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Tanya Aguiñiga specializes in fiber work.

Ceremonial Vessel I by Sharif Bey.

Sharif Bey's ceramics range from utilitarian to sculptural.

XLIII by Dustin Farnsworth.

Dustin Farnsworth creates art work in wood.

Total Transparency by Stephanie Syjuco.

Stephanie Syjuco questions typologies in mixed-media installations.

Hand-Felted Folding Chairs by Tanya Aguiñiga.

Change Artists

"Disrupting Craft” at the Renwick examines cultural norms through the work of four innovators

Every two years, the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum spotlights emerging and mid-career makers deserving wider national recognition.  “Disrupting Craft: Renwick Invitational 2018,” on view from November 9 through May 5, 2019, focuses on four artists who challenge conventional definitions of craft as well as social and cultural assumptions. As curator Abraham Thomas notes, “During such a drastic period of change for the craft field, an exhibition series like this can act as a friendly agitator.”

The 2018 jury selected Tanya Aguiñiga, whose fiber work reveals a personal narrative; Sharif Bey, whose ceramics range from utilitarian to sculptural; Dustin Farnsworth, whose creations in wood shed light on societal and economic decay; and Stephanie Syjuco, who questions typologies in her mixed-media installations. americanart.si.edu

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