and socially integrated projects, exploring relational expressions and public space. "Fear and Gender in Public Space" is one of her major curatorial/research projects.
KnitKnit 7 was designed by Lisa Maione.