Mandy Greer conducts crochet workshop at Western

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Western Today staff

Before giving a lecture in the Old Main Theater Tuesday, artist Mandy Greer conducted a crochet workshop based on her recent project, which focuses on exploring transformations of landscapes and the human body.

Informed by mythology, fairy tales, literature and the experiences of motherhood, Greer is a multi-disciplinary artist from Seattle. Her art spans a variety of forms as she employs site-integrated eco-installations, public participation, and acting using fiber, wearable art and theatrical media.

Greer received a bachelor’s degree in English and a bachelor’s degree in Ceramics from the University of Georgia. She continued her education at the University of Washington, where she received a master’s degree in Ceramics.

She has had several solo exhibitions throughout the Northwest, collaborated on multi-disciplinary and performance work, and has been recognized with several awards including the “Seattle Magazine” Spotlight Artist Award and the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award.

Greer’s appearance at Western was part of the 2012-2013 Western Department of Art Speaker Series “Studies in Intermedia.”

The series’ next speaker will be artist Yuken Teruya at 4 p.m. on May 2 at 4 p.m. in Science, Mathematics, and Technology Education Building Room 120.