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Eliza Fernand installed "Grand Rapids Quilt" on the retaining wall of I-196 along North Division in August 2015. Eliza received a BFA in sculpture from the Pacific Northwest College of Art in Portland, Oregon. Her sculpture, installation, and performance works revolve around the combination of sensual and familiar materials, the intersection between bodies and objects in space, and the transformation of materials and ideas. She is inspired by craft supplies, relationships, forces of nature, small histories, bodily functions, mysteries, and scraps of things. Eliza has exhibited in and curated shows on both coasts and in between. She has also lived and worked at artists residencies in New Jersey, Normandy, California, North Carolina, New Mexico, Quebec, Idaho, Washington, and Minnesota. "Quilt Projects" is her ongoing investigation of quilt making traditions and techniques from the standpoint of contemporary practice.
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Learn more about the UICA Exit Space Project and upcoming murals that may not yet be included in this Vamonde Adventure.
After you visit the murals outside, be sure to stop by The Galleries at UICA and see the exhibitions and works on view, inside.