Author: Francesca Capone

Francesca Capone is a visual artist, writer, and materials designer, and she often works between these three mediums. Her work is primarily concerned with the creation of materials and a poetic consideration of their meaning. She is interested in how tactile forms simultaneously serve as functional surfaces for daily life and as a mode of communication or symbol within the cultural paradigm. Her books Woven Places (Some Other Books, NY, NY, 2018), Weaving Language II: Language is Image, Paper, Code, & Cloth (information as material, York, UK, 2018), Weaving Language III: Writing in Threads (Center of Craft, Asheville, NC, 2017), and Text means Tissue (self published, Portland, OR, 2017), focus on textile poetics. They have been distributed via Printed Matter, NY, and are in the collections of the MoMA Library and the Watson Library at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Her work has been included in The New Concrete, Survey of Concrete Poetry in the Digital Age, from Hayward Press, UK, 2015. More of her written work has been published in collections by OEI Press from Stockholm, MIT Press, SF MoMA Open Space, Gauss PDF (SF), Tunica Magazine (NY), and Stonecutter (NY). She has exhibited at Whitechapel Gallery in London, LUMA/Westbau in Switzerland, Textile Arts Center in NYC, and 99� Plus Gallery in Brooklyn. She has been an artist in residence at the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation and Andrea Zittel's A-Z West. Her academic work includes lectures and workshops at Brown University, Rhode Island School of Design, Reed College, Lewis & Clark, University of Washington, and Alberta College of Art and Design, among others. She is represented by Nationale, Portland, US.

Weaving Language I: Lexicon
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Weaving Language I: Lexicon

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Awarded the Frances Mason Harris ‘26 Prize from Brown University in 2015. The Weaving Language series examines the poetics of weaving traditions through historical research as well as contemporary practices. Attempting to dismantle and rebuild com...

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