I am a designer and educator living and working in Richmond, VA. My goal is to assist students, faculty and staff at VCU in realizing the potential of design to create a more liveable city and world. My own work strives to be pragmatic, applied, wearable and enriching while utilizing resources wisely.
Community Engaged Design
Adaptive Apparel Design
Associate Professor, Virginia Commonwealth University, Tenured, Richmond, VA. 2014-present
Interim Assistant Chair, Department of Fashion Design and Merchandising, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA. 2011-present
Associate Professor, Tenured, Department of Fashion Design and Merchandising, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond,VA. 2002-2011
Assistant Professor, Department of Fashion Design and Merchandising Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond,VA. 1997-2002
Assistant Professor, Department of Art, Tenure eligible, McPherson College, McPherson College, McPherson, KS. 1996-97
Assistant Professor, Fixed Term Appointment, Department of Art, St Cloud State University , St Cloud, MN. 1994-1995
RESEARCH AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Professional consulting and design clients
Kloth Studio, Senior design director.
International company designing custom uniforms and accessories for hospitality industry clients. Responsibilities include design and technical design, fitting, running client meetings with high-profile projects. Kloth Studio is in Toronto, Canada and has manufacturing facilities in Dhaka Bangladesh.
Jose Andreas & Think Food Group, restaurants; Zatinya and Jaleo, (DC, Chicago, Las Vegas, and Bahamas), Mercado project (Hudson Yards) Bazaar and Bar Mar (Chicago)
Freehand Hospitality, Queens Marquee project, restaurants- Drift, Bar Sofia, Cade Lunette, BKS, Halifax, NS (Canada)
Atlantis Resort Dubai
Atlantis Resort Bahama, the Cove and the Reef
Auberge resorts, Solage (California), Mauna Lani, (Hawaii) Primland Lodge (Virginia)
Rosewood Hotels, Kona Village, (Hawaii)
Point a Hotels, London, Edinburgh
Conrad, downtown Los Angeles
Conrad, SOHO NYC
Atlas group, Baltimore, MD, Perennial, Monarque, Bygones,
W Hotel Nashville
Hollywood Roosevelt, Los Angeles
Tiny Tech LLC, Design, prototyping and technical packages for grant funded product start-up in the school of Engineering at VCU. Richmond, VA, 2016
Head Designer, Rockin’ Baby Sling. Create new textile designs, line sheets and technical specifications for internationally sold baby sling line, assist in production, purchasing, sourcing and organization of company, Richmond, VA 2010-14
Ask for Comfort, LLC, Partner. Co-Coordinator for projects and technical needs of line of pediatric garments created at VCU arts Fashion. Received course leave to create all technical packages and oversee production of line. Garments were gifted to pediatric cancer patients at MCV’s ASK Clinic. Richmond, VA 2009-13
Consultant, Heartfelt LLC, NYC, NY. Create printed, textile designs from artists’ source materials, as well as consultation on-line development and technical issues for start up young designer label. 2009-2010
Children’s one of a kind garments, house ware, commissioned garments and interior objects for private clients. 2002-present
Consultant, Designed concept for launch of ZPR.BAG, Richmond, VA, 2006
Education Director, Lawrence Arts Center, Lawrence, KS. 1995-1996
Project Co-coordinator, Keepers of the Waters in China, Chengdu, China. 1995
Consulting Designer, Urban Outfitters, Philadelphia, PA. 1992-1993
Associate Designer, Urban Outfitters, designed women’s clothing lines Ecote, Anthropologie, Free People and Cooperative Clothing Co, Philadelphia, PA. 1989-1992
Designer, Perry Ellis America, designed women’s knit, sweater and woven sportswear collection, New York, NY. 1988-1989
Designer, Arlequin Inc., worked with consulting designer Martine Sitbon, Paris and New York to design womens’ designer line. 1986-1988
Extensive international experience in fashion design, sourcing, and production. I have worked at length in New Delhi India, Hong Kong PRC, Oporto Portugal, and Paris France. I have also conducted fashion business in Taipei Taiwan and Istanbul Turkey.
Planning and Program Coordination
2010 - present
2010 - present
Cranbrook Academy of Art, MFA Print/Media, with Distinction 1992-1994
Parsons School of Design, BFA Fashion Design, With Honors 1984-1987
Student Designer of the Year 1987
Cornell College, BSS, Fine Art, with Honors 1980-1984
Grants and Awards
VCU Quest Innovation Funds, MoB Studio, PI, $40,000.
VCU Community Engaged Scholarship Funds, $2,770.
VCU arts Deans Research Grant, MoB Studio, $7,000.
VCU arts funding for Mob+Storefront, $35,000.
American Batik Design Competition, finalist (one of 5) $2,000.
VCU Community Engagement Grant, MoB+Storefront. $14,000.
VCU arts Dean’s Exploratory Faculty Research Grant, Personal Uniforms. $3,000.
VCU Grace E. Harris Leadership Institute, Class of 2011, tuition paid by VCU arts Dean’s Office
ATEX Inc Award for Excellence in Marketable Textile Design, ITAA International Design Competition, Montreal, CA. $300.00
Queen Sirikit Peacock Standard for Thai Silk Competition. First place winner for the ensemble “Cultural Traveler, $1,500.
Cotton Inc. Grant of $28,000. for Streetcycle Project. Co-authors, Linda Lee and Rose Regni.
VCU School of The Arts Distinguished Teaching Award, $1,000.
Undergraduate Student Research Grant, funding for mentoring two student research groups. $2,000.
Qatar Fund Grant, VCU Qatar Deans Office, For faculty training on Lectra software programs. $25,000.
Qatar Fund Grant, VCU Arts Deans Office, For additional software and hardware for Lectra lab. Approximately $15,000.
HETAF Funded, Large Format Digital Printing Package. $52,000.
Research and Professional Development
Garment Design for Conjoined Twins. Designing patterns and garments for newborn conjoined twins. Supporting garments were produced throughout an eight month period. CLIENT, Jones Twins and VCU Health Systems Center for Craniofacial Care.
Adaptive Garment Design for Conjoined Twins. Designed multiple patterns to create garments for 18 month old conjoined twins at MCVH. Organized special service workshop for students to take part in garment creation and specialized construction. CLIENT, the Sanali Twins and VCU Health Systems Center for Craniofacial Care.
2008 Jumpsuit, Quirk Gallery, Richmond, Va
2003 Urban Institute for Contemporary Art, Grand rapids, MI
2002 Maryland Art Place, Baltimore, MD, National
2001 On Site/Artists’ Projects, Hand Workshop Art Center, Richmond, VA
University Gallery, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA
1999 Fall Solos, Arlington Arts Center, Arlington, VA
1997 Solo Exhibition, Friendship Hall at McPherson College, McPherson, KS
1995 Washing Silk Performance, JinJiang River, Chengdu, China. Performance during an international art and science initiative. Invitational. International.
Selected Curated and Juried Exhibitions
2013 ITAA International Design Exhibition, New Orleans, LA
Printemps, Mamma And Printemps, Lulu accepted for exhibiton. International, juried
2012 Fantastic Fibers, Yeiser Art Center, Paducah Kentucky
2011 Adornment, Auction to Support Child Fund International, invited to contribute work.
2010 Queen Sirikit Institute of Sericulture, Peacock Standard of Thai Silk Competition. International, juried, runway exhibition. Bangkok, Thailand.
ITAA International Design Exhibition, Montreal, Canada. International, Juried.
2009 LAPS National 20, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Internatonal, juried.
Queen Sirikit Institute of Sericulture, Peacock Standard of Silk Design Competition. International finalist, one of 8 selected to exhibit garments for Queen Sirikit of Thailand. Bangkok, Thailand, International, juried.
Bellevue Museum of Art, ITAA International Design Competition. Work exhibited in runway exhibitions and catalog, Bellevue, Washington. international, juried.
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Convergence, Surface Design Association International Design Competition. Kansas City, MO. International, juried
2008 Cage de Oiseaux de cabalus, Meppel, Holland, Invited.
2007 Cage de Oiseaux de cabalus, Cabalus Arts Centre, Vezelay, France, Invited.
Fiber at Cornell, Five artist exhibition. Luce gallery, Cornell College, Mt Vernon, IA
2006 Who Cares, Agder Kunstnercentre, Kristiansand, Norway. International, Juried.
Time for Design, Visual Arts Center of Richmond, VA. Curator and artist.
Hot Diggities, Quirk Gallery, Richmond, VA, curated.
Dreamers, Art 6, Richmond, VA. Juried 5 person exhibition
2005 ITAA International Live Gallery, International Textile and Apparel Association, Alexandria, VA, International, Peer juried
Watts Up?, Quirk Gallery, Richmond, VA, curated
2002 Fathoming, Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, NC.
Curated by David Brown. National
Another Kind of Truth, Pearl Conrad Gallery, University of Southern Ohio. Two person show, juried.
Third Practice 2002, Electro-Acoustic Music Festival. Three video works screened prior to concerts. National audience, Invited, Nov 2002. Modlin Center, University of Richmond, VA
2001 Paul Larsen Gallery, University of Minnesota, St Paul, MN, two person exhibition. National
Futur Skulpture, McLean Project for the Arts, McLean, VA, Glenn Harper, Sculpture Magazine
2000 Memento Mori, Mesa Contemporary Arts, Mesa, AZ, Juried by Meg Linton, CAF Santa Barbara. National
Dress Up, 1708 Gallery, Richmond, VA, curated by Sally Bowring
Artist as Critic, 1708 Gallery, Richmond, VA, curated by Gary Stephens, NYC
Fashion Recycled, Curated exhibition at the Valentine Museum, Richmond, VA
1999 First Southeastern National, Juried show at the A-1 Lab/ Art Space, Knoxville TN.
Faculty Focus, Anderson Gallery, Richmond, VA, Juried
Drool, Installation at Artspace Gallery, Three person Juried show, Richmond, VA
1998 Over Time, Curated group show at Astra Gallery, collaborated with John Malinoski, Richmond, VA
1997 Alumni Show, Curated three person show at the Network gallery of Cranbrook Academy of Art, Pontiac, MI. National
True Crimes, Invited to contribute work to the Critical Art Ensemble’s installation for the international exhibition, Do It, Cranbrook Academy of Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, MI. National
Lectures, Residencies, and Papers
2013 Presenter MoB Studio, Community Engaged Design, International Conference on Design Principles and Practices. Chiba University, Chiba, Japan, International, Peer Juried.
Presenter MoB Studio, the Role of Fashion in interdisciplinary Collaboration.
International Textiles and Apparel Conference, New Orleans. International, peer juried.
Presenter Garment Design for Conjoined Twins. International Textiles and Apparel Conference, New Orleans, LA. International, peer juried.
2007 Presenter The Patterned Object, International Conference on Design Principles and Practices. London, UK, International, Peer Juried.
2006 Artist Lecture HIA University of Norway, Kristiansand, Norway
2004 Artist Lecture VCUarts Student Awards Ceremony
2001 Visiting artist Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI
Visiting artist in Print/Media Dept. Academy wide lecture.
2000 Guest Critic Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam, NL, Guest critique in fashion.
1997 Presenter Keepers of the Waters. College Art Association Conference, NYC NY
1997 Visiting Artist Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, KS. Presented lectures to the fibers and sculpture departments and did work evaluations in sculpture.
2012 Separation Anxiety, Featured in full-length documentary film. Interview and vignette of design for conjoined Sanali twins. Aired nationally on an ongoing basis by Discovery Health Channel, Figure 8 films, NYC, NY
Lucky Magazine, May 2010, Textile print designs featured in editorial on Heartfelt, LLC. International
Domino Magazine, August 2008, Lupilu coat and skirt featured in editorial on Katie Ukrop and Quirk Gallery. International
Richmond Times Dispatch, September 25, 2008. Comfortable Clothes for Kids with Cancer. Penelope Carrington staff writer.
Richmond Times Dispatch, September 25, 2008. Quirk’s Jumpsuit: An Installation. Jo Lord
Domino Magazine, December 2007, Lupilu ornament featured in holiday publication. International.
NPK 1 and 2 Broadcast September 17, 2006. National Public Radio Norway. 15 minute broadcast interview with three artists from Who Cares. Four million listeners.
Dag Bladet, Who Cares?, Full page article with photo of work and quotes. September 20, 2006, Agder Region Norway. The newspaper of Norway’s southern region.
www.karineriksson.se/blog/index.php?cat=22, on-line design review, worldwide, fall 05
Sculpture, Fathoming, Review of Fathoming exhibition, article by Amre Klimchak. January/February 2003.
Art Papers, Fathoming, article by Ann Millett. November/December 2002.
Winston-Salem Journal, Lessons in Fathoming; critical review of exhibition at SECCA. June 24, 2002.
Baltimore Citypaper Online, Mike Giuliano, In Stitches - Artists Explore Fine-Art Themes With Craft Materials; June 26-July 2, 2002.
Washington Post, No Longer Cast in Bronze, Color photograph of Stuffed Wallpaper on front page of Style Section, show review by Jessica Dawson, June 28, 2001.
Style Weekly, Velvet Wallpaper and Paisley Shirts, Full length article by Meg Medina, January 16, 2000.
Richmond Magazine, Installation by Kristin Caskey, Quarter page color feature, January 2001.
64 Magazine, Kristin Caskey at Hand Workshop, Quarter page color feature, January/February 2001
Sculpture Magazine, “Living Water Garden”, Feature article by Terri Cohn, March, 2000.
Phoenix New Times, “Loss Leader”, Full length review by Kathleen Vanesian, November 2-8, 2000
The Park of the Future, Photograph published in book, De Bailie publishers, Amsterdam, 1999
Richmond Times Dispatch, “Snowflake warms to role as wearable art”, Full length solo article by Marggie Graves, Wednesday August 30th, 2000
Richmond Times Dispatch, “The Artist as Teacher” Full length review by Deborah McLeod, June 2000
Richmond Times Dispatch, “Born to be worn again”, Flair section feature article and photo, by Janet Caggiano, Wednesday April 5th, 2000.
Cornell Report, “Designing Woman”, Feature article in quarterly alumni publication, Fall 1999.
Exhibition Brochures and Catalogs
Quirk Gallery, Jumpsuit, Fall 08
Agder Kunstnercentre. Who Cares? Exhibition Brochure. Fall 06
Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art. Fathoming, SECCA quarterly publication with exhibition preview by David Brown. Spring 02
Hand Workshop Art Center, “On Site/Artists’ Projects, Kristin Caskey” Solo exhibition brochure, Essay by Ashley Kistler, Curator, January 2001
1708 Gallery, “”Interviews with Gary Stephan” Interview essays by Gary Stephan, NYC and Trudi Van Dyke, Ellipse Arts Center. June 2000.
Arlington Arts Center, “Fall Solos 1999”, Exhibition brochure, Essay by Kristen Hileman, Curator, September 1999.
Pam Reynolds, Richmond, VA
The University of Notre Dame, Department of Art, Notre Dame, IN.“Teachers and students suite”
Florida State University, Museum of Fine Art, Tallahasse, FL.
Kennedy Museum of American Art, University of Ohio, Athens, OH
Syracuse University Art Collection, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
The Cranbrook Academy of Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, MI
The Dallas Public Library, Dallas, TX
The Detroit Public Library, Detroit, MI
The Newark Public Library, Newark, NJ
The University of California, Riverside, Watkins House Art Gallery, Riverside, CA
The University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
Assessment 101, VCU faculty development course, spring 2010
Generation Digital Solutions, Vector Repeat Pro, Raster Repeat Pro. Fall 2011
Lectra Systems U4ia, Modaris and Kaledo Style.
Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator
Final Cut Pro