Monika Rak. Fabric. Overview of current events in the field of art and design
The lecture during which we will present selected artistic and design phenomena falling into the broadly understood category of fabrics. Current events encompassing both fringe artistic activities and intriguing design concepts in which textiles or fabric play a key role. Various ways of creating and designing with this unusual medium will be presented, showing the whole range of forming possibilities offered by soft, woven matter.
Monika Rak – Doctor of fine arts, the artist working on the border between drawing and experimental fabrics. She is an assistant professor at the Department of Design of the University of Technology and Life Sciences in Bydgoszcz, where she is the head of a study for technical aspects of modelling fabric and specialist drawing. At the School of Form, Domestic Design, she runs Conceptual Drawing classes and projects related to experimental fabric. In her doctoral dissertation, “Drawing Constructs. In Search of Visual Methods of Analysing the Reality” she attempted to define her own visual category named drawing construct, based on the linear analysis of reality. In 2010, she graduated with honours in Media Drawing at the Faculty of Fine Arts at the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń. In 2013, she received artistic scholarship of the Marshal of Kujawsko-Pomorski district.