Katie Mongoven’s embroideries are stitched portraits, stories stabbed into cloth, offering memories and reflections. Inspired by relationships and mundane and dramatic moments in her life, she recreates these raw and personal moments that touch upon a myriad of emotions in the semi-abstract form. Join Shaker Historical Society and fiber artist Katie Mongoven on Monday, November 7th from 7-8pm for a virtual discussion about her recent exhibit Penumbra, her process, and her artistic inspiration.
Katie Mongoven is a Chinese-American fiber artist based in Detroit, MI. She received her BFA from the University of Michigan and is currently pursuing her MFA at Cranbrook Academy of Art. Mongoven’s large-scale embroideries are stitched portraits, stories stabbed into cloth, and offerings of reconciliation. Mongoven has exhibited her innovative embroidery pieces across the United States, including University Hospitals in Cleveland, OH, Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, VT, and Woman Made Gallery in Chicago, IL. She has also appeared on Kent State University’s public radio WKSU podcast, Shuffle. Mongoven has attended residencies at California Institute of the Arts, University of Michigan, and Vermont Studio Center. Her work is held in public collections at Summa Health in Akron, OH and MetroHealth in Cleveland, OH, and in various private collections throughout the United States.
This Zoom event is free but registration is required for the login information.